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Riot police chase a nurse who was protesting at a government hospital in Harare Riot police chase a nurse who was protesting at a government hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, July, 6, 2020 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).

Under Cover of COVID-19, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Cracks Down on Dissent

Friday, July 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be using COVID-19 restrictions as cover for a growing crackdown on regime critics, even as his administration mismanages efforts to provide relief to people suffering under lockdown measures in response to the pandemic. ...

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