Govt to splash on riot gear . . . as Mnangagwa reveals plan to stop using army in demos

Govt to splash on riot gear . . . as Mnangagwa reveals plan to stop using army in demos 1

By Fungi Kwaramba President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed government’s plan to buy riot hardware and water cannons for police officers in a bid to stop relying on the military in containing violent demonstrations. Riot police are seen on a street during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, an. 14, 2019. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to Russia…

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MDC youths plan series of demos

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By Nokuthaba Nkomo MDC youth assembly is set to hold a series of demonstrations next week to protest worsening economic conditions in Zimbabwe. Lovemore Chinoputsa (left) seen here with Happymore “Bvondo” Chidziva In a statement, the youth assembly said the demonstrations will be held in protest of the back-to-school burden costs, high prices of commodities, a nonperforming and static economy as well as the fuel crisis. The youth assembly said considering President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government’s “arrogant and ignorant approach” to the crisis facing the nation, it is important…

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Sudan protests turn deadly as demonstrators clash with police

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Eight demonstrators have been killed in clashes with armed police in northern and eastern Sudan, officials say. REUTERS Image caption People protesting against increases in the price of bread and fuel lit fires in Atbara, Sudan Six people died in anti-government protests in the eastern town of Gedaref in al-Qadarif state, leading to a state of emergency and an overnight curfew. Two others were killed in the northern town of Atbara, in River Nile State, local media reported on Thursday. Protests against bread and fuel price rises were also dispersed…

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