Category: Editor’s Blog

Opinion and analysis by Obert Madondo, the founder and editor of The Zimbabwean Progressive

Taking a stand against white supremacy, popular knitting site Ravelry bans content supporting TrumpTaking a stand against white supremacy, popular knitting site Ravelry bans content supporting Trump

Ravelry, a free social networking service dedicated to knitting, crocheting, and other yarn crafts, recently made a strong public stance against white supremacy in the form of a policy banning content in support of U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.

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Trump’s letter to the House and Senate on renewal of Zimbabwe sanctionsTrump’s letter to the House and Senate on renewal of Zimbabwe sanctions

Renewing the United States' long-standing sanctions on Zimbabwe for another year, President Donald Trump stated that "the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy

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Mnangagwa regime’s ongoing brutalities “betray promises to create a new Zimbabwe,” says U.S.Mnangagwa regime’s ongoing brutalities “betray promises to create a new Zimbabwe,” says U.S.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ongoing brutal crackdown on opposition supporters, rights defenders, labour leaders, and ordinary Zimbabweans, and recent Internet blockade, "betray promises to create a new Zimbabwe," said the U.S. State Department in a statement issued this week.

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Mnangagwa regime blocks Internet access to conceal Zimbabwe security forces’ extrajudicial killings, “systematic torture”Mnangagwa regime blocks Internet access to conceal Zimbabwe security forces’ extrajudicial killings, “systematic torture”

In yet another clear manifestation of Zimbabwe's burgeoning digital authoritarianism, the Mnangagwa regime imposed a total blockade on the Internet in a futile attempt to conceal security forces' "systematic torture" and extrajudicial killing of more than a dozen people during last week's protests against the president's hiking of fuel price

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