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Amid much speculation around the direction the SADC community would take as it held an emergency summit today on the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the regional bloc issued a relatively toothless statement.
Zimbabwean Ben Freeth shares a glimpse of what life is like in a country that is in the grip of a government internet and social media blackout and where citizens have been urged to stay off the streets as violence escalates.
Shops remained shut and public transport at a standstill in the Zimbabwean capital on the third day of a nationwide strike, as Human Rights Watch appealed to the authorities to restrain security forces who’ve killed at least five people.
When the Zimbabwean government ordered internet service providers to shutter parts of the web in an effort to curb anti-government protests, it also plunged homes into darkness because people can’t pay their utilities online.