Tsvangirai did more than anyone “in Zimbabwe’s sad history to challenge the fearful state created by Mr Mugabe”
Uganda is not in danger of renewed civil war or rebel violence, but it risks sliding into a political crisis that could eventually threaten the country’s hard-won stability.
Speaker of Zambia parliament suspended 48 opposition legislators because they missed President Edgar Lungu’s state of the nation address.
By keeping quiet in the face of Lungu’s increasingly authoritarian bent, South Africa, SADC and the AU risk becoming just as complicit in undermining Zambia’s future.
Some 20,000 people have reportedly been detained under the state of emergency, which also led to curfews, bans on public assembly, and media and internet restrictions.
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