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Evan Mawarire

Evan Mawarire

Evan Mawarire is a civil rights activist, pastor, and leader of the #ThisFlag movement in Zimbabwe. Mawarire first gained considerable attention on social media following a video he posted in April 2016 that expressed his frustration with the state of the nation and Robert Mugabe's government. He encourages peaceful protest and urges people to refuse to pay bribes and stand up for their rights. In July 2016, the #ThisFlag campaign resulted in a mass movement of Zimbabweans shutting down the capital in a series of protests against corruption, poverty, and abuse of office by the Mugabe regime, which eventually led to Mugabe’s ousting. Mawarire was charged with inciting public violence and "attempting to overthrow the government." The court later threw out the charges and released him.
The flame of justice flickers on
The flame of justice flickers on
Something amazing is happening in Africa. There is no doubt about that. It’s bigger than the forecasted economic boom and it’s bigger than the...
Morgan Tsvangirai’s courage was in a class of its own
Morgan Tsvangirai’s courage was in a class of its own
Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s iconic opposition leader, passed away on Wednesday evening. Civil society activist and #ThisFlag founder Evan...