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In Softie, politics takes a personal toll on Boniface Mwangi – and his family

Softie is an intimate portrait of how political activism complicates family life

Unfollow the leader: The Twitter campaign against Zimbabwe’s president

Campaigners urge Zimbabweans to unfollow the president on Twitter

Rule of law must first be strengthened by people power

Dynamic grassroots movements are especially needed in authoritarian states where institutions are fundamentally broken

Vicious crackdown in Zimbabwe

Experts say the harsh reaction is a symptom of a bankrupt and desperate government

Zim police detain Mawarire in wake of protests

​Leading Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was detained by police on Wednesday when he was taken from his house in a widening crackdown

Evan Mawarire’s next chapter: #ThisFlag pastor to run for local office

The pastor is running for the Ward 17 councillor position and he has formed a loose coalition of other independents

The flame of justice flickers on

A new breed of African freedom fighter is emerging, challenging authoritarianism with pure ideas that seek nothing but progress through liberty

Can an old croc learn new tricks?

Mixed messages from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first few days in office

Can Zanu-PF afford another currency crash?

'Bond notes were the government’s short-term answer to its long-term economic problems but now this is proving to be an expensive mistake'

#ThisFlag leader Mawarire arrested for ‘praying with students’ at protest

Pastor Evan was taken into police custody after addressing students gathered in support of protesting University of Zimbabwe medical students.

Treason season in Southern Africa

Across the region, governments are cracking down on political opposition, and treason charges are the leaders’ weapon of choice

Zimbabwean #ThisFlag activist Evan Mawarire arrested at Harare airport

He was returning to the country after he'd sought safety from Mugabe's men first to South Africa and then in the United States

Suspicions over Itai Dzamara’s disappearance fuel the current anti-Mugabe protests

Itai Dzambara disappearance and activism was a catalyst to the current protests in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent

Zimbabweans are defiant and undeterred by rising data prices which they believe are in retaliation by the Zim government to social media activism.

Meet Zimbabwe’s superhero who may have been inspired by #ThisFlag’s Evan Mawarire

​The #ThisFlag movement and its founder have enjoyed support online and on the street but a different kind of hero is inspiring Zimbabweans on YouTube

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