Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's police forces detained Roy Bennett, an aide to his chief rival, and coalition partner, Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday, roiling the unity government that has helped stabilize Zimbabwe.
The indictment of more than 100 Iranians being tried en masse for opposing the regime opens a window onto the world view of those who fear change most.
The government's tight control of the Internet has spawned a generation adept at circumventing cyber roadblocks, making the country ripe for a technology–driven protest movement.
On visits to the US, Europe, and Scandinavia, Morgan Tsvangirai asks for more aid – and says progress is being made.
Sanctions, human rights violations are waived, for now, so that Zimbabwe's power-sharing government can make some progress.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai agreed last Friday to form a power-sharing government with longtime President Robert Mugabe.
Fresh details of recent abductions, beatings, and forced confessions of Zimbabwe's opposition leaders and civic activists emerged Tuesday during a press conference.
Disease is the latest sign of breakdown in the most basic government services. As the problem spreads, neighboring nations may increase pressure on Mugabe to step down.