Zimbabwe protests

This item appears on page 18 of the March 2019 issue.

Having begun in early January, protests over the prices of goods in Zimbabwe continued at press time. In Zimbabwe, the cost of staples such as rice and gasoline more than doubled within the first week of the year.

The Zimbabwean military has been accused of human rights abuses against the protesters, including unlawful detentions, systematic beatings and torture. At least eight people were killed, with reports that many more were treated for gunshot wounds.