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Zimbabweans living outside the country working in conjunction with Pastor Evan Mawarire’s #thisflag and Tajamuka-Sesijikile Campaign are planning to shutdown borders starting August 8th to protest against the government’s move to block the importation of some basic commodities under Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016.

Participants at the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission meeting have questioned the independence of the Commission saying the organization is failing to tackle human rights violations, especially the crackdown on protesters, being allegedly perpetrated by the police.

The United States Agency for International Development is providing $127 million in new humanitarian assistance for Southern Africa in response to the drought affecting the region. Zimbabwe will receive $54.5 million, representing 42.5 per cent, of the new funding.

The 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders wrapped up its activities yesterday with President Barack Obama addressing 1,000 fellows, including Zimbabweans.

And is a sad day for Zimbabwe as the Germany wallops the Mighty Warriors 6-1 in a Group F match at the Olympic Games in Brazil.

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This evening on Livetalk our hosts of the Women’s Round Table Marvellous Mhlanga Nyahuye and Praxedes Jeremiah will be talking with listeners about the just-ended 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. We will also focus on the rise in the number of rape cases among children in Zimbabwe.

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