HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe again forces ‘total internet shutdown’ amid unrest

18Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

HARARE, Zimbabwe —Jan 18, 2019— Zimbabwe’s government has again forced a “total internet shutdown,” a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.

MISA-Zimbabwe shares a text message from the country’s largest telecom company, Econet, calling the government order “beyond our reasonable control.” The shutdown faces a court challenge from the group and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

On Friday, a prominent pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge is set to appear in court, one of more than 600 people arrested this week.

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