Canada has become the latest Western government to protest to Zimbabwe over the intimidatory behaviour towards its nationals by so-called "war veterans", who have targeted foreign employees in a rash of labour disputes.

Last week the High Court resumed the Makoni East election challenge brought by Nicholas Mudzengerere of the MDC against ZANU (PF) MP Shadreck Chipanga. Witnesses testified that they saw Mr. Chipanga both participate in, and witness, political assaults perpetrated by ZANU (PF) supporters against MDC supporters. Numerous witnesses also testified that the murders of Tichaona Chiminya and Talent Mabika, MDC workers from the nearby Buhera North constituency, severely intimidated MDC voters in Mako...read more

The state media swamped its audiences with stories about the late Minister of Youth, Development, Gender and Employment Creation Border Gezi. All the media reported the disruptions to the May Day workers’ celebrations, but the state-owned media took the opportunity to discredit the ZCTU and blame the violence on “opposition political hooligans” .

A 44-gallon drum of fuel and a funnel is the roadside symbol of the government's deregulation of Zimbabwe's fuel supply industry. The move has not resulted in chains of new service stations criss-crossing the country, but rather illicit boot sales of fuel that has raised serious safety and environmental concerns, industry sources told IRIN.

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, accused by the government of acts of terrorism, on Monday had his case transferred from the High Court to the Supreme Court in a decision that was expected to delay the case for at least a month. Tsvangirai was charged under Zimbabwe's draconian colonial-era Law and Order Maintenance Act (LOMA) for allegedly inciting terrorism.