Zimbabwe court keeps police ban on protests



Zimbabwe's High Court on Tuesday upheld a month-long police ban on protests in the capital on the grounds that this was necessary to preserve peace, a lawyer representing opposition activists said.
Political tension is rising in the southern African nation after protests in the last three months against the rule of 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe, who has held power since independence from Britain in 1980.
Police in the southern African nation banned public demonstrations until Oct. 15 following anti-government protests that led to violent clashes with police.
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4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: Reuters
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