Born to a disadvantaged family in 1968 in Murewa, 90km northeast of Harare, Benhura is now a globally acclaimed artist and a leading proponent of the style.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
Instead of nudging Harare towards reforms, the targeted sanctions have become a lucrative cover for non-performance, incompetence and unbridled corruption by the ruling elites.
A controversy over when and where former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe would be buried and a stampede that injured several people trying to view his body mar mourning for the deceased leader.
The family of Mugabe, who died in Singapore last week, and Zimbabwe's government have been at odds over whether he would be buried.
The former president of Zimbabwe died on Friday aged 95 in Singapore, where he had long received medical treatment.
The series of demonstrations has been widely viewed as a test of how Mnangagwa, who has so far this year failed to make good on promises of political and economic reform, responds to dissent in a country tainted by a long history of repression.
A member of the Zimbabwean minority Muslim community is challenging school regulations that ban beards for pupils, which he says are discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has gone after lawyers and doctors, targeting them for providing medical and legal aid to those who suffered at the hands of the state following the January protests.
Illegal gold miners in Battlefields, 175 kilometres west of Harare, entered shafts on land owned by RioZim and another firm on Tuesday night in search of gold, but a dam wall nearby collapsed, flooding the shafts and tunnels, local media report.
With the government acknowledging reports of rapes committed by security forces, could this be the beginning of the end of impunity among the state-sponsored armed forces?
Oliver Mtukudzi, who generally steered clear of politics in his songs and won a following across the continent and beyond, died in capital Harare.
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