From tweets to streets, Zimbabwe social media anger erupts into anti-Mugabe protests

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) – Organizers of a general strike against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe pledged on Thursday to continue action until he falls, as a spontaneous social media movement has coalesced into the biggest uprising against his rule in nearly a decade. Zimbabweans have been using the Internet in recent weeks to mobilize for street protests against Mugabe's government, bypassing traditional opposition parties as anger grows over his administration's handling of a failing economy. Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader at 92, has led the former British colony since independence in 1980.

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