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Zimbabwe: Social media show anger at ecnomic woes

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A man checks a message on his mobile phone, in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 7, 2016
A man checks a message on his mobile phone, in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 7, 2016 Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

This week's African Media goes to Ethiopia and Zimbabwe to talk about social media networks but for very different reasons. In Ethiopia the government has imposed a ban on social networks supposedly to help students focus on their exams. And in Zimbabwe discontent expressed online has been growing since April after Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire posted a video rant about his economic struggles using the hashtag #ThisFlag. 

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