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Zimbabwe bans foreign radio broadcasts

Critics say government crackdown aims to repress independent news channels ahead of upcoming election.
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2013 18:28

Police in Zimbabwe have banned radio sets that can pick up broadcasts from outside the country. Officials say the devices were smuggled in illegally.

But critics say the government crackdown aims to prevent people from getting access to independent news channels ahead of this year's election.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

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