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Zimbabwe’s opposition says its members have been victims of a brutal crackdown in response to violent protests against a sharp rise in the price of fuel.
Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa said many of its members had been detained including four MPs. (BBC News)
China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, state media report.
He Jiankui’s claim to have altered twin girls’ genes so they could not get HIV was met with skepticism and outrage. Investigators say the researcher faces serious punishment after acting on his own and forging ethical review papers. (BBC News)
France has summoned Italy’s ambassador after the Italian deputy prime minister accused the French of exploiting Africa and fuelling migration. On Sunday, Luigi di Maio called on the European Union to impose sanctions on France for its policies in Africa. He said France had “never stopped colonising tens of African states”. (BBC News)