Zimbabwean presidential contender Simba Makoni has been unable to place adverts in the state media, say campaigners. “We book, we pay and they say they won’t accommodate them,” Makoni’s spokesman Denford Magora told AFP. The comments come as rights group Amnesty International said opposition supporters were being harassed ahead of the elections on March 23. But the justice minister dismissed such accusations as “utter rubbish” and said the opposition was “panicking.” (BBC)

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