A Zimbabwean court on Jan. 6 ruled that a leading human rights advocate and eight other activists should remain in custody, in a case that has raised further doubts over a power-sharing deal. The state has charged Jestina Mukoko, who leads a local rights group, and the other activists with recruiting or trying to recruit people for military training to topple President Robert Mugabe's government. Mugabe and the opposition are locked in a dispute over allocation of cabinet posts under the power-sharing agreement, seen as the best chance of easing a deep economic crisis. (Reuters)

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