The Zimbabwean Times newspaper reports the Zimbabwe Information Minister has said shortwave radios are illegal communications devices.
Reportedly hundreds of short-wave radios have been seized in house searches.
Times story says that for the past eight years the opposition Movement
for Democratic Change (MDC) has been distributing solar/ wind-up radios,
manufactured in South Africa.
article was republished online by the Times sister newspaper The
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The ban has also been reported on The SWLing Post site at
Wind-up/Solar Powered Radios - http://freeplayenergy.com/aid-and-development/encore-player2