Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe passed away more than two years ago. The new government thinks it’s high time the human rights ... sanctions imposed decades ago, during his regime, are removed.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa hailed 2022 as the “Year of Economic Growth”, but persistent inflation is undermining rosy projections. ... Without tackling entrenched corruption, analysts doubt that the government can help the majority of Zimbabweans who are struggling to survive.
Winston Chitando, Zimbabwe's mines minister, and John Mangudya, governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, have both promised new rules to crack ... down on smuggling and help small-scale miners, but the illegal trade is booming and costing the country over $1.5bn a year. Critics say the government is dragging its feet on serious reform.
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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa is struggling to unite and stabilise the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), ... especially after December's internal elections. So is the firing of his right-hand man, Owen Ncube, based on his having encouraged political violence during the recent polls in Midlands Province? Or is it a move to gain the trust of the party, proving he can do away with his closest confidant?
When Kashiri village headman Francis Kashiri first gave a nod for Nyangani Renewable Energy (NRE) to start setting up mini-hydro stations in ... Honde Valley’s ward 5 a decade ago, he was considered a sell-out by colleagues from neighbouring villages.
Within Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance faction, the MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora, has announced it will field its candidates ... under the banner of MDC Alliance, a name used by Chamisa’s party in the upcoming by-elections. In response, will Chamisa rebrand, boycott the polls or keep the MDC Alliance banner?
The Zanu PF party has long been accused by civil society organisations and opposition leaders of using state resources and traditional chiefs ... to perpetuate the ruling party’s ideologies and influence elections particularly in their heartland: the rural areas. The recent comments made by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, when he threatened a local chief, is indicative of how Zanu PF exerts its control over traditional leaders.
Marry Mubaiwa, who's facing several criminal charges, has been denied bail several times and the courts have refused to release her passport ... for her to seek treatment outside the country despite a serious illness.