Zimbabwe celebrated on 17 November the third year since former president Robert Mugabe was overthrown and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa. People ... assumed that the change in power - after being controlled by Mugabe for 38 years - would open a new positive chapter for Zimbabweans. But instead, cases of human rights violations, arrests and detainment of civic rights activists, corruption, economic demise, crumbling infrastructure and unemployment are once again making headlines.
In Zimbabwe, the US elections were closely monitored with a euphoria gripping many who were hoping to see the Democratic party come out a winner ... and impose changes that will ultimately improve the lives of Zimbabweans who have been suffering from years of political and economic decay.
Propelled into prime position by the military coup that overthrew President Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa holds the reins of power in Harare. ... The Africa Report examines how tightly he is holding on and how his current and former allies and opponents are protecting their interests.
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Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic ... crises – hyperinflation, currency instability and a collapse of the formal financial system. Consumers, mostly employed in the informal sector, had a widespread mistrust of the formal banking system.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa’s despatch of envoys to Zimbabwe in a bid to defuse the latest crisis, in which the government has ... engaged in a vicious crackdown on opponents, journalists and the freedoms of speech, association and protest, has been widely welcomed.
The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4,500 white farmers $3.5bn for infrastructure improvements on the land expropriated ... by the government during the chaotic land reform programme of 1997/8.