President Joe Biden indicated this week that the US could soon end a weeks-old travel ban on African countries that has done next to nothing ... to stop the spread of the Omicron variant, while prompting an angry backlash from a continent that Washington has been eager to court.
Over the past few weeks, a pressure group linked to Zanu PF has been seen making moves to back Saviour Kasukuwere, who is a former local government ... minister and member of the beleaguered ruling party faction Generation 40 (G40), to challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 2023 general polls. The Zanu PF also accuses the G40 of being behind the high court challenge on Mnangagwa’s legitimacy as the ruling party's leader. Could this be the rise of the G40 from the cemetery?
As Zimbabwe heads towards 2023 general elections, the by-elections of April 2022 will be critical in determining the popularity of the MDC Alliance ... and that of their firebrand leader Nelson Chamisa. They present an opportunity for the MDC Alliance to show who really runs Zimbabwe’s opposition politics.
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Even though Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy, Constantino Chiwenga, appear to be in good books while in public, insiders ... say, the latter’s allies are against the former's endorsement by some Zanu PF members to run for the 2023 elections. Hence, there has been an ongoing cold war between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga allies as Zimbabwe heads towards the harmonised polls.
At the dawn of his presidency, Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a new era marked by rule of law, democracy and good governance. When the ... military deposed Robert Mugabe in 2017 after 40 years of authoritarian leadership, Zimbabweans hoped that his legacy of political violence, repressive laws and restrictions on freedom of expression and association would disappear with him. However, four years on, civil society spaces are once again under attack.
Plans by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, to restore Zimbabwe as one of the fastest developing economies in Africa, have been ... hit hard by China’s announcement that it will stop funding coal mining projects outside its borders - a precautionary measure to limit carbon emissions, as the world grapples with the crisis of climate change and global warming.
Zimbabwe’s ruling party appears to be resorting to violence to block the main opposition party, MDC Alliance, which is headed by Nelson Chamisa, ... from campaigning and mobilising supporters in its stronghold, the rural areas. If the ruling Zanu PF fears an incursion into its heartland, how might the MDC Alliance respond?
During the European colonial era in southern Africa, liberation movements played a critical role in bringing about freedom to their respective ... nations. While some gained independence through the ballot box or negotiations, others did so through the military wings of these liberation movements. Today, many countries in the SADC region still maintain that strong connection to the military, while others have done away with it all together.