Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa caused a stir after he handed over 19 brand new vehicles - worth an estimated $60,000 each - to his ... political opponents, losing presidential aspirants in the July 2018 elections that sealed his presidency in a disputed election.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, is failing to push back against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ... government on major issues including gross human rights abuse, embezzlement of public funds, corruption by top government officials and a fragile health system. Instead, various civil society groups across the country are the ones making the noise. Will they foster the change that the opposition cannot?
What looks like gripping thriller is in fact a documentary of Zimbabwe's road to democracy through the lens of Camilla Nielsson in her second ... film, 'President'. The Danish filmmaker and anthropologist came back to the country to challenge the banning of her first film 'Democrats' only to once be again inspired to pick up her camera.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been increasingly making use of Statutory Instruments (SI units) during his tenure as head of state. ... Analysts are describing it as a form of command politics steering him down the path to becoming one of the powerful authoritarian leaders of his time.
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On Friday 9 July, South Africa, the continent’s most advanced economy, witnessed its worst unrest in decades with angry protesters turning ... violent, malls being looted and public and private properties set ablaze. The rioting hurt the South African economy and this in turn hit hard its neighbours - those who rely heavily on Pretoria for trading. Zimbabwe in particular has caught a chill.
The Zimbabwean government is hyping the country's good headline statistics, but the country's economic problems – no new aid from development ... institutions amidst high inflation, high unemployment and high levels of poverty – remain unchanged.
Zimbabwe is one of the largest producers of tobacco in Africa, exporting $782m in the 2020 season. But while tobacco is making some people rich, ... the farmers sucked into contract farming at the bottom of the pile are losing money.
Kenneth Kaunda, one of Zambia’s former presidents fondly known as KK, died at the age of 97 on 17 June. A pan-Africanist, Kaunda is being mourned ... at home and the continent. He will be most remembered for his unwavering support of Southern African nationalism.