Jacob Mafume, the mayor of Zimbabwe's capital was arrested in November and released on bail on 8 December by a High Court judge. His arrest comes ... just months after his predecessor was also incarcerated.
In Zimbabwe, the majority of the working population can be found in the informal sector. And in mineral-rich areas of the country, people are ... continuously risking their lives digging underground in search of gold, hoping to make enough money to take them out of poverty.
The Zimbabwean government under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has awarded new television licenses that would end decades of monopoly by the only ... State-controlled broadcaster ZTV (ZBC TV). But experts fear it is merely a ploy for Mnangagwa to tighten his grip on power
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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.
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.