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.
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It's been over a year and the fight between the family of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reached ... a new level over the final burial place of the deceased leader.
On 10 May, the presidents of Botswana and Zambia officially opened the new Kazungula Bridge and one-stop border posts, aimed at ushering in more ... traffic. The bridge is part of the Trans-African Highway Network and the North-South corridor link between the SADC and COMESA free trade areas.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa time as head of the country has been marred by tyranny and dictatorship while he surrounds himself with ... people from his Midlands Province to keep him in power. A strategy he has been perfecting since assuming the presidency in 2017.
“[President Emmerson] Mnangagwa is a true student of Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa’s administration has introduced a lot of legislation including ... the Constitutional Amendment Bill and the Patriotic Bill which reflect the consolidation of power by an authoritarian leader and a continuation of Mugabe’s legacy,” Bhekezela Gumbo, a Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) researcher tells The Africa Report.
Zimbabwe attained its independence after more than 10 years of armed struggle. On the day that the former Southern Rhodesia gained national sovereignty, ... Bob Marley performed in front of an audience that included Robert Mugabe, who would go on to serve as the country's first prime minister.
Against popular outcries, the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is removing Black Zimbabweans from the land in Chilonga to make room ... for a white-owned dairy farm. His policies have strong differences from his successor, authoritarian Robert Mugabe, who took land from white farmers and gave it to Black Zimbabweans and his cronies.