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Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

Mugabe’s Ruling Party Fractures as Zimbabwean Opposition Unites

As Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party is increasingly gripped by faction fighting, a once-splintered opposition is pledging to mount a united challenge to the 93-year-old leader in elections next year. At the center of the infighting in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front is its political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, a leading figure in the […]

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwe Police Out In Force Ahead Of Opposition Protest

Zimbabwean police deployed water cannon and anti-riot officers on the streets of the capital on Wednesday ahead of a planned demonstration by opposition parties against changes to the voter registration process. Anti-government protests in August descended into some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades as anger over economic […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says He Is People’s Choice For 2018 Election

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says He Is People’s Choice For 2018 Election

Zimbabwe’s people and the ruling ZANU-PF party see no viable alternative candidate to President Robert Mugabe for general elections in 2018, state media quoted him as saying on Sunday. “They want me to stand for elections, they want me to stand for elections everywhere in the party … The majority of the people feel that […]

Fidel Castro Leaves Complicated Legacy in Africa

Fidel Castro Leaves Complicated Legacy in Africa

In Africa, as in Cuba, the late Fidel Castro was both loved and despised. Yibrah Mehari thinks of Castro as a benefactor. After his father, an Ethiopian soldier, died in 1971, Mehari was sent to Cuba at age 14 and educated there through his post-graduate years, becoming a successful architect. Mehari says he and thousands […]

Zimbabwe Urged To Put Compassion Before Politics In Distribution Of Food Aid

Zimbabwe Urged To Put Compassion Before Politics In Distribution Of Food Aid

Aid agencies have called on President Robert Mugabe’s government to look beyond political differences and prioritise humanitarian principles after the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of partisan food aid distribution. The commission’s chairman, Elasto Mugwadi, revealed this week that an official investigation into alleged discrimination in the distribution of food had […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Judges Reckless For Allowing Protests

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Says Judges Reckless For Allowing Protests

  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused court judges of being reckless in allowing anti-government demonstrations that later turned violent, state media reported on Sunday, a day before a legal challenge to last week’s official ban on protests. The southern African nation on Thursday outlawed all demonstrations for two weeks in the capital Harare, which […]

No Cash, No Cure: Zimbabwe’s Hospitals Buckle Amid Economic Crisis

No Cash, No Cure: Zimbabwe’s Hospitals Buckle Amid Economic Crisis

For the past week Arnold Gambe, 76, has been trying to withdraw his government pension from the People’s Own Savings Bank in Harare. Every morning he travels from his home, about 50km north of Zimbabwe’s capital, to try. He needs the money to buy painkillers for his back problems and medicine for his eight-year-old grandson, […]

#Zimshutdown2016 And The New Protest Politics Taking Root In Zimbabwe

#Zimshutdown2016 And The New Protest Politics Taking Root In Zimbabwe

After a mass strike in Zimbabwe this week, the country’s 92-year-old president was forced to convene an emergency meeting as the nation came to a standstill. The strike, dubbed #Zimshutdown2016 on Twitter, was not only unprecedented, but it was a rare moment of public defiance in a country that has been ruled by Robert Mugabe […]

Old Rivals, New Threats: Zimbabwe’s Politicians Ready Themselves For Mugabe’s Death

Old Rivals, New Threats: Zimbabwe’s Politicians Ready Themselves For Mugabe’s Death

To the casual observer, nothing much seems to have happened in Zimbabwe in recent years: Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, remains president and Zanu-PF is still the ruling party more than 35 years after it took power. But there has, in fact, been a tectonic shift. Like Zimbabwean society itself the opposition […]

‘Shame on you, I am not dying’, Mugabe tells potential successors

‘Shame on you, I am not dying’, Mugabe tells potential successors

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday accused potential successors for wishing him dead and told ruling ZANU-PF supporters to unite against foreign enemies he said wanted to destroy the Southern African nation. Africa’s oldest leader at 92 years, Mugabe has held power since independence from Britain in 1980 and says his heir must be chosen […]

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