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Zimbabwe Opposition Unity Talks Falter

Zimbabwe Opposition Unity Talks Falter

Negotiations to unite Zimbabwe’s opposition against President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party before elections next year are foundering on disputes over who’ll be the alliance leader and guarantees of seats for smaller groups, according to five officials involved in the talks. Former Vice President Joice Mujuru and ex-Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai are at loggerheads over who’ll […]

Is Zimbabwe Ready for Female President?

Is Zimbabwe Ready for Female President?

Zimbabwean women arguably contributed the most to the liberation struggle by giving up their childhood, their sons, daughters and husbands to the war; and they have survived to tell their stories. Many women joined the protracted war of liberation as minors, while others supported the valiant freedom fighters with food and shelter; they nursed the […]

Zimbabwe’s ex-VP launches party to challenge veteran Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s ex-VP launches party to challenge veteran Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s former vice president Joice Mujuru said on Tuesday she had launched a new party to challenge her ally-turned-adversary Robert Mugabe, promising to revive the economy and repair relations with the West. Mujuru was Mugabe’s deputy for a decade and seen as the veteran president’s likely successor until he fired her in 2014 on charges […]