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Ailing African Presidents Leave Nations in Leadership Limbo

Ailing African Presidents Leave Nations in Leadership Limbo

Nigeria, Angola and Zimbabwe are being left in leadership limbo as their ailing rulers spend weeks abroad seeking medical attention. The presidents of the three African nations all wield considerable power, and their absence has stoked investor uncertainty and stirred talk about succession. The situation hasn’t been helped by their governments’ failure to disclose what’s […]

Can the IMF Really Drag Zimbabwe Out of Its Crisis?

Can the IMF Really Drag Zimbabwe Out of Its Crisis?

Zimbabwe’s coffers are empty. Salaries for the army and air force have been delayed for several weeks; and other civil servants will only receive their pay cheques by the middle of July. For the government and 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe, this latest cash crunch couldn’t have come at a worse time, as a fierce succession […]

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 […]