Author: Politics263


Govt pleads for cash as Mthuli admits Zim implosion could rock region

Senior finance officials in Washington say that grand corruption and state violence have to go before they resume economic cooperation with Harare In an extended mea culpa on behalf of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has written to the international financial institutions (IFIs) in Washington saying it […]


Why pandemics create conspiracy theories

From anti-Semitic hysteria during the Black Death to the recent burning of 5G masts, epidemic diseases are breeding grounds for misinformation and persecution. By Richard J. Evans Conspiracy theories about coronavirus have become so widespread that they’re now generating news stories in the national media and provoking public reactions from […]


Zimbabwe extends lockdown by two weeks

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has, as expected, extended Zimbabwe’s lockdown by a further two weeks, although he made some modifications allowing limited mining and manufacturing activities to resume. Zimbabwe’s lockdown was due to end on Sunday, but Mnangagwa pointed out the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were on the rise and there was […]