By Andrew Kunambura Some senior MDC officials are pushing for the arrest of party leader Nelson Chamisa and secretary-general Chalton Hwende over allegations of misappropriating ZW$2 million from party coffers as internal fights in Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party escalate. The opposition figures have roped in government officials, including Justice minister […]
Zimbabwe on Thursday said it was dismayed by the White House’s “baffling” decision to extend sanctions against members of the southern African country’s ruling regime over rights abuses. The United States first imposed sanctions, including financial and travel restrictions, in 2003 against then-president Robert Mugabe, members of his inner circle […]
Public hearings into 27 constitutional amendments proposed by Zanu-PF to give more power to Zimbabwe’s executive will go ahead this month — despite a spirited campaign against it by civil society, the opposition and even some of the president’s advisers. Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told the […]
Scheme to subsidise gold miners contributed to collapse of local dollar Secret money printing by the central bank of Zimbabwe has derailed efforts to revive the southern African nation’s stricken economy and now threatens to end IMF oversight of the government’s reform drive. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power in […]
Zimbabwe’s military commanders have told President Emmerson Mnangagwa to step down or risk another coup which is simmering within the army’s middle ranks, former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo claims in a new interview. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga had been sent by army chiefs to convey the message to a vacationing […]
Ruling parties find it easier to corral poor, old and rural voters Purveyors of ballot papers, indelible ink and polling booths will do well in Africa this year. No fewer than 18 countries are to hold general elections. Not all will be free and fair, but in many the stakes […]
Zimbabwe is losing US$400 million annually in potential oil revenue due to Sakunda Holdings’ untenable monopoly over the Beira-Harare fuel pipeline, it has emerged. Sources in government and the oil sector told the Zimbabwe Independent this week that due to the monopoly by Sakunda — owned by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s […]
By Brian Hungwe Both Robert Mugabe and Daniel arap Moi were born in 1924 and both died at the age of 95. They were both involved in anti-colonial politics, though unlike Mugabe, Moi never took up arms. And they both governed former British colonies, with white settler populations, for more […]
The Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe confirms visa applications by Zimbabweans have declined.
The gangs, operating under code names “MaShurugwi” or “Mabhemba,” have been linked to senior officials, right up to the top of the government.