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Police arrest ailing Joana Mamombe in hospital

By Frank Chikowore Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested a hospitalised Member of Parliament of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance party after she failed to attend court to answer to charges that she and two others had published falsehoods concerning their alleged abduction and torture this year. The […]

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Writer Tsitsi Dangarembga shortlisted for Booker Prize

A Zimbabwean writer who was arrested during anti-government protests is among six finalists announced Tuesday for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. Tsitsi Dangarembga was nominated for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) award for “This Mournable Body,” which links the breakdown of its central character and turmoil in post-colonial Zimbabwe. Dangarembga was […]

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Why are foreign countries scrambling to set up bases in Africa?

By Theo Neethling Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on interviews with US and Kenyan diplomatic and intelligence officials. The team was trained, armed and supported by US and British intelligence officers. It has […]

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What happens if Trump loses but refuses to concede?

A contested result and the risk of civil unrest would pose a dilemma for Congress, courts and the military As Americans prepare to cast their vote in the US election, a nightmare scenario looms large: what if Donald Trump were to lose the presidency but refuse to accept defeat? Mr […]

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Zanu-PF’s tantrums over ANC talks betray insecurity

ZANU PF has been throwing tantrums against the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa over the last two weeks and that peevishness clearly exposes fright on their part. Spin-doctors in the governing party have been burning the midnight oil of late to wish away the narrative of a country […]

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Zim has become a giant prison, says opposition

Zimbabwean opposition supporters have said the country is turning into a “giant prison” as the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa intensifies oppression in the face of mass protests. The crackdown has seen the jailing of journalists and politicians on spurious charges, including Godfrey Kurauone, national youth organiser of the opposition […]

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Zanu-PF eyes 2023 election despite failing economy

As President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts at reviving the economy continue to stutter, his ruling Zanu-PF party has turned its attention to the next general election scheduled for 2023. The party’s national political commissar, Victor Matemadanda, has told party cadres to campaign for the party and President Mnangagwa ahead of 2023 […]

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After two decades of rot, Zimbabwe is crumbling

In Zimbabwe, pregnant women are left alone in hospitals to give birth, taps have run dry in major urban centers, infrastructure has all but collapsed and more than half the population needs food aid. This is the toll that two decades of economic mismanagement have taken on a nation once […]

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ANC’s mission to Zimbabwe is necessary: Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema says the ANC must pay for using a government jet to travel to Zimbabwe. The Red Berets says the Secretary of Defence must invoice Luthuli House. Malema supports the ANC mission to Zimbabwe though, saying it’s urgent and necessary to resolve the political and economic challenges […]

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Mzembi, Kasukuwere scoff at Mnangagwa’s extradition threats

Self-exiled Zanu PF G40 kingpins Saviour Kasukuwere and Walter Mzembi have scoffed at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s threat to have them extradited from South Africa for prosecution. They said they would invoke international laws to block the planned extradition. The two former ministers and Zanu-PF Politburo members said Mnangagwa would not […]