Henning Melber and Roger Southall In November 2017 Zimbabwe’s military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa. He declared Zimbabwe “open for business”, linking foreign relations with economic policy. As he stated We look forward to playing a positive and constructive role as a free, democratic, transparent and […]
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 […]
More than 140 young elephants have been ‘harvested’ by running them to exhaustion and then sold to China for human entertainment. By Andreas Wilson-Spath For years, Zimbabwean conservation authorities have flagrantly circumvented, ignored and broken international regulations and ethical objections by capturing elephant calves in the wild and exporting them […]
The Pentagon’s top general has said that US intelligence has looked into the possibility that the coronavirus outbreak could have started in a Chinese laboratory, but that the “weight of evidence” so far pointed towards “natural” origins. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Mark Milley, was speaking […]
By Dumisani Ndlela Zimbabwe is laying the ground for a modern state underpinned by use of artificial intelligence (AI) to boost security in the cities, but critics fear President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government wants to deploy facial recognition cameras for a mass surveillance system targeting critics and opponents. The project is […]
The Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe confirms visa applications by Zimbabweans have declined.
Trump is captivated by the process of the trade war itself rather than the long-term prospect of any particular outcome. By Ben Smith and Peter Harris Donald Trump and Xi Jinping might have used their meeting at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires to call a shaky truce to the […]