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Latest News, Zimbabwe

Still no media diversity in Zimbabwe as Zanu-PF, army-linked stations get licences

By Farai Shawn Matiashe The Zimbabwean government under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has awarded new television licenses that would end decades of monopoly by the only State-controlled broadcaster ZTV (ZBC TV). But experts fear it is merely a ploy for Mnangagwa to tighten his grip on power The free-to-air television network licenses […]

Africa, Opinion

How Mbeki and Obasanjo used soft power in Africa’s interests

By Oluwaseun Tella The concept of soft power has been part of the parlance of international relations for three decades. Soft power actors use non-coercive and persuasive means to achieve their objectives. Attraction rather than force is their preferred language. The application of soft power remains focused on states because of their primacy […]

Latest News, Zimbabwe

Leaked audio sets MDC Alliance in panic over state infiltration

The opposition MDC Alliance is panicking over suspicions of infiltration within its structures by suspected State agents to destabilise the party. A leaked audio recording by the MDC Alliance Bulawayo provincial women’s assembly chairlady Tendai Masotsha has sent the party into panic mode, with senior party officials saying there were […]

Africa, Opinion

Magufuli has pushed Tanzania towards an authoritarian one-party state

Tanzania’s 2020 general elections resulted in a predictably easy victory for one of Africa’s oldest ruling parties, Chama Cha Mapinduzi. The National Electoral Commission declared the incumbent, John Magufuli, the winner with 84.4 per cent of the vote. His closest challenger, Chadema’s Tundu Lissu, garnered a paltry 13 per cent. The […]