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What are the realistic chances for political dialogue in Zim?

By Brian T Kagoro All political transitions (without exception) whether occasioned by revolution, externally driven or resulting from an election, are perfected through dialogue between the contending forces in society (eg Mandela-De Klerk, Patriotic Front and Rhodesian Front, PF Zapu and Zanu PF Unity Accord). Dialogue is the result of […]

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Operation Restore Legacy?Zimbabwe a year after the coup

By Prof. Jonathan N. Moyo Last week on November 24 Emmerson Mnangagwa was in Murombedzi — former president Robert Mugabe’s village backyard in Mashonaland West — to commemorate his chequered one year in office following his controversial installation as president on November 24, 2017 after the army unconstitutionally ousted Mugabe. […]

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Thousands of anti-government protesters march in Harare

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched through Harare on Thursday under close surveillance by armed police in the first rally since a deadly crackdown on an election protest in August. Singing and waving placards denouncing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rule, the protesters gathered in the centre of the Zimbabwean capital to hear […]

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Hey America, it’s time to end Zimbabwe’s economic punishment

By Tendai Murisa & Shantha Bloemen Almost a year since Robert Mugabe was removed and months since elections, Zimbabwe’s economic crisis continues to deepen. A severe lack of foreign currency has crippled local businesses. Inflation is skyrocketing. And dire shortages of fuel, medical supplies and other essentials threaten social unrest. […]

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The economics of elections

By Cherish Ratisai After two decades of repressive politics and a battered economy, the July 30 general elections are poised to significantly change the fortunes of Zimbabwe. The cold economic winters of international isolation might pave way to Zimbabwe’s re-engagement with multi-lateral institutions and the acceptance back into the Commonwealth […]

Profiles

Being Chief Felix Nhlanhla Ndiweni

Interview by Christina Lamb Born in 1965, Felix Ndiweni moved to London to study in 1981, after Zimbabwe gained independence. He later worked as an auditor for Waltham Forest council. In 2014, he returned to Zimbabwe to succeed his father as paramount chief of the Ndiweni people. He is now […]

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The life and times of Lord Carrington, British statesman

By Julia Langdon Peter Carington, Lord Carrington, who has died aged 99, was the longest serving member of the House of Lords. He held office in the governments of six successive Conservative prime ministers and, as one of the most distinguished statesmen of postwar politics, would, in another age, have […]