Harare, Zimbabwe – Emmerson Mnangagwawanted a clean break from his predecessor’s past. Whereas Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, would contravene the West diplomatically, President Mnangagwa wanted to engage. And contrary to Mugabe’s strategy of barring investors, Mnangagwa said he was open for business. At home, when he was[…]
Harare, Zimbabwe – A year ago, with Zimbabwe‘s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe out of the picture, the troubled African country seemed to have taken a turn for the better. Mugabe’s successor and the incumbent, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was speaking a new language. Politically, he was breaking away from his predecessor’s ruinous and often autocratic past and presenting[…]
The EU on Thursday decried the disproportionate use of force by Zimbabwe authorities during protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds. “The escalation of violence in Zimbabwe over recent days has been aggravated by the disproportionate use of force by security personnel,” European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic[…]
Scores of Zimbabwean civilians including a prominent activist were detained and charged with public violence on Wednesday and others were beaten, lawyers and witnesses said, pointing to a heavy crackdown on dissent by security forces. After two days of protests against fuel price hikes, residents said soldiers and police were[…]
Zimbabwean doctors at public hospitals went on strike for the second time this year to demand better pay and conditions, a union official said, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government struggles with a deteriorating economy. The southern African nation is short of United States dollars, the currency it adopted in 2009,[…]
Zimbabwe’s former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti appeared in court on Thursday to be charged with stoking post-election violence in a case watched around the world as a test of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s treatment of opponents. Biti, whose People’s Democratic Party had formed an election alliance with Nelson[…]
Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to official results, in a poll marred by deadly violence and opposition allegations of vote rigging. Mnangagwa, of the ruling ZANU-PF party, won 50.8 percent of the votes cast, with his closest rival Nelson Chamisa, of the Movement for Democratic Change[…]
Vote counting has started in Zimbabwe’s first general election since long-term President Robert Mugabe was pushed out of office last year. Electoral officials said turnout at Monday’s vote averaged 75 percent. “It is our view that the high voter turnout is indicative of the sound voter education and publicity conducted[…]
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed to introduce new policies to re-engage with the world community and attract foreign investment after decades of isolation under Robert Mugabe. In his first state of the nation address on Wednesday, Mnangagwa said his priorities were to revive the southern African nation’s ailing[…]
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking the removal of sanctions imposed by Western countries, saying they are crippling national development. He also indicated that elections due next July could be brought forward. Speaking to governing Zanu-PF party leaders, Mr Mnangagwa said the government would do everything to make sure[…]
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