Emmerson Mnangagwa

One year on: What has changed for Zimbabwe post Mugabe?

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[…]

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EU slams ‘disproportionate’ use of force in Zimbabwe

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[…]

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Zimbabwe doctors strike demanding better pay and conditions

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,[…]

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Zimbabwe election: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner

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[…]

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Emmerson Mnangagwa vows to open Zimbabwe to investors

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[…]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa seeks end to Western sanctions

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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