It’s a race against time for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the economic challenges in Zimbabwe amid rocketing inflation levels. Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a decline for the past two decades with no immediate end in sight. Runaway inflation reached 175% in June 2019 and is currently projected above[…]
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[…]
Hundreds of Zimbabwean lawyers marched on Tuesday to demand justice for people detained in jail and others facing fast-track trials after violent protests this month led to mass arrests and a brutal security crackdown. The southern African nation has been on edge since the crackdown, during which residents and other[…]
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is “appalled” by an attack by security officials on a protester that was featured in a TV news report. His statement comes after widespread criticism of the way security forces have handled recent protests. Mr Mnangagwa said he has ordered the arrest of[…]
A national stayaway kicked off on Monday in opposition to Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa hiking fuel prices by 120 percent on January 12 2019, a move which sparked panic buying, with the public speculating a sharp increase in goods and services across the board. Social media went into overdrive with[…]
There’s growing anxiety among Zimbabweans who are waiting for the results of its presidential election. Violence erupted on Wednesday when soldiers fired on protesting opposition supporters in the capital Harare. Three people were killed. The protests started after official results showed that the ruling ZANU-PF won majority seats in the[…]
Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has won the most seats in parliament, official results showed on Wednesday, as the count continued in the presidential race. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) results showed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF cruising to a big majority after picking up 109 seats in a 210-seat parliament. The[…]
Millions of Zimbabweans are heading to the polls to vote in the country’s first elections since independence in 1980 without the name of long-time leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Monday and will close at 7pm (17:00 GMT). More than five million[…]
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