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[…]
Embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom in Zimbabwe have issued security warnings to citizens. The U.S. also said the political situation had forced them to suspend visa operations for this week. The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said in a summary of its alert issued on[…]
President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as SADC chairperson, has called an urgent meeting to discuss the unfolding political and security situation in Zimbabwe. The meeting follows hot on the heels of what is being described as a coup in Zimbabwe after the Zimbabwean Defence Force put Zimbabwean President Robert[…]
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has launched a veiled attack on white South Africans. He’s also broken his silence on his wife’s alleged assault of a Johannesburg model by lamenting the behaviour of young people. The South African government granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity following the alleged attack and allowed her[…]
Zimbabwe’s High Court will on Friday decide whether President Robert Mugabe’s opponents can proceed with a planned march calling for electoral reform after police chiefs suggested they present a petition instead, an opposition official said. Leaders from 18 political parties, including Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai and[…]
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