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Zim electoral body chief resigns after Mugabe ouster – report

Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has reportedly resigned just a couple of months before the crunch polls in 2018.

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Mugabe's fall 'was just a moment of false hope and illusions'

2017-12-11 11:31

Saturday the 18th of November 2017 shall forever be remembered as the day which inscribed an indelible feature in the history of Zimbabwe. On that day, an entire nation conspired to run away from Satan in order to seek refuge in and surrender its soul to Lucifer.

Mnangagwa's ministers 'cancel festive season travel to meet set targets' – report

2017-12-11 08:51

Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in cabinet ministers are reportedly "putting in extra hours every day to meet targets" set by President Emmerson Mnangagwa "as a new work ethic takes root in government".

REVEALED: Mugabe 'was leasing out land to whites', says report

2017-12-11 06:06

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has been leasing out some of his family’s farm land to white businessmen – even though he threatened others for doing that while he was in office, a private newspaper says.

 

Why the focus on China's role in Mugabe's fall missed the bigger picture

2017-12-10 17:25

A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon, writes The Conversation.

REVEALED: Grace, Mnangagwa bust-up was over plans to honour Mugabe - spokesperson

2017-12-09 07:00

Robert Mugabe's former spokesperson has told a private newspaper in Zimbabwe that relations between Grace Mugabe and then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa broke down irreparably over plans to honour his 93-year-old ex-boss.

Family of missing Zim activist petitions Mnangagwa, demands closure

2017-12-08 15:32

Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to launch a thorough investigation into his brother Itai Dzamara's disappearance nearly three years ago.

'Let's forgive Grace Mugabe's allies,' says Mnangagwa's nephew

2017-12-08 10:00

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nephew has reportedly called for the "forgiveness" of former first lady Grace Mugabe''s allies, saying that it is now time for the ruling Zanu-PF party to "move forward in unity".

Zimbabwe proposes budget aimed at reviving bleak economy

2017-12-07 19:01

Zimbabwe's new government plans to reduce diplomatic missions and ban first-class travel for everyone but the president as it tries to revive a devastated economy after longtime leader Robert Mugabe resigned last month.

Evicted white Zim farmer to get land back, as Mnangagwa govt reverses decision

2017-12-07 10:31

A white commercial farmer, who was evicted from his farm in Manicaland province in Zimbabwe, is reportedly set to return back and resume production after the decision "was reversed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's new administration".

Zim 'needs a sustainable land reform programme that will ensure food security'

2017-12-06 16:00

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the MDC party has called for the implementation of a holistic and sustainable land reform programme that would ensure food security for the southern African country.

Continued occupation of streets by Zim army 'scares away investors' - opposition

2017-12-10 12:07

Zimbabwe's government, under newly inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has announced "a new economic order" that signals a potentially significant change from the previous era of former President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster

2017-12-09 16:00

After 15 years of protesting against Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK will continue to rally against the ruling Zanu-PF party, accusing its leaders of being "dictators who only believe in themselves ruling".

How AU got it wrong on Zimbabwe

2017-12-08 11:08

Why did the AU in contravention of its anti-coup dictum, accept the coup in Zimbabwe? What implications will this have for ending politics by force in Africa?, writes Philip Roessler.

Mnangagwa relaxes Mugabe's indigenisation law in 'investor-friendly budget'

2017-12-08 08:30

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has presented the 2018 budget which includes a raft of business and investor-friendly proposals as well as plans to tackle corruption and waste.

Mugabe-era finance minister out on bail in Zimbabwe

2017-12-07 20:45

A Zimbabwean court has been freed a Mugabe-era finance minister on bail ahead of his trial on corruption charges, laid following his arrest at the height of last month's military takeover.

Mnangagwa 'has betrayed thousands of Zimbabweans', opposition claims

2017-12-07 13:35

Zimbabwe's PDP party, has reportedly accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of "betraying the hopes of Zimbabweans" of people following the recent decision by his government to "unleash soldiers on vendors and commuter operators in Harare".

Can Zim ride the optimism wave and leapfrog to Economy 4.0?

2017-12-07 06:55

The shift in Zimbabwe has paved the way for reform that could boost the entire SADC region, but this window of opportunity is likely to be short, say Tim London and Sean Gossel.

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