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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.

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".

Mugabe sons 'back in Zim... as ex-first family set to jet out to Malaysia' - report

2017-12-09 10:00

Former president Robert Mugabe's sons have reportedly returned to Zimbabwe for the first time after their father was pushed out of office in November.

Mnangagwa govt moves to freeze Mugabe allies' bank accounts

2017-12-08 18:10

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly frozen bank accounts of two top allies of former first lady Grace Mugabe.

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.

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

2017-12-08 10:00

Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company has said.

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".

Top Africa stories: Bona Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, Museveni

2017-12-07 08:30

Work on the multi-million-dollar home of Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona has stalled after her father's fall from power, and President Yoweri Museveni has signalled support for a legislation that seeks to extend his long rule.

 

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Mnangagwa's govt 'is illegitimate... Zim needs coup cure'

2017-12-09 14:00

Zimbabwe needs to cure the coup, and needs the African Union to help with this, publisher and academic Ibbo Mandaza has said.

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".

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Libya

2017-12-08 08:30

Former president Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has launched his own clothing label, and an evicted white Zimbabwean farmer Robert Smart is reportedly set to get his land back.

Evicted white Zim farmer 'was victim of racial discrimination, greed and abuse of power'

2017-12-08 06:00

Zimbabwe's new government has ordered that land confiscated from a white farmer to give to an ally of former president Robert Mugabe must be returned.

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".

Mugabe son 'ventures into selling exclusive clothing at exorbitant prices' - reports

2017-12-07 08:30

Former president Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has launched his own clothing label, "which he hopes will be competitive on the international scene", reports say.

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