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Zimbabwe has one shot at redemption

Zimbabwe has one shot at redemption

“The application is dismissed with costs.” With these words, Chief Justice Luke Malaba brushed aside whatever irregularities there might have been in the July 30 elections in Zimbabwe to affirm Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory as “the will of the people”, setting the stage for his inauguration. Elections all over the world, he argued, are not simply […]

Chiwenga’s “Coup Deep State” where the real power lies in Zimbabwe

Chiwenga’s “Coup Deep State” where the real power lies in Zimbabwe

Since the events of November 2017, the power that governs Zimbabwe has become fully apparent. There are different kinds of power at play in the Zimbabwean society and as I write, military power overrides all the others. This military power is in the hands of none other than the coup maker, Constantino Chiwenga. Every other […]

The United States should push for a genuine democratic transition in Zimbabwe

The United States should push for a genuine democratic transition in Zimbabwe

Michelle Gavin, formerly President Barack Obama’s senior Africa director at the National Security Council and U.S. ambassador to Botswana, is senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Todd Moss, formerly deputy assistant secretary of state for Africa, is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Alexander Noyes is a senior associate at […]

The #FreeBobiWine Wave, and Signs of Hope in the Madness

The #FreeBobiWine Wave, and Signs of Hope in the Madness

The last few days have seen a remarkable amount of what in the old days the ruling NRM cadres liked to call “primitive violence”. They no longer describe it that way, because today it is mostly their security agencies meting the violence out. Following alleged stoning of a car in a presidential convoy in the […]

Where Are the People in People Power?

Where Are the People in People Power?

After the victory of MP-elect Kassiano Wadri Ezati, 61, and the violence that followed thereafter, it is important to visit the role of mass mobilisation against the 32-year-old regime of President Museveni and NRM. A budding movement called “People Power” led by the Kyadondo East MP, Robert Sentamu, Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, featured prominently in […]

Arua Has Decided, So Let’s Move and Discuss the Human Rights

Arua Has Decided, So Let’s Move and Discuss the Human Rights

The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, sending a team of parliamentarians to Gulu and Arua is good, but Ugandans deserve better. How about our legislators joining the African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV), member organisations of the Coalition Against Torture(CAT), the National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders(NCHRDs) and the Uganda Human Rights Commission(UHRC) […]

The Shared Guilt for the Blood in Arua

The Shared Guilt for the Blood in Arua

Dear Tingasiga; The image of a man, newly dead in Arua, slumped in his boss’s car, with fresh blood dripping onto the road, haunts me still. The dead man, Yasin Kawuma, young enough to be my son, but a father and husband, dead forever, killed in Arua, as though a rat in a granary, mere […]

Kabila’s Government Rejects Thabo Mbeki As Special Envoy to DRC

Kabila’s Government Rejects Thabo Mbeki As Special Envoy to DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of former President Thabo Mbeki as South Africa’s Special Envoy to that country. 3 Mbeki’s appointment was confirmed by Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko at the weekend, after the summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek. At first Kabila’s government […]

Why Judge Chigumba should resign ahead of ConCourt ruling

Why Judge Chigumba should resign ahead of ConCourt ruling

There is no doubt that Judge Chigumba has lost both legal, moral and witchcraft authority to lead ZEC and Zimbabwe elections in future. Judge Chigumba is the first ever elections chairperson on earth and in heaven to host presidential elections on ‘Zimbabwe Stock Exchange’. According to the latest results Nelson Chamisa’s performance has been positive […]

Who Will Be The Most Important Judge?

Who Will Be The Most Important Judge?

A lot of people have focussed most of their attention on CJ Malaba in this whole Chamisa Presidential Election Court Challenge case . But there is one judge who is likely to emerge as the Kingmaker in this case. Her name is Justice Rita Makarau. My FEAR is Makaru is the one who will be […]

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