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Chiwenga spills beans: How army saved ED from Grace Mugabe

Chiwenga spills beans: How army saved ED from Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda helped in the safe escape of President Mnangagwa when he was fired as Vice President last year, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga disclosed yesterday. Addressing mourners at the burial of Gogo Yowana Kubvoruno(98), mother to General Sibanda, in Gokwe’s Dera area yesterday, VP Chiwenga said he first […]

Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

Namibia Mourns Former Prime Minister Gurirab

Namibia Mourns Former Prime Minister Gurirab

Six months after celebrating his 80th birthday, one of Namibia’s longest-serving politicians Theo-Ben Gurirab died at a Windhoek hospital on Saturday. President Hage Geingob on Saturday said without Gurirab as one of the leading architects of Namibia’s diplomacy, a more prosperous chapter is closing. “The exceptional work of comrade Gurirab in service of the liberation […]

Exposé on Diepsloot Rape Culture Makes Waves

Exposé on Diepsloot Rape Culture Makes Waves

A 43-minute documentary by BBC Africa crime reporter Golden Mtika on the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot has shocked social media users. “This is one of the most dangerous places in Johannesburg,” Mtika says during the film. “If you are found to be walking at night, you risk your life 100%. Rape is something that […]

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe set to frustrate eager investors

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe set to frustrate eager investors

A European investor’s phone rings in a Harare restaurant and it’s good news: an $80 million construction deal has been agreed with the Zimbabwean government. All that’s needed now is a central bank guarantee letter. It never arrives. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power when Robert Mugabe was removed in a de facto coup last […]

President Mnangagwa’s bodyguards airlifted to SA… said to be in ‘critical’ condition after bomb blast

President Mnangagwa’s bodyguards airlifted to SA… said to be in ‘critical’ condition after bomb blast

Two of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa bodyguards were this week reportedly airlifted to South Africa for “further medical treatment” following a bombing incident last month in Bulawayo. The incident, which occurred after Mnangagwa addressed a ruling Zanu-PF party rally in the second largest city, claimed two lives and left over 40 people injured. Mnangagwa himself […]

‘We are tired of having stolen elections,’ says Zimbabwe opposition

‘We are tired of having stolen elections,’ says Zimbabwe opposition

Zimbabwe’s main opposition vowed Wednesday to press on with demands for fair elections as thousands took to the streets to petition the electoral commission with a slew of grievances. The country goes to historic polls – the first without long-time ruler Robert Mugabe – on July 30 to elect a president, legislators and municipal councillors. […]

Opposition Divided as Zimbabwe Prepares for Post-Mugabe Elections

Opposition Divided as Zimbabwe Prepares for Post-Mugabe Elections

On July 30th, Zimbabwe holds its first general elections since the resignation of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe. The polls give opposition parties their first real chance of taking power since Zimbabwe won independence. The main opposition MDC is divided into factions, and analysts say this hurts the party’s chance of claiming the presidency. The elections […]

Zimbabwe Police Vote In What Opposition Parties Call A ‘Gigantic Electoral Fraud’

Zimbabwe Police Vote In What Opposition Parties Call A ‘Gigantic Electoral Fraud’

Hundreds of Zimbabwean police cast their special votes in the country’s second largest city, Bulawayo, on Thursday, raising the ire of opposition parties, which ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to stop the process saying it violates some national laws. ZEC dismissed as “hogwash and very stupid propaganda” reports that the electoral body is conducting […]

Zimbabwe MPs to be paid US $30 000 each this month..$4 million windfall

Zimbabwe MPs to be paid US $30 000 each this month..$4 million windfall

Just when we thought teachers and nurses will be the happiest voters this month, it has turned out that politics not education and academic qualifications, is the biggest game in town..Members of Parliament are set to get a $4 million windfall in the next few days for their outstanding allowances. Each MP is expected to […]

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