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Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

To the Government of Zimbabwe: I fear for my life

By Mbizo Chirasha I am a Zimbabwean, Zimbabwe is the country in which I was born. It is my country. I don’t have another home except Zimbabwe. I need to live freely in my country of birth. Why do I not get the freedom I need? I wait and watch people gambling and playing games […]

Totalitarian dominance within African Democracy

By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]

As Zimbabwe’s money runs out, so does Mugabe’s power

Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters   By Ed Cropley In Zimbabwe, where worthless $100 trillion (80.36 trillion pounds) notes serve as reminders of the perils of hyperinflation, President Robert Mugabe is printing a new currency that jeopardizes not just the economy but his own long grip on power.

Congo’s Joseph Kabila Must Go

Issouf Sanogo/AFP   By Joe Khamisi In 2001 a clean-shaven 30-year old shy, Chinese-trained military officer, Joseph Kabila Kabange, stepped in to take power from his father, Laurent Kabila, who had died ten days earlier from a bullet fired by a child soldier at his official residence in Kinshasa.

Zimbabwe’s Uncle Bob trudges on despite ridicule and failing health

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi If there is one African leader who has persistently been vilified, decisively eviscerated by opponents, gleefully caricatured by cartoonists and habitually “killed” by social media psychopaths, that leader is Robert Gilbert Mugabe.

Africa political opposition groups in limbo

Dai Kurokawa   By Joe Khamisi  The role of the opposition in democracies all over the world is to question the government of the day and to hold it accountable. Thus, opposition parties require space, freedom, and opportunities to allow them time to prepare alternative programmes in readiness for the day they would take over.

Nigeria’s leadership roles in Africa

By Durodola Tosin Nigeria’s leadership roles in Africa have been evident since its year of independence. It is a well-known fact that over the years, Nigeria’s foreign policy has consistently been Afro-centric in nature. This is based on the belief that the security well-being of the country is hinged on the security and material wellbeing […]

Plane impounded in Zimbabwe after dead body and cash discovered

By Mathew Masinge The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe yesterday impounded a chartered MD11 trijet cargo plane owned by Western Global Airlines stashed with millions of South African rands and a dead body after it asked to land in Harare during a flight from Germany to South Africa.

Poetry

By Learnmore Edwin Zvada  

Zimbabwean court criminalises Under-18 marriages

By Mathew Masinge Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has outlawed the practice of marriage for minors under the age of 18, a ruling channeling progress towards ending child marriage in Southern Africa.

Zimbabwean lands role in 2Pac biopic

By Mathew Masinge US based Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira has landed yet another big role as 2Pac’s mother in the rap star’s upcoming biopic dubbed ‘All Eyez On Me’.

Poetry

By Learnmore Edwin Zvada

Nigerian star set to perform in Zimbabwe

  By Mathew Masinge Multi Award winning Nigerian star David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido by his legion of fans, is expected to perform in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital on August 29th.

Poetry Pubs, Hubs and the State !

  By Mbizo Chirasha Like Zimbabwe, most states in Africa are endowed with creative acumen and literary prowess. Zimbabwe, the country north of the Limpopo and south of the Zambezi, exudes both talent and natural endowment, while the country is faced with unending political paradoxes, social and economic ironies.

Zimbabwe and China sign deal which will reduce power outages

By Mathew Masinge Power outages in Zimbabwe could ease significantly after China agreed to provide a USD 1.3 billion loan to upgrade two generators at the country’s largest Hwange thermal power plant in the Matabeleland North province.

Poetry

By Kumbirai Kupfavira

Zimbabwean women to benefit from 3rd World Women Conference of Women’s Shelters

By Mathew Masinge On request of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS), the Dutch Foundation of Women’s Shelters and its partners organised the 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters from 3-6 November 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Zimbabwe to host International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa

By Mathew Masinge All is set for the 18th session of one of the world’s largest conferences on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases in Africa (ICASA) to be hosted at Zimbabwe’s capital Harare from November 29th to December 4th.

Zimbabwean leader ready to take on UN Assembly

By Mathew Masinge Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe is currently in New York for the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is expected to deliver a speech before global leaders gathered to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the world.

Next stop, the Harare International Carnival

  By Mathew Masinge Zimbabwe will next month host the 3rd Annual Harare International Carnival (HIC) where at least 15 countries including Brazil, USA, Egypt, DRC, Nigeria, Botswana and others are expected to participate.

Mokoomba set to perform at the Apollo, Harlem

  By Mathew Masinge To some it may be too soon to mention but the hype for the biggest ‘Africa Now’ Show scheduled for the Apollo Theatre in New York on March 26, 2016 is growing by the second with Zimbabwean group Mokoomba set to perform at the iconic event.

Botswana President takes over SADC chair from Mugabe

  By Mathew Masinge Botswana President Ian Khama will be the man occupying the chairmanship seat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) after accepting the role from his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone.

Poetry

By David Mungoshi

Africa’s richest man prepares for a major investment in Zimbabwe

  By Mathew Masinge Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, reportedly Africa’s richest man, is set to build an integrated cement plant, power generation and coal mining operation in Zimbabwe which will be larger than any of his current plants.

Mbira DzeNharira graces SADC delegates in Harare

  By Constance van Niekerk The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers of Water last week had a cocktail evening at the Meikles Hotel in Harare. Zimbabwe’s leading mbira group, Mbira DzeNharira, graced the occasion and serenaded the Ministers with their haunting mbira and intricate percussion.

Discussing ‘Peace and Security Co-operation’ in Central Africa

  By Anant Mishra International Geography The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) comprises of ten countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Each of these sovereign nations is also part of the Economic Community for Central African […]

Terrorism and the Growing Violation of Human Rights

  By Anant Mishra “We should all be clear that there is no trade off between effective action against terrorism and the protection of human rights. On the contrary, I believe that in the long term we shall find that human rights, along with democracy and social justice, are one of the best prophylactics against […]

MONUSCO: 15 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  By Sylvain Muyali On 30th November 2014, the United Nations peacekeeping mission reached its fifteenth anniversary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Photography: The Bearer Nation

  By Tendai R Mwanaka I took this photo of the Zimbabwean bearer cheques, on a coffee table, in my home, March 2013, as part of the cover suggestions for my book of essays entitled, Zimbabwe: The Blame Game, Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon, 2013.

SADC THREATEN FORCE IF FDLR REBELS FAIL TO DISARM

  By Sylvain Muyali At the recent third joint ministerial meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the SADC renewed their declaration to use force should Rwandan FDLR rebels fail to comply with the voluntary disarmament in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.