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By IndepthAfrica
Dec 17th, 2014
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– By Simukai Tinhu Just prior to the Zanu-PF Elective Congress in early December, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe initiated her ‘meet the people’ tour after having been nominated as leader of the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing. The tour took a...
By IndepthAfrica
Dec 15th, 2014
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Dear Editor, US Movie Director Ridley Scott has made a movie ‘Exodus’ in which the heroes are white, the criminals black and the servants black. A pathetic example of stereotyping. Yet Jesus was African looking and black. Egyptians were coffee coloured...
By IndepthAfrica
Dec 13th, 2014
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Notorious for her foreign shopping sprees and obsession with Ferragamo shoes, Grace Mugabe has long been a figure of derision in Zimbabwe. Now the 49-year-old – known as ‘Disgrace,’ ‘Gucci Grace’ or the ‘First Shoppe...
By IAfrica
Dec 12th, 2014
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Zimbabwe’s Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was sworn into office on Friday, cementing his status as the leading candidate to succeed his 90-year-old boss Robert Mugabe, the country’s sole ruler since independence from Britain in 1980. M...
By IndepthAfrica
Dec 9th, 2014
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Abdelmalek Alaoui Last week Robert Mugabe, the 90-year old President of Zimbabwe, made his succession one of the trickiest of Africa during his party’s conference, leaving little or no visibility on who might rule this country of 13 million people when...
By IAfrica
Dec 7th, 2014
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Ruling party conferences are, typically, rather dull, stage-managed affairs. This is especially true in Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe is firmly in control of Zanu-PF and has been for decades. But the 2014 edition of the Zanu-PF jamboree was different: ...
By IAfrica
Dec 6th, 2014
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December 5, 2014 (JUBA) – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment Zimbabwe’s Raisedon Zenenga as his deputy special representative of the UN assistance mission in Somalia (UNSOM), replacing Algeria’s Fatiha Sero...
By IAfrica
Dec 6th, 2014
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December 5, 2014 (JUBA) – UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment Zimbabwe’s Raisedon Zenenga as his deputy special representative of the UN assistance mission in Somalia (UNSOM), replacing Algeria’s Fatiha Sero...
By IAfrica
Dec 2nd, 2014
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According to an undercover wildlife investigator who provided information published in The Star newspaper, the elephant calves are being held at the ZWMA Mtshibi Animal Capture Unit’s holding centre, a few kilometres from Hwange Main Camp, where ...
By IndepthAfrica
Nov 29th, 2014
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South Africa nursed the Zmbabwean political crisis right from its infancy in the late 90s. Every decision that South Africa took towards the Zimbabwean crisis was not aimed at delivering rule of law and democracy which its citizens have never tasted si...