Zimbabwe

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 24th, 2014
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President Jacob Zuma has hinted he may be ready to take a fifth wife to accompany him through old age, the daily newspaper The Star said Wednesday. During a visit to a Durban township Tuesday in KwaZulu-Natal, the 72-year-old said in Zulu “Angakayakhi indlu yokugugela… laba ngisabathathil...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 23rd, 2014
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From Boko Haram’s insurgency and the Ebola nightmare, to quack cures and dodgy data, Africa Check investigated dozens of claims in African countries. Can salt water or nano-silver cure Ebola? How many schoolgirls did Boko Haram kidnap from Chibok? And did militants in northern Nigeria really ma...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2014
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Reflecting on 2014 is like re-living a daylight nightmarish experience. It was a continuation of 2013 political pains. The year 2014 was not different from the past 15 years. Politics has been the most thriving industry for over a decade and a half. One wonders how such an impoverished nation gets th...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 dramatic turn when the First Lady launched a sca...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 Africans, not white and arabesque. Ridley Scott ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 Shopper’ – is launching an astonishing bid ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 9th, 2014
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President Robert Mugabe’s inordinate delay in naming a new Zanu PF presidium is fuelling speculation about the candidates that will be chosen to the top posts. In the week since Mugabe, 90, surprised the 6th Zanu PF congress by announcing he will not immediately name the presidium, he has provided li...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 biology finally takes its toll on the autocrat. ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 since their so called independence was attained in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2014
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If there is anything we should learn from the recent purges within its leadership ranks, it is that most Zanu PF leaders are actually tired of President Robert Mugabe and, like most of us, would like to see him go. What they have lacked are the scruples to unite and dismiss him. And so it [...]