After being denounced for years for its dictatorship and destructive economic policies, Zimbabwe entered a new chapter in July 2018, following the presidential election that saw Emmerson Mnangagwa winning a clear majority - arguably the most significant development in the Southern African nation since it gained independence. Now the country is at a crossroads, with the new leadership facing a challenging task to show its commitment to advancing a genuine democratic transition.
Writing for AllAfrica, two former African leaders, a leading member of the United States Congress and top U.S. diplomats under both Democratic and Republican administrations record their worries for the development of democracy in Zimbabwe.
The Eight Steps Needed to Achieve Full Democracy
allAfrica, 17 October 2018
Writing for AllAfrica, two former African leaders, a leading member of the United States Congress and top U.S. diplomats under both Democratic and Republican administrations record… Read more »
From top, left to right, Catherine Samba-Panza, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Karen Bass and Constance Newman.
EU Observers in Poll U-Turn
The Herald, 17 October 2018
The European Union Election Observer Mission to Zimbabwe's July 30, 2018 harmonised elections yesterday made a huge climbdown by admitting that Government had already implemented… Read more »
Govt Says Worst of its Economic Woes is Over
VOA, 17 October 2018
Zimbabwe's government says the country is emerging from a recent economic meltdown that saw shops run out of goods and motorists spend long hours in lines at gas stations.… Read more »
We're Ready to Assist Zimbabwe - South African Minister
The Herald, 16 October 2018
South Africa stands ready to assist Zimbabwe so that the reforms it is implementing to turn around the economy succeed, South Africa's International Relations and Co-operation… Read more »
Author Tsitsi Dangarembga's Hope for a Local #metoo Movement
This is Africa, 16 October 2018
Prolific Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga has expressed her hope of starting a #MeToo campaign in Zimbabwe to highlight the abuse and discrimination suffered by women, as the… Read more »
Is Mnangagwa Fulfilling His Promises?
Zimbabwe Standard, 14 October 2018
In the run-up to the July 30 elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was saying all the things Zimbabweans wanted to hear. Read more »
The commission of inquiry into the August 1 post-election violence opened at a Harare hotel on Tuesday with the first witnesses speaking of how they saw supporters of the MDC ... Read more »
After peacefully electing President Emmerson Mnangagwa in July, many hoped the country would emerge from turmoil and return to prosperity. Instead, it appears to be imploding since ... Read more »
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called for national protests as the country's economic crisis worsens, but police say they would halt any demonstrations in Harare due to ... Read more »
Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has claimed that no one was killed during the military takeover that toppled former president Robert Mugabe. ... Read more »
Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who have been reported to be seriously ill, are receiving treatment in South Africa at a time the ... Read more »
Nelson Chamisa's led Movement for Democratic Change has weighed in on the current economic crisis facing Zimbabwe saying there is a need for urgent national dialogue. The country ... Read more »
This comes after truckloads of police officers besieged Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions' offices countrywide and dispersed groups of activists who had congregated at the centres ... Read more »
Top opposition MDC Alliance officials Tendai Biti, Morgan Komichi and seven others have been accused of inciting the deadly post-election violence that rocked Harare. The ... Read more »
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