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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a daunting task ahead. He has indicated he wants to engage with the West, encourage investment and open up the country’s politics. But elements inside his own party are holding him back. The military wing of the ZANU-PF, led by Vice President Constantin Chiwenga, seems intent on continuing repression and backward economic policies. Until President Mnangagwa gains control of his party, he will be unable to implement any real reforms.
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
A richly endowed
country, Africa’s former breadbasket Zimbabwe, has become a basket case of a
state due to idiosyncratic policies, systemic plundering and violence after
1980, when alleged “liberation” forces, in fact terror groups, took power. The
nonagenarian dictator Robert Mugabe was finally removed in a palace coup, but
the problematic election on July 30, 2018 shows that Zimbabwe’s plight is far
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Robert Mugabe still presides over the chaotic country of Zimbabwe at the age of 90. Amid regular reports that his health is failing, political succession has become a major issue. The major opposition party, the MDC, was heavily defeated in the 2013 elections by Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF, in which two factions have emerged. They are led by vice president Joice Mujuru an...
Robert Mugabe, 89, is expected to be re-elected president after 33 years in power in elections due before the end of July 2013. But the focus this time will be as much on the choice of his main running mate for vice president as on him. If a president fails to complete his full term for any reason, the vice president automatically assumes the reins of power. In th...
The death of war hero and politician Solomon Mujuru in a mysterious fire has alerted conspiracy theorists in Zimbabwe. But what will it mean for who succeeds President Robert Mugabe asks a GIS expert in this briefing. CONSPIRACY theories are being floated following the suspicious death of one of Zimbabwe’s founding father...
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