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Strategies for the Crippling of a Nation: Mugabe’s Ruthless Cling to Power

by Katharine Daniels & Sarah McGowan – USA – Sunday’s news that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn from the Zimbabwean runoff race spurred international media […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Elections, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Introduces Special Banknotes as Inflation Soars

by Lelety Mabasa – Zimbabwe – Always faithful in shocking the world, Zimbabwe has scored yet another first, and as usual, for all the wrong reasons. […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, The World, Zimbabwe

Mugabe Wages Retribution Campaign After Losing the Election: Hundreds Flee for “Safety”

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In the early hours of April 25th, Tariro Gweru and her husband Wellington awoke to a deafening knock on their […]

Africa, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

No Election Results But a Recount Begins: Mugabe Uses Violence to Reverse the People’s Will as MDC Calls for a Work Boycott

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “The moment the people stop supporting you, that’s the moment you should quit politics.” These were the seemingly reasonable and […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Corruption, Democracy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Ruling ZANU PF Loses Majority to the Opposition in Zimbabwe & Seeks Election Runoff to Save Face

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – On Saturday, March 29th, I was one of the millions of Zimbabweans who went to the polls to choose a […]

Africa, Elections, Feature Articles, Police Brutality, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Election Fever Grips Zimbabweans as Prospects for Change Are Near

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – Tinashe Choruma and his wife Irene live in the suburb of Epworth here in the capital, Harare, where many of […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Elections, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

“South Africa Treats Zimbabwean Refugees Like Criminals”

by Grace Kwinjeh – South Africa – Last week Zimbabwe’s civil society and opposition held a commemorative vigil marking the anniversary of the gruesome torture of […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Refugees, Robert Mugabe, South Africa, Torture, Zimbabwe

Divided Opposition: Huge Betrayal for Activists Who Have Suffered for Change

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – On March 11th, 2007, 64 year old Sekai Holland woke up unusually early. She was restless and anxious because of […]

Activism, Africa, Business & Economy, Elections, Feature Articles, Police Brutality, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s Opposition, the MDC, Refuses to Be Crushed

by Lelety Mabasa – Zimbabwe – There was chaos and pandemonium at Harare’s city center on January 23rd, as thousands of ordinary people came face-to-face with […]

Africa, Business & Economy, Elections, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Free from Mugabe’s Grip, Zanu PF Split Is the Only Chance for a Better Zimbabwe

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In my last article I wrote that the situation here is so dire that many Zimbabweans, including myself, can now […]

Africa, Corruption, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Mugabe Mobilizes Veterans to Help Seize 2008 Presidency: Freedom Is the Next Casualty

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In Zimbabwe 2007 closed on a very sad note. December was a very eventful month: it was President Mugabe’s busiest […]

Africa, Corruption, Elections, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

Businesses in Zimbabwe Are Forced to Cut Prices in Half – Mugabe’s “Plan” for Skyrocketing Inflation Backfires

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – Most of us here in Zimbabwe thought he was joking when we first heard President Robert Mugabe tell the public […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe