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Zimbabwe vice president’s wife freed on bail after attempted murder charge

The wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was granted bail by Zimbabwe’s High Court on Monday after spending three weeks in detention for...

Africa’s  ‘dinosaurs’ are dying out

Africa’s dinosaur leaders are members of an increasingly small and unstable club. Popular protests last year forced Algeria’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, out of...

Can Southern Africa’s liberation movements really rid the region of corruption?

Southern Africa’s national liberation movements have survived ‘end of decade’ elections across the region. Combatting corruption has been at the heart of many...

Telling the complex story of ‘medical xenophobia’ in South Africa

The phrase “medical xenophobia” is often used to describe the negative attitudes and practices of South African health care professionals towards refugees and...

The hidden costs of social media use in elections: A Ghana case study

Social media is becoming increasingly central to election campaigns around the world. In the process, it is transforming politics in a number of...

“You are too young to mock the government”: Zimbabwean comedian relives her abduction

The scene is a busy, dusty, unpaved thoroughfare somewhere in Harare. In the foreground, a Zimbabwean police spokesperson addresses a news camera. She is...

Zimbabwe’s marriage Bill is an improvement but it still leaves women vulnerable

COMMENTAs a country that recognises both civil and customary marriages, Zimbabwean legislation has to ensure that there are no gaps in the law...

High court decision affirms human rights of transgender people in Zimbabwe

In 2014, Ricky Nathanson was arrested and charged with criminal nuisance after she used a toilet for women. In a progressive judgment with...

Zimbabwe sacks 435 doctors over strike

The Zimbabwean government on Friday said it has so far fired 435 junior doctors at public hospitals for engaging in an...

Find pathways beyond mass protests

The last half-year has seen a startling cluster of protests around the world, including Algeria, Bolivia, Catalonia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Georgia, Hong...

Malaicha trade goes digital

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Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz

The example of the reunification of Germany is instructive when thinking about the time, 20 years ago, when two great projects to bridge...

Before re-engagement, Zimbabwe needs to regain lost trust

COMMENTThe Zimbabwean government’s flagging international re-engagement roadshow continues this week as top officials attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and International...

MDC’s Chamisa perpetrates sexism in Zimbabwe

COMMENTWhen Nelson Chamisa became president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in 2018, he electrified Zimbabwean politics. He was young. He was energetic....

Tongaat Hullet – sugar farming company to exit sugar farming

Embattled agri-processing and property giant Tongaat Hulett is preparing to pull out of sugar farming, as part of a turn-around plan which has...

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