Civil Space Shrinking in Africa: Afrobarometer

By Wisdom Mumera Despite growing calls for more open societies and the advent of democracy as the sole reigning political ideology African countries seem to have remained stagnant or even regressed as an Afrobarometer report shows. The survey, compiled from countries tracked since 2011/2013, reveals that the space for civil and political rights in Africa …

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Venter Deals with Nigeria’s Version of Gukurahundi

By Wisdom Mumera Africa sometimes is one large family dissected by contrived boundaries. What occurs within those boundaries testifies to the universal similarities characteristic to the continent. Whilst we have our infamous Gukurahundi tragedy dangling as Damocles’ sword, forever waiting and kept waiting by the powers that be, Nigeria has its own version of the …

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ZEC Sets 10 Day Window Period To Inspect Voters Roll

It is hereby notified for the general public that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall lay open the country’s Provisional Voters` Roll for inspection by the public from 19 May 2018 to 29 May 2018 in accordance with Section 21 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13]. The purpose of the Provisional Voters’ Roll inspection is to allow members of the public to check if their …

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Don Cheadle, You Have Every Right To Play Robert Mugabe

By Samantha Nyasha At the height of one of Zimbabwe’s most historical moments that involved a coup, an impeachment and the unavoidable resignation of one of Africa’s oldest and most infamous president, a fake movie poster started circulating. It was a dream cast of who would eventually play the lead roles in the inevitable movie […]

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The Way Out Of The Zimbabwe Crisis Is Through Elections In 2018 | Kofi Annan 

By Kofi Annan  The political crisis in Zimbabwe is not yet resolved. I believe, nevertheless, that this crisis offers a unique opening for democratic renewal based on the freely expressed will of the people of Zimbabwe. They must be a full partner in the resolution of this profound crisis. The enthusiastic crowds who marched in the streets of Zimbabwe’s major cities on the weekend were …

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The Way Out Of The Zimbabwe Crisis Is Through Elections In 2018 | Kofi Annan 

By Kofi Annan  The political crisis in Zimbabwe is not yet resolved. I believe, nevertheless, that this crisis offers a unique opening for democratic renewal based on the freely expressed will of the people of Zimbabwe. They must be a full partner in the resolution of this profound crisis. The enthusiastic crowds who marched in the streets of Zimbabwe’s major cities on the weekend were …

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Life After First Ladyism: Possible Career Options For Grace Mugabe

By Simba The Comic King  Sometimes they say you just have to know when to quit…but not when you lived in the Mugabe household. The f**king house itself would have to quit before the Mugabes’ do because that’s how they rolled b**ches, f**k what you, the army, your fellow ZANU PF comrades or the house […]

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Harare West Update | Impeachment Of President – Hon. Jessie Majome

Dear Harare Westerners The National Assembly resumes sitting [today] at 2.15pm after a two week break to deal with the finance minister’s budget proposals upon resumption. Now SO much has happened since then! The minister is not in the public eye. A political earthquake in the form of apparently unanimous military and civilian demands for the President to leave office will be played out in …

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