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Makoni Interview: It’s The Politics Stupid

Makoni Interview: It’s The Politics Stupid

THE leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition party Mavambo Kusile Dawn, Simba Makoni, says he is shocked by the level of infighting in Zanu-PF as the battle to succeed President Robert Mugabe intensifes. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Makoni a former finance minister and member of Mr. Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party, said when […]

It’s sink or swim for VP

It’s sink or swim for VP

THIS week could prove to be one of the most important and significant periods in the long political life of embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as the post-congress Zanu PF war to succeed President Robert Mugabe gets hotter and nastier by the day. Team Lacoste, as Mnangagwa’s camp is now referred […]

Opinion: In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

Opinion: In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

MY mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion […]

Opinion: Looking Beyond Mugabe

Opinion: Looking Beyond Mugabe

IT’S not been a good year for Robert Mugabe. When cameras caught him stumbling down the steps of a podium in February, photographers were forced to delete the images and several bodyguards were later fired. Nevertheless, photoshopped pictures of the nonagenarian dictator went viral. Some show him sprinting up a football […]