Policy

Let’s restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

Let’s restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, has said he is in favour of resuming executions in the country in response to rising murder rates. Capital punishment is on the statute book in Zimbabwe, but no one has been executed since 2005, when the country’s last hangman retired. “I think let’s restore the death penalty,” […]

Mugabe family ‘setting up new airline’

Mugabe family ‘setting up new airline’

President Robert Mugabe and his family are shareholders in a new airline to be called Zimbabwe Airways, a private newspaper has claimed. Respected business weekly the Financial Gazette says in its latest edition that “multiple aviation sources” have told the paper that Mugabe, 93, and his family are “beneficial shareholders” in the new company. […]

Zimbabwe completes gold mining probe

Following a string of allegations about illegal gold mining mafias generating millions of dollars in lost revenue, the Government of Zimbabwe launched an investigation in early August whose results should be made public in the coming weeks. According to the Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Fred Moyo, the […]

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe plans $1 billion Robert Mugabe university

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe plans $1 billion Robert Mugabe university

Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped government plans to build a $1 billion university named after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, the higher education minister said on Wednesday, a move that was quickly criticized by the opposition as a waste of resources. Jonathan Moyo, Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, said the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University […]