Politics

Zimbabwe will use fingerprint ID technology for its 2018 general elections

Zimbabwe will use fingerprint ID technology for its 2018 general elections

Zimbabwe’s government has announced that it has awarded and signed the contract for the supply of the fingerprint biometric identity solution with American company, Ipsidy. The de-duplication hardware and software solution to be supplied by Ipsidy will include an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (“AFIS”) which will be used in Zimbabwe’s upcoming […]

Mugabe Claims Mnangagwa Among Several Gukurahundi Architects

Mugabe Claims Mnangagwa Among Several Gukurahundi Architects

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has blamed the excesses of the North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade on then intelligence chief Emmerson Mnangagwa and David Stannard, a top operative of the government spy network, the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO). Mugabe, who set up an inquiry into the atrocities led by lawyer Simplicius […]

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

The United Nations on Saturday threw its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation’s economy as an “urgent priority”. Achim Steiner, administrator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was in Harare as part of a three-day trip that […]

Robert Mugabe says ‘disgraceful’ Zimbabwe coup must be undone

Robert Mugabe says ‘disgraceful’ Zimbabwe coup must be undone

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a “coup d’etat” that “we must undo” in his first TV interview since then, aired on Thursday. Mugabe, 94, spoke slowly but clearly to South Africa’s SABC broadcaster from an office in Harare, dressed in a grey suit, sitting […]