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Xi’s African tour highlights China’s expanding security role

Xi’s African tour highlights China’s expanding security role

TO see China’s evolving foreign policy, look to Africa, where a desire to protect economic investment is leading to a revision of the country’s hands-off approach to the internal affairs of other nations. Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a five-day African visit on Tuesday that he’ll use to showcase China’s […]

Former Zimbabwean Finance Minster Simba Makoni addresses a press conference in Harare, Tuesday Feb. 5, 2008. Makoni announced that he is to run against President Robert Mugabe in presidential elections scheduled for March 29.(AP PHOTO/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Makoni: Zanu PF dead and buried

OPPOSITION Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) leader Simba Makoni has claimed Zanu PF does not exist anymore as a political party and has completely lost support of the grassroots. Makoni, for years a senior member of the ruling Zanu PF party who challenged President Robert Mugabe for the presidency in the March 2008 vote […]

Vic Falls meet crucial for VP

Vic Falls meet crucial for VP

AMID claims that up to a third of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s camp has already been wiped out through exclusions, suspensions and expulsions from the warring post-congress Zanu PF, insiders say the embattled VP should expect a frosty reception at the party’s annual conference in Victoria Falls next week. Well-placed sources […]

Mnangagwa on the ropes

Mnangagwa on the ropes

VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s mooted ambitions to succeed President Robert Mugabe suffered another hammer blow at the weekend after Mashonaland East and Bulawayo became the latest Zanu PF provinces to call for a return of the women’s quota system in the warring ruling party. The two provinces join party structures in […]