Tag: 2018 Election

Walk for peace – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Walk for peace – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

Thirty people joined the Vigil at the Embassy after a 15-mile walk to raise funds for the Zimbabwe Peace Actors’ Platform (ZimPAP) which seeks to train 100,000 civilian peacekeepers for next year’s elections. The thirty included Margaret Munenge’s toddler Ethan (who made his mother walk twice the distance) but excluded […]

Mugabe to Temper Wife’s Ambitions Amid Zimbabwe Army Anger

Mugabe to Temper Wife’s Ambitions Amid Zimbabwe Army Anger

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has moved to rein in his wife’s ambition to succeed him after the nation’s intelligence chief warned that her campaign may stoke political violence and faces opposition from within the military, three members of the ruling party’s politburo said. Mugabe asked his wife Grace, 51, to tone down […]

Will Robert Mugabe, 93, live to see his last election?

Will Robert Mugabe, 93, live to see his last election?

Robert Mugabe, on his final political campaign in eastern Zimbabwe on Friday told thousands of supporters that he had delivered political and economic freedom since he came to power in 1980. But Zimbabwe is bankrupt –  it cannot pay monthly government salaries on time and there is hardly any cash in the […]

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe press card is a precious thing. Much of the local media is under state control, and President Robert Mugabe has a long record of disliking foreign correspondents. So when I had a chance to get temporary accreditation to cover an arts festival, I jumped at it. After three […]