Tag: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Stranded in Stasis

Zimbabwe: Stranded in Stasis

Zimbabwe is floundering, with little sign of meaningful reform and sustainable, broad-based recovery. Political uncertainty and economic insecurity have worsened; the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) government has consolidated power, as the opposition stumbles, but is consumed by struggles over who will succeed President Robert Mugabe. Upbeat […]

Amnesty: Zim among worst rights abusers

Amnesty: Zim among worst rights abusers

AMNESTY International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as “criminals” while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. “Whilst activists in Angola, Swaziland and Zimbabwe were rounded up on the streets, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was permitted to travel unhindered to […]

Plane saga: Body taken for post-mortem

Plane saga: Body taken for post-mortem

The body of a dead person found in a Western Global Airlines cargo plane destined for Durban, South Africa on Sunday has been taken for a post-mortem, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed. Police also confirmed that the plane’s cabin crew was still in the country but refused to divulge […]

Zambia suspends maize exports to Zim

Zambia suspends maize exports to Zim

ZAMBIA suspended maize exports to Zimbabwe last week to help build reserves in light of a looming El Nino-induced drought, local grain importers confirmed last Friday. The suspension has affected local grain importers who are now battling to bring in about 70 000 tonnes of maize worth $24 million which […]