Zimbabwe’s fighters of liberation struggle of the 1960s have called for constitutional amendment for raising the presidential age limit from 40 to 52 years.
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Police in Zimbabwe have forcibly removed some opposition members of parliament after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Zimbabweans say not much has changed since then, despite vows by new President Emmerson Mnangagwa to allow more freedoms and fix the economy.
Very few details have emerged about the coup, as the government has tried to keep a tight lid on information. What we do know, however, raises a great number of suspicions.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said its leader, Nelson Chamisa, on Saturday survived an assassination attempt by suspected state security agents.
Zimbabwean parliamentarian and former Information Technology Minister Supa Mandiwanzira has been arrested for corruption charges when he was in office.
New Zimbabwe documentary on massacres takes aim at president who preaches unity but deny apologizing for his alleged role in one of country’s deepest wounds
As victims of Zimbabwe’s post-election violence seek justice, Adrian Munjere, one of the victims looks forward to having a compensation from the Government.
Intolerance of dissidents by and arresting of dozens of protesters this week in Zimbabwe amidst political and economic crisis is more unsettling.
The economic crisis has its origin in pre-existing pathologies inside the political system over the last three decades so that a true recovery will require much more than wise economic management.