Zimbabwe on the precipice – today’s protests are a choice between deeper polarisation or cooperation to face national crisis

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:19

Today is the second anniversary of the 2018 national election won by President Mnangagwa and ZANU-PF, and the day set for the Extraordinary Congress of MDC-T. It was chosen therefore for a big street protest, purportedly against corruption.

Zimbabwe Opposition aims to unhinge both Mnangagwa government and Khupe MDC-T with July 31 protests

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 06:18

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in
Zimbabwe from a low base, but with little effective physical distancing
measures and very little testing to restrain its spread.

Hunger continues to grow the more the economic
dislocation from the pandemic continues, especially falling remittances from
the diaspora.

Political tensions escalate, involving US, as economic impact of COVID-19 deepens

Submitted by admin on Sat, 06/27/2020 - 06:17

The people of Zimbabwe are facing ever greater
hunger due to another poor harvest and the COVID-19 lockdown and its broader
impacts. The World Food Program is expanding its feeding program in response.
But the galloping inflation, reaching 765 per cent in the year to April, has

As Zimbabweans starve under COVID-19 lockdown, abduction and torture tactic condemned, questioned; 4 MDC MPs recalled

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/27/2020 - 06:10

The COVID-19 lockdown is now indefinite,
reviewed every two weeks, and cross-border trading, and remittances have
greatly diminished as sources of survival for the people. While the number of
COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe is small, the fear of a big outbreak is
well-founded. Small but significant aid grants came from the European Union,