The hyperinflation that was the hallmark of Robert Mugabe’s twilight years is back and wreaking havoc even as the central bank and the ministry of finance continue to deny the collapse of the local currency.
Professor Micere Githae Mugo was an icon of our times, a defender of rights and freedoms, a hero, a fearless feminist, a pan-Africanist and a humanist whose love and warmth brought hope and confidence in those that she interacted with in times of desperation and despair.
Zimbabwean founding father, Ndabaningi Sithole, has largely been edited out of the country’s history. But thanks to the tremendous archive of writing Sithole left behind, we can edit him back in.
With the launch of the Citizens Coalition for Change, Zimbabwe’s political landscape has undergone a significant shift, with a younger activist generation increasingly impatient with the unfulfilled promises of liberation.
From the enormously influential megachurches of Walter Magaya and Emmanuel Makandiwa to smaller ‘startups,’ the church in Zimbabwe has frightening, nearly despotic authority.
Kudakwashe Tagwirei, who is close to Zimbabwe’s president and his inner circle, leveraged his privileged access to fuel and mining markets to strike a lucrative partnership with commodities giant Trafigura. Sanctioned by the U.S. and U.K. for corruption, Tagwirei continued to do business by relocating his network to Mauritius.
As the recorded number of infections in Africa edges towards the six million mark, it has become clear that COVID-19 is not only a public health challenge.
How kleptocrat rulers in African countries sell out their resources to international partners, deprive citizens and enrich themselves
The language of colonialism has remained a determined and fixed feature of mainstream accounts of Africa. The racist imagery of Africa remains unchanged and essentially monstrous.