Under Zimbabwe’s current constitution, the High Court can impose the death penalty on any man aged between 21 and 70 who commits murder.

Several Western countries urge Zimbabwe to abolish Death Penalty

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Today is the World Day Against the death penalty. The US, Britain and the EU are among several Western embassies in Harare calling for...
She polled a mere 3.32% as the elections became a two-man race, where Zanu-PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa got 50.67% and the MDC Alliance’s Chamisa 44.39%.

Zimbabwean opposition rival bounces back and claims a seat in parliament

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From receiving just over 45,000 votes in the 2018 Zimbabwe presidential elections to being sworn in as the leader of the opposition in parliament,...
Some will read that as a reference to when Tendai Biti of the MDC Alliance and Dewa Mavhinga of Human Rights Watch appeared before the US Senate’s committee on foreign relations shortly after the ouster of Robert Mugabe in 2017. With the opposition threatened by infighting and the governing party under heavy international criticism, the MDC Alliance says the proposed new law will threaten Zimbabwe’s already-fragile democratic space.

ZIMBABWE LOOKS TO CRIMINALISE MEETINGS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES

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Zimbabwe’s government wants to bring in a new law to make it a criminal offence for citizens to hold meetings with foreign governments without...
A recently discovered set of old letters reveal the real import of Zimbabwe's Dambudzo Marechera’s influence.

DEAR DAMBUDZO MARECHERA… THE LETTERS ZIMBABWEANS WROTE TO A LITERARY STAR

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The writer Dambudzo Marechera, who died on 18 August 1987, remains a popular figure in Zimbabwe. He is heralded by a young generation as a...
Several African governments are hosting foreign military bases. This is despite the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council’s ongoing concerns about the proliferation of foreign military bases on the continent. The AU is also concerned about its inability to monitor the movement of weapons to and from these military bases. Regardless, a host of bilateral agreements between AU member states and foreign powers underlie the spread of foreign military forces across the continent.

WHY FOREIGN COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING TO SET UP BASES IN AFRICA

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Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on...
CHIN’ONO GIVES HARROWING ACCOUNT OF 45-DAY IMPRISONMENT AT CHIKURUBI

UK says following court case of Zimbabwe journalist

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Britain’s foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday he was following the court case in Zimbabwe of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who has been critical...
The US state department has announced economic sanctions against Zineb Jammeh, the wife of Gambia’s former President, Yahya Jammeh.

US sanctions ex-Gambian First Lady Zineb Jammeh

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The US state department has announced economic sanctions against Zineb Jammeh, the wife of Gambia’s former President, Yahya Jammeh. Zineb is believed to have assisted...

After Two Decades of Rot, Zimbabwe Is Coming Apart at the Seams

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In Zimbabwe, pregnant women are left alone in hospitals to give birth, taps have run dry in major urban centers, infrastructure has all but...
Mali coup: Opposition rejects transition deal as 'power grab'

Mali opposition rejects junta-backed transition charter

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A committee chosen by the junta, which was overseeing the talks, adopted the final version of the charter by acclamation on Saturday. Mali’s popular opposition...

MALI’S PROTEST LEADER BACKS CIVILIAN ‘RARE BIRD’ TO LEAD TRANSITION

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Influential Mali cleric Imam Mahmoud Dicko urged the military junta on Wednesday to comply with demands from West African leaders to name a civilian...

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