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Sunday 20 April 2008
Wednesday 16 April 2008
Yesterday's general strike in Zimbabwe was always likely to be a relative flop. The people of that nation are demoralised and intimidated. Only once in the past decade has there been much general support for a "stayaway". With inflation running at 100,000 per cent and four out of five people unemployed, few of those who still have a job were willing to risk a day's pay. So the weary and impoverished population formed the usual daily queues at banks to withdraw just enough hyperinflationary cash to buy bread, for which they had to queue again at the supermarkets.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
South Africa's ruling African National Congress has split publicly over the still-undeclared presidential election result in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe is accused of defying the verdict of his own voters.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Saturday 12 April 2008
Robert Mugabe's government banned all political rallies in Zimbabwe yesterday as tension and intimidation mounted over the still-unannounced results of the presidential election held two weeks ago today.
Sunday 06 April 2008
Wednesday 02 April 2008
Even though it appears that Robert Mugabe has been resoundingly defeated, he is determined to dictate the terms of his departure.
Tuesday 01 April 2008
The abandoned brick kilns outside Bulawayo are a fitting backdrop to begin a journey through a ruined country. The derelict ovens and chimneys have been picked apart for anything that could be salvaged or sold. The blackened rubble that remains stretches for half a mile along the road to the capital, Harare, offering some shelter or a place to sleep for those who begin waiting for a lift from first light.
Sunday 30 March 2008
Saturday 29 March 2008
Wednesday 26 March 2008
A British helicopter pilot hired to fly the Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on the campaign trail was under arrest last night in a Harare police station with a notorious reputation after being detained on the runway of a city airport.
Thursday 20 March 2008
President Robert Mugabe's supporters have used violence to intimidate opponents before next week's election in Zimbabwe, the rights group Human Rights Watch has said.
Wednesday 12 March 2008
Saturday 08 March 2008
Were it not for an accident of history, Robert Mugabe might now be a retired schoolteacher living out his dotage in peaceful Ghana. In the summer of 1960 when the first African National Congress – the one set up in what was then Rhodesia – was starting to challenge white rule, the young Mugabe was more of an academic than an activist. The holder, already, of three degrees he had only returned to his homeland to introduce his future wife, Sally, to his family.
Monday 03 March 2008
Buoyed by key defections from the ruling party and support from the opposition movement, former finance minister Simba Makoni held a presidential election rally in the capital yesterday with promises to repair the economy and heal divisions in the nation.
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