Obama’s push for democracy in Africa runs up against ‘presidents for life’

Obama’s push for democracy in Africa runs up against ‘presidents for life’

  The man credited with transforming Rwanda from a nation stricken by genocide to a model of African development once told citizens that he would never “disrespect the constitution” by overstaying his term. So this fall, President Paul Kagame’s supporters did what they had to in order to keep him

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Konshens Set to Perform in Harare, Zimbwabwe

Konshens Set to Perform in Harare, Zimbwabwe

  There are a few days left to see if Zimbabweans will really get to enjoy a live show from Konshens, born Garfield Delano Spence, who cancelled an appearance last year citing Ebola fears although Southern Africa remained largely untouched by the deadly virus. Delta Beverages marketing manager Patricia Murambinda

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Sex Parties in Zimbabwe – Who’s to Blame?

Sex Parties in Zimbabwe – Who’s to Blame?

  Sex orgies, where teenagers abuse drugs and alcohol before indulging in (usually) unprotected intercourse, have apparently become a regular phenomenon in Zimbabwe. For instance, 224 teens were recently arrested for engaging in what is called a ‘Vuzu party’. Waza blogger Kundai Marunya believes that this is just a sign

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Why Robert Mugabe just shouted “We are not gays” in his UN speech

Why Robert Mugabe just shouted “We are not gays” in his UN speech

  Robert Mugabe, the 91-year-old leader of Zimbabwe, deviated slightly from his prepared remarks, during his Monday evening address to the United Nations General Assembly, to do something that he does frequently: slur against homosexuality. “We are not gays,” he shouted. And it’s worse than it sounds. Mugabe made the

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Mugabe Swears in Nephew As Minister

Mugabe Swears in Nephew As Minister

  President Robert Mugabe on Friday appointed his nephew as Zimbabwe’s new indigenisation minister in a move that will be closely analysed by would-be foreign investors. Outspoken businessman and farmer Patrick Zhuwao, 48, was just one of 14 new ministers and deputies to be sworn in by the 91-year-old Mugabe

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US hunter tied to Cecil the lion killing headed back to work

US hunter tied to Cecil the lion killing headed back to work

  The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion fueled a global backlash emerged Sunday for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days. Walter

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Who Will Lead Zimbabwe When Robert Mugabe Finally Cedes Power?

Who Will Lead Zimbabwe When Robert Mugabe Finally Cedes Power?

  On a Friday afternoon in the leafy northern suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, white, sunbaked former farmers gather at the Tin Cup restaurant for a lunch of barbecued ribs and cold Castle lagers, and to talk about the good old days. The owner, Leith Bray, was run off his

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Mugabe Admitted that his Children ‘Party Animals’

Mugabe Admitted that his Children ‘Party Animals’

  President Robert Mugabe has openly admitted having problems with his children whom he said were party crazy and lacked basic self-survival skills. Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters who gathered at Chinyika Ranch in Zibagwe-Chirumanzu constituency on Friday to witness the official opening of chrome smelting company Africa Chrome

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Another Zimbabwean Bank Closes Down

Another Zimbabwean Bank Closes Down

  The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe yesterday cancelled AfrAsia Bank Zimbabwe Limited (formerly Kingdom Bank)’s licence after it failed to meet minimum capital requirements, becoming the second bank to fold since the beginning of the year. Last month, Allied Bank had its licence terminated after bowing to undercapitalisation and attendant

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EU resumes direct aid to Zimbabwe after a decade of sanctions

EU resumes direct aid to Zimbabwe after a decade of sanctions

  The European Union has given Zimbabwe 234 million euros ($267 million), it said on Monday, the first time the bloc has given financial aid to the southern African nation’s government since imposing sanctions in 2002. The 28-nation EU has gradually eased biting sanctions on Zimbabwe to encourage political reform,

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