Monthly Archives: November 2016

Parallels with Mugabe’s Zimbabwe illustrate the dangers of a Trump presidency

Mail and Guardian Africa By Brooks Marmon 23 November 2016 If Zimbabwe serves as an example of the way the US will go, Americans should be very afraid. COMMENT Much has been made of the warm reception that United States president-elect Donald Trump has received from many African leaders. An enthusiastic pro-Trump editorial in Zimbabwe’s […]

Zimbabwean activists urge population to remain non-violent after attack on pro-democracy leaders By Elsa Buchanan 19 November 2016 LONDON – Zimbabwean pro-democracy activists have urged citizens to commit to nonviolent action after supporters were assaulted and abducted this morning ahead of a planned demonstration dubbed #MunhuWeseMuRoad. Sources on the ground, who could not be identified for fear for their safety, told IBTimes UK that men abducted […]

Zimbabwe’s former minister David Coltart warns nation faces perfect storm

IB Times 10 November 2016 As the much-anticipated 2018 elections loom, Zimbabwe’s tortured politics face difficult times. IBTimes UK met with David Coltart, Zimbabwe’s former Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, who spoke of his fears of a perfect storm. After almost four decades of quelled frustrations under Mugabes iron-fisted reign, a flurry of […]

Mugabe decrees introduction of ‘new currency’ By Kitsepile Nyathi 1 November 2016 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has declared bond notes legal tender amid charges by experts that the intervention was unconstitutional. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) announced in May that it would introduce the currency linked to the US dollar. The announcement at the height of serious shortages of […]