Monthly Archives: April 2017

Main Zimbabwe opposition parties join to take on Mugabe in 2018

Irish Times 21 April 2017 By Bill Corcoran Movement for Democratic Change and National People’s Front sign pact ahead of 2018 vote The leaders of Zimbabwe’s two main opposition political parties have forged an alliance to take on President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party in the southern African country’s general elections next year. Movement […]

Mujuru will be ‘significant ally’ for Tsvangirai

Bulawayo 24 News 20 March 2017 Former vice president Joice Mujuru will be a significant ally for Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of next year’s elections, an analyst says. Mujuru and Tsvangirai signed a pact in Harare on Wednesday to pave the way for a coalition of opposition parties to face President Robert […]


Newsweek By Connor Gaffey 20 March 2017 Zimbabwe’s former prime minister and its ex-vice-president have joined forces in a bid to oust President Robert Mugabe in the country’s 2018 election. Morgan Tsvangirai, a veteran opposition leader, and Joice Mujuru, who served as Mugabe’s deputy for 10 years, signed an agreement Wednesday that lays the groundwork […]

Mugabe introduces new syllabus amid economic crisis

IOL By Peta Thornycroft 20 April 2017 Harare – President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe will now concentrate on a new syllabus which he says will prepare school leavers for employment. Speaking to thousands who gathered in Harare to celebrate the country’s 37th anniversary of independence on Tuesday, Mugabe, 93, spoke mainly about improving education standards. […]

Goats-for-school-fees plan is ‘problematic’, says Zimbabwe’s opposition

Business Day By Ray Ndlovu 19 March 2017 A proposal by Zimbabwe’s education minister has set the country abuzz, over his suggestion for school fees to be settled in livestock, in particular goats. Strong doubts remain, however, about the feasibility of Lazarus Dokora’s proposal, with unions dismissing this as banter. However, Dokora who has a […]

The Matabeleland Massacres: Britain’s wilful blindness

The International History Review By Hazel Cameron 10 April 2017 ABSTRACT This article explores an episode of post-colonial state violence in the newly independent Zimbabwe, namely state-sanctioned atrocities by the army unit known as Fifth Brigade, perpetrated against the Ndebele of Matabeleland and Midlands region. This episode of political and ethnic violence that occurred between […]