Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday signed the Constitutional Amendment Bill into law, paving the way for replacement of the current constitution that was crafted on the eve of the country’s independence from Britain 33 years ago. This brings a process that started almost four years ago closer to the end, as only a few steps [...]
With Zimbabwe facing a water crisis, people in some parts of the capital Harare have gone for months without access to clean water. Now the government is trying to attract private investors to help fix the problem.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe says he will not tolerate foreign interference in the country’s upcoming elections. Mugabe was speaking at an event in Harare marking 33 years of independence from Britain.
The European Union has suspended sanctions against 81 officials and eight firms in Zimbabwe that were imposed 11 years ago in response to human rights abuses and political violence under the rule of President Robert Mugabe. But Mugabe isn’t included in the EU’s decision, meaning sanctions against him will remain in force. Nine other individuals and [...]
Counting is ongoing in Zimbabwe as officials tally the results of an election held Saturday on the country’s new constitution. The constitution introduces presidential term limits, grants parliament more power and expands women’s rights — but it doesn’t stop President Robert Mugabe, 89, who has been in office since independence in 1980, from running again. [...]
THE suspension of travel bans imposed on six Cabinet ministers and 21 other individuals by the European Union yesterday is divisive and meaningless, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, has said. “It is obviously designed to divide and rule,” he said. “It is totally meaningless. As long as one Zimbabwean is under sanctions, then the whole [...]
Two sisters from the same African nation winning Rhodes scholarships — what are the odds? For the Mohamed family of Zimbabwe, the lightning of international recognition has struck twice in less than a decade. In 2004, Shazrene Mohamed, then a Harvard astrophysics student, won the prestigious honor. And on Tuesday, the Rhodes Fund, which administers [...]
As Africa continues to rise, so do African women. With the upward economic, social and political trajectory of the continent, a new breed of African women continues to emerge. So much so, that the African Union christened the years 2010 to 2020 as the “African Women’s Decade”. For the first time in history, the African [...]
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe says he still wants to hold an election, but not before the country has had the chance to vote on a new constitution first. According to court papers, he wants to hold elections in March 2013, with a referendum on a new constitution coming this November. Mugabe’s long-time rivals in the [...]
Zimbabwe-Born Businessman, Strive Masiyiwa, Commits $6.4 Mil to Send 40 African Students to Morehouse College
Nigena Hamim knew exactly why he wanted to leave the African nation of Burundi and come to the United States to attend Morehouse College. “I have a dream of fighting ethnic divisions in my country and I am encouraged to realize my vision…After all, I believe that I was born at a time like this [...]