Blast from an anti-Mugabe past. (Photo/ Eric Fidler/Flickr).

Ahead Of July 30 Vote, Can Zimbabwe Finally Get Rid Of Its History Of Violence And Media Repression?

Mnangagwa has backtracked from Mugabe’s more confrontational rhetoric. Zimbabwe’s ruling party now uses cliches like “fresh start”, “new dispensation”, and “open for business”. The talk has been matched by some action.


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Pierre Nkurunziza: his third term power grab triggered crisis. (Photo/Ilyas A. Abukar).

Over Two Years Later With Nearly 500,000 Of Its Citizens Having Fled Violence, Burundi Remains Deadlocked

Reports of disappearances and extra-judicial killings continue to emerge well over two years after major unrest broke out following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid to seek a third term in office.