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KFC in Harare has shut down. (Photo/Aaron Ufumeli/ EPA-EFE).

Zimbabwe’s Economy Is Tanking: Why Mnangagwa Is Just Not Able To Fix It

The Mnangagwa regime could try to take ill-gotten gains away from Mugabe and Grace Mugabe, as Malaysias new government is doing to its previous kleptocratic prime minister and his wife.


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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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Some committed democrats held their nose and welcomed the coup against Mugabe.

Smoke And Mirrors: Five Things We Learnt About Democracy In Africa In 2017

The next 12 months are not likely to be kind to African democracy.


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A "new" beginning in Zimbabwe. (Photo/Kim Ludrook/EPA).

Four Things Zimbabwe Can Do To Recover From The Disaster Of The Mugabe Era

If Zimbabwe gets the politics right, there is every reason to be optimistic that this promising country will flourish at last.