Divisions Threaten to Split Zimbabwe’s MDC Party

[Deutsche Welle] As the country mourns the loss of the longtime opposition leader, his party colleagues are already caught in a power struggle which will likely diminish their chances in Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe election.

[Deutsche Welle] As the country mourns the loss of the longtime opposition leader, his party colleagues are already caught in a power struggle which will likely diminish their chances in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?

[IPS] United Nations -Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them…

[IPS] United Nations -Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence ripping it apart. Even the Times' gesture merely highlighted the latest permutation of the US government's foreign military decisions.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Vice Chancellor Arrested Over Grace Mugabe PhD

[The Herald] University of Zimbabwe (UZ)Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura was arrested yesterday on allegations of abuse of office involving the awarding of a Doctor of Philosophy degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe. Prof Nyagura was arrested…

[The Herald] University of Zimbabwe (UZ)Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura was arrested yesterday on allegations of abuse of office involving the awarding of a Doctor of Philosophy degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe. Prof Nyagura was arrested in Harare and is likely to appear in court today.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Finalising U.S.$153M Airport Loan Deal

[The Herald] Government is finalising a $153 million loan agreement with China’s Eximbank, part of which will be used to spruce up the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo has said.

[The Herald] Government is finalising a $153 million loan agreement with China's Eximbank, part of which will be used to spruce up the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

New Dispensation Charms U.S. Govt

[The Herald] The United States (US) government has lined up investors to assess investment opportunities here following the ascendency of President Mnangagwa to power late last year, US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Harry Thomas Jnr has said.

[The Herald] The United States (US) government has lined up investors to assess investment opportunities here following the ascendency of President Mnangagwa to power late last year, US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Harry Thomas Jnr has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

VP Chiwenga to Unveil Livestock Revival Project

[The Herald] Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) is today expected to launch the livestock revitalisation programme in Insiza. The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has partnered Zimplats to roll out the programme, which will start …

[The Herald] Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) is today expected to launch the livestock revitalisation programme in Insiza. The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has partnered Zimplats to roll out the programme, which will start running in Matabeleland South and Matabeleland North, before being taken to other provinces.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Morgan Was a Sinner and Saint – Like All of Us

[The Herald] Morgan Richard Tsvangirai is no more. In life he was a forceful and controversial figure. He was as a polarising figure — polarising in life as he is in death. Observers will note that Tsvangirai was as forceful and polarising as his long…

[The Herald] Morgan Richard Tsvangirai is no more. In life he was a forceful and controversial figure. He was as a polarising figure -- polarising in life as he is in death. Observers will note that Tsvangirai was as forceful and polarising as his longtime nemesis -- former President Robert Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

First Lady Leads War Against Poverty

[The Herald] Back in 2006 when Irene Girimu (49) lost her husband Jeffrey, who was the sole breadwinner in a large extended family, her world seemed to have crumbled around her. She was left hopeless. Without formal education, Irene’s chances of securi…

[The Herald] Back in 2006 when Irene Girimu (49) lost her husband Jeffrey, who was the sole breadwinner in a large extended family, her world seemed to have crumbled around her. She was left hopeless. Without formal education, Irene's chances of securing gainful employment were slim and she had to devise means to fend for the family and keep her three young children in school.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Paraphrasing Malawi President Peter Mutharika – ‘The Revelation of Meaningful Truth’

[Nyasa Times] In all fairness, as of the year 2003, I do not think A. Peter Mutharika, as he preferred to refer to himself, imagined he would be President of Malawi. Never mind the fact that dreams tend to be nebulous and often without limits, I am pre…

[Nyasa Times] In all fairness, as of the year 2003, I do not think A. Peter Mutharika, as he preferred to refer to himself, imagined he would be President of Malawi. Never mind the fact that dreams tend to be nebulous and often without limits, I am pretty sure this wasn't amongst his dreams. He probably imagined retiring as a scholar and spending his later years in the USA. Mutharika's ascendancy to the Presidency is deeply inter-twined with the changing fortunes that his deceased brother, Bingu wa Mutharika, enjoyed su

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi