Our WCW this week is Rapelang Rabana, a technology entrepreneur and founder of Rekindle Learning. Through her company, she seeks to improve education in Africa by encouraging people to use their phones to learn.
Zimbabwe’s new president named his first cabinet Thursday, appointing two senior military officers to key portfolios and dropping close allies of Robert Mugabe who resigned after the armed forces took control of the country.
Fidelis Mukonori, the Jesuit priest who mediated Robert Mugabe’s exit in what was a seismic moment in Zimbabwe’s history, said the 93-year-old appeared relieved after signing his resignation letter.
President Emmanuel Macron kicked off his maiden African tour Tuesday by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso’s assassinated leader and announcing a billion-euro fund for African businesses.
Fixating on the removal of Mugabe or Zuma is a mistake. ZANU-PF must be voted out and the ANC must either completely reform or suffer electoral defeat if South Africa hopes to recover from its rotten president
It is a historic day as Zimbabweans converged at the National Stadium in Harare to witness the swearing in of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, November 21 as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for the country. Mugabe finally resigned after a military intervention and pressure from his own party Zanu-PF and the Zimbabwean citizens. There was jubilation in streets across the country following decades of Mugabe’s authoritarian rule. Mugabe’s departure renews hope, and spirit and brings a sense of freedom to Zimbabweans, most of whom have only known one leader.
A civil rights group has petitioned the government of Rwanda to release Diane Rwigara, presidential aspirant who is in prison together with her sister and mother. Nearly 3,000 people have so far signed the online petition demanding that the Rwandan government releases the three women.
Contrary to popular sentiment that the coup in Zimbabwe would usher in a new era of democracy, the military intervention is much more about a succession crisis in the ruling Zanu-PF.