The Zimbabwean government’s brutal response to protests has dashed hopes for democracy under President Mnangagwa.
Thomas Mapfumo recently performed a series of concerts in his homeland, Zimbabwe. This is Africa spoke to the iconic musician and social commentator.
Hardlife Zvirekwi, the captain of CAPS United F.C., played in a league fixture in July shortly after returning to the field following the amputation of his left hand in surgery. The Zimbabwean defender’s ultimate goal is to make it back into the national team despite the effects of a disastrous car accident.
Overspending by the government is behind the current downward spiral in Zimbabwe’s economy.
Australian exploration company, Invictus Energy, has refuted media reports of the discovery of oil and gas deposits in Zimbabwe. The company said “oil or gas discovery has not been made” but there’s evidence of “undiscovered accumulations which have both a risk of discovery and a risk of development”.
With no external source of funding and support, Anoziva Marindire has succeeded in teaching girls to code, opening up prospects in the job market and in their communities that they never had before.
Despite the ongoing economic and liquidity crisis in Zimbabwe, the country’s tourism sector received a major boost, having been named on top travel publisher, Lonely Planet’s list of “best countries” to visit in 2019.
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is struggling to overcome the national economic destruction wreaked on Zimbabwe over two decades under Robert Mugabe.
In mending the relations with Zimbabwe’s white community by roping in Kirsty Coventry and Bruce Grobbelaar, President Mnangagwa might just have pulled off a masterstroke.