In 1980 Zimbabwe barely had a literature scene to speak of. Independence brought with it a short-lived local publishing boom
What is the proper way for young Zimbabweans to remember Robert Mugabe’s legacy?
Exhumations of Gukurahundi graves risk destroying vital clues about the extent of the massacre and who was responsible
The targets were mainly from the Ndebele ethnic group, perceived as backing a rival to Mugabe, who is from the majority Shona group
Political dissidents who have fled to South Africa face an uneasy, uncertain future
Zimbabwe’s president has wiped out any potential revolution before it can even begin
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Motlanthe commission of inquiry into the post-election violence in Zimbabwe blames ‘overwhelmed’ army and police
Kgalema Motlanthe investigated post-election violence but there are concerns President Mnangagwa will not release his findings
We dare not speak its name
Twenty-thousand Zimbabweans were slaughtered in a brutal purge of Mugabe’s perceived opponents. Mnangagwa played a role in organising the crackdown
Mixed messages from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first few days in office
Mugabe’s successor was allegedly instrumental in organising the massacres of the Ndebele
Massacres, torture, killings, evictions and rigged elections must never happen again in Zimbabwe
The effects of President Mugabe’s post-independence security clampdown known as the Matabeleland massacre, continue to be felt.
The president is having his 91st birthday bash this weekend – but Zimbabweans hurt by the economy are not in the mood to celebrate.