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Citizens tired of being played for a fool

The use of a South African Air Force jet by ANC officials without the minister following the required procedures is one such case — and more questions arise on examination of that case

Repression in Zimbabwe exposes South Africa’s weakness

The pattern is now well established: crisis, intervention, promises by the Zanu-PF regime to behave, and then relapse after a decent interval to the sort of behaviour that prompted the latest crisis in the first place.

Zimbabwe’s Solomon Mujuru: general and nonpartisan

Mujuru sought to professionalise Zimbabwe’s army in the 1980s; later, as an MP, he stood against partisanship. Today’s officers and politicians should follow his lead

MDC’S Chamisa perpetrates sexism in Zimbabwe

Far from representing a break from the past, the opposition leader is reinforcing patriarchal norms in his behaviour towards women

Zimbabwe ‘has never been this bad’

A brutal crackdown has left critics of the government fearing for their lives and afraid to speak out

Embrace of a pan-African stranger

Robert Mugabe was once a fervent pan-Africanist, but he failed to act like one after he came to power

Why no one’s buying the new Zimbabwean dollar

Currencies are based on trust, and trust is in short supply

Chamisa elected unopposed as MDC leader

The Movement for Democratic Change has been plagued by infighting since Tsvangirai's death and battered by another election defeat

Zimbabwean court nullifies Chamisa’s appointment

Party says the decision was politically motivated

The brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe creates a new generation of exiles

Political dissidents who have fled to South Africa face an uneasy, uncertain future

Zimbabwe crackdown amounts to ‘crimes against humanity’, says rights group

Further turmoil in store as the economic crisis worsens and unions contemplate strike action

Chamisa snubs Mnangagwa dialogue call

Chamisa, who insists he won last July's presidential elections, says he's in favour of dialogue but only talks are called by a neutral party

Zimbabwe: After the crackdown, the purge

Targeted abductions and detentions are dismantling opposition to President Mnangagwa’s government

Revolt and repression in Zimbabwe

Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant Piers Pigou explains how economic hardship is driving ordinary citizens to unprecedented acts of resistance

Anger as Mnangagwa raises petrol prices in Zimbabwe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said prices of petrol and diesel would more than double to tackle a shortfall caused by increased demand

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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