Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping in Beijing, in 2018.
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The more President Mnangagwa’s government fails to engage democratically with its own citizens, the more it will negate any prospect of re-engagement with the West.
Zimbabwe Defense Force soldiers during protests against President Robert Mugabe in 2017.
A forensic archaeologist and former Zimbabwe police officer uses his investigative skills to find the missing and the dead in his homeland.
A soldier from Niger patrols near the border with Nigeria. Porous borders with Nigeria and Mali are hotbeds for Jihadists and marauding local militias.
Leaders’ efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, addressing media in Harare, in July 2018.
Robert Mugabe’s years of playing one group off against the other to favour himself finally wore too thin in 2017.
Many Zimbabweans have turned to hawking to keep the wolf from the door as the economic crisis in the country deepens.
It’s time for a new approach as it becomes increasingly clear that protests won’t topple the Zanu-PF government.
Zimbabwe’s crisis is deepening on all fronts.
The Mnangagwa regime’s coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
Supporters of Sudan’s military rulers rally in Khartoum.
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
Protesters outside the army headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan.
The African Union’s policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
Unyielding protesters put an end to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s 26-year old authoritarian rule.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU’s policy against coups should be applied.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime has yet to show it differs from that of Robert Mugabe.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Zimbabwean government’s brutal response to protests has dashed hopes for democracy under President Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe.
Two new books about Zimbabwe deal with the coup in November 2017. But the country’s treasures haven’t been dug up yet.
The end of Robert Mugabe’s rule was greeted with momentous national celebration.
For many Zimbabweans Robert Mugabe will remain a contested figure.
Supporters attend a Movement For Democratic Change-Alliance campaign rally in Harare.
It’s the final lap before Zimbabwe’s first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe. The jury is out on who will win the presidency.
Protesters from the MDC-Alliance march in Harare demanding electoral reforms.
Zimbabwe’s upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
Supporters of the opposition MDC Alliance in Unity Square before marching to protest outside the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
A new survey suggests opposition Zimbabwean leader Nelson Chamisa is closing in on the ruling Zanu-PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
African leaders at the closing of the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, in 2016.
The emergent AU law is seen as distinct and separate from international law and the domestic laws of member states.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (centre) at a ZANU-PF rally in Bulawayo.
The world waits to see if Zimbabwe will pass the democracy test as it holds its first election after Robert Mugabe next month.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa opposes capital punishment.
Survey shows Zimbabwean policy makers need not fear a public backlash if they choose to abolition of the death penalty.
President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni refuses to relinquish power.
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.