It remains to be seen how much longer the 'old men syndrome' will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
Robert Mugabe's years of playing one group off against the other to favour himself finally wore too thin in 2017.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
It's time for a new approach as it becomes increasingly clear that protests won't topple the Zanu-PF government.
Only psychologists could discern how Dumiso Dabengwa maintained his legendary composure, a necessary trait for an intelligence supremo.
Nelson Chamisa has the opportunity to foster peace, tolerance and democracy within Zimbabwe's main opposition party.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
South Africa needs to make life as uncomfortable as possible for members of Zimbabwe's government.
The Zimbabwean government's brutal response to protests has dashed hopes for democracy under President Mnangagwa.
To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
Two new books about Zimbabwe deal with the coup in November 2017. But the country's treasures haven’t been dug up yet.
For many Zimbabweans Robert Mugabe will remain a contested figure.
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.
The time for words is over – the world wants to see positive action if it is going to engage and invest.
Zimbabwe's new president promised to deliver the country citizens want but the nation remains on edge.
Southern Africa's liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
What start is this for a regime promising Lazarus-like revival for the ruling party and its friends around the world -- not to mention ordinary Zimbabweans?
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
The government has won another term but voters have been clear that they want fresh faces and new ideas.