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Zimbabwe

Population: 14.6 mn.
GDP: $13.7 bn.
Debt: $8.19 bn.
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The succession enigma remains. Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa lacks real power as well as the popularity of his predecessor. Purges will continue at the expense of progress on the financial and economic fronts. The health of President Robert Mugabe, 91, will be continually monitored – and the First Lady's influence will escalate.

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Ruling and unruly parties

The factions in ZANU-PF are providing most of the interest in September’s bye-elections, as the opposition continues to implode

Splits in the ruling party keep on growing as its factions thrive, even though President Robert Mugabe supposedly banned them.


Bye-bye unity

The opposition boycott should have made the bye-election campaigns easy for the ruling party. Instead, they are exposing deep splits and rancour

The campaigns for the 16 bye-elections on 10 June have not been the expected easy ride for the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, even though the Movement for Democra...


Illegal gold exports

Chinese business people are accused of smuggling gold out of the country with the connivance of senior ruling party officials

Securocrats and political bigwigs in President Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) are colluding with Asian entrepreneurs, mainly from China, ...


So far, so bad

The campaign against Mujuru continues and the opposition remains incapable of capitalising on ZANU-PF's difficulties

As the economy plummets and political infighting reaches fever pitch, Zimbabwe's state media chose to mark the 35th anniversary of the nation's Independence on 18 April, by splashi...


Bye any means

Renewed opposition factionalism means that some MPs are being recalled and bye-elections have to be held

Sixteen bye-elections, most of them triggered by the opposition, will be held on 10 June, parliamentary officials have decided. In the interim, the number could rise through furthe...


The mighty fall

ZANU-PF’s purge of the Mujuru faction is far from complete and the succession no clearer as Mugabe turns 91

Having removed Joice Mujuru from the leadership of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, the party seems unable to decide what to do next. Mujuru enjoyed strong popu...


Exit Mujuru, enter Mnangagwa

The Vice-President and her followers have fallen under Mugabe’s axe but her rival’s path to power is not guaranteed

It was only after the delegates had all trooped home from the ruling party's congress that President Robert Mugabe finally announced on 10 December his replacement for the purged V...


The defenestration of Mujuru

The campaign against the Vice-President comes from the top but it leaves the succession issue no clearer than before

Although Joice Mujuru is still nominally the country's only Vice-President as well as Second Secretary of the governing Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, she is unde...


MDC can't exploit ZANU-PF splits

Although ZANU-PF’s internal strife is playing out under the spotlight, the main opposition cannot seem to profit

Restoring credibility is now the challenge for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change as much as for the governing Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. ZANU-PF h...


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