The military is losing out in its power struggle with the intelligence services, and President Mugabe is the beneficiary
More than 15 senior officers have been purged from the Zimbabwe Defence Force following investigations into plots to oust President Robert Mugabe
, a group of military officers told Africa Confidential this week. Some of the officers have been court-martialled, others are under arrest and yet others have 'disappeared'. Other military sources link the latest purge to what they describe as the most serious coup attempt against Mugabe since 1998 and suggest that more than 40 officers are being targeted for surveillance and arrest (AC Vol 48 No 14). As power struggles intensify and the pace of economic disintegration accelerates, officers believe the mainstream military is losing out to the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) under its Director General, Happyton Bonyongwe
The market principle of ‘'buy when there’s blood on the streets’ has drawn new investors to Zimbabwe
Africa Confidential reported early this year on highly lucrative British banking operations in Harare and the Botswana-based Imara Capital's recovery fund (AC Vol 48 Nos 2 & 6). So...
Political compromises could mark the start of a new style for both government and opposition
To satisfy both domestic expediency and international pressure, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has commuted the life sentences passed on 35 of his opponents. That was expected and it ...