After months of tense negotiations, Morgan Tsvangirai has settled for much less than his supporters voted for
The agreement reached in Harare on 15 September may not be what Zimbabweans wanted, but it was the best the negotiators could get after various governments had tried to prod President Robert Mugabe
into making more concessions. Now Mugabe remains President, with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai
as Prime Minister and his former colleague Arthur Mutambara
as his Deputy. Mugabe’s powers will be whittled down but not radically altered in the new arrangement. It is a weak and ambiguous agreement whose terms include many discretionary provisions – an ideal arena for political obstruction.
Mugabe, Tsvangirai and Mutambara have signed the power-sharing agreement but can it really work?
Amid the euphoria and impeccably presented theatre of the signing of the Zimbabwe power-sharing agreement on 15 September, only a Jeremiah would have warned that Monday’s child is ...
The businessmen and bankers are ready but donors will adopt a wait-and-see aproach
Private companies may move faster than Western governments, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in returning to Zimbabwe after the political deal. There are plans for hu...