Instead of nudging Harare towards reforms, the targeted sanctions have become a lucrative cover for non-performance, incompetence and unbridled corruption by the ruling elites.
Investigations showed that at least 55 elephants had died from lack of food and water in a game park in western Zimbabwe.
Fifty years ago today in Somalia, Mohammed Siad Barre’s military coup ended Somalia’s brief democratic period, which paved the way for civil war when the regime eventually collapsed. His contested legacy divides Somalis to this day.
While Zimbabweans would want CITES to lift ban on ivory trade, they however cannot trust the thoroughly corrupt ruling elite to manage the possible windfall for the benefit of ordinary citizens and the wildlife.
Since the beginning of the year, some 50 people, mainly government detractors, have been abducted and tortured in Zimbabwe, but it is not easy to say who could be behind these heinous crimes.
Robert Mugabe, who led the bitter guerrilla war to end white-minority rule in the country, was Zimbabwe's first leader and ruled from 1980, overseeing a years-long slide from prosperity to economic ruin and repression.
Two years ago when Mugabe was still in power, many people wished him dead, but when he truly died, a lot of people grieved for him.
African leaders, former presidents and thousands of Zimbabweans joined at a state funeral for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe.
A controversy over when and where former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe would be buried and a stampede that injured several people trying to view his body mar mourning for the deceased leader.
The family of Mugabe, who died in Singapore last week, and Zimbabwe's government have been at odds over whether he would be buried.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
Nollywood, the affectionate nickname for Nigeria’s film industry, is increasingly grabbing the attention, and financing, of global entertainment brands as it produces hundreds of films and TV episodes each month.
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