There are fewer and fewer outright dictatorships in Africa, but even as elections are held across the continent, still the same faces have occupied the same elected presidential offices year after year.
The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance today said it had resolved to go ahead with its planned demonstration to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the government to accede to its electoral reforms.
Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe says it will be operating under a dual brand by October this year following its acquisition by FMB Malawi last year.
Former Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, one of the kingpins of the G40 faction of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front which was fighting to get Grace Mugabe to succeed her husband President Robert Mugabe, has been arrested for border jumping according to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
With President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announcing that general elections will be held on 30 July, Zimbabwe now has just two months to go before the big day.
A parliamentary committee has recommended that the $202 million Gwanda Solar Project tender, which was awarded to controversial firm Intratrek Zimbabwe in 2015, be immediately withdrawn and that former ministers be prosecuted if they flouted tender procedures in awarding the contract.
Although Zimbabwe’s elections are two months away and Parliament will continue to sit until the eve of the elections, the Electoral Amendment Act which was gazette on Monday cannot be amended again for the forthcoming general elections.
Mobile network operator, Econet Wireless after tax profit for the year ended February 28 made a giant leap of 265 percent to $132.3 million compared to $36.19 million in 2017 largely as a result of cost cutting measures implemented in 2015 which are beginning to bear fruit.