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20 November 2017 13:42 (South Africa)
Africa

Identity: Still the ultimate hot potato for Africa's artists

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    Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to South Africa in 2011 to write for the Daily Maverick, which has been a magnificilious decision.  

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Photo: Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairperson (ZNLWVA), Christopher Mutsvangwa at a media briefing in Harare on 20 November, 2017.  Photo: Sally Nyakanyanga

Zimbabwe: War Vets vow not to leave the streets until Mugabe quits

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo:  People pray and celebrate during a peace rally an hour after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was recalled as party leader of the ruling ZANU PF party, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017. This comes a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down. The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has taken over control of running the country. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's non-resignation speech may be part of a strategy

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: President Mugabe delivers a confusing speech on Sunday night, 19 November 2017. (ZBC)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s speech leaves people confused and dejected

By MAYNARD MANYOWA and AFP
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) embrace as they arrive for an extraordinary meeting of the SA Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 June 2009. EPA/UNATI NGAMNTWINI

Zimbabwe: When is a coup not a coup?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Zimbabweans watch as President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation live on national TV in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017, a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: A Fistful of Hours – Mugabe survives, for now

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe looks on during a rally marking Zimbabwe's 32nd independence anniversary celebrations in Harare April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Newsflash: Mugabe removed as party leader, wife Grace banned for life

By Maynard Manyowa
Photo: People gather at an anti -Mugabe rally held by the War Veterans as part of mass action protests that have brought the city to a standstill, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 18 November 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Thousands march in solidarity with military, demand Robert Mugabe's exit

By MAYNARD MANYOWA and AFP
Photo: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends the swearing-in ceremony of his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza for a second term in office in the capital Maputo, January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe faces imminent dismissal

By Maynard Manyowa
Main photo: A woman walks past a mural or Grace and Robert Mugabe

Reporter's Harare Notebook: Not yet 'Uhuru'

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: Zimbabwean refugee artist Lovemore Kupeta hangs his works on a security fence at a busy street intersection in the affluent suburb of Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa, 02 November 2007. Photo EPA/JON HRUSA

Zimbabweans in SA look north – will anything change?

By ORATENG LEPODISE
Photo: A man walks past a local newspaper poster frontpage reading 'Mugabe Under House Arrest' on the second day after the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) took over the control of the government in Harare, Zimbabwe, 16 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today : Good coup, bad coup?

By ISS TODAY
Main photo: Soldiers sit in an APC outside Parliament on Nelson Mandela Avenue

Harare: Business as usual (Photo Essay)

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Photo: ZimEye.net

Zimbabwe: No point in military intervention if Mugabe retains power – human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Members of the public read a copy of a local newspaper in Harare, Zimbabwe, 15 November 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s exit strategy on the high-level negotiation table

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai  addresses the media at a briefing at his Highlands residence in Harare. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

Zimbabwe: ‘If we’re approached, we’ll participate’ – opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai

By Shaun Swingler
President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza addresses guests during the state banquet at Tuyhuis in Cape Town in 2014. (Photo: DOC)

ISS Today: Will other African countries follow Burundi out of the ICC?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers an address at the SADC Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Zimbabwe faces a grave constitutional crisis

By DAVID COLTART
Photo: President Jacob Zuma during the SADC Extraordinary Double Troika Summit in Pretoria, South Africa. On the left is President Robert Mugabe, Chairperson of the SADC Troika meeting and in the background is Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, 20 February 2015. (GCIS)

Botswana: SADC leaders meet to discuss Zim ‘coup’

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Zimbabwe National Army commander Constantino Chiwenga addresses a press conference at the army headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 13 November 2017 (issued 15 November 2017). During the press conference Chiwenga called for an end to purges in the ruling Zanu-PF adding that security forces will try to stop those who intend to destroy the party. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: Zimbabwe – a military coup is no promise of political stability

By MIKAELA NHONDO ERSKOG
Photo: Zimbabwe War Veterans Association secretary general Victor Matemadanda addressing a press conference on behalf of other war veterans in Harare, 15 November 2017. Photo: Aaron Ufumeli/(EPA).

Zimbabwe: War vets call for political convergence

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) and his wife First Lady Grace (L) arrive for a Zanu-PF supporters’ solidarity rally held at the party’s headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 08 November 2017 (issued 09 November 2017). The solidarity rally was held to show support of Mugabe and also throw weight behind First Lady Grace Mugabe for the post of vice president following the sacking of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from the post on 06 November 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

A Coup de Grace: South Africa’s perfect foreign policy storm?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo:Deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) reads a birthday message to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (2-R, seated) during a surprise birthday party held on the occasion of his 93rd birthday at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 February 2017. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: Emmerson Mnangagwa – the man behind Zimbabwe’s ‘coup’

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: President Jacob Zuma greets Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 29 January 2013. (photo: GCIS)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe tells Zuma that he is “confined” to his home, as SA envoy is en route to Harare

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) inspects goods on display at an exhibition stand at the 2017 edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 28 April 2017. Photo: EPA/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today: Can new leaders fix Zimbabwe’s Potemkin economy?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) commander Constantine Chiwenga addresses a press conference at the army headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 13 November 2017 (issued 15 November 2017). During the press conference Chiwenga called for an end to purges in the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) adding that security forces will try to stop those who intend to destroy the party. The army seized the national broadcaster's headquarters (ZBC) on 14 November night, to announce that President Robert Mugabe and his family were safe but without citing their whereabouts. The military denied it staged a coup d'etat. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Army in control of state institutions, but insists not a coup

By SALLY NYAKANYANGA, PETER FABRICIUS and AFP.
Photo: A Malawian woman husks corn with a group of women in her village on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Stephen Morrison/Africa Practice (flickr)

amaBhungane: Hunger stalks Malawi’s prisons

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Robert Mugabe (EPA)

Zimbabwe: Army chief on collision course with ruling party

By Sally Nyakanyanga
File Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. © Reuters Photographer / Reuters

Zimbabwe: Social media abuzz with rumours of imminent coup; claims Mugabe residence under siege

By PETER FABRICIUS
Zimbabwean army APCs reportedly seen en route to Harare.

Something is happening in Zimbabwe, with rumours flying around

By Conway Waddington