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Zimbabwe’s Support for Russia Shortsighted

Zimbabwe’s Support for Russia Shortsighted

An alleged telephone conversation surfaced on YouTube between Igor Chubarov, Russia’s ambassador to Eritrea, and Sergei Bakharev, the ambassador to Zimbabwe and Malawi.  The 5-minute long discussion started with Chubarov stating; “My congratulations!  Your country [Zimbabwe] demonstrated very, let’s say, right understanding of the situation on Ukraine.” Bakharev immediately replied,…

A united front would represent more than the sum of the MDCs’ separate vote count

A united front would represent more than the sum of the MDCs’ separate vote count

OPINION (Zimbabwe Investor) – The Nomination Court sat on Friday and both Welshman Ncube and Tsvangirai of the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) factions were among the five candidates who filed separate candidacy papers putting paid to the idea of a coalition going into the poll. The leader of…

State Media’s Politically Inflammatory Language Undermines the Constitutional Court

State Media’s Politically Inflammatory Language Undermines the Constitutional Court

The state media’s use of politically inflammatory language ahead of the anticipated application for extension of time by Government to the Constitutional Court as recommended by SADC is a cause for concern because it undermines the judicial process by creating an impression that the matter has been pre-judged and will…

The poverty of Zimbabwe’s political discourse

The poverty of Zimbabwe’s political discourse

OPINION (Zimbabwe Investor) – The poverty of the Zimbabwean political debate is that of focusing on individuals rather than structures, processes, and issues. While individuals play a significant role in making of politics and its articulation, the Zimbabwean political debate, puts President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai too…