Zimbabwe Is Trying to Build a China Style Surveillance State
“It has everything it needs to give the ruling Zanu-PF party and its agents in government the legal basis to imprison opponents using the internet.”
Worst Hot Take of the Week: 'Mugabe' Is the Same as Boris Johnson Trying to 'Take Back Control'
In a week of tropical takes, it was between this and tabloid journalists door stopping Jeremy Corbyn with a size 20 blouse.
Zimbabwe’s brutal crackdown has shattered hope for peace after Mugabe
“Terror is in charge. Violence is in charge. Tyranny is in charge. Dictatorship is in charge.”
Zimbabwean's old Mugabe-era fears return with new leadership
With the direction of the country's future now hanging in the balance, we took a look at what's at stake.
Mugabe’s successor just landed the impossible job
Mnangagwa promised an ambitious, optimistic new direction for the once prosperous country that, under decades of misrule, has become an economic basket-case and international pariah.
What's next for Mugabe and his vast personal fortune?
Military leaders have reportedly been prepared to cut the Mugabes a deal that would grant them full immunity, and allow them to keep at least some of their huge portfolio of assets.
Mugabe refuses to resign during resignation speech
A noon (5 a.m. ET) deadline set by his ZANU-PF party for the Zimbabwean president to step down passed Monday, meaning the 93-year-old leader will face an impeachment vote when parliament reconvenes Tuesday.
Mugabe rolls up at a graduation ceremony — in the middle of a coup
Robert Mugabe took time out from the ongoing political coup Friday to appear at a university graduation ceremony, the 93-year-old’s first appearance since Zimbabwe’s military placed him under house arrest.
Mugabe’s time is up — he just hasn’t accepted it yet
Generals have confined Mugabe to his residence in Harare, hoping to persuade him to go quietly. The mediation efforts involve a Catholic priest and envoys from South Africa, according to reports.
Putting Mugabe under house arrest definitely isn’t a coup, Zimbabwe army says
“To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government.”
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