The news coming from the Western press about Zimbabwe leaves little to be desired about the small former British colony. President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader since 1987, has been called many things — from enigmatic despot to educated visionary. Both descriptions may be fitting at times, depending on the political [...]
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Robert Mugabe, or “Good ol’ Bob” as he was once called, was born just west of present day Harare, in the Zvimba district. President Mugabe, who on 21 February 2013 celebrates his 89th birthday, rose to power as the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) amid the conflict [...]
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Simba Makarera and Martin Ganda, co-founders of Seeds of Africa Foundation, both grew up in Zimbabwe. Their childhoods were certainly different, but they had at least one thing in common, which was to get a good education – and that wasn’t an easy task.
During the last meeting between southern African heads of state, it seemed that Jacob Zuma might finally be challenging Robert Mugabe’s sovereignty.
Having lost the support of much of the west due to its recklessness, rampant human rights abuses, and nuclear activities, Iran has shifted its focus to African nations, seeking to take advantage of the financial needs of cash-strapped economies.
Mention the name Zimbabwe in investment circles and the reaction is varied — mostly keen interest, but ultimately negative. This reaction is understandable, given that the country has experienced the worst economic crisis ever. However, this negative sentiment, I believe, may be blinding investors to the opportunity that is emerging in the country.