Monthly Archives: November 2017

The West owes Zimbabwe a future

Nick Dearden 25 Nov 2017 19:49 It’s vital that the stranglehold of Mugabe’s party, ZANU-PF, is broken, perhaps by a unity government preceding elections. (Zinyange Auntony/AFP) For Zimbabwe, this is a great time. Robert Mugabe’s 37-year long rule has endedwithout adding to … read more »

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The CFA Franc: French Monetary Imperialism in Africa

Ndongo Samba Sylla argues that the CFA franc – officially created on 26 December 1945 by a decree of General de Gaulle – used across much of Africa today is a colonial relic. For those hoping to export competitive products, … read more »

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

Emmerson Mnangagwa may – or may not – turn out to be Zimbabwe’s saving grace. But that would be a rather peripheral benefit of the military coup (or non-coup) that happened early on Wednesday morning, almost certainly masterminded by Mnangagwa. … read more »

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