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Zimbabwe: Mugabe loads new cabinet with hardliners

‘It is back to the past. A past of slumber, mediocrity, in-fighting and indifference’ — Tendai Biti, former Zimbabwe finance minister, on Robert Mugabe’s new cabinet.

Is Zimbabwe preparing its own version of apartheid?

It may all be rhetoric and bluster. But after Robert Mugabe won last week’s contested election in a ‘landslide,’ his circle is talking takeovers of foreign-owned banks and businesses.

Arrests darken hopes for Zimbabwe despite new constitution

Even after the release of human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, the recent roundup of opposition figures has left many worried for the future of Zimbabwe’s democratic process.