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  1. May 2, 2014

    The chains of liberation

    It’s easy to look at South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma and think: he’s just an opportunist. There’s his lovely new...

  2. April 27, 2014

    Zimbabwe opposition in disarray

    Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is in disarray after a faction in the Movement for Democratic Change said at the weekend it...

  1. March 21, 2014

    Michael Buerk returns to Zimbabwe

    He looks like an Old Testament prophet even though his fiery chariot is an elderly, single-engined Cessna. White-haired,...

  2. March 5, 2014

    The west lays itself a trap over Uganda’s anti-gay laws

    Poor Yoweri Museveni. Like a bear in a cage, goaded and provoked by jeering onlookers, he cuts a sorry figure. The ageing...

  3. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2014

    The week ahead, Feb 24-28

    The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC results; and...

  4. The World

    February 2, 2014

    The African Union: access all areas

    On catching sight of Sudan president Omar al-Bashir, I was so intent on my head-down enterprise to keep pace with him and...

  5. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Reporting back: Equatorial Guinea

    In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Javier Blas, the FT’s Africa...

  6. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2013

    Zimbabwe plan: optimistic, to put it kindly

    Mugabe: management-speak It’s a 15,000-word document setting out how the government will “prioritise its programmes… and...

  7. November 5, 2013

    IMF holds Zimbabwe talks amid signs of thaw on company ownership

    An International Monetary Fund team will begin talks with Zimbabwe on Wednesday amid signs that President Robert Mugabe...

  8. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2013

    Zimbabwe's mining bond vs its bad boy reputation

    Zimbabwe is increasingly pinning its hopes on its mining industry to beef up the government coffers. The government is keen...

  9. September 27, 2013

    The sun sets on the west

    There’s a story the American writer PJ O’Rourke loves to tell about anti-Americanism. Covering Lebanon’s civil war in 1984,...

  10. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2013

    Zimbabwe: 'Hurricane Closure' highlights business slump

    At least someone is selling In just under two weeks the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) is due to hold its annual...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2013

    Mugabe supporters

    Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Supporters of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe cheer upon his arrival for the opening of the first...

  12. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2013

    Week ahead: Sep 15 - 20

    The week ahead in emerging markets: inflation figures from India, Russia and South Africa; rate decisions in Turkey, India...

  13. September 10, 2013

    Opposition absent as Robert Mugabe appoints old-guard cabinet

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has named a new slimmed down cabinet dominated by old-guard loyalists and with no...

  14. September 10, 2013

    Face up to reality and start talking to Robert Mugabe

    It is time for the west to take stock, set aside old scores and take a fresh look at Zimbabwe. And as the prime mover in a...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    August 22, 2013

    Mugabe supporter

    Alexander Joe/AFP A woman, wearing a scarf bearing portraits of Robert Mugabe, attends Mugabe’s swearing-in ceremony in...

  16. August 22, 2013

    Robert Mugabe sworn in for five-year term as Zimbabwe president

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran leader, was sworn in for a new five-year term as president in front of more than 60,000...

  17. August 20, 2013

    Court backs Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe poll

    Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the country’s disputed presidential election that saw Robert Mugabe...

  18. August 15, 2013

    Africa: Mugabe undaunted

    Cairns Holdings has long produced some of Zimbabwe’s most popular foods, ranging from Chompkins crisps to Cashel Valley...

  19. August 13, 2013

    Mugabe vows to put companies in hands of black Zimbabweans

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, on Tuesday pledged to forge ahead with his indigenisation drive, which calls...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    August 12, 2013

    Mugabe supporters celebrate

    Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe at the Heroes Day commemorations in Harare, on...

  21. August 9, 2013

    Zimbabwe opposition challenges Mugabe landslide

    Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change filed a legal challenge to disputed elections at the Constitutional Court on...

  22. August 5, 2013

    Zimbabwe stocks plunge on Mugabe victory

    The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange plummeted on Monday in its first day of trading since Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest serving...

  23. Nick Butler

    August 5, 2013

    Oil and power in Zimbabwe

    Robert Mugabe has “won” another election in Zimbabwe. In plain English for “won” read “stolen”. The people of Zimbabwe are...

  24. August 4, 2013

    The dying art of stealing elections, Mugabe-style

    Zimbabwe’s election demonstrates a dangerous trend. If bullets do not fly and heads are not broken, many outsiders, notably...

  25. August 4, 2013

    Odds are against Morgan Tsvangirai to change Zimbabwe’s course

    During a decade in opposition battling the autocratic rule of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party, Morgan...

  26. August 3, 2013

    Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

    President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 33-years, was on Saturday declared the outright winner of a bitterly...

  27. August 2, 2013

    Mugabe, the ageing ‘master’, delivers knockout blow to rival

    On the eve of Zimbabwe’s crucial election this week, President Robert Mugabe was in jovial spirits as he joked about his...

  28. beyondbrics

    August 2, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Zimbabwe election: Mugabe heads for landslide victory * Brazil backs IMF aid for Greece and recalls representative *...

  29. August 2, 2013

    Zimbabwe election: Mugabe heads for landslide victory

    African Union observers on Friday said they were reserving judgment on allegations of electoral fraud in Zimbabwe, as early...

  30. August 1, 2013

    Morgan Tsvangirai calls Zimbabwe poll a sham

    Morgan Tsvangirai, who is making his third bid to unseat President Robert Mugabe, on Thursday dismissed Zimbabwe’s hotly...

  31. July 31, 2013

    Voters head to the polls in Zimbabwe amid allegations of fraud

    Zimbabwe elections Zimbabweans voted in a hotly contested election on Wednesday that will determine whether Robert Mugabe,...

  32. July 30, 2013

    Security forces fear change in Zimbabwe as election approaches

    When Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, swept into a sports stadium on the back of a pick-up truck for his final...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2013

    Zimbabwe's elections: South African investors watch and wait

    As Zimbabweans prepare to vote in Wednesday’s fiercely contested election, their neighbours in South Africa will be watching...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    July 29, 2013

    Rally in Harare

    Jekesai Njikizana/AFP Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai attend the...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    July 29, 2013

    Tsvangirai supporters campaign in Harare

    Alexander Joe/AFP Supporters of Zimbabwe’s prime minister climb a tree during an election rally in Harare on Monday....

  36. FT Data

    July 29, 2013

    The challenge facing Zimbabwe, in charts

    Potentially historic elections are about to take place in Zimbabwe. Former opposition leader and current prime minister...

  37. July 29, 2013

    Zimbabwe heads for fiercely contested poll

    As Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, whipped up the crowd, a sea of hands sprung into the air gesticulating in...

  38. July 23, 2013

    Blame the opposition for Mugabe’s grip on power

    Launching his presidential election campaign, Morgan Tsvangirai invoked the highest authority to support his promise that...

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