Malcolm Burt

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Call for Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe to return PhD

<b>Award-winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove has called on Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe, to hand back her PhD.</b><p>She was awarded a doctorate from the University of Zimbabwe last month.<p>But there has been confusion over when she enrolled, with some sources saying it was …

Africa

Ebola-hit nations may 'face collapse'

<b>The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned.</b><p>"The worst-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse," the International Crisis Group (ICG) said.<p>The world's largest outbreak of …

Disease

Zimbabwe’s crisis is a crisis of leadership

The political crisis gripping Zimbabwe has reached its lowest point; a point at which it might tip into the abyss with no chance of early redemption. …

Zimbabwe faces looming food crisis, says UN

Zimbabwe is facing a "looming food crisis" with one in four people in rural areas at risk of hunger early next year, the highest number in half a decade, the UN has warned.<p>The gloomy prediction was seen as a blow to analysts who have argued that Robert Mugabe's widely condemned land reform …

Zimbabwe poll body acknowledges mistakes

Nearly 305,000 Zimbabwean voters were turned away and 206,000 received assistance from election officials during last week's disputed vote, the state-appointed election commission says.<p>Thursday's revelation followed reports by independent poll monitors of widespread manipulation of the voters' roll …

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission: 305,000 voters turned away

<b>Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission has said that nearly 305,000 voters were turned away during last week's elections, which the opposition has said were rigged.</b><p>These are the first such official figures - the number of rejected voters has been a major complaint.<p>It also said 207,000 voters were …

Robert Mugabe