South Africa ranks fifth for governance in Africa, but its scores have consistently declined over the past five years, with diminished press freedoms and rule of law, writes guest blogger Karl Beck.
A satirical ad by Nando's Chicken poked fun at Zimbabwe President Mugabe. His supporters were not amused.
Papers like the Daily News that ran excerpts of US diplomatic cables leaked by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks could be shut down, Zimbabwe's information minister Webster Shamu said Tuesday.
WikiLeaks cables show that Mugabe's top advisers are already planning for a Zimbabwe succession.
Libya's fallen leader Muammar Qaddafi still has friends in the Zimbabwe government of President Robert Mugabe, who shares ideological and financial ties with Libya's former leader.
Some speculate that the death of retired Zimbabwe army Gen. Solomon Mujuru in a fire was no accident, but rather a political 'hit' due to his willingness to challenge President Robert Mugabe.
Police arrested Zimbabwe's Minister of Industry and Commerce Welshman Ncube and at least 20 other senior members of the smallest of the three parties within the ruling coalition Sunday. They were released hours later.