On Wednesday, 1 August 2018, Zimbabwean protestors took to the streets of Harare. The country’s controversial elections – the first since the ousting of dictator Robert Mugabe – had indicated that the ruling party, ZANU-PF, would retain power. Pro-opposition members of the public took to Harare’s streets in protest. The Zimbabwean military reacted with lethal force, deploying armoured cars and troops to the streets. ADR’s Thomas Holder was on the ground in Harare.
CONWAY WADDINGTON analyses the available footage of the attack.
South Africa’s Rooivalk attack helicopters may be due to return from the Democratic Republic of Congo shortly as MONUSCO tries to manage severe budget cuts.
Whatever the initial objectives, for most of the 14th of November the ZDF forces who had appeared in or around Harare appeared to be calm, taking no specific action, and nobody in the civilian government, ruling party, or military appeared willing to comment. In the early morning of the 15th, the situation changed. Dramatically.
Something is happening in Zimbabwe. It might be a coup. It might not. (UPDATED: It now appears more likely that it is)
From the material emerging from Zimbabwe today, we take a first look at what might be happening in the country.
Putting troops in the streets of Cape Town would be a dangerous, reckless last resort. DARREN OLIVIER and JOHN STUPART navigate the slippery slope.
Darfur tribal leaders fear the recent government-led disarmament exercise in the region may lead to further conflict rather than peace. While the local representatives support the idea of disarmament, they believe the implementation procedures and armed group assigned to conduct the task may incur further regional strife.
A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft recently photographed at the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena was en route to Cuba, carrying the personal belongings of Cuban military technicians who were returning home after working in South Africa as part of Project Thusano. Written by Dean Wingrin and Darren Olivier.