Denel might well be bought out by Saudi Arabia. But before that happens there is a lot of paperwork and moral questioning that must occur. ADR’s Darren Olivier points that, although we’re now at this unsavoury choice between sacrificing human rights or thousands of skilled jobs, Qatar may have had a plan B option all along.
When violence broke out in the streets of Harare in August, 2018, ADR’s Thomas Holder was on the scene. In one of his photos, the key to identifying just which unit was involved in the killing of three Zimbabweans is revealed. ADR’s John Stupart explains.
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.