Epidemics are tests of social and political systems, and Zimbabwe, with its high rate of HIV and malnutrition, is extremely vulnerable. The 2008 cholera epidemic exposed Zimbabwe’s political weaknesses; will the coronavirus do the same in 2020?
An exhibition of Cuban propaganda posters and magazines in London shows the support Fidel Castro gave to African liberation movements during the Cold War. The works were produced by 33 designers, many of them women.
Police assaulted union members before arresting the president and general secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions. Unionists have accused current President Mnangagwa of trying to implement neoliberal policies in favour of big business.