The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been working in Zimbabwe since 1980. It has witnessed firsthand the dramatic changes that took place in Zimbabwe from the very beginning and supported the work of civil society organisations in times of crisis. The work of the Foundation focuses on re-establishing the rule of law, liberal democracy and a free market economy, which have been virtually destroyed by the repressive regime currently in power. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Harare advocates the protection of the remaining democratic and constitutional liberties with the aim of expanding these once political change has taken place.
How Zimbabwe Normalised the "bucket-a-day” Life
Water in its basic form is a human right and a means to all forms of life. Its uses have enabled inventions, and sustained life on earth. When its supply is abundant, mankind will tend to waste it away. But what if there wasn’t enough for household or commercial use, how would a country develop? In July of 2010 the United Nations recognised the right to water for every human being, citing in part “The Assembly recognised the right of every human being to have ...
Zimbabwe After Mugabe with David Coltart and Dumisani Muleya
On the second episode of Let’s Talk Human Rights podcast, we travel to Zimbabwe. About a year ago, the former president, Robert Mugabe, passed away at the age of 95. After 37 years in power, he was overthrown in a military coup only two years earlier, in 2017. Mugabe's successor Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke of reforms for the country in that he now affectionately refers to as a new dispensation and second republic.
Covid-19: A Time for Introspection in Zimbabwe
As of today, my government imposes a 21-day lockdown without the necessary measures in place, at the very least of ensuring that we have water supply. We hear of deaths happening in people’s homes yet our government tells us that only one Zimbabwean has succumbed to the Coronavirus. We know it’s not true and we are worried for our dear lives.
Photo Collage of COVID-19 Change and Challenges in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s economy is primarily informal. The southern African nation, with a score of 60,6 percent, has the world’s second largest informal economy after Bolivia (62,3 percent), according to the International Monetary Fund. This picture book provides an overview of the pandemic’s effects on Zimbabwe and its people through pictures.
"Many Zimbabweans Celebrate Privately and Quietly the Death of a Tyrant"
Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, passed away at the age of 95. He is credited by many for having brought independence to his country and the end of the white minority regime that governed the then-Rhodesia. However, when he was overthrown in November 2017 by a military coup, people danced with joy on the street. In an interview with Freiheit.org, Fungisai Sithole explains what Mugabe is leaving behind and how things could continue for Zimbabwe.
FNF Zimbabwe Conducts Waste Management Training Workshop for its Staff and Partners
In commemoration of World Environment Day (5 June 2018) and as an in-house strategy towards mitigation of climate change, Easy Garbage Start-Up conducted a training workshop for FNF Zimbabwe staff and partners on local and home based waste management strategies.
How Authoritarian Electoral Democracies Thrive - Zimbabwe
Since the year 2000, Zimbabwe’s elections have been openly disputed. Disappointingly, unlike in Kenya this year, no court in Zimbabwe has ever concurred with the opposition’s concerns and its highlighted irregularities. The disputes have ranged from gerry meandering, voter intimidation