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No extra power until you pay US$80m arrears, neighbours tell Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe needs to raise US$80 million to clear arrears with its regional electricity suppliers before it can ramp up imports to ease a critical power shortage. 
Zimbabwe power crisis

Power struggle: How corruption and poor planning left Zimbabwe in the dark

Zimbabwe’s power utility says the rolling power cuts the country is facing have been caused by low water levels at Kariba. This is true, but it is...
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Lockdown: Zimbabwe wants to keep mines running, but global market chaos a barrier

Zimbabwe hopes to keep some of the country’s mines going during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown. But the trouble is how to get the output to market, in...
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Caledonia Mining: We have enough stocks and cash to last the lockdown

Caledonia Mining says it has enough stock and cash to outlast lengthy lockdowns in Zimbabwe and South Africa, and its Blanket Mine will apply to continue operations....

GUEST COLUMN | The musika COVID-19 dilemma: Closing markets will save lives, but it...

By Charles Dhewa Following the confirmation of COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe, there has been panic buying of food by consumers, not only in formal shops...

ESSAY FRIDAY | Zimbabwe’s toxic online pandemic

With Chris Chenga It has been here for a while now! Not the virus that has just caught Zimbabwe; the other pandemic. The one...
Zimbabwe mining

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe to lose 60% of mineral output, suffer US$400m revenue loss

Zimbabwe could suffer a 60% fall in mineral output in the second quarter and lose over US$400 million in mining revenue due to the impact of the...

ZIMASCO shuts down Kwekwe plant as COVID-19 hits ferrochrome prices

KWEKWE - Portnex has shut down its Zimasco ferrochrome plant in Kwekwe after prices of the alloy fell to four-year lows on weak demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak....