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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. 
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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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ZW VIEW | No, Governor Mangudya, the people don’t need to understand economics. You...

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya says he has been praying for Zimbabweans to understand economics. Zimbabweans, in turn, have been making the same prayers –...
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DOWNLOAD | newZWrap newsletter May 25

Here's your newZWrap newsletter for the week. In this edition: Teachers in stand-off over schools re-openingMangudya should face his demonsZim fails to import forex...

Hit by COVID-19 flight bans, RBZ can’t import forex to buy gold

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is failing to ship in enough foreign currency to pay for gold purchases, a miners’ group says.  Fidelity Printers...
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Zimbabwe opens bids for 500MW solar plants

Zimbabwe is inviting bids for the installation of 500MW of solar power plants, hoping a shift to renewable energy will help ease crippling power cuts.

African Development Bank approves US$13.7 million for Zimbabwe COVID-19 response

The African Development Bank has approved a US$13.7 million grant to finance Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 response. Approval for the grant was made on May...
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‘A person can’t just wake up to find their money means something else’ –...

The Zimbabwe government’s 2018 directive to separate local and foreign currency bank balances was unconstitutional and a violation of property rights, a High Court judge has ruled.