NON-GOVERNMENTAL watchdog, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) says its audit of the new voters roll shows an improved register with no anomalies affecting a large percentage of registrants. The voters roll has been at the centre of the country’s...
JSE-listed construction firm Raubex will be the primary contractor on the $241 million Beitbridge border upgrade, South Africa’s Business Day has reported. Early this year, the Zimbabwe government handed the border modernisation concession to Zimborders, a consortium of local and...
AT the turn of the century, Glynn David Cohen purchased and restored a Renaissance villa in Tuscany, once owned by the Machiavelli family. Niccolo Machiavelli is believed to have written The Prince while resident at Villa Mangiacane. Now, after successfully...
Weeks ahead of the Zimbabwe election, the battle for votes is being fought as much at the rallies as it is on mobile phones. Attack ads, campaign videos, WhatsApp blasts, Facebook Live and even fake news are combining to make...
A LITTLE over 121,000 Americans visited Zimbabwe for business and leisure last year, 4% more than the pre-crisis peak registered in 1999. With tourist arrivals up 15% in the first quarter of this year, Zimbabwe expects a sustained rebound for...
IN the euphoria of Robert Mugabe’s fall, Zimbabweans would have done anything Emmerson Mnangagwa would have asked. At his inauguration, over 60 000 people in the National Sports Stadium lapped up his speech. He delivered it well, even acknowledging that he...
AS much a keen student of history as he is one of its notable figures, Robert Mugabe is certainly familiar with Napoleon’s exile to Elba and his ill-fated attempt to return to the French throne. The French dictator briefly succeeded,...
GOVERNMENT spending outpaced revenue by $225 million in the first quarter of 2018, up from $183 million last year, latest official data shows. The data shows government overshot its travel budget, while committing more to capital expenditure than was initially...
ZIMBABWE lost over 1 million jobs over the last four years, according to official statistics which contradict the ruling ZANU-PF party’s employment creation claims. The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency’s (Zimstat) 2017 inter-censal demographic survey shows that the country’s economically active...
MINISTERS and top government officials are now being subjected to physical security checks at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s events, following an explosion at his Bulawayo rally last week. Security around the president is noticeably tighter following the Bulawayo incident. Ministers, who are...
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