Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya served up his first monetary policy speech of the year on Monday in typical fashion; over-optimistic bluster topped with a pious sermon explaining away his policies.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made two Cabinet changes that throw contrasting light on his leadership. First, Mnangagwa fired Energy Minister Fortune Chasi, just as the Minister was out in the public fighting ZESA executive chairman Sydney Gata over claims of...
As the gold price touched all-time highs late August 2011, Zimbabwe’s government was not, as would be expected, doing all it could to ensure the country capitalised on the boom. Instead, the government was moving to cancel...
On Monday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa joined other regional leaders at the official opening of the new US$260 million Kazungula Bridge on the Botswana-Zambia border. Apart from the presidents of Botswana and Zambia, the event is also being...
President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday set a highly ambitious legislative agenda for his government. There are at least 40 pieces of legislation, from new Bills, amendments and ratifications that are planned. Given the recent record on enacting legislation, there’s little reason...
When Hakainde Hichilema first ran for President in Zambia, his background as a wealthy businessman was used against him. “Rich people don’t understand the struggles of ordinary people,” an opponent said in the 2011...
As power supply becomes more erratic, Zimbabwe's miners, among the country's largest consumers of electricity, are deepening their investments in solar energy. Caledonia Mining is inviting bidders to build a 20MW solar farm...
In June, Zimbabwe's central bank introduced the foreign currency auction system, one of many policy measures attempted over the past two years to stabilise the crisis-hit currency. So far, companies have accessed a total of US$434.7 million from the auction....
President Emmerson Mnangagwa is among at least 43 African leaders who have flown to Russia, hoping to take a bite out of that country’s growing commercial interest on the continent. But he goes...
Starting Wednesday’s MDC press briefing on Friday’s planned protest, party spokesperson Daniel Molokele could pass as a deacon making routine church announcements. By the end of the briefing, the placid lawyer had become testy,...
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