President Emmerson Mnangagwa sold optimism in his state of the nation address Thursday, saying a period of exchange rate stability shows that his policies are delivering. But not everyone is convinced that it's time to break out the festive...
By Marcia Kwaramba Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic crises – hyperinflation, currency instability and a collapse of the formal financial system. Consumers, mostly...
By Takura Zhangazha Zimbabwe’s mainstream political opposition in its current divided formations, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance or MDC-Tsvangirai is evidently in crisis. The MDC-Alliance, which brought other opposition parties, including its own splinter groups, together for the 2018...
By Mukasiri Sibanda In 2019, the Zimbabwe government announced a plan to grow the mining sector’s annual earnings to US$12 billion by 2023, which would be a 344% spike from US$2.7 billion earned in 2017. Gold, platinum and diamonds are earmarked...
When he launched the Transitional Stabilisation Programme in 2018, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said his economic recovery plan would need to be underpinned by governance reforms. According to the TSP: “The values and objectives that anchor the aspirations of Vision...
It shouldn’t have taken pressure from conservationists for the Zimbabwe government to ban mineral prospecting in the country’s largest game reserve. It should just be the law. Last week, the Bhejane Trust, which works with Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife...
By Mukasiri Sibanda Roughly two weeks ago, I received a WhatsApp message from the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC)’s Head of Public Relations and Community Development. “True to your advice, we have put annual reports and other documents on website...
The Zimbabwe government and white former farmers recently reached an agreement for compensation for improvements on land taken over for resettlement. The deal has raised controversy, even among farmers. While a vast majority of displaced farmers voted for the...
By Tom Hill Just over four years ago, Zimbabwe, the UK, and 194 other countries came together in Paris to reach an ambitious agreement to combat climate change and reduce global CO2 emissions. The UK is leading the way in building...
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...
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