For the last 6 months, I have been working in Zimbabwe in my role as international consultant to the China Railway Group to understand how infrastructure and related trade projects under China’s ”One Belt One Road” can help the...
Once, it was the music of the Mbare Chimurenga Choir which told you that you were at a ZANU PF event. But on Saturday morning, on the pavilion of the Borrowdale Race Course, it was Phil Collins singing “In...
PAN-African research project Afrobarometer’s latest poll on the July 30 general election, released on Friday, shows a tight race between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his main challenger, Nelson Chamisa. The poll, conducted roughly a month before the general election using...
LAST week, the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) and the Ministry of ICT and Cyber Security announced an almost 60 percent reduction in out-of-bundle mobile data. This was welcomed as a progressive move that would promote Internet...
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,...
The MDC's bold plan to join Southern African customs and currency blocs has implications beyond Zimbabwe's borders, write Catherine Grant Makokera and Brian Mureverwi IF it came off, a proposal by Zimbabwe’s official opposition to join the oldest customs union...
By Neville Mandimika UNDERSTANDING market nuances is everything in Africa and Zimbabwe’s newest currency — the bollar — is the epitome of idiosyncrasy. The bollar is the street name given to bond notes, the non-convertible currency introduced in November 2016, of...
Ian Scoones THE Zimbabwe election has been set for July 30, and some of the manifestos have been published. What do they say about land and agriculture? There are many parties standing and plenty of independents, but only two parties...
ZIMBABWE'S economy requires commercial bridge loans, donor support, relief on its huge dollar-denominated debt and, ultimately, an IMF program. The first steps in this process began with the removal of Robert Mugabe (a long-standing obstacle to international re-engagement) and the...
AS Zimbabwe heads to the polls on July 30, there has been some debate on the often questionable quality of candidates thrown up by the party political system. Here, Brett Hennig argues in a recent Ted talk that democracy’s...
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