The coronavirus is spreading economic chaos around the globe, with predictions that the world will sink into recession this year. In Zimbabwe, from tourism to mining, from farmers to retailers, and from large...
Mining was expected to be the bedrock on which Zimbabwe built its recovery. The early months of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership saw strong international interest in Zimbabwe’s largely untapped resources. A mining investment conference...
The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe: Mujuru, the Liberation Fighter and Kingmaker is the first full-length biography of General Solomon Mujuru, also known as Rex Nhongo. Blessing-Miles Tendi spends years interviewing scores of sources, from...
In 2019, Zimbabwe was caught up in quite a spin, from the January riots, Mthuli Ncube’s policy upheavals, to the death of a dictator. Did any analyst, journalist or commentator at any one...
Nearly two decades after Robert Mugabe began his ruinous purge of white Zimbabwean farmers, hundreds are returning to the land as tenants of the black beneficiaries of his land seizures.   It may not...
The stench of decaying rubbish fills the air around Euphrasia Mangwe’s house in the Zimbabwean capital, attracting hordes of green flies to the two plastic bins in the corner of her garden. It is an irritation...
Boris Johnson, mocker of African “piccaninny” children and their “watermelon smiles”, became Prime Minister of Britain on Wednesday. On hearing the news, supporters of two political parties in an African land far, far away, fought each other...
When Godfrey Huggins was prime minister of Southern Rhodesia between 1933 and 1953, he made sure black workers would not be allowed to organise as unions. His reasons:  “The European in this country can be likened to...
A new regime of US sanctions has just been signed into law, opening a fresh front in the increasingly polarised political debate in Zimbabwe. Critics say they hurt the economy, while supporters say 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...
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