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...
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...
It is the classic age-old battle of local communities versus a large agribusiness. A thousand families in Chilonga, one of the country's poorest areas, are about to lose their ancestral land to a project that officials say...
At Chaka, a rural business centre on the Harare-Masvingo highway, you can see why President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s infrastructure rollout is his biggest election trump card, but also the biggest risk he faces in his re-election bid.
Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with white former farmers for US$3.5 billion in compensation for improvements on farms taken over for resettlement under the land reform exercise. But, why are farmers being compensated? What are they being compensated for exactly?...
The 2023 election was a race between a party more popular than its leader, and another leader more popular than his own party. President Emmerson Mnangagwa polled less than his party MPs in this...
What are the recent financial reports by companies in the consumer business are telling us about the state of people’s pockets? Under pressure, but surprisingly resilient. The past year saw inflation rise above 800%,...
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...
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...
By Nelson Banya and Ranga Mberi 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...
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