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...
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...
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...
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%,...
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...
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...
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...
So ends 2020, a year we all wish could be deleted from the calendar. For Zimbabwe, there was so much to process this year; from all the currency rule changes, the politics, and the...
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 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...
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