This month, Zimbabwe’s government will pay United States dollar allowances to its workers, exactly a year after declaring the end of a 10-year dollarisation experiment. Wednesday’s announcement that the government will pay US$75 to each employee and US$30 to state...
On April 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa flew to Chimoio to meet Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi. Top of the agenda; the security crisis in Mozambique. According to a communique released after the meeting: “The two...
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...
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 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...
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