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...
A High Court consent ruling directing the Ministry of Finance to publish details of foreign loans is an important step towards transparency, but may not go far enough if it does not pierce the veil covering a huge central...
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...
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?...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 a year in which hyperinflation raged, incomes were eroded, and the political crisis showed no sign of easing, it was hard to find anything resembling good news on the economy to sift from the bad. But there were, beneath...
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