The scepticism was heavy in the room as Zimbabwe’s biggest business groups met last Thursday to discuss the new policy twist – a new currency, the ZiG. The man they were waiting for, the...
Zimbabwe’s economy is in for one its toughest years in ages. You wouldn’t notice it, what with ribbons being cut on new 4X4s and authorities going about their business as usual. If you...
As the Zimbabwe dollar tanked and inflation soared, government responded in the only way it knows how: wagging fingers and spinning dark conspiracies. But, all along, the government knew the source of the inflation;...
On Tuesday, Kuvimba Mining House came out to declare: “We have nothing to do with Kuda Tagwirei.” Nobody is buying that, and Kuvimba and the government shouldn’t even be trying to sell us that line.
You can always trust ZANU PF to never waste a good chance to score an own goal. Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi is the latest to lob one into his own net. First, a quick...
Just days into the COVID-19 lockdown, Samantha Murozoki discovered that a neighbour and her family were going hungry.  With markets shut down, they, like many others who live off trading, had no income to...
It shouldn’t have taken pressure from conservationists for the Zimbabwe government to ban mineral prospecting in the country’s largest game reserve. It should just be the law. Last week, the Bhejane Trust, which works with Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife...
President Emmerson Mnangagwa had yet another chance to show leadership in a national address Tuesday morning. But, as he has done countless times, he squandered it in a tone deaf statement that only further dents his standing. Planned protests last...
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?...
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...
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