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...
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has announced a new forex auction system, saying it will bring "transparency and efficiency" to currency trade. The auction system is the latest in a series of attempts by central bank over the past two years...
It was finger-pointing week. At ZANU PF headquarters on Wednesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had an explanation for the economic crisis; it was the detractors.  “On the economic front, we are witnessing a relentless attack...
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya says he has been praying for Zimbabweans to understand economics. Zimbabweans, in turn, have been making the same prayers – for him. Testifying on Wednesday before Parliament’s...
The first thing John Mangudya thought he needed to say, standing up to speak on Wednesday, was that Mthuli Ncube was well within his rights as Finance Minister to tell central bank what to do with the...
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya served up his first monetary policy speech of the year on Monday in typical fashion; over-optimistic bluster topped with a pious sermon explaining away his policies.
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...
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