Zimbabwe lifts import ban to ease shortages, but this may hurt local industries

Desperate to ease commodity shortages, Government has suspended restrictions on basic goods imports, but the move might increase demand for foreign currency and halt the slow recovery that local...

Mastercard to open Zimbabwe office, targets booming informal market and region

Mastercard is to open an office in Zimbabwe as it looks to tap in to the country’s growing digital payments business, the company has said.  Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay...

Tenders, nepotism and lies – Joram Gumbo’s ethical numbness

AS Zanu-PF’s long-serving chief whip, Joram Gumbo came across as a tidy, backroom operator, quietly but efficiently pulling the strings for his party in Parliament. But his scrapbook in...

Afreximbank: The bank that keeps on giving

Over a decade in which no lender would touch the country with a long barge-pole, there's one bank that has become a lender of last resort to Zimbabwe. The African...

‘Mnangagwa is a loyal client’: If you need to dodge an assassin, this 32-year...

It’s a balmy November night in Harare’s leafy Gunhill neighbourhood when Ameerh Naran’s mobile phone rings. The caller is the son of Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s then-vice president. He wants Naran...

Bored and idle, ZANU-PF chefs a threat to ED’s economic agenda

As prices rise and the foreign currency black market becomes volatile, ZANU-PF will find it harder to resist the urge to repeat its old errors. And, in the centre of...