Population: 14.60 mn.
GDP: 10.9 bn.
Debt: 6.2 bn.

President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 90th birthday in February, giving rise to more calls for the governing Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front to prepare for the succession. Investors continue to worry about the indigenisation programme and the weakening of the banking sector. 



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  • Vol 56 No 1
  •  9th January 2015

The year of leaving dangerously

Mugabe may be relinquishing full control of the state – but not the party

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

Exit Mujuru, enter Mnangagwa

The Vice-President and her followers have fallen under Mugabe’s axe but her rival’s path to power is not guaranteed

  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

The defenestration of Mujuru

The campaign against the Vice-President comes from the top but it leaves the succession issue no clearer than before

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

MDC can't exploit ZANU-PF splits

Although ZANU-PF’s internal strife is playing out under the spotlight, the main opposition cannot seem to profit

  • Vol 55 No 22
  •  7th November 2014

Party strife draws in white businesses

Everyone – without exception – has to pick a side

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Doctors at large

The First Lady is now running in the succession race but even she has hurdles to clear on her tour of the stadium

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

From Russia with love

Amidst the vicious scrabble for the succession, ZANU-PF’s new best friend Moscow delivers investment in the platinum industry, money and planes

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

A bail-out for Beijing's sake

The ruling party is paying back its top members' debts to China in the hope that President Xi Jinping will turn the money tap on again

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Rescue for bigwig debts

The central bank has set up a company to buy up bad loans. Many of the worst of them were to to ZANU-PF officials and friends

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Mice at play

ZANU-PF factions bickered when Mugabe was away in China and suffered the full force of his frustration when he returned empty-handed

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