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Population: 14.6 mn.
GDP: $13.7 bn.
Debt: $8.19 bn.

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Fears of a great unravelling

Calls for an emergency financing conference are growing amid deepening risks of economic and political chaos

After a flash of mid-year optimism about the prospects of a deal to settle Zimbabwe's foreign debt arrears and an injection of new money, there is a political impasse about how to ...


Patriotism, politics and position

The patriotic pastor is in exile but opposition parties are regrouping to keep up the anti-ZANU-PF momentum

The euphoria created by the #ThisFlag campaign, which mobilises tens of thousands of supporters and is spearheaded by the now-exiled evangelical Pastor Evan Mawarire, is likely to ...

Dollar crisis puts opposition on the streets

Economic meltdown and political anger raise doubts about the International Monetary Fund debt deal

When the government failed to pay army salaries on time on 14 July, it sparked fresh argument among ministers and ruling party barons about the way out of the economic morass. Army...


Political questions loom as debt deal is set for September

International creditors have agreed to the government's plan to repay arrears but politicians and activists voice concern

This week, the government is to finalise its agreement to repay some US$1.86 billion of arrears to multilateral financial institutions. That will trigger its re-entry into the inte...


Morgan goes it alone

Despite mobilising thousands against the government, the opposition is failing to exploit the ruling party's weakness and division

Even with two years to go until the next general elections, the prospects for a grand opposition coalition to unseat the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front look...

Dollar curbs anger bigwigs

The central bank is restricting dollar exports in the face of strong resistance from the ruling elite

Government officials and bankers are 'narrowing options' for international transfers in US dollars because correspondent banks fear the United States government will punish them fo...

Clearing decks and debts

Hopes are high for a debt-repayment package, the next step on the road to new credit and investment but key reforms will be necessary

Zimbabwe has approached Algeria for US$900 million to help clear its debt-repayment arrears, financial sources in Harare have told Africa Confidential. Zimbabwe owes $1.8 billion t...

Mujuru goes for glory

The former Vice-President launches a new party which promises to be as much a challenge to Mugabe as to the opposition 

A new political era beckons for Zimbabwe with the emergence of People First (PF). At least, that's the hope of its founder, former Vice-President Joice Mujuru. Another big name is ...

Blow to yuan plan

China declines to circulate its currency in Zimbabwe and experts say that would do little to revive the economy anyway

President Robert Mugabe has come unstuck in his plans to circulate the Chinese currency, the yuan, in Zimbabwe. His government had hoped that such a project would ease a growing li...

Pepsi's political partner

The drinks company's lucky new 'indigenisation' partner just happens to be married to Robert Mugabe's niece

PepsiCo Incorporated has appointed Adam Molai, a businessman married to President Robert Mugabe's niece, Sandra Molai, as its partner for a new bottling plant in Zimbabwe, Africa C...

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