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Zimbabwe

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

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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...

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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...


Grace plots for power

A cabal is backing President Mugabe's wife to replace Mnangagwa as Vice-President at the ruling party's congress next month

A dramatic bid, backed by President Robert Mugabe, to evict Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of the country's two vice-presidents, is set to dominate the national congress of the Zimbabwe...


End of ZANU-PF economics

The clearest sign that planning for the post-Mugabe era is under way is the open discussion of abandoning some of his most cherished policies

Zimbabwe is gearing up to introduce major economic changes to facilitate reconciliation with the International Monetary Fund, say sources in the Zimbabwe African National Union- Pa...


Opposition watches and waits

Factionalism is causing ZANU-PF serious by-election jitters, even though it is standing unopposed. The opposition is biding its time for 2018

The parties opposing the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front have limited resources they are unwilling to waste on this month's three by-elections. They have now ...


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