Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Population: 14.3 mn.
GDP: 10.9 bn.
Debt: 6.2 bn.
Overview:

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 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Another Diamond raises cash for Harare

Promises of a bond issue and a revival in investment from a fund run by the former head of Barclays Bank offer a glimmer of hope for the government

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Grace under fire

Farm seizures are damaging strong businesses but also threaten the availability of credit for the whole economy

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Snakes on a plane

The latest crisis at Air Zimbabwe is mainly about politics, particularly the battle between the two factions competing for the succession

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Unsuccessful successions

The leaders of the ruling and main opposition parties have something in common: an increasingly noisy campaign to persuade them to go

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

State corruption complicates succession battles

Each of the factions vying to succeed Mugabe is accusing the other of cover-up and grand corruption as reports emerge of multimillion dollar pay-offs

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Falling out with the Mugabes

One of the presidential family’s business partners loses his mining rights after they fall out over a flat in Hong Kong

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

Wasting assets

Recent forays in search of investment have failed but there is a lack of urgency in government efforts to revive the economy

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Gems may unpick European sanctions

Zimbabwe's business leaders, championed by Belgium's diamond barons, are trying to draw in new money

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

Success needs succession

Mugabe may be approaching his 90th birthday but that does not make the naming of a successor more likely

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

Ruling party conference ignores crisis

ZANU-PF ducked the succession issue at its conference but the drift is damaging the confidence of businesses and people alike

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