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Zimbabwe

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

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Whose judge is it anyway?

A battle royal is in progress over selecting the new Chief Justice; he or she could end up deciding who becomes the next president

The Chief Justice of Zimbabwe, Godfrey Chidyausiku, reaches the compulsory retirement age of 70 during February, which has set the cat among the factional pigeons of the ruling Zim...


ZANU-PF digs for votes

Fuel trader Trafigura is boosting the ruling party by lending at an inordinate rate to a flagship agricultural programme

The commodity giant Trafigura is providing major financial support to a government programme called Command Agriculture in what is widely seen as a major boost to the Zimbabwe Afri...


Mugabe's waiting room

Vice-President Mnangagwa looks increasingly set to take over the reins despite the First Lady's strong opposition

The country's restless public has failed to dislodge its nonagenarian leader, Robert Mugabe, who has ruled since 1980. If predictions of his demise have been as premature as they h...


Loosing the bonds

The International Monetary Fund removed its 'remedial measures' on Zimbabwe on 14 November, just as clarity emerged over the financing of Harare's controversial 'bond notes'. Harar...


Getting ready for trouble

Politicians who benefited from land seizures are paying compensation and getting title deeds – in case the political tide turns

The government is making several payments to dispossessed farmers to regularise the legal status of land held by President Robert Mugabe's family and leading members of the ruling ...


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 ...

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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...

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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...


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