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Zimbabwe

Population: 15.99m
GDP: $28.37bn
Debt: 64.9% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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A new gold standard

The finance ministry wants to use the country's gold to shore up its local dollars

Treasury officials say they are working on measures to stabilise the Zimbabwe dollar, including by linking its exchange rate to hard assets such as gold and creating a currency boa...

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Opposition in turmoil as Chamisa quits

The main opposition party has been rocked by the resignation of its leader, who accuses ZANU-PF of political violence and sabotage

The Citizens' Coalition for Change (CCC), the only opposition party that presented any realistic threat to the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU ...


ZANU-PF's impostor plot

The ruling party sows discord in the opposition as a rogue activist sacks their MPs

Behind the bizarre shenanigans in which the speaker of parliament endorses the recall of at least 15 opposition MPs at the hands of a man widely believed to be working for the ruli...


Mnangagwa presses on regardless

Another disputed election over, the President's faction of the ruling ZANU-PF wants to change the constitution to give him a third term

Undaunted by regional and international criticisms of the legitimacy of the August elections, the ruling party is continuing its rout of the opposition and abuse of its control of ...


Mnangagwa keeps it in the family

An enlarged cabinet stuffed with relatives and loyalists is complicating international efforts to restart negotiations on the country's finances

International and regional concerns persist about the legitimacy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory in national elections last month, particularly the failure of the Zimbabw...


Legitimacy questions may spur talks

Regional and international critiques of election rigging have undermined ZANU-PF amid calls for a transitional authority to be set up

Regional leaders, like the four million Zimbabweans in exile, voted with their feet when invited to attend Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration for his second presidential term on 4 S...


Electoral flaws may stall re-engagement campaign

With the full panoply of state power behind ZANU-PF and its leader, the elections are unlikely to pass the credibility test

Expectations for the fairness of the presidential and parliamentary elections started low and have sunk further after dirty tricks and orchestrated chaos in the towns and cities as...


How to spin an economic catastrophe

Dismissing the data, the ruling party tells voters it is steering the country to prosperity

Treasury and Reserve Bank officials have been releasing a succession of positive economic reports for the past three months. Consumer prices are reckoned to have fallen 15% and the...


Finance chief Ncube bets on resolving debt impasse

The ruling party could end the financial isolation if it allows free and credible elections next month steering the country to prosperity

Next month's national elections are the most conseqential since the independence vote in 1980. They will decide both the country's next president and whether it breaks out of two d...


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