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Zimbabwe

Population: 16.53 mn.
GDP: $17.85 bn.
Debt: $9.33 bn.

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Tagwirei's pipeline under threat

President Mnangagwa is backing a new oil company against a fuel cartel run by the generals' favourite businessman

A company registered in the United Kingdom with strong South African links has signed an agreement that could give it dominance over Zimbabwe's more than US$1 billion fuel import m...


Repression, guns and new laws

As economic chaos and corruption reign, President Mnangagwa crafts a wave of new laws to pre-empt dissent

After bludgeoning his opponents for the past three years, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is stepping up laws against all dissent and erasing the last vestiges of judicial independenc...


Gutting the opposition

ZANU-PF's manipulations have rid parliament of dissent and silenced criticism of high-level corruption

The expulsion of six MPs from Zimbabwe's parliament after a strange ruling that they no longer belonged to their own party deals a harsh blow to the opposition, which President Emm...


Tagwirei's hold on gold

After buying more mines and banks, the mogul could become the country's top gold buyer

Business kingpin Kudakwashe Tagwirei, under United States sanctions since August, aims to expand his commanding stake in Zimbabwe's gold industry – and could end up taking co...

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Mnangagwa digs in

The President is entrenching himself while the opposition battles state repression and its own divisions

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's regime looks secure, in spite of what is widely viewed as Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front's complete political bankruptcy and the per...


The state’s parallel economy

The finance minister forecasts a turnaround but the central bank’s illicit borrowing could trigger another monetary meltdown

Despite the pandemic and global recession, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube is predicting a strong economic bounce-back next year – but he is silent about a phenomenal borrowing spree...


The limits on the economy

As dissent grows and government lacks finance for a new land scheme, the finance minister insists prospects are brightening

Rejecting the gathering gloom about the national economy, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube released a budget strategy paper on 16 October forecasting the economy would grow by 7.4% ne...


Heavy Russian metal

A platinum mine that could be Zimbabwe's biggest is yet again raising the hopes of the leaders of the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) although it lo...


Inside the state capture project

A recorded telephone released on social media exposes the extent of Kuda Tagwirei's business empire and its ties to the presidency

If the leaked audio recording of his telephone call with ruling party acolyte Temba Mliswa is any guide, businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei's role in government is stronger than ever ...


Mnangagwa in search of enemies

After two years of dangerous drift, military officers and state officials are covertly talking to oppositionists about the President’s exit and a transitional authority

The extraordinary morning broadcast by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 4 August reinforced the national sense that his legitimacy is eroding as fast as the value of Zimbabwean doll...

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