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Zimbabwe

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

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Vote now, pay later

All parties want the same result in the 16 March referendum but it holds dangers, especially concerning the presidential succession

The referendum on 16 March takes place less than a month after the starting gun was fired. No one doubts a favourable result but only the turnout will indicate the level of enthusi...


Girding up for the vote

President Robert Mugabe has placed allies in key positions as the draft constitution finally heads for a referendum

A referendum on Zimbabwe’s new constitution has been set for 16 March. Despite a challenge by the National Constitutional Assembly, a pro-democracy group, which was dismissed by Ju...


I chose the deputy

A vice-presidency is again vacant, sharpening choices about the constitution and creating openings for those outside the two main parties

Vice-President John Landa Nkomo died after a long illness on 17 January, aged 79. His death set in motion yet another tortuous competition for the vacant post among factions of the...


ZANU-PF's loss

Professor Reg Austin, one of the staunchest comrades of the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), has resigned from the new Human Rights Commission. Austin had...


A test for the constitutions

This year’s much delayed elections could well yield surprises but companies are nervous about election tactics such as ‘indigenisation’ decreees

After a great deal of brinkmanship, President Robert Mugabe conceded in mid-December that elections could not be held before June 2013. During the first part of the year, therefore...


Look East again

Chinese investment will dominate Zimbabwe’s economic policy as President Mugabe’s new government finds itself short of friends in the West

President Robert Mugabe’s government has announced that it will be putting even more business the way of its Asian trading partners. This is after refusals by the United Stat...

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Ex-army officers fast-track power plant

Military connections may have helped China Africa Sunlight Energy overcome the opposition of bureaucrats and activists

In May 2012, when the Movement of Democratic Change’s Elton Mangoma was still Energy Minister, he worried that the China Africa Sunlight Energy deal could be a case of privat...


Small beer from Beijing

Vice-President Wang Yang’s visit sees scrabbling state media rerun an old warning to Chinese companies from Prime Minister Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe's new constitution finally passed into law on 22 May and the way is now clear for elections. The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front is pushing for the polls t...


Elections and electioneering stall deals

The Essar deal, along with many others, is set to languish until after the polls

The early April visit of India's Steel Minister, Beni Prasad Verma, scarcely made headlines in Zimbabwe's media. With elections on the horizon, Zimbabwe is more obsessed than ever ...


Arthur Mutambara

Deputy Prime Minister, Zimbabwe

Speaking at a conference on China-Africa relations hosted by Frontier Advisory in South Africa, Zimbabwe’s Deputy Premier Arthur Mutambara urged greater African regulation of Ch...


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