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

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Success needs succession

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

The only certainty for Zimbabwe in 2014 is that the succession issue will not be resolved so long as President Robert Mugabe is still in control. It is widely agreed that no econom...

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

The Mashonaland West provincial capital, Chinoyi, got all dressed up for the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front conference on 13-14 December but the deliberations prod...

Dilemmas over power cuts and shortages

With regular power outages and Harare in the grips of a water crisis, the government needs money fast

The inability of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front government to maintain sufficient levels of food production, energy and water supplies is a major problem for l...

Essar on hold

Negotiations drag on but the relaunch of ZISCO will take place before year's end, according to the Commerce and Industry Minister

Arms-for-minerals trades exposed

Zimbabwe has parcelled out choice mining concessions to Russia and China in exchange for arms – but they may have sold them too cheaply

Deals to trade mining concessions for arms from Russia and China were arranged privately during the period of the coalition government by Zimbabwe African National Union–Patr...

Mugabe's farm in sanctions row

The President and his wife run a dairy business. A German firm has been supplying them for four years, even though the couple are under EU sanctions

The German firm Wilhelm Guth Ventiltechnik has been supplying components to Robert and Grace Mugabe's dairy in defiance of international sanctions. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gut...

Struggles with the economy

The ruling party’s skill at winning elections is as great as its grasp of the economy is weak. It is casting about for help and inspiration

It is becoming clear that the cost of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front’s July electoral victory is the loss of the financial credibility built up by Tendai...

ZANU-PF power struggles resume

With the election out of the way, the party resumes the postponed battle for the succession – and the knives are out

For a party that could so skilfully engineer the July national election, the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front has been curiously inept at managing its own inte...

Van Hoogstraten in airline sell-off

Air Zimbabwe is under new management and looks set for privatisation. The new board wants to borrow from the notorious entrepreneur and ZANU-PF donor Nicholas van Hoogstraten

The state-owned national airline, Air Zimbabwe, has approached controversial British tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten for cash to help revive its operations. The programme may resul...

The sanctions card is worn out

Blaming the West and the MDC for the economy’s woes does not get more believable just because it’s repeated in New York and Washington

Zimbabwe celebrated World Food Day on 16 October in its own, idiosyncratic way. The local United Nations office took out an advert in the press pointing out, among other things, th...

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