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Population: 16.48m
GDP: $34.41bn
Debt: 98.5% of GDP (2024)

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Prophecies and fantasies

Religion and rumour dim the prospects for the presidential succession while the mining rows continue

A prophet has aroused some unchristian comment in Zimbabwe’s media, official and independent alike. Temitope Balogun Joshua, a popular Nigerian televangelist, had foretold the immi...

From the Stasi to State House

The Independence Day theme was ‘Indigenisation and Empowerment’. The Movement for Democratic Change objects that this will probably be the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic...

Where’s the indigenous cash?

Impala Platinum will let 51% of Zimplats go to public ownership but it looks as though the government has not got the cash

Youth, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s campaign to compel foreign-owned companies to sell majority stakes to Zimbabweans has stalled amid questions abo...

Constitutional reform blow

ZANU-PF opposes the reforms planned to precede the elections and knows how to scupper them

The process of drafting the new constitution is teetering towards collapse. So the various factions are honing their plans for what could be a bruising election campaign under the ...

The rise of Tendai Biti

Tendai Biti has been the star both of the Movement for Democratic Change as its General Secretary and of the Government of National Unity as its Finance Minister. He was perhaps lu...

Inquest blue

The inquest into the death of General Solomon Mujuru has closed on 6 February after hearing 39 witnesses. The evidence left after the raging inferno that killed him yielded no smok...

Positions pending

After his annual holiday in south-east Asia, Mugabe has to decide whether to reappoint many of his ageing securocrats

The security officers around President Robert Mugabe like to shroud his movements in mystery. During the congress of his Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) i...

A race against time

The probability of President Mugabe scuppering constitutional reforms and calling a snap election is firming up

Both President Robert Gabriel Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) want el...

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