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

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Mnangagwa bans banks from lending as the Zim dollar implodes

The local currency is heading for a critical week and the government's block on loans could wreck the agriculture sector

The Zimbabwe dollar lost 40% of its value against its US counterpart over the weekend according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the central bank. The combination of the cras...


The Change campaign changes hands

A spate of by-elections saw the demise of Mwonzora’s state-sponsored opposition and the arrival of Chamisa's bright yellow party

Two conclusions emerge from the results of the by-elections for 28 parliamentary seats and 122 council seats on 26 March: that the ruling party's strategy of dividing the oppositio...


Sanctioned mogul adds steel to portfolio

Zimbabwean business mogul Kudakwashe Tagwirei continues building his empire, despite US sanctions and fresh revelations

Pfimbi means storage in Shona, but it also implies a secret place known by you alone, where you stash something for safekeeping. It's an apt name for a shell company used by sancti...

New bid to revive the opposition

Nelson Chamisa hopes to replace the MDC, which dissolved in acrimony, with a new party that can take on the government

On 24 January, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's main opponent in the last general elections, Nelson Chamisa, launched a new political party, hoping to close the chapter of rivalries ...

Dismissal could herald regime shake-up

The firing of a minister under international sanctions may be the start of a wider-ranging reshuffle within the ruling party

The dismissal this month of security minister Owen Ncube, who earned notoriety for his ties to a militia as well as for a bloody crackdown on protestors, has prompted speculation a...

Cracks in ZANU-PF edifice

Dissidents opposing Mnangagwa’s plans for a second term are starting to organise in the ruling party

As it launched its heavily choreographed Annual National People's Conference on 29-30 October in Bindura, the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) was t...


Tagwirei probe indicts top government officials

An independent investigation raises more questions about the businessman's ties to President Mnangagwa, his Deputy and the Reserve Bank governor

Behind the opaque corporate structures set up by local mogul Kudakwashe Tagwirei, there is evidence that officials have used state resources to sponsor his network of over 40 compa...


Mogul shuffles his interests

Under US sanctions and losing favour with President Mnangagwa, top businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei is revamping his empire

Zimbabwe's most controversial businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei has shut down his fuel company, Sakunda Holdings, which was put under United States sanctions in August last year for ...

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