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Zimbabwe

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

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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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Tsvangirai’s house divided

The struggle for control of the opposition MDC is ramping up as ZANU-PF uses divide and rule to weaken its strongest foe

In-fighting for control of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change is playing into the hands of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front, which hopes ...


Farmers back on agenda

The government is taking steps to compensate expropriated farmers while trying to make sure that the farms of ZANU-PF bigwigs are not affected

Zimbabwe's land reform programme, which ended up largely benefitting senior members of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), state security and army office...


Rule by rivalry

The public is becoming used to the contest for supremacy between the President and his Vice-President as it turns into a war of attrition

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been locked in a love-hate relationship with the military ever since he rose to power in the military coup of November 2017. Against the supremacy ...


Healthcare for dollars

The first reaction of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front high-ups to the pandemic was to blame the West, or at least to gloat at its misfortune. Defence Minister and Z...

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