Top Africa stories: Tsvangirai, Gambia, AU

2016-12-01 20:45

The MDC says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's ill health "is no cause for concern" and Morocco says AU chair Dlamini-Zuma is blocking its readmission.

Zim activists arrested after street press conference on #Bondnotes

2016-11-28 19:15

Zimbabwean police have arrested two leaders of a social movement that has vowed to campaign against the introduction of bond notes.

Zim firms urge use of SA rand as main currency – report

2016-11-08 10:21

Zimbabwean firms have reportedly urged the government to adopt the South African rand as its “reference currency” instead of the US dollar.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Kenya

2016-11-04 21:29

Some Zimbabweans are already printing fake bond notes even though the “real things” haven't been put into circulation yet. read this and other stories.

Top Africa stories: Zimbabwe, Nigeria,

2016-11-01 21:00

President Robert Mugabe uses presidential powers to sign dreaded bond notes into official currency and "shocked" Nigerian president orders probe into sexual abuses by government officials.

Zimbabwe's tale of two bank chiefs (& their B-words)

2016-09-15 17:06

He might have PhD from a dubious institution - but you really can't help feeling a bit sorry for Zimbabwe's beleaguered bank chief John Mangudya.

Crisis hit Zim govt pays $43m to white farmers - report

2016-09-12 21:21

The Zimbabwean government has spent nearly $43 million compensating white commercial farmers whose farms were acquired during the country's land reform programme, a report says.

Zim finance minister's plan to save cash - but will Mugabe agree?

2016-09-12 08:40

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe is increasingly looking like a sinking ship - but one man is desperately trying to bail water.

Cash-strapped Zim govt plans to fire at least 25 000 workers

2016-09-10 06:57

Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has proposed a number of stringent cost cutting measures which include cutting government workers, salaries and bonuses for at least two years, a report says.

Zim to reform civil service sector as budget deficit balloons

2016-09-08 17:52

Zimbabwe is set to implement significant civil service sector reforms amid a ballooning budget deficit, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.


Bond notes 'aren't meeting cash demand': Zim fin minister

2016-12-01 13:48

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says he knows that brand-new "bond notes" aren't meeting the demand for cash, a report says.

Zimbabwe's bond notes out on Monday, central bank confirms

2016-11-26 21:00

Zimbabwe's dreaded new bond notes are out on Monday, the central bank has confirmed - and locals have been told to report any attempts to "abuse" them.

How do fake #BondNotes hit the market before introduction?, Zimbabweans ask

2016-11-05 09:34

Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their concern over reports that "unscrupulous characters have started printing fake bond notes which they plan to release when the real bond notes are injected into the economy".

'Some Zimbabweans are already printing fake bond notes' - minister

2016-11-04 10:11

Some Zimbabweans are already printing fake bond notes even though the "real things" haven't been put into circulation yet, finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has been quoted as saying.

Bond notes won't be printed in SA, Germany – Zim central bank chief

2016-10-29 11:00

Zimbabwean central bank chief, John Mangudya, has reportedly said that some Zimbabweans opposed to the introduction of bond notes are "politicking by lobbying countries such as Germany to desist from printing the surrogate currency".

Zim govt shoots down finance minister's cash-saving plan

2016-09-14 12:55

Zimbabwe's government has reportedly shot down Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa's cost cutting measures which included cutting down salaries and bonuses for at least two years, a report says.

We're not about to fund Zim, says World Bank

2016-09-12 09:40

The World Bank has denied media reports that it is about to resume lending to cash-strapped Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans criticise finance minister on social media

2016-09-10 09:31

Zimbabweans have taken to social media to express their anger after the country's finance minister announced a series of fiscal undertakings, as he admitted that the government was battling to pay civil servants.

Zim public workers reject govt job cuts plan

2016-09-09 18:25

Zimbabwe's main public service union has rejected state plans to cut 25 000 jobs and suspend annual bonuses.

'No UK taxpayers' money will be used to fund Mugabe's govt'

2016-08-23 11:27

Britain has been forced to take the unusual step of insisting that it is not “bailing out” cash-strapped Zimbabwe following a media row over revelations a former cabinet minister held quiet talks with Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

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