ARTICLES RELATING TO ZIMBABWE

Whats in a name? All you need to know about Zim's new currency

2019-03-15 19:46

In February, Zimbabwe introduced a new currency called the RTGS, or real-time gross settlement dollar, in the process abandoning its long held 1:1 parity between the US dollar and its local transactional instrument - the bond note.

Zim land a dead asset - finance minister

2019-03-04 09:13

Zimbabwe's controversial land reform programme, which left most of its land without collateral value has meant the country is now carrying a dead asset, its Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube has said.

Shutting down the internet doesn't work - but governments keep doing it

2019-02-22 06:15

The Zimbabwean government recently blocked internet access in an bid to crack down on protests against fuel price hikes. They're not alone in using this tactic, says George Ogola.

WATCH: 24 bodies retrieved from flooded Zimbabwe mine

2019-02-17 21:09

Rescue workers retrieve 24 bodies and eight survivors from two flooded gold mines in Zimbabwe where officials fear dozens more illegal miners are still trapped.

Internet in Zimbabwe: Now you have it, now you don't

2019-01-18 17:56

Attempts by Zimbabweans to circumvent a government-imposed social media ban suffered a blow on Friday morning after the state ordered service providers to cut off internet access for the second time this week.

By killing the internet, Zimbabwe kills commerce and the lights

2019-01-15 19:05

As the Zimbabwean government ordered internet service providers to shutter parts of the web in an effort to curb anti-government protests, people stopped being able to buy utilities too.

The big heist: Where is Zimbabwe's cash going?

2018-11-04 10:01

Zimbabwe is currently going through serious shortages of literally everything from bottled water to bread - this at a time when deposits in Zimbabwean banks are at an all-time high.

Don't expect the Crocodile to let democracy stand in his way

2018-08-08 11:10

Having gained power is the man allegedly responsible for the slaughter of 20 000 people of another tribe likely to give up his power?

Harare still closed for business following post-election clashes

2018-08-02 18:51

Between vehement protests and heavy-handed responses by Zimbabwean government and defence forces, most citizens opted to stay home for the day.

Zimbabwe's cash shortage sparks rise in bank card fraud

2018-07-02 20:50

Zimbabwean banks have put their customers on fraud alert following an increase in card cloning incidents - thought to be sparked by the country's cash shortage.

 

Zimbabwe miners to pay 80% wage increase

2019-03-14 20:18

Zimbabwe mining companies – which include units of Anglo Platinum, Impala Platinum and Caledonia Mining – are to award an 80% wage increase to mine workers.

'I am guilty as charged': Zim central bank governor on overvalued bond notes

2019-02-22 11:17

Zimbabwe central bank governor Dr John Mangudya has admitted prejudicing the country’s exporters by exchanging their US dollar earnings at parity with the local bond note, when rates on the parallel market were at a 400% premium.

Zimbabwe central bank is said to consider devaluing bond notes

2019-02-19 14:55

Zimbabwe’s central bank is considering devaluing its quasi-currency as part of a raft of reforms to the nation’s foreign-exchange system, according to a central bank official.

Mnangagwa: Lesson learnt, a leopard does not change its spots

2019-01-21 20:11

In Zimbabwe, there is a saying: sometimes you celebrate the coming of a witchdoctor, only for him to accuse your mother of witchcraft, says Crecey Kuyedzwa.

Russian Diamond giant Alrosa is going back to Zimbabwe

2019-01-16 20:23

Alrosa PJSC, one of the world’s top diamond miners, is returning to Zimbabwe after a more than two-year break.

Mnangagwa resorts to temporary powers over crippling forex shortages in Zim

2018-11-12 17:54

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has resorted to temporary powers to curb illegal currency trade as the southern African country experiences crippling foreign currency challenges.

Government of national unity the way out for Zimbabwe

2018-08-15 10:51

If there is any silver lining, it is that Zimbabwean society appears to be less divided now between ethnic groups than it was before, writes William Gumede.

ANALYSIS: A false new dawn for Zimbabwe

2018-08-03 11:26

The Zimbabwe presidential results were announced Thursday night. It was, as predicted, a Mnangagwa win. What should the MDC-Alliance do when the loss is digested?

ZIM'S 1ST POLLS WITHOUT MUGABE!

2018-07-30 10:48

HISTORY is being made in Zimbabwe as the 2018 elections will be the country's first without Robert Mugabe as a candidate.

Coca-Cola Zim buckles under pressure over original Mazoe

2018-06-20 17:10

The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited have bowed down to public pressure and announced that it was re-introducing the original Mazoe recipes for all flavours.

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