Policy

Fund-raising? Mugabe approves hike in traffic fines

Fund-raising? Mugabe approves hike in traffic fines

If driving in Zimbabwe wasn’t enough of a headache already, here’s something more to put you off: President Robert Mugabe has just approved a hike in traffic fines. Police roadblocks put off tourists and send local drivers’ blood pressure shooting up – not least because of the creativity with which […]

Zimbabwe Appeals for U.S.$200 Million for Flood Recovery

Zimbabwe Appeals for U.S.$200 Million for Flood Recovery

The Zimbabwean government on Monday made an international appeal for $200 million to help its citizens who have been affected by widespread floods. Officials said since December, 271 people had died due to floods. The United Nations said it was important to quickly come into the country with medical aid […]

Mugabe ‘has nothing to do with cash shortages’

Mugabe ‘has nothing to do with cash shortages’

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly defended President Robert Mugabe’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), which left many “disappointed”, as it did not address critical issues affecting the southern African country. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chris Mushohwe came to the veteran leader’s defence after opposition […]