Policy

A new era for Zimbabwe? $150 million airport opens at Victoria Falls

A new era for Zimbabwe? $150 million airport opens at Victoria Falls

Straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is a force of nature – a force so strong people cross continents to witness it. For many years visiting this Unesco World Heritage Site has not been particularly straightforward, thanks largely to the region’s creaking infrastructure. But that is set […]

Zimbabwe lawyers take Mugabe to court over bond notes law

Zimbabwe lawyers take Mugabe to court over bond notes law

Zimbabwean human rights lawyers asked the High Court on Tuesday to strike down a decree by President Robert Mugabe allowing the introduction of “bond notes”, which have raised fears of a return to a local currency. Mugabe used his presidential powers on Oct. 31 to amend the Reserve Bank of […]

Zimbabwe Bond Notes Are Now Ready, Will Be Released Soon

Zimbabwe Bond Notes Are Now Ready, Will Be Released Soon

Despite persistent rumours of delays, Zimbabwe’s Central Bank chief says bond notes are now ready and will be released into the market at the end of this month. John Mangudya insists the notes are for the good of the economy, but many Zimbabweans are opposed to them. Mangudya still insists […]

As Zimbabwe tries new currency, skeptics reach for the old

Zimbabwe’s 100-trillion-dollar bill, a relic of economic ruin, has been an international joke and an online collector’s item for years. But this banknote (14 zeros, if anyone is counting) is getting a warmer embrace from Zimbabweans than a new local currency the government is introducing this month. “I hear people […]