Policy

Chinamasa growth targets guesstimates

Chinamasa growth targets guesstimates

THE projected 2,7% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth envisaged by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa in his 2016 national budget statement driven by buoyant performance of the real sector — agriculture, manufacturing, mining and tourism — is wishful thinking considering that Zimbabwe’s resource-driven economy is under immense internal and external pressures. […]

Anger over Mugabe’s bid to block UN rights resolution

Anger over Mugabe’s bid to block UN rights resolution

ZIMBABWE is among 14 countries that last week voted against the passing of United Nations General Assembly resolution recognising human rights defenders. Other countries that tried to block the passing of the resolution, according to an organisation known as Frontline Defenders, were China, Russia, Syria, Burundi, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Saudi […]

Foreign dependence spurs trade deficit

Foreign dependence spurs trade deficit

THE country’s over-reliance on foreign foodstuffs and pharmaceutical products is mainly to blame for the huge trade deficit retarding economic growth, Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. The remark follows an increase in trade deficit to $2,9 billion this year up from $2,7 billion recorded last year. From […]

Poll watchdog calls on Parliament to review Electoral Act

Poll watchdog calls on Parliament to review Electoral Act

THE Elections Resource Centre (ERC) has called on Parliament to review the Electoral Act to allow more players to conduct voter education. In their policy brief for the month of November produced on Tuesday, ERC said voter education in Zimbabwe had several challenges among them a short and limited process that […]