Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreak

The government of Zimbabwe is trying to contain an outbreak of bird flu that has killed thousands of chickens. It is the latest threat to a poultry industry that was already under pressure. The H5N8 strain has been detected in several countries in Europe, Asia and Africa in the past two years. Al […]

Mugabe’s land threats could cost Zim millions

Zimbabwe stands to lose close to $150 million in revenue if President Robert Mugabe goes ahead with his threat to evict Zimbabwe’s remaining white farmers from their land. About 73 whites are still farming in Mashonaland East province. The farmers mostly grow tobacco – Zimbabwe’s second-highest foreign currency earner after […]

World Bank urges ‘bold’ public spending reform for Zimbabwe

Bold measures to reform Zimbabwe’s public spending are needed to lift the country out of financial crisis and sustain growth, the World Bank has said. The bank published its most recent economic update for the country today, alongside a five-volume review into the finances of its public sector. It found […]

Zimbabwe appeals for $10.9m aid for refugees

Harare – Financially hamstrung Zimbabwe joined UN agencies and charities on Wednesday in appealing for $10.9m of aid for thousands of refugees in the country including families fleeing violence in neighbouring Mozambique. Zimbabwe, grappling an economic crisis including a cash crunch which has had a toll on social services, is […]