Tag: Economic Downturn

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

Opinion: Stuck on pause in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe press card is a precious thing. Much of the local media is under state control, and President Robert Mugabe has a long record of disliking foreign correspondents. So when I had a chance to get temporary accreditation to cover an arts festival, I jumped at it. After three […]

Zimbabwe has relied on 'bond notes' since economic mismanagement rendered its own currency worthless

RBZ laundering probe raises politicians’ ire

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) claims it has earned the ire of several politicians it has investigated for possible money laundering, with some of them calling to express their anger. RBZ financial intelligence unit (FIU) director, Mirirai Chiremba said the way money laundering had grown in the country had […]

Robert Mugabe Has Destroyed the Dreams of Generations

Robert Mugabe Has Destroyed the Dreams of Generations

Enraged by the dire economic situation in his country, the 40-year-old pastor from the Zimbabwean capital Harare released a homemade video in April 2016. Draped in the country’s flag, Mawarire lamented the state Zimbabwe found itself in and the leadership vacuum created during President Robert Mugabe’s 37 years in power. […]

Rhodesia ‘was better than Mugabe’s govt’, says senior Zim war vet

Rhodesia ‘was better than Mugabe’s govt’, says senior Zim war vet

A senior Zimbabwean war veteran, who is now the interim leader of the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party, has reportedly described as “better” the repression “under under the whites in the then Rhodesia” than under the current government. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Retired Brigadier General, Agrippa Mutambara said this while […]