Tag: Zimbabwe

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 […]

How Robert Mugabe ruined Zimbabwe

How Robert Mugabe ruined Zimbabwe

In 2016 it became a common sight in the capital of Zimbabwe to see fearful citizens queuing outside banks, waiting hopefully for cash. It was the most obvious manifestation of anxiety about Robert Mugabe’s latest economic scheme. In November the central bank started printing a new kind of money, in […]

Opinion: Does Mugabe know the state of the nation?

This week, several important people drove all the way to Harare from the furthest corners of the country – Kariba, Chiredzi, Mutare, Beitbridge. They all converged in their Ford Rangers, Mercedes Benz E Classes and Range Rovers at Nelson Mandela and Third Street, Parliament Building. In these days of fuel […]