Tag: Zimbabwe

A New Dawn For Zimbabwe, But Is It Rosy?

A New Dawn For Zimbabwe, But Is It Rosy?

Emmerson Mnangagwa surprised Zimbabwe, and the world, when he orchestrated the resignation of one of Africa’s longest serving leaders. Is this an opportune moment for Zimbabwe’s economic recovery? It’s three days before Christmas. Normally, at this time of the year, Merton Avenue, in Pretoria, South Africa, is an empty street. […]

Zimbabwe Gets Its First Billionaire

Zimbabwe Gets Its First Billionaire

Telecom tycoon Strive Masiyiwa has become Zimbabwe’s first billionaire. According to a report by Forbes, Masiyiwa, 57 is now worth $1.7 billion. Masiyiwa controls Econet Group, a Zimbabwe-listed mobile phone company that also has investments in financial services, insurance, e-commerce, renewable energy, education, Coca-Cola bottling, hospitality and payment gateway solutions. Econet also has a […]

US ‘cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe’ after Mugabe ouster

US ‘cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe’ after Mugabe ouster

The United States is “cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe, following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe” in November, a report has said. Voice of America reported on Wednesday that the US, remained sceptical of how relations would improve, given that the southern African country’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa was a close […]

Zimbabwe dares to dream of life after Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is 93 years old, and ailing. What might happen after he dies is a source of hope but also deep anxiety in his troubled country Daniel Mugabe was waiting for his first customers of the day amid the 1,000-year-old ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the former capital of one […]