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Emmerson Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners

Emmerson Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pardoned up to 3,000 prisoners, in a move that could help ease overcrowding in the country’s penal facilities. All women, except those with life sentences, and all juvenile prisoners under the age of 18 were granted amnesty, the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) announced on Wednesday […]

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 […]