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25 May 2017
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04 May 2017
Mugabe denies Zimbabwe is "fragile"
Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, sat slumped in his chair, wringing his hands, as he told a panel discussion on Thursday in a low murmur that his country was not a "fragile state"....
28 Apr 2017
Daily Podcast – April 28, 2017
Making headlines: Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs State capture inquiry Zimbabwe has met all conditions to clear arrears to World Bank, AfDB And, alleged ‘coup plotter’ set to make first appearance
Zimbabwe says has met all conditions to clear arrears to World Bank, AfDB
Zimbabwe has met all conditions to clear arrears to the World Bank and African Development Bank, paving the way for possible future funding from the International Monetary Fund, its finance...
03 Feb 2017
Minister in 'racial jibe', says blacks don't want to pay taxes
Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly accused black businesses of refusing to pay taxes and yet "expect government to provide them with public services". Chinamasa said this,...
22 Dec 2016
No 'quick solution' in sight to Zim cash crisis – finance minister
Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly said that the cash crisis in the southern African country is set to continue for a long time. This was despite the Reserve Bank of...
08 Nov 2016
Zim firms urge use of SA rand as main currency – report
Zimbabwean firms have reportedly urged the government to adopt the South African rand as its "reference currency" instead of the US dollar. According to Bloomberg, the Confederation of Zimbabwe...
02 Nov 2016
Looking beyond Zuma and Mugabe
It is never really a good time for a high-profile state visit to Zimbabwe. The economic and political crisis that started in the early 2000s has made official trips to that country a rarity, often...
26 Sep 2016
Over 70 percent of Zimbabweans living in poverty: Finance Minister
More than 70% of Zimbabweans are living in poverty and the government requires about $2.7-billion to implement its Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy in the next two years, Finance Minister Patrick...
13 Sep 2016
Daily Podcast- September 13, 2016
Making headlines: Opposition parties want proof that Zuma paid back the money ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild And, crisis-hit Zim government pays $43-million to white farmers
Crisis hit Zim govt pays $43m to white farmers – report
The Zimbabwean government has spent nearly $43-million compensating white commercial farmers whose farms were acquired during the country's land reform programme, a report said on Monday. According...
13 Jul 2016
Arrest Mugabe and Chinamasa for inciting violence, says Biti
If there was anyone to be arrested for inciting public violence in Zimbabwe, then it should be President Robert Mugabe and Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, and not activists who were being...
14 Jun 2016
Zim imports over 100 000 tons of maize, worth $12.7m
Zimbabwe has imported over 100 000 tons of maize worth $12.7-million since October last year, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said, according to a report on Tuesday. According to the...
13 Apr 2016
Breather for banks as Mugabe clarifies indigenisation
Foreign banks in Zimbabwe, among them units of South African groups, on Tuesday got respite to their plans to comply with the country’s empowerment laws after President Robert Mugabe clarified...
06 Apr 2016
Zimbabwe runs out of cash again
Once again Zimbabwe is short of cash. The last time this happened was when the national currency was the Zimbabwe dollar. When the Zimbabwe dollar plummeted against the US dollar late in 2008, the...
10 Mar 2016
Zim needs to act now – IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Zimbabwe needs to act now if it is to reverse the deepening economic difficulties. IMF head of mission to Zimbabwe Domenico Fanizza said the...
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