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Zimbabwe: Global Financiers Shut Out Zimbabwe

Government says it is failing to access international financial aid necessary in mitigating the social and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic because of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western powers, saying inter-governmental and private institutions are reluctant to assist the impoverished country. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube wrote to the …

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Zimbabwe: Banking Sector in Turmoil

A dark cloud is hovering over the banking sector as financial institutions are shutting down branches as a cost-cutting measure as they embrace digitisation, rendering hundreds of workers redundant in the process. More than 300 employees have lost jobs across the sector, with at least 25 branches having permanently shut …

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Zimbabwe: Redress Dire Health Care System

This week, like most Zimbabweans, I was beyond devastated to learn seven babies were stillborn in one night at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital, formerly Harare Central Hospital, because their mothers did not get adequate medical care due to a nurses’ strike, as a dispute over working conditions cripples the public …

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Zimbabwe: August 2018 Killings – No Apology, No Compensation Two Years On

Exactly two years after soldiers and police gunned down civilians in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 general election, the government has continued brutalising citizens while ironically claiming it is fulfilling recommendations of a commission of inquiry into the horrific killings. The commission, chaired by former South African president Kgalema …

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Zimbabwe: Covid-19 – Boxer Chisora in SOS Call for Mt Hampden Shelter

Zimbabwean-born British boxer Dereck Chisora has urged public personalities and Zimbabwean diasporans to heed the call for help by communities in tackling the harrowing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The former Commonwealth boxing champion made the remarks through a representative this week on the sidelines of donating blankets and various …

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Zimbabwe: Criminalising Dissent Confirms Rogue State Status

Those of us who survived Zanu’s Gukurahundi genocide are very familiar with the terror tactics that have kept the ruling party in power.That is why, as soon as the party’s acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa launched into an angry tirade on Monday against “enemies of Zimbabwe”, I correctly predicted that state …

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Zimbabwe: Chin’ono, Activists Arrest Sets Zim in Reverse Motion

The fallout between the Zimbabwean government and Western nations over the arrest of journalist Hopewell Chin’ono (pictured) and opposition Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume has dealt a near-fatal blow to Harare’s international re-engagement drive, already weakened by the administration’s failure to implement far-reaching political and economic reforms. Ngarivhume, who was …

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