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Mnangagwa’s New York Pitch Reveals His Post-Election Game

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s op-ed piece he penned for the New York Times, published online on March 11 and 12 in the print version, supplies the chess pieces of how he intends to play the political economy game after elections. Published in the financial heart and soul of the world’s economic …

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President Meets IMF, World Bank Chiefs

President Mnangagwa held high-level meetings with top officials from the world’s top multilateral financial institutions on the sidelines of the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, as he continued with his drive to re-engage with the international community last month. He met top officials from the International Monetary …

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‘Civilian Supremacy Must Rule Over Military in Polls’

Canadian ambassador to Zimbabwe Rene Cremonese (RC) was in Bulawayo last week. Zimbabwe Independent reporter Nqobani Ndlovu (NN) spoke to him on several issues, including the need for free and fair elections and the importance of the military staying out of civilian affairs. Find excerpts of the interview below: What is the current nature …

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Failure to Repay Loans Derail Mega Deals

Zimbabwean government’s red tape and failure to adhere to loans repayments is impacting negatively on some of the “mega deals” signed in key economic areas between Zimbabwe and China. Zimbabwe Independent has established that although China availed a US$144 million loan facility meant to rehabilitate, replace, install and commission equipment …

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Kwekwe Gets $1m for Road Rehab

Kwekwe will soon embark on road rehabilitation after it received $1 million from the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara). Kwekwe Mayor Councillor Matenda Madzoke said it took the intervention of Mbizo legislator Cde Vongainashe Mupereri for Zinara to release the funds. “We received the funds after Honourable Mupereri intervened and …

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