Articles tagged 'zimbabwe'

Mugabe, Mphoko due for big payout 11 December 2017 HARARE – Treasury has increased the vote allocation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office by $56 million — in a development analysts say is partly geared towards taking care of the exit packages of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe and former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko. Mugabe is r...
ED appoints new CIO boss 9 December 2017   HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa last night began the re-configuration of the security sector when he appointed Zimbabwe Ambassador to South Africa and Lesotho Isaac Moyo as the new director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). Moyo replaces Happyton Bonyongwe who ...
2018 National Budget: Govt charts new path 8 December 2017 HARARE - Government is taking steps towards ending its economic isolation in its first budget since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year authoritarian rule with Treasury announcing a package of measures aimed at wooing international investors, including new curbs on laws that require firms to be 51...
Former bigwigs eye Zanu PF return 5 December 2017 HARARE – The fall of Zimbabwe's long-serving president, Robert Mugabe, appears to have given hope to sacked former Zanu PF stalwarts who are now retracing their footsteps back to the former liberation movement. There is renewed hope among the former Zanu PF senior officials since the appointme...
Honeymoon over for Mnangagwa 5 December 2017 HARARE – The honeymoon is over for President Emmerson Mnangagwa as he is under pressure to put in place significant social, economic and political reforms ahead of next year's elections to set himself apart from his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa came into power following the resignatio...
Zim's short-lived govt ministers 4 December 2017 HARARE – If there was someone queer enough to apply to Guinness Book of World Records to have the title “shortest lived government ministers” added to their database, the category will certainly not be short of takers. Among the frontrunners would be South Africa’s former Finance minister Des ...
It's time for a political sabbatical, says Mzembi 4 December 2017 HARARE – Walter Mzembi was the last Foreign Affairs minister to serve under former president Robert Mugabe. Although his tenure was brief, for it was during his stint that the Mugabe’s regime fell, it was an event-packed period that has not been recorded. Our News Editor Gift Phiri had an o...
Let's walk the talk on corruption 4 December 2017 HARARE – Last week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa took the first bold step towards tackling the rot that has destroyed Zimbabwe’s economy. Mnangagwa issued a statement, giving individuals and corporates up to three months to return money and assets they externalised. The previous week, he ha...
We can only hope for the best 4 December 2017 HARARE – Had traditional political conventions held, the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa would never have progressed further than the Zanu PF primaries in the race for the State House. In fact, it was unfathomable for anyone to challenge Robert Mugabe for Zanu PF first secretary ...
Was Kurotwi being prophetic? 4 December 2017 HARARE – Only a few weeks ago, I reviewed Lovemore Kurotwi's latest book — Whither Zimbabwe? The Industrialisation of Politics in Zimbabwe — and in that piece noted how the author draws from the experiences of the white settler government, which was jolted to the bone by African nationalism. K...
USAid bows out of maternal health scheme 3 December 2017 HARARE - As external support for health programmes in Zimbabwe continues to shrink, the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) has bowed out from another strategic programme which was contributing much towards maternal health. In 2014, USAid and the Health and Child Care mi...
'Zim lacks shareholder activism' 2 December 2017 HARARE – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) executive vice president, Denys Denya, says the collapse of many companies in Zimbabwe was partially caused by absence of active shareholders. “The apathy of Zimbabwean shareholders and those in most other countries across the African continent...
Mugabe is a lesson to those in power 2 December 2017 HARARE – At the height of his power, former president Robert Mugabe was elevated to deity status, his opponents were wantonly thrown into prison under the country’s nefarious laws such as Criminal Codification, and in Zanu PF he would fire his subordinates at the snap of a finger. Indeed absol...
'With or without Mugabe, Zanu PF the same' 2 December 2017 BULAWAYO – Zimbabweans in the City of Kings yesterday woke up to a shock new Cabinet announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The sentiments expressed in the streets here were that of clear disapproval, hence confidence in the prospects of recovery has been eroded. This comes after peo...
Mnangagwa Appoints Cabinet 30 November 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Cabinet Ministers with immediate effect. The appointments are as follows:
Zim not among least developed nations 30 November 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe is not considered a least developed country (LDC), according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). African Capacity Building Foundation's knowledge expert, Barassou Diawara, said for a country not to be considered an LCD, its gross na...
ED is taking Zim back into the right track 30 November 2017 HARARE – As Zimbabwe's political leadership is fast getting clearer and taking shape — as the burning questions and lingering uncertainty dies down, for now — it is the beginning of a long new journey. Zimbabweans across the race and political divide are celebrating the unbelievable and unimag...
New Zim era boon for PGM metals 30 November 2017 HARARE – The demise of former president Robert Mugabe, through a calculated military intervention, could prove a boon for the country's platinum-group metals, mining experts have said. Zimbabwe, the world's number three producer of platinum and fourth largest palladium producer, according to d...
Mawarire acquitted of subversion 30 November 2017 HARARE – The High Court has cleared cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire of charges of attempting to overthrow the then president Robert Mugabe-led government. High Court judge Priscillah Chigumba yesterday acquitted Mawarire on both the main charge and the alternative charge of ...
Zim optimism not misplaced 30 November 2017 HARARE – Still marvel at how Zimbabweans got together in a show of disapproval to the Robert Mugabe regime on Saturday, November 18. Obviously, this day will go down into history books for being the first of its kind, in support of yet another first by the country’s military in the whole world...
Tsvangirai in GNU dilemma 30 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is engaged in behind-the-scenes discussions with President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the formation of an inclusive Cabinet that could help unite the nation's deeply-divided citizens. Morgan Tsvangirai According to MDC insiders, Tsvangirai has been in ...
Zanu PF finishes off Moyo, Tyson 29 November 2017 HARARE – Zanu PF has hammered the final nails on the political coffins of former Cabinet ministers — Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere and Ignatius Chombo – when it recalled the trio and two others from Parliament which duly announced yesterday that they had ceased to be members of the National A...
Drop indigenisation, ZimAsset: Tshinga 29 November 2017 BULAWAYO – Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has taken a dig at some of the policies, which were implemented under former president Robert Mugabe's government, describing them as impractical. Dube, who was expelled from his ministry by Mugabe due to his alleged links with then vice pre...
Zanu PF are hypocrites, says MDC Alliance 29 November 2017 BULAWAYO – The MDC Alliance has said there is need for the ruling Zanu PF to search its conscience in the way they operate as they have for decades now proved to be hypocrites. This, the Alliance said, was proven by the recent development where the ruling party made nationwide resolutions in s...
Mutambara calls for free and fair poll 29 November 2017 HARARE - With the forced resignation of former president Robert Mugabe, the citizens of Zimbabwe have a unique opportunity to break with the past and create a stable, peaceful, democratic, prosperous and globally competitive nation, former deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara has said. A for...