Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Passport Seigniorage Is The Best Kind Of Zimbabwean Seigniorage

With Zimbabwe’s economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at the passport office, which doesn’t have enough foreign currency to...

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The Storm Is Over, But In Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues To Rage For Women And Girls

Cyclone Idai’s aftermath in Mozambique. Credit: Denis Onyodi:IFRC/DRK/Climate Centre By Edinah MasiyiwaHARARE, Jun 13 2019 (IPS) In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi.  It was the...
Related topics: Mozambique, Malawi

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Another Zimbabwe Clean Sheet As They Hold Nigeria

Johannesburg (AFP) – Africa Cup of Nations outsiders Zimbabwe kept a third consecutive clean sheet in warm-up matches by drawing 0-0 with title contenders Nigeria in rain-lashed Asaba on Saturday.  Zimbabwe, who will be  in Group A...
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‘same Bus, Different Driver’

Mugabe is gone, but nothing has changed. Evan Mawarire and others continue the struggle for freedom in Zimbabwe.

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Rights Groups Worried About Zimbabwe Crackdown Against Activists

Rights organizations in Zimbabwe are concerned about what they say is a crackdown against opposition activists by the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. They cite the recent arrest of seven activists who were detained when they returned...
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Zimbabwe Businesses Drop Local Currency For Us Dollars

As Zimbabwe’s economy struggles and the country faces scarce fuel supplies, some businesses are refusing to accept the ever-weakening local currency, insisting on doing business in U.S. dollars. One reason is that the local currency, known as...

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Amnesty Suspends Zimbabwe Branch After Fraud Probe

Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group. Amnesty issued a statement saying "an extensive forensic audit was conducted in...
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Zimbabwe’s Resettled Farmers Hawking Cigarettes To Survive

Earlier this year, the Zimbabwean government announced that it would take over all under-utilised land and redistribute it to deserving farmers, irrespective of their race and colour. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS By Jeffrey MoyoMARONDERA, Zimbabwe, May...

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Desperate Zimbabweans Risk Lives In Abandoned Mines

Officials in Zimbabwe say the bodies of eight illegal miners have been retrieved from an abandoned gold mine about 50 kilometers north of Harare. The news Monday was a reminder of the risk faced by desperate illegal miners trying to make a living in...
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Why A $20 Dollar Tubman Won't Buy You Freedom

Efforts to end US sanctions on Zimbabwe; Modi wins big in India; Growing concerns for American farmers; EU Parliamentary Elections begin
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5 Rights Activists Charged In Zimbabwe, Lawyers Say

Authorities in Zimbabwe have charged five human rights campaigners arrested earlier this week, accusing them of plotting to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa, lawyers said Wednesday. "The five were charged with subverting a constitutional...
Related topics: Human Rights, Activism

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Zimbabwe's Economy 'pronounced Dead', Set To Contract 20 Percent In 2019

The new government of Zimbabwe is attempting to improve public finances and get the nation's economy working again, but its efforts to tackle hyperinflation, attract investment and crackdown on corruption appear to have proven insufficient so far.

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Venezuela’s Collapse Is Worst In Decades

“Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s. The crumbling of Venezuela’s economy has now outpaced them all,” the New York Times reports. “Venezuela’s...
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A Sharp Jump In Mobile Internet Prices Shows The True Value Of Zimbabwe’s Troubled Currency

While Zimbabwe’s central bank is trying to make the case for a respectable value for its three-month old currency the Zimbabwean Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGs) dollars against the US dollar, local mobile operators are showing the...
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Zimbabwean Villagers Resist A Chinese Company's Mining Project

Zimbabwe has clamored for outside investment in recent years, but villagers north of the capital are resisting a Chinese mining project they say will spoil the environment and fail to bring them much benefit.  The villagers are from Domboshava, a...

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Zimbabwe Wildlife Orphanage Rescues, Educates Against Poaching

An animal orphanage in Zimbabwe is one of the organizations leading efforts to ensure poaching and development do not wipe out the wildlife of the southern African nation.  About half an hour drive southeast of Bulawayo is a special orphanage...

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Zimbabwe’s Plan To Compensate White Farmers Is Facing A Backlash From Party Loyalists And The...

Zimbabwe’s latest plan to compensate white commercial farmers who lost land during the fast track Land Reform Program 19 years ago has run into trouble. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube said he had set aside 53 million Zimbabwean RTGs dollars...

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Economic Empowerment Of Women Good For All

Attendees at an FAO sub-regional training workshop on gender and livestock in Harare, Zimbabwe.By Kingsley IghoborUNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 2019 (IPS) Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her...
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Long Road To Recovery For Children After Cyclone Idai

The U.N. children’s fund says at least 1.6 million children in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe need help right away to recover from the affects of Cyclone Idai, which battered their countries more than one month ago. Cyclone Idai, the deadliest...
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Zimbabwe President: Time To Talk About Mugabe-era Massacres

On Thursday, Zimbabwe marked the anniversary of its 1980 independence from Britain. The anniversary coincides with efforts to heal the wounds brought on by state-sanctioned massacres in the 1980s in which thousands of people died. In one of the most...
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