Unlike Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa who surrounds himself with his clansmen from his older generation, particularly liberation war ... veterans, Nelson Chamisa is seen as someone close to the youth in the country. Find out more in this who's who of Chamisa’s network.
Zimbabwe needs to develop its assembly and manufacturing capacity in solar panels and batteries to cut reliance on expensive equipment imports, ... Solarpro CEO Nyasha Chasakara tells The Africa Report.
After coming to power through a military coup that ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa attracted ... businesspeople both at home and abroad with his mantra: Zimbabwe is 'open for business'. Many wanted to give him a chance to change his predecessor's authoritarian policies.
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Zimbabwe's by-elections in which President Mnangagwa hoped to silence opposition leader Nelson Chamisa have produced the contrary. With his resounding ... victory, Chamisa is imposing his new party, the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), as the clear political opposition in the country. It also dismantles the power base of MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora, accused of being a ruling party-funded spoiler.
Zimbabwe has turned its attention to how it may adopt a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Even so, how feasible is a CBDC, a digital currency ... that exists purely in electronic form, for Zimbabwe's cash strapped economy, and how will this effect the existing mobile money landscape?
The Russia-Ukraine war might be geographically far away from Africa, but its ripple effects have already trickled down to many Zimbabweans who ... were already grappling with economic mismanagement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. Even so, the negative impact hasn’t completely swayed Harare to criticise Moscow, given the historic ties between the two nations.
Inflation is high, and people are avoiding the Zimbabwe dollar as much as possible. The government has been rolling out measures to force economic ... operators to use the local currency instead of US dollars. Will it be enough to make an impact?