John Mangudya Business 

Zim banks running out of cash again?

Central bank governor John Mangudya presents the Monetary Policy Statement at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe yesterday Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya says withdrawals are now averaging $5,5 million a day, showing that more depositors will find it harder to access money from banks. The $5,5m worth of withdrawals is from the 19 banking institutions in the country that include commercial banks, building societies and savings bank. Considering that 30% of the population are banked, these numbers are paltry, as evidenced by the fact that many depositors…

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Zimbabwe nurses  Health Local News News Uncategorized 

Zimbabwe nurses going on strike

Zimbabwe nurses  and other support staff at public hospitals have threatened to down tools tomorrow in solidarity with junior doctors, who went on strike two weeks ago over poor working conditions. Senior doctors at the country’s major public hospitals joined the industrial action on Monday, paralysing the health delivery system. Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) secretary-general, Enock Dongo, told NewsDay that nurse managers and educators met in the city yesterday and resolved to join the strike, if health workers’ demands are not addressed. “We have communicated before to the HSB (Health…

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China’s Xi joins Russia, Zimbabwe in global autocrat club

Beijing – Recent history offers sobering lessons to China’s Communist Party as the country’s rubber-stamp parliament votes to allow President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely. For millennia, one-man rule for life was standard under kings and emperors. But from Zimbabwe to Iraq to North Korea, modern autocrats often blunder into economic stagnation, political dysfunction and war. “There is a tendency for erratic and sometimes unwise policy choices,” said Erica Frantz, a Michigan State University political scientist who studies dictatorships, in an email. Those include “more belligerent foreign policy”…

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President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa Elections Local News Politics 

Emmerson Mnangagwa says: ‘We Are Bringing About the New Zimbabwe.” Do you believe him?

HARARE, Zimbabwe — In November, the people of  Zimbabwe, led by our youth, went to the streets peacefully and joyfully, determined to have their voices heard. They called for freedom, progress and a new way of doing things. Though supported by the military, this was a popular, peaceful revolution. Watching the events unfold from exile, I was deeply proud of my fellow Zimbabweans. In a major turning point in our history, President Robert Mugabe resigned and the first transition of power in 37 years followed. On Nov. 24, I took office…

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa Local News News 

Mohadi acting President as ED jets off to Botswana

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has left Harare for Kasane, Botswana to join his counterparts from Botswana and Zambia. The three leaders will inspect the Kazungula rail-road bridge mooted in 2005 and construction began three years ago. Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia relations will go a gear up when the three leaders are expected to see the progress made at the rail-road bridge which is almost complete. The bridge links Zambia and Botswana but is also SADC infrastructure that is a part of the north-south corridor. The people of Zimbabwe and Botswana opened…

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Zim Tourism Business News Tourism 

Zim Tourism ‘blockbuster year’ beckons

Zimbabwe is heralding 2019 as its “blockbuster year” as the country gets ready to unveil a series of ground-breaking attractions for Tourism. This followed enquiries by visitors intending to do “self-drives” in the aftermath of the ban in police road blocks. Rainbow Tourism Group chief executive officer Tendai Madziwanyika Zimbabwe was back in business and all major destinations in the country can look forward to welcoming even more visitors this year. “The enquiries we’re getting for self-drives shows the tourism industry can start reaping the benefits of the reduction of…

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Tourism minister Priscah Mupfumira Business News Politics Tourism 

Our past errors cost tourism –Mupfumira

Zimbabwe has lagged behind in many areas as a result of the global isolation for the past 18 years due to errors of the past, Tourism minister Priscah Mupfumira has said. Mupfumira said this has undeniably left Zimbabwe’s once rich sectors in a complete state of disrepair and disarray. “The tourism industry used to receive a contribution of more than 35% from the overseas market in the 1990s when tourism was at its peak and this contribution has since dropped to less than 10% of the international arrivals to Zimbabwe,”…

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Why China’s removal of term limits is a blessing to African despots

The recent sitting of the central committee of the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) rolled out a big surprise development: a proposed removal of presidential term limits. This came among a raft of other constitutional amendments. The two-term limit had been instituted in 1982 by Deng Xiaoping after his experience with the chaotic post-Mao succession. Term limits were instituted to facilitate orderly succession and to support China’s reform era. China’s economic transformation wasn’t to be disrupted or sidetracked by unnecessary political struggles and uncertainty. Consequently, successive communist leaders have abided by this…

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Business Government International 

Russia gape Zimbabwe’s diamonds and platinum

Harare – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday met with Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and discussed possible military co-operation as well as plans to boost economic ties. Lavrov, who is on a tour of Africa, is the first high-profile Russian official to visit Zimbabwe since veteran ruler Robert Mugabe’s resignation in November last year. “We talked about the tasks that we have to pursue in order to develop these trade and economic ties between our countries,” Lavrov told journalists after meeting Mnangagwa at his office in the capital…

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Local News News Politics 

Mnangagwa must apologise for 2008 violence

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s statement that the 2008 elections were free and fair cannot go unchallenged. Without doubt, the 2008 elections were one of the bloodiest Zimbabwe has ever seen and the right thing would have been for Mnangagwa to apologise and promise that such episodes belonged to a bygone era. Thus, his denial raises the spectre that there can be a recurrence of such episodes. His denial subtly tells his supporters that they can engage in violence and the leaders will deny that anything of that sort ever happened. Cases…

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