By Andrew Kunambura/Tinashe Kairiza Major Chinese insurance firms are refusing to underwrite critical infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe due to government’s failure to pay commitment fees and other related costs, it has emerged. Official sources say the construction of the US$680 million Kunzvi Dam, for which the tender was awarded to […]
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s address to the United Nations General Assembly last week blaming sanctions for the country’s economic ills fails to take into account his administration’s mismanagement of the economy and failure to root out corruption, both of which have contributed to the nation’s impoverishment. Despite rampant corruption that is […]
The Zimbabwe government has said it will continue working with international financial institutions (IFIs), including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after its aborted Staff-Monitored Programme (SMP) with the Bretton Woods institution. In a wide-ranging interview, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube said it will work with IFIs to enable it to come […]
EFF leader Julius Malema says the ANC must pay for using a government jet to travel to Zimbabwe. The Red Berets says the Secretary of Defence must invoice Luthuli House. Malema supports the ANC mission to Zimbabwe though, saying it’s urgent and necessary to resolve the political and economic challenges […]
For Moeletsi Mbeki, South Africa’s ruling party is part of the problem, not part of the solution. The author of Architects of Poverty, and deputy chair of the South African Institute of International Affairs, is also the outspoken brother to South Africa’s former President Thabo Mbeki. He is critical of […]
Why now, then, are we being told that Zanu PF is not in the habit of naming and shaming people?