How to price the Zimbabwe risk

How to price the Zimbabwe risk

By Ray Chipendo, HARARE, (The Source) – All investments involve an element of risk. The risk component is ostensibly behind the volatility in Zimbabwe’s currency markets. Among the panel discussions at the Financial Markets Indaba — a forum to promote...
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Zimbabwe: Rumblings about a return to hard times

Zimbabwe: Rumblings about a return to hard times

by Seewell Mashizha ZIMBABWE is awash with all sorts of happenings that come on the back of induced shortages and panic-buying. Those with the money have unsuccessfully been trying to empty the shelves in the country’s supermarkets these last few...
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The shifting sands of Zimbabwean politics

The shifting sands of Zimbabwean politics

A WEEK is an extraordinarily long time in Zimbabwean politics. One week, a female Vice President of the powerful ruling party Zanu PF is being insulted and summarily ejected out of the party and the next the seemingly powerful remaining...
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Mental illness in Zimbabwe: Traditional v contemporary medicine

Mental illness in Zimbabwe: Traditional v contemporary medicine

Lazarus Kajawu Traditional medicine should be recognised in the treatment of mental disorders. Shutterstock In many parts of the world, policymakers, health professionals and the public are wrestling with questions about culture and mental health services. Som...
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Zimbabwe illustrates how unchecked power corrupts

Zimbabwe illustrates how unchecked power corrupts

  I recently helped edit a trilogy of books written by former Zimbabwean deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara called In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream. The first of the three books has just been released. I had to reacquaint...
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Zimbabwe in the Theopolitics of the Future

Zimbabwe in the Theopolitics of the Future

by Dinizulu Mbikokayise Macaphulana AT one level Zimbabwe has finally hit its true Dickensian political and historical moment. That moment is “the spring of hope” and at the same time “the winter of despair.” Zimbabweans have everything before them, no...
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Mnangagwa GNU story exposes the hazards of leak journalism

Mnangagwa GNU story exposes the hazards of leak journalism

by Tawanda Majomi A FRESH Reuters story, “Behind the scenes, Zimbabwe politicians plot post-Mugabe reforms” (http://af.reuters.com/article/africaTech/idAFKCN1BG1C7-OZATP ) is currently trending. Based on a “trove of hundreds of documents” leaked by the...
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Cash crisis and bank power politics

Cash crisis and bank power politics

By Own Correspondent By Francis Harawa MONEY shortages in Zimbabwe have changed power politics at banks, once again, bringing back the nation’s old pastime — queuing. The customer, who normally should be king, is now subservient to the security guard....
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Wheels come off; the bond note myth is exposed

Wheels come off; the bond note myth is exposed

The wheels have come off Chinamasa’s mystic wagon, the unorthodox attempt to get around fundamental rules and principles of economics have failed, his cosmetic fiscal tactics are finally exposed as we have always argued. In Chinamasa and Mangudya we have...
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Zimbabwe’s surreal month

Zimbabwe’s surreal month

By Stephen Chan, Before she landed herself in hot diplomatic water by allegedly attacking a South African model with a power cord, Zimbabwe’s notoriously ill-tempered first lady, Grace Mugabe, joined the clamour for her aged husband Robert to name a...
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