Tag: Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

Critics say Mnangagwa is exploiting a COVID-19 lockdown to stifle dissent. Mnangagwa imposed an overnight curfew and restricted free movement last week to curb coronavirus infections.

Zimbabwe’s security forces clear streets ahead of planned protests

Activists have called for street rallies across the country on Friday over corruption in government and economic hardships. Soaring inflation has eroded salaries and pensions.

Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers

Two decades ago Mugabe’s government carried out at times violent evictions of 4,500 white farmers and redistributed the land to around 300,000 Black families, arguing it was redressing colonial land imbalances.

Zimbabwe suspends stock exchange, mobile payments over ‘economic sabotage’

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe on Friday suspended trade on the stock exchange and mobile phone-based payments to address what President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government called “criminality and economic sabotage”.

Op-Ed: Zimbabwean opposition activists charged following their own abduction

On Tuesday, May 26, authorities in Zimbabwe charged three activists from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance (MDC-A) with breaching the country’s lockdown regulations, nearly two weeks after they were allegedly abducted and brutalised after being taken into police custody.

Zimbabwe central bank leaves rates unchanged, bullish on inflation, what you need to know…

Zimbabwe's central bank left its benchmark interest rate at 35% on Monday, citing moderating inflation, as it looks to print more local currency and limit the use of foreign currencies.

Op-Ed: A new decade has arrived, will it be Zimbabwe’s?

Economist Eddie Cross* argues why the next decade will be a crucial one for Zimbabwe. How much more can we take? I was talking to a Zimbabwean of...

Op-Ed: This is how Zimbabwe has changed since I became president: Emmerson Mnangagwa

Two years ago, on November 18th, 2017, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets in the spirit of peace, unity and hope, calling for a new start. For a new Zimbabwe. This is how things changed.
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