Forty years ago, Bob Marley paid his own way to play Zimbabwe’s iconic independence concert

Immediately after the official flag-raising the first official words of the new nation of Zimbabwe were “Ladies and Gentlemen, Bob Marley and The Wailers!”...

Zimbabwe’s universities are manufacturing masks, gloves and hand sanitizers to beat coronavirus

Zimbabwe is looking within to beat Covid-19...

A currency swap deal with China could backfire on Zimbabwe’s hope to build forex reserves

Zimbabwe joins South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana which also have currency swap arrangements with China....

A day-long mobile money shutdown will test the effectiveness of Zimbabwe’s new bank notes

Zimbabwe is desperately trying to stem inflation but also has a mobile money shutdown problem...

How to understand why Zimbabwe is bringing back the Zim dollar and the limits of mobile money

"If we don’t address fundamentals especially around the cost of production then the new currency might...

Zimbabwe is clamping down on social media use with a cyber crime bill set to become law

Zimbabwe has inched closer to clamping down on citizens’ use of social media platforms and will...

Zimbabwe’s central bank has shut down the use of mobile money for cash transactions

The disabling of cash-in and cash-out options on the mobile money menus of the Zimbabwean operators...

The Zimbabwean writer who was Robert Mugabe’s nemesis

In 1978 Robert Mugabe was heckled by writer and iconoclast Dambudzo Marechera when he came to...

A power outage and mobile money blackout expose the vulnerability of Zimbabwe’s economy

A power cut, a digital blackout and a drying lake join the currency crisis add to...

A sharp jump in mobile internet prices shows the true value of Zimbabwe’s troubled currency

While Zimbabwe’s central bank is trying to make the case for a respectable value for its three-month...

Zimbabwe’s plan to compensate white farmers is facing a backlash from party loyalists and the farmers

Zimbabwe’s latest plan to compensate white commercial farmers who lost land during the fast track Land...

This short “cows and goats” animation is the best explainer of Zimbabwe’s currency madness

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VPNs are now a part of life for Zimbabweans trying to get around a government internet shutdown

In the wake of nationwide internet shutdowns, ordinary Zimbabweans are circumventing censorship through VPNs....

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