Zimbabwe turns telcos into tax collectors

The new levy on imported handsets will take a novel form. Instead of the tax being collected by state revenue authorities on imported electronic gadgets, the...

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Zimbabwe raids EcoCash for mobile money users, arrests journalist

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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