Govt. Warned: ZW$18 billion stimulus package will stoke inflation

By Staff Writer President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced a ZW$18 billion stimulus package for the economy which took a cough due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts have however warned that while the package is long overdue, the rescue plan could result in money supply growth which is inflationary and could also fuel corruption in the …

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Price controls: Zanu PF’s glaring inability to learn from past mistakes

By Joel Mandaza Living in Zimbabwe sometimes feels like being stuck in a cyclical déjavu. The more things change, the more they stay the same. When Albert Einstein said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results,” he had not anticipated the existence of Zanu PF led government in a …

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REGIONAL SECURITY: Insurgents and COVID-19—will be a true test for President Mnangagwa

By Pearl Matibe At about 8 pm on Wednesday 29 April, Filipe Nyusi—President of the Republic of Mozambique—delivered a speech to the Mozambican people on the COVID-19 State of Emergency. He announced that the country would be extending restrictions to continue to avoid the spread of coronavirus for an additional 30-days since his government has …

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Zim misses COVID-19 testing target, as extended lockdown nears end

By Takunda Mandura Zimbabwe has missed its ambitious COVID-19 testing target of 40 000 which was supposed to be met by the 30th of April in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic which has claimed many lives across the world. As at April 30, Zimbabwe only managed about 8 314 tests of …

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