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Where Zimbabwe goes from here: Morgan Tsvangirai

Where Zimbabwe goes from here: Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabweans were sincere in congratulating Nigeria in becoming Africa’s leading economy earlier this year. We applauded its citizens and its leadership for overseeing the successful restructuring of their economy, and its subsequent ascendance to lead the continent in the global marketplace. But we also looked at Nigeria’s achievements and wondered how we,…

Zimbabwe: FDI Follows the Path of Least Resistance

Zimbabwe: FDI Follows the Path of Least Resistance

FEATURE (Zimbabwe Investor) – Recently, there have been amplified calls by Zimbabwe government authorities in appealing for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The importance of foreign investment cannot be over-emphasised, especially for an economy at a precipice like Zimbabwe. Mozambique during the past year has registered a 30 percent increase in…

As Discontent With The ANC Increases, Is The EFF A Sober Alternative?

As Discontent With The ANC Increases, Is The EFF A Sober Alternative?

Until recently, South Africa lay claim to the title of Africa`s biggest economy, being the beacon of its former President Thabo Mbeki`s vision of an African renaissance. Two decades post independence, the rainbow nation is at a precipice. Unemployment, particularly amongst the youths is high, service delivery has been a…

Zimbabwe’s Support for Russia Shortsighted

Zimbabwe’s Support for Russia Shortsighted

An alleged telephone conversation surfaced on YouTube between Igor Chubarov, Russia’s ambassador to Eritrea, and Sergei Bakharev, the ambassador to Zimbabwe and Malawi.  The 5-minute long discussion started with Chubarov stating; “My congratulations!  Your country [Zimbabwe] demonstrated very, let’s say, right understanding of the situation on Ukraine.” Bakharev immediately replied,…

Zimbabwean Bank Lending on the Decline: What Will Drive Economic Recovery?

Zimbabwean Bank Lending on the Decline: What Will Drive Economic Recovery?

Since the turn of the new millennium, Zimbabwe`s economy has been on a downward trajectory, characterised by hyperinflation, chronic unemployment and soaring national debt levels. The introduction of the multi-currency system reversed this negative trend and the economy appeared to stabilise somewhat. However, recent economic events give evidence of an…

Africa`s Income Inequalities: The reality of a “A Few Big Men”

Africa`s Income Inequalities: The reality of a “A Few Big Men”

OPINION (Zimbabwe Investor) – Economic inequality has dominated international economic debate recently, and with good reason. Developmental charity organisation Oxfam International made headlines not too long ago with its report which noted that the 85 richest people in the world own the wealth of half of the world`s population. The…

Too many Chiefs, too few Indians: Not every Zimbabwean can be a business owner

Too many Chiefs, too few Indians: Not every Zimbabwean can be a business owner

There is no shortage of entrepreneurial spirit in Zimbabwe. Almost everyone, young and old, is forever dreaming up that one big idea which will make them a multi-millionaire instantly. British billionaire businessman and serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson once commented that Zimbabweans were natural entrepreneurs. This observation by arguably the…