Why a debt deal is vital

Zimbabwe cannot tap into this and other similar funding windows because lenders know that repayments would be difficult to get.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Mar. 1, 2024
We are now under black market ‘rule’
We are now under black market ‘rule’
There seems to be a deterioration of this problem, while law enforcement agencies and the entire government bury their head in the sand as if nothing serious is taking place.
By Theindependent1 Feb. 9, 2024
This madness must end
This must be the last time such kindergarten blunders are made.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Jan. 12, 2024
Miners dealing with a real crisis
Lithium royalties increased by more than 100%.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Jan. 5, 2024
Zim must take no pride in GDP growth under excruciating pain
But each time living standards have plummeted in the midst of overdrives of propaganda, officials have not been held to account.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Dec. 21, 2023
Blackouts: Another rough ride on the way
Unless serious work begins to address the power crisis, even ambitious targets set under Vision 2030 are in grave danger.
By Theindependent1 Dec. 15, 2023
Zim at crossroads as debt balloons
On the other hand, he must seriously pursue ongoing debt restructuring efforts.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Dec. 8, 2023
2024 National Budget anti-poor
The controversial tax has been widely condemned as an extra burden on industry, and citizens already struggling to make ends meet.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Dec. 1, 2023
Why don’t we copy from India?
We talk about this to highlight that, while the government is working on tapping into the informal sector, it needs to speed up whatever it is doing.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Nov. 24, 2023
It will not end well
By removing the Treasury’s control over the MIF and Zida, there are no longer several bodies that can analyse what happens with tax payers’ funds. Absolutely no one.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Nov. 17, 2023
It’s high time we end this recall madness
Currently, a political party in Zimbabwe can undermine the will of the people by simply writing a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, thereby undoing the decision made by the people.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Nov. 10, 2023
Divide-and-rule IPP policy will backfire
In the case of IPPs, there has been a scale back in terms of implementing investment proposals.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Nov. 3, 2023
High time to enforce no delivery, no pay policy
In her report, acting Auditor-General Rheah Kujinga noted that there were 51 entities that had not yet submitted financial statements for audit.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Oct. 27, 2023
When looters benefit from national tragedy
NRZ has been mercilessly stripped off and left to collapse by the usual suspects — looting politicians in government and other strategic institutions.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Oct. 20, 2023
The next big crisis
Mines are driving Zimbabwe’s economy, judging by the scale of investments flowing into chrome, gold and lithium fields alone.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Oct. 13, 2023
Go back to the drawing board
They are demanding swift changes to the way Mutapa Investment Fund (MIF) was established, especially with indications that public funds may be at the mercy of looters under its current state.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Oct. 6, 2023
Zim govt must not sleep on the wheel
Where logistics are poor, economic growth will be slow, and social services will be affected. Surely, this is not what Zimbabwe wants for now.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Sep. 29, 2023
Why are factory shells turning into churches?
For many years, industrialists have warned about the ramifications of high costs of doing business in Zimbabwe, for instance.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Sep. 22, 2023
Act early on post poll market jitters
After seeing the currency depreciating by over 500% in the first quarter alone, and how this wiped out incomes, Zimbabweans are ill equipped to handle another wave of turmoil.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Sep. 15, 2023
Zim must address high sovereign risk
This is not a good sign. The reason for this rejection is simple.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Sep. 8, 2023
Billions at stake
His predecessor had refined the art of threats and rolling out harsh laws and policies before he was toppled, which defined the final 17 years of his disastrous rule.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Sep. 1, 2023
Post-election crisis flashpoints
This was very clear during the Lima debt clearance plan in 2015, which flopped because Mugabe wanted things his way
By The Zimbabwe Independent Aug. 25, 2023
Blood, FDI don’t mix, they are worlds apart
The worry is, selfish politicians have repeated the same mistake over many years because their ambitions have nothing to do with building a vibrant Zimbabwean economy.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Aug. 18, 2023
Politics plunges economy into damaging deficits
The data also exposes how deception has ruined this economy.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Aug. 11, 2023
Smoke can’t just waft without fire
One British national and three Indians were arrested in the heavily fortified Chiadzwa diamond fields two weeks ago before being freed.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Aug. 4, 2023
A leadership unfit for command
Creating confusion in order to loot is a language that many bigwigs in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government have perfectly mastered.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Jul. 28, 2023
Editorial Comment: No one cares if pensioners die
This was an important insight — one that has been ignored by government, pension funds and insurers for many years.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Jul. 21, 2023
Zim’s power situation still fragile
The three-year long Hwange expansion project became one of Mnangagwa’s biggest achievements since ascending to power in 2017.
By The Zimbabwe Independent Jul. 7, 2023