Briefing

8 months ago | October 19, 2018

Drug prices sky-rocket

Most pharmacies in and around the city have increased prices for medicines and they are not accepting any form of ...

10 months ago | September 14, 2018

Portnex cut off over $28m ZESA debt

Michael Magoronga Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has cut off power supply to Kwekwe based ferrochrome ...

10 months ago | September 7, 2018

Prof Mthuli Ncube appointed Zim Finance Minister

Tawanda Musarurwa HARARE – Professor Mthuli Ncube has replaced Patrick Chinamasa as Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance ...

12 months ago | July 16, 2018

Zim youths in tourism join regional counterparts

Enacy Mapakame HARARE – Zimbabwean youths in the tourism sector are joining their regional counterparts in ...

1 year ago | June 22, 2018

Banks’ lending rises, but industry still thirsty

Tawanda Musarurwa Bank loans are estimated to have increased to $3,8 billion last year from $3,69 billion, as the sector ...

1 year ago | March 30, 2018

Waiting for the front of the line

With the Easter crowds, we take a look at the method and madness behind the venerable institution of queuing

1 year ago | March 2, 2018

Robert Mugabe at war

In Part 3 of the life of Robert Mugabe, we follow his career to the eve of the Lancaster House negotiations. Remind us ...

1 year ago | February 23, 2018

Hwange turns 90 as it looks to future

Hwange, Zimbabwe’s biggest National Park, turns 90 this week. Review the state of conservation before Hwange. The oldest ...

1 year ago | February 16, 2018

Robert Mugabe joins the nationalist struggle

This week, in commemoration of the first Public Holiday on 21 February, we continue our overview of the life of former ...

1 year ago | February 9, 2018

Rock art: Zimbabwe’s ancient heritage.

Zimbabwe has more than 10,000 rock art sites within its borders. Just what do we know about them?

1 year ago | February 2, 2018

Zambezi River flowed before the dinosaurs roamed

The Zambezi River has recently been declared the oldest river in the world, celebrating its 280 millionth birthday, so ...

1 year ago | January 26, 2018

How Cecil Rhodes almost made Beira part of Zimbabwe

This week we conclude the story of the development of Zimbabwe’s borders by looking at thje eastern border and how the ...

1 year ago | January 5, 2018

Machinations of Cecil John Rhodes defined Zimbabwe’s borders

Borders define a nation. But who defined Zimbabwe’s 3000km-long boundaries? What is a border?

2 years ago | December 22, 2017

Lancaster House: the talks that ended war but did not finalise reforms

The signing of the Lancaster House Agreement on 21 December 1979 ended a bloody war of liberation.

2 years ago | December 1, 2017

The making of Robert Mugabe

Perhaps it’s time to explore the early life of Zimbabwe’s longest serving leader as we begin a new era.

2 years ago | November 10, 2017

Black Friday: A spark fell into a keg of rumour, nervousness and ...

The year 1997 was a pivotal one for Zimbabwe as many factors coalesced into crisis. This week we discuss “Black Friday”, ...