Zimbabwe: Why the Economy Is Broken – What the Private Sector Can Do

[Zimbabwe Independent] Government has weakened itself by creating monopolies and appointing Zanu-PF officials in key positions in government departments and parastatals. The decision to do so was more political than professional.

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Africa: South Africa Plans to Help Bail Out Zimbabwe – Finance Minister Mboweni

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is planning to extend short-term credit to Zimbabwe and also to help it write off its US$7.4-billion external debt, to prevent its neighbour spiralling out of control. Critics say this will be a waste of money unless it can pressure Zanu-PF to make political reforms.

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Zimbabwe: Mystery Surge in Petrol, Diesel Use in 2018

[The Herald] Zimbabwe consumed almost 480 million more litres of petrol and diesel in six months between June and November last year than in the same period in 2017, a gargantuan 77 percent extra, at an additional foreign currency cost of more than US$200 million, The Herald can report.

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