(August 4, 2005) South Africa has put in place tough political and economic conditions aimed at normalising crisis-ridden Zimbabwe in exchange for a $1bn bale-out.
US freezes assets of Zimbabwean farms, businesses
(August 3, 2005) The United States has frozen the US assets of 26 Zimbabwean entities it said are controlled by key members of President Robert Mugabe’s government, accusing them of undercutting democracy in Zimbabwe.
Use ‘tough love’ on Zim, says Leon
(July 21, 2005) The South African government needs to take a “tough love” approach to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s outrageous and unprecedented appeal for a R6,5-billion loan, says South African opposition Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon.
Forum blasts ‘foreign owned’ Nepad
(November 23, 2003) The New Partnership for African Development (Nepad), which many of Africa’s leaders have pinned their hopes on for economic recovery, has been blasted by civil society as another form of colonialism and imperialism.
IMF says country is making efforts to resuscitate economy
(July 31, 2002) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the Zimbabwean government was making efforts to resuscitate the economy before it announced the 2002 supplementary budget last week.
Zimbabwe: broadcast blues
(December 1, 2001) A new act on broadcasting in Zimbabwe, signed into law on April 4 by President Robert Mugabe, represents a carte blanche move to police journalists and control the flow of information.
Mugabe and submerging African markets
(May 20, 2000) After a few years in which even such down-and-out economies as Mozambique rallied, Africa is again too risky for emerging market investors.