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Zimbabwe: New anti-corruption drive

Legislators are looking at ways to bring corrupt officials to book. By Jabu Shoko in Harare (ZCR No. 187, 2-Apr-09) Activists are pushing for a proposed new anti-corruption commission, ACC, to fight endemic graft in government and the civil service, to be…

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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Lawlessness expected to put aid on hold

Continued land grabs likely to delay any financial assistance from western governments. By Jabu Shoko in Harare (ZCR No. 186, 26-Mar-09) Zimbabwe's new government is courting development partners among western countries as it grapples to secure crucial financial lifelines - but the…

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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Break on food inflation eases hardships

Falling food prices have brought measure of relief to struggling Zimbabweans. By Chipo Sithole in Harare (ZCR No. 184, 9-Mar-09) For the first time in a decade, Zimbabwe's supersonic inflation is slowing down, with the price of some basic commodities dropping by…

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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Calls for urgent action on food shortages

Rights groups say country's new administration doing little to address widespread hunger. By Jabu Shoko in Harare (ZCR No. 183, 4-Mar-09) As growing numbers of Zimbabweans queue up for food aid, humanitarian workers have called on the country's new authorities to help…

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News and Press Release
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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: MDC supporters take revenge

Wave of attacks against ZANU-PF officials puts strain on power-sharing government. By Chipo Sithole in Harare (ZCR No. 182, 25-Feb-09) Opposition supporters have staged a series of retaliatory attacks against ruling party officials linked to the outbreak of brutal election violence last…

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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: New government comes at price

Cabinet bill expected to be around one million US dollars a month, at time when half country needs food aid to survive. By Chipo Sithole in Harare (ZCR No. 180, 11-Feb-09) The 46-member cabinet of the new inclusive government will be sworn…

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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Mint struggling as demand for cash spirals

With astronomic inflation requiring more and more new banknotes, the country's mint is finding it hard to cope. By Chipo Sithole in Harare (ZCR No. 180, 11-Feb-09) Targeted sanctions have hit the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, RBZ, hard, with central bank…

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News and Press Release
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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Economic revival plans criticised

Analysts cast doubt on the government's rosy predictions of recovery. By Jabu Shoko in Harare (ZCR No. 180, 11-Feb-09) President Robert Mugabe, buoyed by Morgan Tsvangirai's intention to join him in the government of national unity, GNU, this week, has proposed a…

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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Gono under pressure to go

Controversial reserve bank governor fighting for his political life as the MDC takes charge of finance portfolio. By Chipo Sithole in Harare (ZCR No. 179, 4-Feb-09) Gideon Gono, governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, seems determined to cling onto his…

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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: New power-sharing agreement brings hope

Deal reached at this week's emergency SADC summit may finally give Zimbabwe a government. By Chipo Sithole in Harare (ZCR No. 178, 29-Jan-09) A ray of hope has been flickering in Zimbabwe amid the filth, disease and wasted lives since President…

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News and Press Release
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IWPR
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21 Mar 2011