Mnangagwa sworn in as president

HARARE, November 24 (The Source) – Emmerson Mnangagwa was on Friday sworn in as Zimbabwe’s third president by Chief Justice Luke Malaba to loud cheers at a packed National Sports Stadium, marking the end of Robert Mugabe’s nearly four decades rule and a new chapter… Read More

Freeing Africa’s Internet

WASHINGTON, DC – Last year, the UN Human Rights Council approved a resolution affirming that, “rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular freedom of expression.” Although the resolution is not binding, it offers a starting point for ensuring that governments… Read More

IMF warns Zimbabwe against more borrowings

HARARE, July 7  (The Source) – The International Monetary Fund has warned Zimbabwe not to take on additional debt under non-concessionary terms, as the country pursues its arrears clearance plan with multilateral lenders. Last year the southern African nation, which has been in arrears since… Read More

Low FDI hits real estate hard

HARARE, April 10 (The Source) – Zimbabwe is experiencing an oversupply and underutilisation of industrial space due to closure of manufacturing firms and low influx of foreign direct investment, according to a leading real estate consultancy. Zimbabwe remains an FDI leper, with inflows declining from… Read More

The Source’s Pollyanna guide to 2017

HARARE, December 21 (The Source) – The year 2016 has been one of the toughest in Zimbabwe’s seemingly unending crisis — a serious drought, cash shortages, job losses. Because our grim reality is depressing, we put on our rose-tinted glasses and attempt a wilfully blithe… Read More

Zim govt gazettes new procurement law

HARARE, October 28 (The Source) – Government on Friday gazetted the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets bill which will pave way for the establishment of a regulatory body to oversee state procurement. Public procurement had been under the purview of the State Procurement… Read More

Zimbabwe clears IMF arrears

HARARE, October 21 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has cleared its arrears with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after paying $108 million on Thursday, the Fund has announced. Zimbabwe, which has been in arrears since 2001, used its allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) allocated to… Read More