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Believe it or not …

Does anyone really believe the government will pick up the tab for the $370 million debt at the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company to make the broken-down, decrepit Redcliff plant...

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The Horn of Plenty is empty now

In a bank queue the other day when the money ran out. It prompted a swell of anger and discontent, unusually heated for normally placid Zimbabweans. “It’s down to the...

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High on helium

Tanzania is high on helium. Vast reserves of the gas have just been found beneath the Rift Valley in east Africa. Helium is used in brain scanners and other medical...

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What now?

  A neighbour down the road says he has never been as demoralised as he is now but nor has he been crossing his fingers as much as he does...

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There’s no plan

Morale is poor, spirits are low. People are depressed by our endless problems. “Be calm, be Zimbabwean and make a plan.” Surely money is needed to make a plan? But...

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Only in Zimbabwe

  Three elderly gentlemen say they have a combined 150 years of experience drinking in pubs, clubs and bars the world over. But they have never before seen an optic...