Zimbabwe Bond Notes and Their Possible Long-term Legacy

Tinashe Nyamunda analyses the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s efforts to address the liquidity shortage in the country. Zimbabwe’s export incentive scheme was introduced to encourage exports and address the liquidity crunch in the country. If, for example, tobacco exporters accept bond notes, they receive a five percent incentive in addition to their export earnings. But […]

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Sun, January 1 2017 » Economy, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments

The Persistent Crisis of the Zimbabwean State

Brian Raftopoulos, Director of Research Solidarity Peace Trust. Introduction Since the 2013 elections the convulsions within the ruling party have intensified to unprecedented levels. In response to this phenomenon there has been a good deal of analytical commentary on these struggles, focusing on the nature and causes of the contestations and centring mainly on the […]

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Thu, June 9 2016 » Zimbabwe Update » 1 Comment

Is Zimbabwe heading towards another disputed election?

By Brian Raftopoulos As Zimbabwe’s elections on 31 July approach, the Southern African Development Community is under pressure to complete its mandate from 2007. In September 2008 the three major political parties in Zimbabwe entered an inclusive government following a contested election in June that year. The Global Political Agreement (GPA), as it was called, […]

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Mon, July 29 2013 » 2013, Elections, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments

SPT – Zimbabwe Update No.5. October 2012: Towards another stalemate in Zimbabwe?

By Brian Raftopoulos Introduction. Four years after the signing of the SADC facilitated Global Political Agreement in Zimbabwe, the outcome of the process remains fiercely contested and in the balance. The Agreement, which set out to prepare the political process for a generally acceptable election after the debacle of 2008, has been marked by severe […]

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Mon, October 22 2012 » Constitution, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments

SPT – Zimbabwe Update No.4. March 2012: The Shadow of Elections

A great tragedy of the Mugabe regime has been the deconstruction of national institutions, which some analysts have mistaken for a ‘radicalised state.’ In effect Zimbabweans have witnessed a destructive form of vanguardist politics in which a particular party has claimed the right to speak for the majority and in so doing has turned its […]

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Fri, March 9 2012 » Elections, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments