Scores of pushcarts full of vegetables and fruit are pulled by their owners as they move around selling in the Harare Central Business District. Car boots are packed with clothes and food. On the pavements, wares are displayed. A loudspeaker is heard from a distance, “Rat killer and cockroaches.” This is an everyday scene as people try to eke out a living in this cash-strapped Zim economy. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.
Africa is a mining continent. Minerals represent over 60% of the continent’s exports. There is a persistent outcry within the continent that African people are being dispossessed of their resources. It is a fact that the current model characterised by the externalisation of mining (for most countries concepts/philosophy on mineral governance are conceptualised and designed by outsiders; rent-seeking approach and export of minerals that benefit outside players more) is not working for the continent. By CLAUDE KABEMBA.
Following comments by Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe that it was time to review the performance of his cabinet ministers, a cabinet reshuffle was announced by the Chief Secretary in the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, on Monday. And while the reshuffle did not go all out to end Emmerson Mnangagwa’s political career, it has weakened him. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.