The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco in the 2014/15 period is up nearly 10 percent to 71 000 compared to the same period last year as preparations get underway for the new season, the industry regulator has said.
Zimbabwe should clarify its foreign ownership law and demonstrate fiscal discipline by next year to unlock financial support from international financiers, International Monetary Fund country representative Domenico Fanizza said today.
A Chicago man now on trial for lobbying for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe for a fee of US$3.4 million has been accused of being a greedy opportunist who wanted to cash in on United States President Barack Obama’s election. C.
Infighting within the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front turned ugly yesterday when Mashonaland West provincial leader Temba Mliswa described three senior party officials -Information Minister Jonathan Moyo, Environment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere and President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwawo- as gay-gangsters being paid by the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency.
Zimbabwe has been ranked 46 out of 52 in the 2014 Ibrahim Index of African governance beating only the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Central African Republic and Somalia.
The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front should decide conclusively who will succeed President Robert Mugabe at its congress in December to avoid prolonged uncertainty and a possible crisis should Mugabe be incapacitated or decide not to seek re-election in 2018.