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    1. July 13, 2016

      Cleric charged over Zimbabwe strike

      Evan Mawarire, the Baptist pastor who organised a rare nationwide strike that shut Zimbabwe down last week, was charged...

    2. July 8, 2016

      A chance for the west to re-engage with Robert Mugabe

      Zimbabwe is in dire straits. Drought and erratic rainfall, on top of the land seizures of the last decade, have...

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    1. The New Africa

      China’s slowdown and the end of a commodities boom present many African countries with...
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    1. July 6, 2016

      Cash-starved Zimbabwe closes in on IMF deal to clear debts

      Zimbabwe is close to putting the final touches to a debt-arrears package that could see it receive an emergency...

    2. June 26, 2016

      Dollar shortage highlights Zimbabwe’s deepening economic woes

      The queue outside the Harare branch of CABS bank stretches to at least 60 people, as Zimbabweans patiently wait to...

    3. May 11, 2016

      Bad times send African borrowers back to the IMF

      Zimbabwe stands ready to print its own version of the US dollar and to sell wildlife from its game reserves to raise...

    4. March 1, 2016

      Robert Mugabe ally Joice Mujuru launches Zimbabwe opposition party

      Joice Mujuru, a former Zimbabwean vice-president, formally launched an opposition party on Tuesday to challenge Robert...

    5. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      FirstFT - The man who narrates his dreams

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The end of the Mugabe era After a...

    6. February 22, 2016

      Mugabe era draws to a close but it will be no ordinary succession

      For much of January, Harare, the charming if somewhat faded capital of Zimbabwe, was awash with rumour. While Robert...

    7. February 17, 2016

      Even good leaders should know when to quit

      Like many African leaders, Yoweri Museveni preached democracy even as he was seizing power through the barrel of a gun....

    8. January 27, 2016

      Isolated Zimbabwe close to striking landmark deal with west

      Zimbabwe is close to striking a landmark deal with western multilateral institutions that would see it clear billions...

    9. January 22, 2016

      The blunt weapon of sanctions needs a little oil

      One of the comic sights in Tehran for years has been the way that small restaurants have reinvented the great brands of...

    10. December 22, 2015

      Zimbabwe to use China currency in bid to cement Beijing ties

      Zimbabwe will encourage the use of China’s currency to pay for anything from groceries to tourist curios as president...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      A Zimbabwean welcome

      Chinese President Xi Jinping and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, watch a performance by Zimbabwean traditional...

    12. October 28, 2015

      Beijing starts to press its own narrative on the world

      Perhaps somewhere in our universe of infinite possibilities there is a planet on which Robert Mugabe, who has presided...

    13. July 30, 2015

      Walter Palmer alone is not to blame for Cecil the lion’s death

      The killing of the majestic lion called Cecil by Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, has been condemned throughout the...

    14. May 19, 2015

      Signs look dire for Zimbabwe economy

      On May 1 — Labour Day — one of President Robert Mugabe’s top officials took to Twitter to offer a bleak assessment for...

    15. March 1, 2015

      What Robert Mugabe’s ‘birthday bash’ celebrates

      Since its contested election victory in July 2013, the main business of Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF government has been not to...

    16. January 30, 2015

      Zimbabwe’s Mugabe becomes African Union chairman

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s divisive president, assumed the chairmanship of the African Union with an acceptance speech...

    17. December 10, 2014

      Robert Mugabe appoints ‘The Crocodile’ Mnangagwa as deputy

      Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has named his justice minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa, as his new deputy in the ruling...

    18. December 9, 2014

      Mugabe dismisses vice-president and eight ministers

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, fired his deputy and eight cabinet ministers on Tuesday following months...

    19. November 27, 2014

      Robert Mugabe tightens his grip on power in Zimbabwe

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, is tightening his vicelike grip on the country’s politics as his ruling...

    20. November 5, 2014

      ‘Gucci Grace’ Mugabe steps into Zimbabwe politics

      Grace Mugabe does not hide her displeasure about one of the frontrunners eventually to succeed her husband, Robert...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Zimbabwe ponders the struggle to industrialise

      As the world’s least industrialised region with a youthful and fast-growing workforce, African policymakers have for...

    22. October 5, 2014

      Failure of political systems is biggest threat to African renaissance

      The last time there was this level of sustained optimism about Africa was when the continent’s many parts began...

    23. August 28, 2014

      No blank cheque for Robert Mugabe from China

      Robert Mugabe left China on Thursday without the unconditional support he had sought from Beijing to keep Zimbabwe’s...

    24. May 2, 2014

      The chains of liberation

      It’s easy to look at South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma and think: he’s just an opportunist. There’s his lovely new...

    25. April 27, 2014

      Zimbabwe opposition in disarray

      Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is in disarray after a faction in the Movement for Democratic Change said at the...

    26. March 21, 2014

      Michael Buerk returns to Zimbabwe

      He looks like an Old Testament prophet even though his fiery chariot is an elderly, single-engined Cessna....

    27. March 5, 2014

      The west lays itself a trap over Uganda’s anti-gay laws

      Poor Yoweri Museveni. Like a bear in a cage, goaded and provoked by jeering onlookers, he cuts a sorry figure. The...

    28. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2014

      The week ahead, Feb 24-28

      The week ahead in emerging markets: some big EM GDP numbers out, including India, Brazil and South Africa; HSBC...

    29. The World

      February 2, 2014

      The African Union: access all areas

      On catching sight of Sudan president Omar al-Bashir, I was so intent on my head-down enterprise to keep pace with him...

    30. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Reporting back: Equatorial Guinea

      In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Javier Blas, the FT’s...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2013

      Zimbabwe plan: optimistic, to put it kindly

      Mugabe: management-speak It’s a 15,000-word document setting out how the government will “prioritise its programmes…...

    32. November 5, 2013

      IMF holds Zimbabwe talks amid signs of thaw on company ownership

      An International Monetary Fund team will begin talks with Zimbabwe on Wednesday amid signs that President Robert Mugabe...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 1, 2013

      Zimbabwe's mining bond vs its bad boy reputation

      Zimbabwe is increasingly pinning its hopes on its mining industry to beef up the government coffers. The government is...

    34. September 27, 2013

      The sun sets on the west

      There’s a story the American writer PJ O’Rourke loves to tell about anti-Americanism. Covering Lebanon’s civil war in...

    35. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2013

      Zimbabwe: 'Hurricane Closure' highlights business slump

      At least someone is selling In just under two weeks the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) is due to hold its...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      September 17, 2013

      Mugabe supporters

      Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Supporters of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe cheer upon his arrival for the opening of the...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2013

      Week ahead: Sep 15 - 20

      The week ahead in emerging markets: inflation figures from India, Russia and South Africa; rate decisions in Turkey,...

    38. September 10, 2013

      Opposition absent as Robert Mugabe appoints old-guard cabinet

      Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has named a new slimmed down cabinet dominated by old-guard loyalists and with no...

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