Zimbabwe

Ngqabutho Mabhena, general secretary of Zimbabwe Communist Party, says the government is seeking to resolve the economic crisis by reducing the workers’ real wages as well as the budgetary allocation, and using the costs thus extracted to service foreign debts

The ZANU(PF)-led government of Zimbabwe recently announced that the indigenization rule, which prohibits foreign mining companies from owning 50% or more of the shares,would be scrapped to allow 100% private ownership of platinum mines. The decision was soon extended to diamond mines too

As many as 995 protesters have been denied bail and continue to languish in prison. Recent reports have revealed the extent of cruelty by security forces on the people of the country, as well as the targeting of leaders of trade unions and social movements

US president Donald Trump extended the sanctions for one more year despite a number of world leaders calling for their withdrawal to alleviate the misery of recession-hit Zimbabwe. The sanctions have been in place since the first term of George W. Bush

In the aftermath of the crackdown on protests against Emmerson Mnangagwa’s austerity policies, the government faces a crisis of legitimacy even as rumors spread of the army’s role in governance increasing

The over 300,000 civil servants are also demanding that they be paid in US dollars rather than in the bonds introduced by the Zimbabwe government. Teachers and doctors had gone on strike earlier

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