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Your Country Not Working Properly? Blame Sanctions…

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Your Country Not Working Properly?  Blame Sanctions…

“Zimbabwe has been destroyed by sanctions imposed by the US, Britain and the EU…” “Our infrastructure and healthcare are in the state they are in because of sanctions…” These refrains are familiar to anyone who has lived in or followed news about Zimbabwe. If a Zimbabwean politician does not have an excuse to hand that…

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Dead-Wood Parastatals (Quango’s)

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Dead-Wood Parastatals (Quango’s)

For such a small country Zimbabwe is running a significant number of parastatals. Some of these entities seem to serve no purpose but to merely exist, others look like profit making enterprises. However what is the the purpose of a parastatal and should the government be in the business of business. According the Cambridge English…

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COMMENTARY: CitizensZW Coalition Framework

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COMMENTARY: CitizensZW Coalition Framework

You ask, what is our policy? We will say: It is to wage war, by thought, by protest and by the ballot box, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime….

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 3 – Sustainability

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 3 – Sustainability

In the first part of this discourse we talked about the structure of the Zimbabwean economy and the 3 main pillars on which it rests. In the second part we put forward a plan to allow the Zim-dollar to be revived as a new currency using commodity pricing to guarantee its value. In this, the…

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 2 – The Idea

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 2 – The Idea

In the previous article, we talked about how Zimbabwe found itself in the economic and financial dire straits that persist to this day.  We also looked the structure of the Zimbabwean economy and how a seemingly robust economic framework failed so badly in the face of challenging economic and political decision-making. The ThinkZim proposition is apolitical…

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 1 – History

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The Return of the Zimbabwe Dollar – Part 1 – History

The Zimbabwe dollar is currently in a state of suspended animation created by the then Finance Minister, Tendai Biti  in an effort to reign-in inflation that was running at over 79,600,000,000.00% in its final months (14/11/2008). Like an abused and vicious dog that has been chained up, the prospect of letting the Zim-dollar loose on the financial…

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Zim: Sectional Interests and Democratic Survival – Part – 2.1

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Interviewer: ThinkZim federating Zimbabwe won’t work. Too much tribalism even in the most educated. Further our inability to manage resources will mean that some regions will literally die. TZ: People can be a as tribal as they want but ultimately must vote into the governorship an administration that will progress their state. So the choice…

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