China refused to endorse a United Nations resolution that would have allowed military intervention in Zimbabwe shortly after President Robert Mugabe won the presidential elections in June 2008 when Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out, because it believed that Tsvangirai was the problem and not the Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front leader.
Before she landed herself in hot diplomatic water by allegedly attacking a South African model with a power cord, Zimbabwe’s notoriously ill-tempered first lady, Grace Mugabe, joined the clamour for her aged husband Robert to name a successor.
Zimbabwe’s demand for maize seed has risen by 50 percent to 37 500 tonnes in the period between 2000 and 2017, Agriculture ministry permanent secretary Ringson Chitsiko said today.
The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to set up three solar power plants in the country, in a move aimed at improving electricity supply.
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange industrial index advanced 15.64 percent in August to 235.03 points, the highest since dollarisation, driven by the gains in all heavyweights.
Standard Chartered Zimbabwe’s after tax profit for the six months to June increased 13 percent to $6.83 million compared to $6.05 million in the same period in 2016 largely on the back of credit loss containment and a reduction in costs.