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Tsvangirai, A-G clash

The development exposes the gravity of tensions that have rocked the two-week old inclusive government formed on February 13. The latest clash comes barely a week after Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara and Finance Minister Tendai Biti differed sharply with central bank governor, Gideon Gono, over government policy.Ironically,…

Mavambo war sucks in Sweden

The latest revelations could spark a diplomatic furore between Harare and Stockholm at a time Zimbabwe is re-engaging the international community to get its economy back on track. The law only allows political parties to get funding through Parliament and not from foreign donors to avoid interference in…

New constitution by July 2010

ZANU-PF and the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have been unanimous on the need for a new constitution during the protracted negotiations to end the country's decade-long political impasse.The country is still using a constitution inherited from the erstwhile colonial government on the attainment…

Why army chiefs snubbed PM’s swearing-in

The service chiefs who were conspicuous by their absence at the ceremony presided over by President Robert Mugabe, are Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander, Constantine Chiwenga; Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander, Perence Shiri; Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri; Zimbabwe Prison Services Commissioner, Retired Major General Paradzayi…

Why army chiefs snubbed PM’s swearing-in

The service chiefs who were conspicuous by their absence at the ceremony presided over by President Robert Mugabe, are Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander, Constantine Chiwenga; Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander, Perence Shiri; Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri; Zimbabwe Prison Services Commissioner, Retired Major General Paradzayi…

SADC countries to bail out new govt

Finance Minister, Tendai Biti, disclosed yesterday that the new government started paying civil servants in hard currency on Tuesday, with soldiers being the first to receive their salaries."The source of government funding is another thing, but we will find the financial resources," Biti said yesterday. "We are talking…

Teachers reject US$100 salary

The reaction underlined the enormous challenges the inclusive government will have to grapple with to revive the education sector.Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general, Raymond Majongwe told The Financial Gazette that the Finance Minister's package was a far cry from their demands of US$2,300 for the least paid…