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Govt, British firm in diamond wrangle

Dumisani Muleya A FIERCE conflict has erupted between the government-owned Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) — the sole marketing and selling agent (more…)

Chiefs ’empowered’ to prop up Zanu PF

By Ray Matikinye THE recent displacement of a family in Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe (UMP) district in Mashonaland East from the area by Chief Tedius Matambanashe for allegedly supporting the opposition Movement f […]

We never invited Mugabe – Morocco

Staff Writer THE message delivered to President Robert Mugabe by Moroccan Foreign Affairs chief Mohammed Benaissa on Monday was not an invitation for Mugabe to mediate in the Western Sahara […]

Pay up, Zim told

Dumisani Ndlela THE Paris Club has demanded that Zimbabwe pay its outstanding arrears to creditor countries and restore relations with the International Monetary Fund (I (more…)

Imminent split moves MDC on elections

Itai Dzamara PRESSURE from the international community and its local support base has forced the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to review its position on participation in the March (more…)

Boardroom squabbles cripple Zesa

Dumisani Muleya BOARDROOM fights and gross incompetence are partly responsible for the current power outages by the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) which l (more…)

A short, but hectic, decade

Joram Nyathi, Deputy Editor IT’S been a very short 10 years, and very hectic too. The Zimbabwe Independent was launched 10 years ago on May 10 1996 after a brief […]

Independent started with $700 000 capital

Mike Curling, Finance Director IN early 1996 Clive Murphy approached me. He said he and Clive Wilson meant to start a new weekly business newspaper and wanted to know if […]

Message from Clive Wilson

IT seems only yesterday Clive Murphy, Trevor Ncube, Sarah Thompson and I sat down in my house in Harare and decided to launch the Zimbabwe Independent. That 10 years has […]

Black empowerment hijacked by Zim’s elite

Iden Wetherell Iden Wetherell, then assistant editor and now group projects editor, contributed the paper’s first opinion piece, on the subject of indigenisation, in its inaugural edition of May 10 […]

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