The Listening Post

Mugabe's media mastery

A look at how media outlets in Zimbabwe have been silenced and manipulated in the wake of inevitable change.


Zimbabweans sleep outside banks as cash crisis worsens

After running out of US dollar reserves, some Zimbabwean banks have limited cash withdrawals to $50 a day.

US Elections 2016

The view from Zimbabwe: 'Mugabe prefers Trump'

"There wouldn't be an easing of travel bans or business sanctions simply because Mugabe's preferred candidate wins."


Mujuru: 'Billions' in assets a 'fabrication'

Former Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru denies corruption claims, says late husband’s fortune "with the courts"


Is Joice Mujuru the right replacement for Mugabe?

"You have to feel bad and sorry" for victims of Robert Mugabe's "secret army", says Zimbabwe's former VP, Joice Mujuru.


Zimbabwe castigates Botswana leader over Mugabe comment

Botswana president called for Robert Mugabe to step down in comments that earned the wrath of the Zimbabwean government.


Major Zimbabwe hospital suspends surgeries

Harare Central Hospital suspends all elective surgeries as public hospitals across country hit hard by economic crisis.

Business & Economy

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to print $75m in 'bond notes'

Hyperinflation fears as Zimbabwe is set to begin using notes issued by its own reserve bank for first time since 2009.

Inside Story

What will it take to end Zimbabwe's financial crisis?

Zimbabwe is facing its worst financial crisis in seven years.


Zimbabweans use satire to protest against Robert Mugabe

Actors use performance art to speak out against corruption, unemployment and bad governance.


Zimbabwe to axe 25,000 government employees

Finance minister says the country is struggling to pay civil servants whose salaries take up 96.8 percent of the budget.


Zimbabwe court overturns ban on anti-Mugabe protests

Judge lifts police ban, days after president accused courts of recklessness for allowing rallies that turned violent.

The Listening Post

Alternative media: Zimbabwe

A look at alternative media sources in Zimbabwe offering different perspectives on social media freedom.

The Listening Post

Zimbabwe: Social media freedom vs state-owned monopoly

A look at how social media is threatening the state-owned news outlets currently controlling the political narrative.


Zimbabwe: Mugabe blasts judges over protests

President criticises judiciary for "reckless" rulings, ahead of a legal challenge against an official ban on rallies.