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1. A #thread on #Zimbabwe:
- Its currency arrangements;
- The suggestion to allow its currency to float, and;
- The potential impact that this suggestion may have on its banking system:
2. In the appended Twitter Moment, I talked about #Zimbabwe's currency arrangements. I focused primarily on the role that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) plays, and; the issues that the RBZ creates: twitter.com/i/moments/1094…
3. To recap:
i) The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe printed 66%—i.e. the majority—of Zimbabwe's Money Supply (M2). Because of this fact, I argued that Zimbabwe already has "its own currency".
ii) The Reserve Bank of #Zimbabwe's money printing is responsible for Zimbabwe's inflation.
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This 2003 article in @TheAtlantic by @SamanthaJPower about the "pragmatic Mugabe" really didn't age well. How did you get it so wrong?

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
Why does Obama's Powers think it's funny when white men get their land stolen from them because of skin color?
Seems kind of bad.

Black government militia attacking an innocent white man with an ax and holding his sons hostage threatening to kill them. All because they have white skin

#Zimbabwe
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1/7 One of our major undoing as #Zimbabweans is our unconscious hatred for information and detail especially for a country & society that prides of high literacy rate. Prof. @ProfJNMoyo had this to say during a SAPES seminar “Whither Zimbabwe’s Nationalist Project” in 2017.
2/7 It’s maybe high time we get serious & forget about the literacy pride. We are in a fix as country partly due to our simplistic approach because there is no direct link between literacy & competency. If anything, competency is more linked to knowledge, skills & abilities.
3/7 Anyway, many argue that @ProfJNMoyo didn’t knew of the Coup, but listening to the seminar, one will have a sense that there was knowledge of it but the how, form & shape of delivery could have been the missing piece.
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1.Some of our readers are saying they still don't get it. Here is a simpler version: Until now you could not pay for anything locally straight from a USD nostro account - you had to withdraw USD cash first because there was no mechanism to transfer locally like you do with RTGS.
2. So zvikafamba mushe with this new system, you will be able to pay for services or goods with USD via transfer. If a bed is being sold in a store for USD200 you should be able to get their account number and transfer it to them. (And hopefully also swipe USD in the near future)
3. Present situation was that if you wanted to pay for something in USD and you bank with X bank but the one you are paying banked with Z bank - you could only withdraw cash then deposit in their account at their bank. So it's a good thing. Convenient, logical. It seems.
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Zimbabwe - The Antecedents of Genocide:

1. Political upheaval: We found that high magnitudes of previous internal wars and regime crises over a period of 15 years increased the risk of genocide during or after a new state failure by nearly two times.

#Zimbabwe: Check
2. Prior Geno-Politicide: The risk of new episodes during or after a state failure was more than three times greater when state failures occurred in countries that had prior geno-politicides.

#Zimbabwe: Check
3. Elite Ideology: Countries in which the ruling elite adhered to an exclusionary ideology were two and a half times more likely to have a geno-politicides.

#Zimbabwe: Check
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1. Amid the chaos & repression in #Zimbabwe, there are few islands of reason & professionalism. One of them is the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, with a constitutional mandate to protect & enforce human rights. Its remarkable report is essential reading zhrc.org.zw/monitoring-rep…
2. The ZHRC pulls no punches. This authoritative report is one for the record books. It says “systematic torture” is being used by the military and the police, targeting the opposition and civil society #ZimbabweAtrocities
3. The ZHRC analyses the numerous rights that have been violated and continue to be infringed with absolute impunity #ZimbabweAtrocities
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#ZimSoS
1/11 Perhaps by some divine coincidence I need not explain, earlier I had a deeply worrying chat with @MDCAllianceZW Vice President #SenatorMorganKomichi who's in Harare over a cell phone line. I cannot live with my conscience without sharing what #SenatorKomichi told me!
#ZimSoS
2/11 #SenatorKomichi said the second total Internet shutdown was effected around 10pm yesterday. The military & #ZanuPF militia used that Internet shutdown along with nightfall to unleash untold horror upon residents of high density suburbs in all cities across #Zimbabwe!
#ZimSoS
3/11 #SenatorKomichi said while #Bulawayo & #Harare are the most affected, all cities & towns in the country are suffering the same assaults. He said he & his colleagues have been overwhelmed by desperate #SoS messages of killings, torture, rape, injuries & abductions!
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Guys let mi tell you about my night of terror at the the hands of the hands of the Zimbabwe National Terrorists.#263Chat #Twimbos

Yesterday around midnight l heard sm1 crying. l thought it was a funeral or something .Then my dogs started barking and l decided to check it out
#ZimbabweAtrocities .What l heard next shook mi to my core .Someone was being beaten three houses from mine .l quickly locked the gate and remained as still as l could. As l tried to figure out what was going on the soldiers moved on to the house next to mine @PacheduZW @povozim
They started kicking the gate as it was locked ,frustrated they jumped over the durawall and as soon as they did that.l was startled as someone jumbed over the durawall into my yard .My heart skipped a beat and l dont know how l managed not to shart myself at that very moment.
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Reposting all accounts of #Zimbabwe police brutality during the #ZimbabweShutDown protest under this thread

Check this thread for #shutdownZimbabwe updates from Monday-Wednesday goo.gl/sAzR4T
5 children below the age of 13 are appearing at the Bulawayo Magistrates Court today over the #ZimbabweShutDown protest violence

#Zimbabwe
Dominic Maunze was mauled by #Zimbabwe police dogs when he was arrested during the #ZimbabweShutDown protest

Appeared before Bulawayo Magistrate Lungile Ncube who ordered police to get him medical assistance due to the severity of his injuries

#shutdownZimbabwe
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(1) In many cases the #SouthAfrican #Boers carved oases (plural of oasis) out of arid terrain & turned said arid land into arable acreage.

The indigenous hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and fisherman did not have the knowledge that the Boers brought with them to develop the land
(2) Thus the real misappropriation is from the very families that developed the land over many generations.

This phenomenon echoes of #Rhodesia-#Zimbabwe

When the local squatters stripped the farms from the white settlers in Zim (who had developed the land), they crashed them.
(3) They lost their viability as profitable agriculture-for-profit ventures (which employed uneducated locals by the scores).

Rhodesia led to Zim which heralded the downfall of productive for-profit agricultural operations, developed by 5th generation white settlers
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There is a total internet shutdown in Zimbabwe. VPNs are not working. All websites are down. The techie gurus got me back on for few minutes to get this message out: Zimbabweans in the diaspora and our friends throughout the world, please keep up the campaign to #SwitchBackOnZw!
Under the cover of the internet blackout, the military have unleashed a campaign of terror. Soldiers are shooting people. bashing down doors, dragging people out of homes & beating them up, making ppl roll in the mud. No one is covering what’s happening. #shutdownZimbabwe
📷 A brave soul managed to capture this photograph of the military operation currently underway in Harare’s high-density townships. Soliders are going door-to-door beating people. They’re taking people’s phones from them and detroying them. #Zimbabwe #ShutdownZimbabwe
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1/8 The violence & looting witnessed in #Zimbabwe today was not a coincidence,neither was it "spontaneous" As late as Dec 2018, MDC Dep Treasurer Gen, Chalton Hwende announced that his party's 2019 strategy was to roll out protests intended to force out Zanu PF
2/8 And then January came and reports filtered in of some meetings being held at out of town lodges & foreign lands in preparation for the protests. Meanwhile, MDC leaders and members incited citizens to revolt, more or less declaring war
3/8 Given the MDC's documented violent history , it was not surprising that the so-called peaceful Stayaway was revealed to be a pre-planned violence orgy, as shops, service stations, Police cars and homes were burnt by the marauding protesters
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Delta #Zimbabwe ’s Defiance of Govt: The Tail Wagging the Dog? takura-zhangazha.blogspot.com/2019/01/delta-…
The move by Delta Corporation Zimbabwe Limited (Delta) to announce that it would begin to sell its products in multiple currencies with a particular emphasis on the US$ was one of the most bold actions from a private corporation in recent years.
Mainly because in its statement announcing its decision, Delta made reference to the current government's monetary policy as being inadequate and went on to audaciously listed new prices in US$ for its commodities.
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Justification for granting broadcasting license unclear at law

bit.ly/2J8JmKO

#broadcasting #medialaws #Zimbabwe

@NLinZimbabwe @forfreemedia @OSISA @VoteWatch263 @ZimMediaReview ⁦ ⁦@InfoMinZW⁩ ⁦⁦@OSISA⁩ ⁦@263Chat⁩ ⁦⁦@UKinZimbabwe⁩ ⁦⁦@euinzim⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
@NLinZimbabwe @forfreemedia @OSISA @VoteWatch263 @ZimMediaReview @InfoMinZW @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @euinzim National daily newspaper, The Herald, recently published an article in which the immediate former perm sec of Information George Charamba explained circumstances under which broadcasting licences were issued in the absence of a Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Board.
@NLinZimbabwe @forfreemedia @OSISA @VoteWatch263 @ZimMediaReview @InfoMinZW @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @euinzim According to Charamba, the licences issued to entities such as Powertel, Zimpapers, Alpha Media Holdings and Econet were issued as part of the clerical functions of BAZ.

bit.ly/2J8JmKO

#broadcasting #medialaws #Zimbabwe
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Another reporter assaulted for filming police operations

bit.ly/2JcB9p7

#accesstoinformation #MediaFreedom

@InfoMinZW⁩ ⁦@nickmangwana⁩ ⁦@OSISA⁩ ⁦@263Chat⁩ ⁦⁦@UKinZimbabwe⁩ ⁦@usembassyharare⁩ ⁦@euinzim⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦⁦@mailandguardian⁩ ⁦@CPJAfrica
@InfoMinZW @nickmangwana @OSISA @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @usembassyharare @euinzim @mailandguardian @CPJAfrica A plainclothes police officer assaulted Panashe Makufa a local journalist with online publication Mail & Telegraph on 18 October 2018 in Harare after asking why he was filming a police blitz against illegal foreign currency dealers.

bit.ly/2JcB9p7

#MediaFreedom
@InfoMinZW @nickmangwana @OSISA @263Chat @UKinZimbabwe @usembassyharare @euinzim @mailandguardian @CPJAfrica Makufa was passing through the Road Port regional bus terminus when he noticed police officers arresting illegal money dealers.

bit.ly/2JcB9p7

#accesstoinformation #MediaFreedom
#Zimbabwe
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Police arrest suspects for torching AMH newspapers

bit.ly/2CdD37r

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
Vendors selling the NewsDay and Zimbabwe Independent published by Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) were on 11 October 2018 attacked by some youths who went on to burn the newspapers in Harare’s central business district.

bit.ly/2CdD37r

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
Wisdom Mdzungairi- @wisdomdzungairi , @NewsDayZimbabwe editor, confirmed the incident saying 10 people had been arrested in connection with the incident.

bit.ly/2CdD37r

#mediafreedom #freedomofexpression
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Recommendation 15: ZBC needs to be reformed into a truly independent public service
broadcaster and state-owned media must abide by their legal obligation to be impartial and
provide equitable treatment to all political parties and candidates.- @eueomzimbabwe

#media #Zimbabwe
@eueomzimbabwe In accordance with the Electoral Act, from 4 July the state broadcaster ZBC afforded free access to political contestants through various programming aired on TV and radio stations. - @eueomzimbabwe report

#media #Zimbabwe
@eueomzimbabwe Nevertheless, ZBC failed to abide by its legal obligation of ensuring equitable and fair treatment to all political parties and candidates in its news and current affairs programmes.- @eueomzimbabwe report

#media #Zimbabwe
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1. When I take #FinancialWellness classes I always emphasize that lifestyle changes must be a shared responsibility in a family - don't wake up and impose austerity, even if your intentions are noble, unorwiswa. Share the bigger picture first : everyone will buy in. #Zimbabwe
2. Having gone through the recent announcements at last and the attendant documents, I feel like we have that exact situation. A big daddy who wants to take the fam to Disneyland so stops buying eggs abruptly - idyai dovi, also no meat idyai lacto, no juice imwai mvura and soron
3. When you eventually fly them to Disneyland it may have taken something out of their joy. In reality, they may be eating eggs while you are at work and hide the shells in the bin next door. They will eat their secret meat and leave covo in the basin for you in the warmer...
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#Ethiopia: The ongoing meeting in #AddisAbeba by executive & council members of #ESPDP, as well as leaders of various clans have unanimously decided to assign Mustafa Muhumed Omer to be the incoming acting president of the #Somali regional state until elections are held in 2020.
Update: It is expected that the meeting's unanimous decision to assign Mustafa will be a final decision that will see him assume the position as acting presidnet, which is currently held by Ahmed Abdi Mohammed (pic) after the resignation of the embattled ex president Abdi Illey
Update: Mustafa is born in 1973 in #Degahbour, #Somali regional state. He is a well known critic of Abdi Illey's iron fist in the region & the rampant abuse of human rights by the Liyu police. An economist by training, he has a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
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Word coming from Harvest house suggests that @nelsonchamisa indeed has a very very strong case against @ZECzim. The legal experts and other technocrats working with the people's president don't just have evidence but damming evidence of electoral theft! #ElectionsZw #Zimbabwe
It is understood that @zanupf_patriots camp is in sixes and sevens because the cdes know exactly the election was stolen and word has it that the VP is not keen on this legitimacy nonsense and is threatening to "take back chinhu chedu" right away. @tungaRuva
On the other hand, ED is furious with the manner the electoral heist was conducted and is reportedly worried about the imminent embarrassment the evidence is threatening as it directly implicates some cdes who were the underhand in@ZECzim 's operations!#263Chat #ZimElections2018
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#Zimbabwe electoral commission says President @edmnangagwa has a large lead after nine of ten provinces announced.
President @edmnangagwa declared the victor by #Zimbabwe electoral commission. Opposition @mdczimbabwe rejects the results.
#Zimbabwe President @edmnangagwa received 50.8% of the vote, according to election officials.
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#Zimbabwe opposition leader @nelsonchamisa is claiming victory in the presidential election. The country's election commission says the delayed results will be announced from 20:00 GMT.
#Zimbabwe police with warrant enter opposition MDC headquarters and detain 16 people, according to @Reuters witness.
Officials in Harare say death toll at six from election-related violence. #Zimbabwe
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Reports of tear gas and rubber bullets fired at stone-throwing opposition supporters in Harare. twitter.com/AldrinSampear #Zimbabwe
Now sound of automatic gunfire heard on the streets of Harare. #Zimbabwe
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