Gideon Gono

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Aug 15th, 2013
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Our fear is that it will not be done properly by people who have the relevant expertise and experience. Between 2004 and 2006 all but a few indigenous banks in Zimbabwe faced significant political problems. Their founders where hounded out of the country for nefarious accusations of externalizing for...
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Feb 20th, 2013
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday on the eve of his 89th birthday he owed his long life to God and revealed that he suffers loneliness from the loss of friends and relatives. “It’s him, our creator, who is responsible for the fact that I am 89,” Mugabe told guests at a party at [&hel...
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Jul 3rd, 2012
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  Zimbabwe has given foreign-owned banks one year to hand over 51 percent stakes to locals, according to a government notice, as President Robert Mugabe ramps up a drive to force all foreign-owned businesses to surrender majority control to blacks. A government notice released last week said all...
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Jul 2nd, 2012
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe flew to left Singapore Monday for a “routine” check-up, the second health-related trip this year for Africa’s oldest leader. “President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Singapore for a routine medical check-up,” state-run Spot FM announc...
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Apr 1st, 2012
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Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore on a private visit to arrange post-graduate studies for his daughter, state media reported on Sunday. “President Mugabe left the country yesterday [Saturday] evening on a private visit to Singapore,” the state-owned Sunday ...
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Mar 7th, 2012
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By Andrew C. Miller Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono’s proposal in November to peg a new Zimbabwean dollar to the Chinese yuan made a splash of headlines. The Asia Times, for example, announced “Zimbabwe’s yearn for yuan,” while Al-Jazeera asked “To Yuan or not to Yuan, that is the question.” But th...
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Feb 1st, 2012
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Harare – Zimbabwe’s central bank said on Wednesday it has given five under capitalised banks two weeks to raise cash or face closure, after several banks were forced to shut because of the economic crisis. At the end of last year five of the country’s 25 banks did not have the minim...
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Oct 12th, 2011
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Harare – President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has set up a committee to probe revelations contained in the WikiLeaks documents that party officials told US diplomats that the 87-year-old leader had prostate cancer and would be dead by 2013, a spokesperson for the party said on Wednesda...
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Oct 12th, 2011
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Harare – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe may probe top party officials who said that he has prostate cancer in US diplomatic cables on the whistle blower website WikiLeaks, state media said on Wednesday. “The president was very clear that as a party we are looking into the matter...
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Oct 3rd, 2011
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Harare – Zimbabwe state media denied reports that President Robert Mugabe, 87, had flown to Singapore to undergo medical checks, saying on Sunday that he had gone to Asia to visit his daughter. “Comrade Mugabe who was in a jovial mood took a swipe at some sections of the private media tha...