Jump to navigation

Vol 3 (AAC) No 1

Published 1st November 2009


Zimbabwe

China Sonangol targets Harare’s gold and oil

The China International Fund and China Sonangol are being used to bail out troubled regimes when international pressure on them is at its highest. First, there was the China International Fund’s US$7 billion deal in Guinea on 12 October, just after the 28 September massacre of civilians in Conakry (AAC Vol 2 No 12). This month, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government announced an $8 bn. deal with China Sonangol on 18 November, shortly after Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai returned to the power-sharing government and the Southern African Development Community began to increase pressure on the regime.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 483 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.