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Vol 3 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2010


A Mugabe shakedown at the Shanghai Expo

Seeking hard cash and a platform for his disavowals of the West, President Robert Mugabe flew to Shanghai's spectacular trade expo, where on 11 August he thanked Beijing for being an 'all-weather' friend. Zimbabwe faces an economic slowdown - mainly because of rows in the ruling coalition - after last year's brief investment and growth filip.

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