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Vol 4 (AAC) No 12

Published 1st October 2011


Zimbabwe

Faith, Grace and intervention

WikiLeaks cables reveal that First Lady Grace Mugabe is an important facilitator for South Korean companies looking for business opportunities in Zimbabwe. Charles A. Ray, the United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, reports that Oh Jae-hack, his South Korean counterpart, had confided that Mugabe was a essential link for South Korean business. Some 200 South Koreans work in Zimbabwe, mainly in small businesses such as photocopy and hair extensions shops. More upmarket operations focus on construction and a few small-scale gold and coal mines.

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