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Vol 59 No 8

Published 20th April 2018


Zimbabwe

Behind the curtains

There is no let-up in the headlong rush for mining concessions but little information about who benefits from the deals and how

The good news is relentless. Each week another wide-eyed foreign investor pitches up in Harare meets President Emmerson 'Open for Business' Mnangagwa, then pledges to pour tens of millions of dollars into the country's rich geological resources. But like much else in Harare, details of the terms and obligations, let alone possible revenues for the country, are thin on the ground.

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