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Vol 65 No 9

Published 25th April 2024


Washington targets Mnangagwa for rights abuses and corruption but sends mixed messages

More focused US sanctions against ZANU-PF leaders will still deter investors – along with the regime's bad policies

On the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington on 19 April, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said he had asked United States Treasury officials to let the country's investment banks know that Zimbabwe was 'open for business'. That was the slogan that Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa used to burnish his credentials with diplomats and companies in the aftermath of the coup d'etat that ousted Robert Gabriel Mugabe in November 2017.

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