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Vol 50 No 5

Published 6th March 2009


Zimbabwe

Worthless cash

South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is proud of the Southern African Development Community for its brokering in Zimbabwe. At a meeting of SADC finance ministers in Cape Town last week, she called for the lifting of United States' and European Union sanctions and claimed 'that we have played a major role in facilitating the political solution to the situation in Zimbabwe'. SADC called for US$2 billion in aid from South Africa and Western donors to shore up the new unity government. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and the United Nations Development Programme agree that rebuilding the economy will cost $5 bn.

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