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Vol 50 No 5

Published 6th March 2009


Zimbabwe

Now blood gold

Under Zimbabwe's power-sharing government, the mining portfolio (like the army) remains under the control of President Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front cronies, all of them subject to asset seizure and travel restrictions in the European Union and United States. Their reputation was not enhanced when Vice-President Joyce Mujuru threatened the head of a commodities company for blacklisting her daughter Nyasha and her Spanish husband Pedro del Campo for trying to sell gold from under the counter.

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