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Vol 55 No 19

Published 26th September 2014


Zimbabwe

A bail-out for Beijing's sake

The ruling party is paying back its top members' debts to China in the hope that President Xi Jinping will turn the money tap on again

Opposition politicians are outraged that President Robert Mugabe's government has used scarce public funds to pay off a US$80 million debt to a Chinese supplier which had been racked up by company belonging Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front member and former MP Edward Raradza.

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