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Vol 41 No 5

Published 3rd March 2000


Zimbabwe

Running on empty

The fuel crisis is deepening despite the government's recent deal with BP Amoco for shipments through the Beira pipeline. Ships delivering fuel to Beira were halted by the cyclone which ravaged Mozambique in late February. About 75 per cent of Zimbabwe's fuel comes through Beira, the rest overland from South Africa. The floods have blocked both routes. The resulting economic paralysis will further damage the chances of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front in April's parliamentary polls.

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