Zimbabwe now in economic meltdown

If Zimbabwe’s parties manage to negotiate a power-sharing deal over the coming days that brings an end to the country’s political crisis, the art of diplomacy may well get the initial plaudits.

9th August, 2008

If Zimbabwe’s parties manage to negotiate a power-sharing deal over the coming days that brings an end to the country’s political crisis, the art of diplomacy may well get the initial plaudits.

While the ability to coax compromise from stubborn stakeholders will have played its part in resolving southern Africa’s longest running political emergency, it is arguably the ruling regime’s mismanagement of the economy that has forced it to the negotiating...

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