Zimbabwe's farm sector has changed greatly since land reforms 16 years ago. Black farmers are now cultivating much of the land on small plots.
During Mugabe's 37 years in office, the former president is believed to have amassed a huge fortune. The question everyone is asking is: Will impoverished Zimbabweans ever see the money again?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned about Zimbabwe's "very difficult" economic situation, saying it's threatened by high government spending, an untenable foreign exchange regime and inadequate reforms.
Zimbabwe's military takeover has caught the attention of the world – but could China have known about the coup? Beijing has long been a close ally, and Zimbabwe's top brass recently paid a visit to leaders in Beijing.
Troops have been reported in the capital, raising the specter of a coup. The army seems to have positioned itself against parts of the president's ruling party amid a succession battle involving first lady Grace Mugabe.
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