Zimbabwe has a 90% unemployment rate, its currency has collapsed, and foreign investment has fled the country. As Robert Mugabe’s long reign comes to an end, most of the people there believe things can only get better.
Chaotic land reforms, drought and lack of financing have made it difficult for Zimbabwe's small-holder farmers to get ahead. Increased focus on funding irrigation schemes is hoping to change that.
Grappling with a severe economic crisis, Zimbabwe was hoping for increased cooperation with Germany and other western nations. Robert Mugabe was ousted a year ago. But money is not going to flow any time soon.
Zimbabweans vote next week in the first elections in nearly 40 years without longtime leader Robert Mugabe. With rampant unemployment and an ongoing cash crisis, the outcome might not change much economically.
South Africa's lawmakers are moving towards amending the constitution to expropriate land without compensation. This is a hot issue more than two decades after the end of apartheid, writes Privilege Musvanhiri.
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