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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The challenges to reform in post-coup Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe’s grip on Zimbabwe may finally have been released, following the takeover by the military. But the country’s problems are far from over.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zimbabwe adopts yuan as legal tender

Zimbabwe’s adoption of the yuan as legal tender demonstrates its close ties with China, and Beijing’s efforts to globalize its currency. Long a pariah state under the rule of aging

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zimbabwe’s imperfect constitution

Zimbabwe’s new constitution, approved on March 19th, may symbolize a step forward for the nation, but it fails to address the underlying political culture of inefficiency that underpins Zimbabwe’s economy.