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Forwards, backwards

Zimbabwe: ‘indigenisation’ A law aimed at forcing local majority ownership of firms runs into economic reality and hardline nationalism at the same time By Owen Gagare The Zimbabwean government has...

Blow, wind, blow

Blow, wind, blow

Southern Africa: economic nationalism ‘Empowerment’ benefits political elites while businesses are spooked and citizens are left with nothing but empty promises By Ray Ndlovu A wind of economic...

Pulverised into submission

Pulverised into submission

Zimbabwe’s citizens have been subjected to years of state-sponsored brutality By mid-morning on 1 August 2018, thousands of people had gathered in Harare’s central business district (CBD). Just two...