African economies – like old soldiers – do not die


African economies – like old soldiers – do not die, do not collapse, but just fade away, according to Tony Hawkins, of the University of Zimbabwe. He was referring to Zimbabwe five years ago.  Eight years into economic decline that has cut GDP by 40 percent and halved income per head, Zimbabwe is still standing. The oft-predicted collapse, implosion, meltdown has yet to happen, he said. It never happened.


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Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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