Browsing: Zimbabwe’s economic decline

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The reasons for the current position are both economic and political. The intent of this article is to explore the economic side of the country's decline with the view to put forward new areas of economic significance that can give rise to the recovery of the country's fortunes.

These new areas if adopted and implemented will most certainly result in economic green shoots and with time they will transform into major industries anchoring the economy on the same scale and extent that mining and agriculture did in the former years.

The political side of the equation of Zimbabwe's economic decline has been written about extensively and it is beyond the scope of this article. However, it must be noted and borne in mind that it is immensely difficult to separate politics from economics as these two concepts enjoy a very strong symbiotic relationship.…