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Why Are Zimbabwe’s Land Reforms Being Reversed?

Zimbabwe’s current politic–economic trajectory has exacerbated peasant distress. Under the current president Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe has adopted neo-liberal economic policies that favour large–scale agriculture, and the promotion of capital investments across all sectors of the economy.

Zimbabwe in Transition

Zimbabwe is in transition; President Robert Mugabe resigned after 37 years in power. Besides the more immediate political causes that led to this historic change, there were also underlying problems in Zimbabwe’s economy over the last decade. Even land reforms that were instituted in 2000 did not stem the urge for political change even as sections of the population made gains. Zimbabwe is on a path to a new, albeit uncertain, future.
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