It is almost two decades since Zimbabwe was put under sanctions, mainly by the US and EU, due to these nations’ discontent with how the government handled the land question and general human rights matters during Robert Mugabe’s reign.

Whether the targeted sanctions reached their intended objective remains contested, but there is consensus that they have had a negative effect on the economy of Zimbabwe. The pinch of these sanctions is also felt by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and regional economy, and by extension the continental economy...

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