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"The State has gone beserk."
February 25, 2016, 3:09 pm

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Unbelievable things are happening in Zimbabwe. I wonder how many times in the last fifteen years I’ve started one of these letters with that phrase! With every passing day Zimbabwe in 2016 feels more and more like Zimbabwe in 2007 and 2008: we’re literally running out of money again. The only difference now is that we aren’t trad
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Hmmm, 15% VAT on imported food as hunger looms?
February 12, 2016, 8:11 am

 

Dear Family and Friends,

They are selling cows in drought affected rural areas for as little as 50 US dollars a head.  Normally villagers can expect to realize 300 – 400 US dollars for a cow but not this year. Things are so tough, money so short and conditions so hard that in some areas people are selling their cows because they can’t afford to keep them
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