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Ian Scoones: Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe’s economy

Ian Scoones, University of Sussex In his inaugural address the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and irreversible. He also made a commitment to compensate farmers who were forced off their land during the fast track land reform programme of the 2000s. Many international commentators read this as a sign of a more inclusive stance that could benefit…
Sam Salient
January 18, 2018