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In Zimbabwe, rolling blackouts hobble mining goals

Apr 5, 2023
The country has an ambitious goal to reach $12 billion in mining exports in 2023, but industry leaders say they can't get ahead without reliable electricity.
Zimbabwe has the largest African lithium deposits, a mineral crucial to electric vehicle batteries.  Above, workers inspect an open cast lithium mine in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe.
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Businesses in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls anxious for tourists' return

Sep 7, 2021
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa made a point of getting vaccinated there to stress the importance of the tourism industry.
More than 300,000 foreign tourists visited the Zimbabwean site in 2019. A mere 34,000 visited in 2020.
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Zimbabwe's contested election muddles its pitch for foreign investment

Aug 13, 2018
Questions about promised reforms also hang over the country's economic future, one expert says.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, salutes during the Heroes Day commemorations held at the National Heroes Acre in Harare today.
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Mid-day Extra: Banning secondhand underwear sales

Jan 16, 2012
Zimbabwe has banned imports of second hand underwear. The government says it's protecting the health and dignity of Zimbabwean women. But many Zimbabweans aren't happy about the change because they say it's the only underwear many can afford.