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Zimbabwe's economic situation

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech during the official opening of the third session of the eight parliament of Zimbabwe in the capital, Harare, on September 15, 2015. (AFP)

The Supreme Court in Zimbabwe has ruled that employers can terminate contracts on notice without compensation, causing over 20,000 people to lose their jobs.

There has been, for a number of reasons, very little socio-economic progress in Zimbabwe, partly due to a concerted attack to achieve regime change in Zimbabwe due to Mugabe’s outspoken anti-Imperialist statements.

But what policies are in place now and in the long-term to secure better infrastructure and job prospects for Zimbabwe? Depending on who you believe, unemployment is anything between 20% and 95%. 

What has the Zimbabwean government been doing that it claims the West has been trying to sabotage? Observers say it would be ludicrous to review the evolution of Zimbabwe’s economy without considering the hostile Capitalist-dominated environment. What impact has the West had on the country and what socialist-orientated policies has Zimbabwe implemented for its people?

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