Zimbabwe’s Economic Meltdown: Are Sanctions Really to Blame?

@article{Ndakaripa2021ZimbabwesEM,
  title={Zimbabwe’s Economic Meltdown: Are Sanctions Really to Blame?},
  author={Musiwaro Ndakaripa},
  journal={The Washington Quarterly},
  year={2021},
  volume={44},
  pages={95 - 120}
}
Since the early 2000s, Zimbabwe has been under sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union that have shaped Zimbabwe’s domestic politics as well as the country’s relations withWestern nations. The Zimbabwean government under President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was inaugurated on November 24, 2017, blames the sanctions for the country’s economic meltdown—Zimbabwe is currently facing foreign currency and cash shortages, an inflation rate of 288.5 percent from October 2018 to… 

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