MUGABE’S DOWNFALL IS GOOD NEWS FOR BURGEONING TOBACCO SECTOR

For the first time since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, the African country’s tobacco selling season opened on March 21 this year with long time ruler Robert Mugabe no longer in power. Former President Mugabe resigned last November (2017), faced with impeachment proceedings from Zimbabwe’s lawmakers, with the country’s generals and his own ZANU-PF party having turned against him. Of critical importance to the country’s tobacco leaf sector is that new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to compensate white farmers – many ...


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