Zim: Now the Russians are coming too

With Zimbabwe’s largest single foreign investment deal in the bag, President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday stood outside his rural home and thumbed his nose at the Western world that has isolated him for years.

He was about to sign a $3-billion platinum mine deal with the Russians, the biggest ever single investment by a foreign investor since independence, just weeks after he secured billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure deals with China.



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