Spotlight | Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Harare acts to get back on the lucrative Durban-Copperbelt freight route

An aerial view of the newly built Kazungula bridge over the Zambezi river in Kazungula, Botswana, on 10 May 2021.
An aerial view of the newly built Kazungula bridge over the Zambezi river in Kazungula, Botswana, on 10 May 2021. © Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP
The opening of the Kazungula Bridge, which connects Zambia to Botswana, has robbed Zimbabwe of its status as a key gateway between the port of Durban and the Copperbelt. Deprived of significant revenue, Harare is preparing its counter-attack with the help of a handful of bankers. [...]
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