Southern Africa:Zimbabwe Among Fragile Countries, Says the IMF

[New Zimbabwe] Contrary to suggestions by President Robert Mugabe’s claim the International Monetary Fund has rated Zimbabwe among countries in fragile situations, which it says face deep development challenges as they encountered severe social and political turmoil.

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Ethiopia: The Inequality Trifecta

[Addis Fortune]There were quite a few disconnects at the recently concluded Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB). Among the most striking was the disparity between participants’ interest in discussions of inequality and the ongoing lack of a formal action plan for governments to address it. This represents a profound failure of policy imagination – one that must urgently be addressed.

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