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Zimbabwe to Return Land to Previously Evicted White Farmers

Amid the ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe, the government will reportedly return land which was seized under the Mugabe era to white farmers both in the country and those abroad.

The Zimbabwean government is reportedly set to start returning land which seized from white farmers during the Mugabe era. In the 1980s, some 4500 farms were expropriated without compensation from white farmers to approximately 300 000 Black Zimbabweans shortly after independence. The fertile agricultural land had originally been seized by British colonialists in what was then known as Rhodesia. According to several reports, the Zimbabwean government has recently signed a USD 3.5 billion compensation agreement with white farmers both in the country and abroad.
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