Botswana extends credit line to Zimbabwe
02 March 2019 | 12:50 pm
Diamond-rich Botswana has offered to lend neighboring Zimbabwe $95 million in private sector loans to help ease its economic crisis. It's rare for an African country to offer such a deal.
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