Zimbabwe: A Brief, Tragic History of Marange

Mining and Exploration
04/09/2015 15:32

Economist and MP for Bulawayo South Eddie Cross writes a brief overview of the 'rags to riches to rags' saga of the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe. The story is tragic in that Marange's rise and (current) fall was the government's own doing, brought about by its blind and unscrupulous pursuit of short-term gain. A beginner's guide and a lesson in how not to manage national resources.