Posts Tagged ‘ land reform ’

Zimbabwe compo row with Britain over white farmers

Sep 16th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

President Robert Mugabe began the frequently violent land seizures in 2000 to boost his fading popularity, accusing Britain of reneging on a commitment in the 1979 Lancaster House agreement to compensate white farmers for land redistributed to blacks. The move triggered Zimbabwe’s economic collapse as its productive farms were ruined.