Mugabe Asks for Western Involvement in Zimbabwean Economy

  • Request for western role first in more than a decade
  • Corruption is `killing the country,' Mugabe Says in Speech

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his State of the Nation address in Parliament in Harare on August 25, 2015.

Photographer: Jekesai Njkizana/AFP via Getty Images

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Tuesday that he welcomed western re-engagement in his country’s economy, the first such statement in a decade and a half of strained relations with the U.S. and Europe.

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