Procurement: December 2, 2002


Due to an acute shortage of foreign currency in the 1990's, the Zimbabwean government failed to secure spare parts for the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Harare lost nearly 1.5 billion dollars worth of equipment during its four-year campaign in the Congo. When the ZNA entered the conflict in 1998 with an assortment of armored vehicles, the equipment quickly broke down and had to be abandoned, since it is extremely difficult to recover vehicles scattered in Congo's thick forests. This situation has left the ZNA ill-prepared to defend the country in the event of war and the finance minister has allocated $1,423,380,000 to the ministry of defense - at a time when Zimbabwe's population stands on the edge of starvation. - Adam Geibel


Article Archive

Procurement: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close