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‘Where’s the money?’: Zimbabwe’s new banknotes fail to arrive | Zimbabwe News | Al Jazeera

Banks say there is no communication from central bank on fresh tender intended to ease cash crunch and combat inflation. New low-denomination banknotes touted by the government of Zimbabwe as the solution to the acute cash shortage crippling the country’s economy failed to arrive on Monday, leaving banks confused and customers frustrated. The dearth …

Security tight as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe gets a private burial

ZVIMBA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Security was tight as the family of longtime Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe prepared on Saturday to bury him at his rural home. A highly private farewell was taking place for one of Africa’s most divisive figures after a weeks-long family dispute with the administration that forced him from …

Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city’s main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles further. Officials in Harare have struggled to raise foreign currency to …