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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 …

Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger by a severe drought strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. Emergency food deliveries are planned for parts of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other countries hard hit by a combination of low rainfall and high temperatures. “We are …