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Zimbabwe Bans Foreign Currencies

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On Monday, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced that the Zimbabwe dollar will be the only legal tender in the country (AP). Since 2009, people and local businesses have been using foreign currencies in response to the country’s hyperinflation (AP). President Emmerson Mnangagwa stated that the economy was “now functional enough” to use its own currency […]

Zimbabwe’s First Post-Mugabe Elections Announced

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced last week that the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections would be on July 30, 2018 (BBC). This will be the first election since the military forced President Robert Mugabe out of office in a coup last November (CNN). Mnangagwa’s strongest challenger is 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democratic […]

Zimbabwe Public Workers End Strike

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Doctors and nurses previously on strike are set to go back to work after the government has agreed to address some of their concerns. After a two-day meeting between representatives from the government, the Health Services Bipartite Negotiating Panel (HSBNP) and the workers, the government has agreed to pay outstanding cash bonuses, along with other […]