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« on: September 23, 2018, 01:32:48 pm »

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/23/things-are-getting-worse-economic-collapse-looms-again-in-zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international investment and aid following historic elections in July.

The poll, the first after the military takeover that led to the ousting of Robert Mugabe, was won by the ageing autocrat’s former righthand man, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa’s campaign slogan was “Zimbabwe is open for business”, but people in the former British colony say conditions have deteriorated since the election.


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Majory Manjoro, a part-time currency dealer in Harare, said life had become unbearable. “Things are getting worse. Everything goes up [in price]. Those in authority need to make sure things get better,” Manjoro, 33, said.

Although the elections in July did not see the systematic violence of those under Mugabe, alleged irregularities during the count and violent repression following the vote have resulted in only lukewarm support for Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF party from major international powers.
Just as was expected, when you revolt, the entire former leadership must go. I hope the opposition uses this to reverse the sham elections.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 02:30:04 pm »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-politics/hundreds-detained-after-zimbabwe-protests-as-u-n-denounces-crackdown-idUSKCN1PC0NF
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The government has said three people died during the unrest that broke out on Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa raised fuel prices by 150 percent. Lawyers and activists say the toll was much higher and that security forces used violence and carried out mass arrests to quell the unrest.

Among the around 400 people charged by magistrates on Friday was pastor Evan Mawarire, a rights activist who rose to prominence as a critic of Robert Mugabe’s rule and led a national protest in 2016.

He will stand trial on more serious charges of subverting the government after encouraging Zimbabweans via social media to heed a strike call from unions. His lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa said she would lodge a High Court appeal for him to be released on bail. Mawarire faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted.

I echo my previous sentiments.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 06:56:10 pm »

In a kind of twisted way, this is all Ian Smith's fault.
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