Due to exorbitant inflation, currency in Zimbabwe has become so worthless that stacks of it can be found in local dumps.
Due to exorbitant inflation, currency in Zimbabwe has become so worthless that stacks of it can be found in local dumps.
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In mid-September, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai signed a power sharing agreement that could help end the country’s political strife and bring about economic recovery. Zimbabwe is racked with 80% unemployment and an annual inflation rate of 11,000,000%. For the first time in two-years, reporter Tendai Maphosa returned to his native Zimbabwe where he is shocked at the lack of food in the supermarkets, the prices people pay for basic commodities, and how they cope in an economic nightmare. It’s a Reporter’s Notebook from a country that doesn’t like outside reporters.
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U.S. State Dept. summary: "Zimbabwe's man-made crisis"


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