Zimbabwe's government to introduce bond notes equivalent to the US dollar in attempt to tackle a cash shortage in the country. But many Zimbabweans are opposed to the government's plans. DW's Christine Mhundwa went out to find out why.
Thousands of supporters praised the leadership of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a celebration to mark his 93rd birthday. The party is estimated to have cost the cash-strapped country up to $2 million.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has just turned 93. A lavish party on Saturday to celebrate his birthday is expected to cost more than $2 million (1.88 million euros).
Zimbabwe has begun issuing a surrogate currency - $2 and $5 denomination 'bond notes' - in a bid to ease a cash shortage. The move has prompted fears of a return to hyperinflation.
There is not much enthusiasm in Zimbabwe about the South African President Jacob Zuma's visit to Harare on Wednesday. Analysts say the domestic political standing of the two leaders is at its lowest ebb.
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