When money's tight, there's a big difference between buying essentials and non-essentials. If a handbag is too expensive, we just do without. But what happens if basic essentials, like food, become too expensive?
Zimbabweans continue to express their anger at new government austerity measures which aim to boost the country's struggling economy, as security forces crack down on protesters. But a solution may be a long way off.
Demonstrators are demanding the ouster of President Omar Bashir, who has been in power since 1989. The sub-Saharan nation has been gripped by soaring inflation, a weak currency and food shortages.
CEO Elon Musk said that the electric car maker plans to cut roughly 3,000 jobs, prompting another sharp dip in share prices. Tesla is struggling in the US as the government rolls back a tax credit for buyers.
Zimbabwe's opposition says that it is not responsible for violent protests over fuel price hikes. An analyst tells DW the government is using tactics "reminiscent of the Mugabe administration."
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