Aug 23

Zimbabweans vote but hopes of ending economic freefall appear dim

Here’s your latest update on the Zimbabwe’s elections.  Many citizens are desperate for change after two decades of relentless economic chaos. However, they’re also sceptical that the ruling ZANU-PF party will allow a credible election or any loosening of its stranglehold on power. According to News24, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking re-election after a first term during which runaway inflation, currency shortages and sky-high unemployment continued to make life a misery for Zimbabweans, many of whom rely on U.S. dollar remittances from relatives abroad to make ends meet.