Al Jazeera English is marking five years on air this month and looking back at some of the stories we covered on our first day of broadcast.
One of those was from Robert Mugabe Street in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, a country in which the unemployment rate hovered at 80 per cent.
Five years later, that has not changed. But some things have improved since a coalition government took office in 2009.
Charles Dambiranwa, a taxi driver in Zimbabwe, makes roughly $50 a day – enough to fill up his car and stay in business. But finding fuel was not always this easy. He remembers what Zimbabwe was like five years ago.
Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.