Economy lifts Zimbabwe spirits

The mood is merrier this Christmas as Zimbabweans see signs of an economic recovery.



    Last year, residents of Zimbabwe were suffering with the highest rate of inflation in the world, and a chronic shortage of even the most basic goods.

    But 12 months later, goods are back on the shelves of local grocers, due in part to the government's decision to replace the Zimbabwe dollar with the South African rand and the US dollar.

    The improved economy has lifted spirits across the country in time for Christmas.

    But as Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports, more than 85 per cent of the population is still unemployed, despite the improvements.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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