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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.