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Slowing Zimbabwe Economy Points to More Anti-government Anger

Zimbabwe's economy is flatlining while the budget deficit is ballooning, the finance minister said Thursday, pointing to a worsening of financial difficulties that are already stoking rare protests against 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe. Frustrated at widespread cash shortages, unemployment above 80 percent and delays in payment of public sector salaries, Zimbabweans have turned to social media to organize anti-government demonstrations that have sometimes turned violent. In...

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