Riot police in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, have beaten protestors after the opposition MDC called off a planned demonstration over the country’s deepening economic crisis.
Zimbabwe’s economic turnaround hopes are dwindling by the day. The country is facing shortages of U.S. dollars, fuel, bread and more than 15-hour power cuts.
The Zimbabwe government will give priority to elderly white farmers when it starts compensating those who lost their properties during the controversial land reforms, the president said in an interview published Sunday.
Gift of the Givers handed over aid packages to the value of R1.2 million to the principal of an Anglican school in Harare on Tuesday.
Diamond-rich Botswana has offered to lend Zimbabwe nearly $600 million to help ease its economic crisis, Harare’s state-owned daily The Herald reported Tuesday.