'It's a nightmare': Zimbabwe struggles with hyperinflation
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'It's a nightmare': Zimbabwe struggles with hyperinflation

HARARE, Zimbabwe — When going shopping, the only thing many Zimbabweans can budget for is shock.

Hyperinflation is changing prices so quickly in the southern African nation that what you see displayed on a supermarket shelf might change by the time you reach the checkout.

“It is a nightmare,” one shopper says. “I can’t plan.”

Zimbabwe now has the world’s second highest inflation after Venezuela, according to International Monetary Fund figures.

Zimbabwe’s economy has been on a downward spiral for more than a year as hopes fade that the late Robert Mugabe’s successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, will deliver on his promises of prosperity.

The southern African nation went through hyperinflation a decade ago but says there is no getting used to it, and coping has become both creative and desperate.

The Associated Press

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