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Zimbabwean residents protest & # 39; cocktail of lies & # 39; in the midst of economic setbacks



HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Zimbabweans gather for national protests over the country's economic collapse and what the opposition opposes as a "lie" of the new government.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government was under increasing pressure one year after taking office after the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Tensions remained high after the disputed elections in July won by Mnangagwa.

The Zimbabwean government is struggling to even set a reliable currency because many residents in the southern African country say they have not seen progress on promises of "work, jobs, jobs."

There was tight security in the capital, Harare, when opposition supporters sang anti-government songs.

Main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa this week said he was ready to dialogue with Mnangagwa, an old Mugabe enforcer. The ruling party said Chamisa had to accept Mangagwa's victory before talks could begin.


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