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Locals say conditions have deteriorated since July’s contentious election, as world powers keep their distance

Jason Burke Africa correspondent
Sun 23 Sep 2018 11.48 BST Last modified on Sun 23 Sep 2018 16.15 BST

Zimbabwe faces a deepening economic crisis as hopes fade of a new wave of international investment and aid following historic elections in July.

The poll, the first after the military takeover that led to the ousting of Robert Mugabe, was won by the ageing autocrat’s former righthand man, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa’s campaign slogan was “Zimbabwe is open for business”, but people in the former British colony say conditions have deteriorated since the election.

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