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The Africa Report with Tendai Marima

Annisa Essack | kzn@radioislam.org.za
23 May 2023 | 17:00 CAT

2 min read

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Tendai Marima, speaking to Radio Islam International, says that the economy in Zimbabwe is turbulent due to the RTGS Dollar losing value rapidly. However, she further explained that the “black market” determines the rate, which is affected by several situations, like the recent return to school that saw a price increase.

Prices constantly change as businesses try to keep up with the inflation rate, which is over 200%, one of the highest in the world, making the situation very challenging for the country. Marima added that it does not bode well for the upcoming elections as the economy will be one of the issues the electorate is concerned about.

Although a peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia and the United States was signed in Sudan, the conflict continues. The deal gave fragile hope to the people as more than a million have been displaced. The UN met to discuss the situation in Sudan and broker lasting peace. Marima says that once again, the Security Council will have to step in to ensure the people have some respite and relief from the ongoing fighting.

Speaking about the Nigerian election results are still being contested by the opposition, and the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was to be inaugurated on the 29th of May. The trial has begun, and the opposition demands that the results from over 6000 polling stations in River State and others be recounted, as there was a massive discrepancy in the tally.

If the court upholds the recount, it will mean that there could be a shift in the opposition’s favour, but it is, for now, a case to watch.

Listen to the full interview on Sabahul Muslim with Sulaimaan Ravat here

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