At Solomon Chakauya's grocery store in Zimbabwe's Chinamhora district outside Harare, there's no sign of the seasonal Christmas rush that he needs to keep his business afloat. Even in the country's toughest times, sales rocketed in the days before Christmas, but this year few people are able to buy anything. It is a far cry from the revived economy that President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised more than a year ago when he took over from the ousted Robert Mugabe. Instead, shortages of bread, cooking oil and fuel have worsened in recent months, banknotes become even scarcer and shop shelves have often been left bare. "In previous years, people would stream in to buy things like rice, oil, biscuits, sweets, soup powder and drinks. It was so busy I would be on my feet all day," Chakauya, 29, told AFP. "Things are tough and most people have no money." But over this holiday season, Chakauya has sometimes had only four customers a day, leaving him to kill time sitting in the shade in front of...

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