On the streets of Harare, currency traders play hide-and-seek with law enforcement. They huddle on street corners outside busy retail outlets, or they line up on popular dealing streets on the outskirts of the CBD. They whisper the going rate for the day to passers-by — potential customers who may be looking to exchange US dollars for local currency to pay school fees or utilities bills.

At the first sign of law enforcers, they disappear into the crowds...

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