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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends an award ceremony in Harare on June 4, 2014.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends an award ceremony in Harare on June 4, 2014.
(TSVANGIRAYI MUKWAZHI/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Zimbabwe’s economy circles the drain as Mugabe stirs it faster

The city water taps run dry daily in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. Electrical power is scarce and there are frequent blackouts; private homes and all businesses need generators. Hospital supplies and doctors are scarce. So are functioning schools, street lights and all of the other daily governance items that governments, even some in Africa, normally supply.