A black-market dealer sells sacks of flour in a marketplace outside the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, July 24, 2007. Government-ordered price controls have exacerbated shortages of basic goods such as flour, sugar and milk, which are now sold on the black market for three or four times the legal price.
A black-market dealer sells sacks of flour in a marketplace outside the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, July 24, 2007. Government-ordered price controls have exacerbated shortages of basic goods such as flour, sugar and milk, which are now sold on the black market for three or four times the legal price. Shashank Bengali/MCT
A black-market dealer sells sacks of flour in a marketplace outside the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, July 24, 2007. Government-ordered price controls have exacerbated shortages of basic goods such as flour, sugar and milk, which are now sold on the black market for three or four times the legal price. Shashank Bengali/MCT

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Panic-buying follows runaway inflation in Zimbabwe

August 03, 2007 6:00 AM

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