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Zimbabwe: Deadly Fuel Protests Prompt Food Shortages, Looting, Internet Blockade

Protests against the economic crisis in Zimbabwe, which erupted Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa more than doubled fuel prices, reportedly prompted the government to restrict the internet over the alleged use of the social media to incite the demonstrations and sparked rampant looting in the impoverished African nation.

TOPSHOT - A police officer removes tyres set by protesters during a 'stay-away' demonstration against the doubling of fuel prices on January 14, 2019 in Emakhandeni township, Bulawayo. - Zimbabwe's President on January 12 announced a more than 100 percent rise in the price of petrol and diesel in a …

Cuba Blames Trump for Bread, Egg, Meat, and Rice Shortages Before New Year

Cuba’s second-in-command, President Miguel Díaz-Canel, issued remarks Sunday blaming “the impact of the embargo, which has strengthened under the Trump administration,” for nationwide shortages of bread, eggs, and other basic good as Cubans prepare to celebrate the new year and the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

Workers fired for selling 15,000 apples to one client in Cuba