Zimbabweans in their 20s have borne the brunt of years of economic mismanagement

When Sandra Musakasa visits her hometown, Zimbabwe’s second city, there are no childhood or college friends left for her to catch up with. They have all fled in search of jobs, an elusive pursuit in a country where up to 90% of young people are unemployed.

“If I go to Bulawayo, I can’t even find one friend I grew up beside or went to school with. Most people are going out to South Africa,” she says with a shrug. Being young and employed in Zimbabwe makes her a member of a tiny elite.

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