The Zimbabwean government announced massive fuel price hikes on Tuesday, May 21. According to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority, fuel prices have increased by 46 percent for petrol and 49 percent for diesel. This move comes after the country's central bank said it would no longer provide fuel dealers with funding for petrol and diesel. The price hikes are expected to result in an increase in transport fares and the prices of goods.
Associated protests are likely over the coming days. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are possible around related protests.
Individuals in Zimbabwe are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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