Mon, 18 Feb 2019
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Hong Kong

Zimbabwe's internet connection, which was shut down on Tuesday, is back after the southern African nation's president who was in Moscow called for "peace and calm" as a deadly protests in the country continued.

In a bid to contain the protests the government instructed network providers to cut off internet amid growing unrest over fuel hikes announced over the weekend.

Jubilant Zimbabweans wrote on social media platforms on Wednesday saying they were now back online.

But according to some including opposition heavyweight David Coltart, the internet was not fully back up as social media sites were requiring people to use VPN to connect.

on Twitter and Facebook.

Businesses and schools were shut down and public transport vehicles were grounded in most of the country despite government assurances that security would be provided.

The government over the weekend announced a price of $3.11 per litre for diesel, and $3.33/L for gasoline.

That means gasoline in Zimbabwe is now the most expensive in the world, based on data from GlobalPetrolPrices.com. The site says Hong Kong had the highest price for a litre of gasoline on January 7: $2.04.

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