To help get the new G5 Sahel force operating effectively, he said, France has invited the United States to a summit with the five participating countries as well as the African Union and European Union in Paris next month
Zimbabwe abandoned its own currency in 2009 amid extreme hyperinflation. Since then, the country has relied on foreign currency, in particular U.S. dollars and South African rand. But for more than year, even that money has been scarce, making it hard for Zimbabweans to purchase even the most basic necessities. Anita Powell reports for VOA from Harare.