Zimbabwe to introduce 100 trillion dollar bill
Posted: 04:07 AM ET
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN)– Zimbabwe’s central bank says it will soon introduce a 100 trillion dollar note as the once prosperous country battles to keep pace with hyperinflation that has caused many to abandon the country’s currency.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said the new notes that includes 50 trillion, 20 trillion and 10 trillion would be released for the “convenience of the public,” according to statement released Thursday.
“In a move meant to ensure that the public has access to their money from banks, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a new family of bank notes which will gradually come into circulation, starting with the 10 trillion Zimbabwe dollar,” the bank said in its announcement.
The new 100 trillion dollar bill would be worth about $300 in U.S. currency. A loaf of bread in Zimbabwe now costs about 300 billion Zimbabwean dollars — and like most commodities, the price increases every day.
(Note: I found the picture above on the Internet. As I inspected it further I noticed the bananas depicted in the picture. Some of you will be more offended by the insinuation made by the bananas than by the actual harm to the Black Africans living under these policies.