July 2024

Where Is the Aid Going? Zimbabwe’s Drought Relief Efforts Supported by Humanitarian Partners

Zimbabwe is facing one of its worst droughts in years, prompting the government to declare a state of disaster. It estimated that 9 million people, about 60% of the population are food insecure because of the El Nino induced drought. 80% of the country received poor rains.   To assist millions at risk of hunger, […]

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UK and Zimbabwe Join Forces to Boost Food Security through Innovative Agriculture Training

In a joint effort to enhance food security in Zimbabwe, the UK, in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe, has funded a training program for Agritex officers in conservation agriculture techniques called “Pfumvudza.” The vital program, is aimed at enhancing resilience against climate change and recurrent droughts, is part of a US$7.2 million package dedicated

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Illegal Mining in Zimbabwe: A Looming Disaster for National Parks and Wildlife

Mining is posing a threat to Zimbabwe’s national parks and wildlife. National parks, botanical reserves, sanctuaries, safaris, and recreational parks cover around 13% of Zimbabwe’s land. These areas are abundant in mineral deposits, such as gold and coal, which have led to both legal and illegal mining activities.   According to the Zimbabwe Environmental Law

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Harare’s Culinary Surge: New Restaurants Fuel Dining Culture Amid Economic Challenges

Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, is undergoing a restaurant revolution with a surge in new dining establishments. In Harare, new restaurants are defying the odds and attracting eager diners with their great dishes, despite the industry’s traditionally high failure rates. But the restaurant industry is facing challenges with high costs of business registrations and certifications,

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Over 80% of breast cancer cases in Zimbabwe are diagnosed at advanced stage

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Zimbabwe after cervical cancer. Many women in Zimbabwe face socioeconomic barriers to accessing oncology care, chemotherapy and other treatments for breast cancer. Over 80% of breast cancer cases in Zimbabwe are diagnosed at advanced stage, according to the Zimbabwe National Cancer Registry (ZNCR). Limited

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Empowering the Unbanked: The Impact of Mobile Money on Zimbabwe’s Financial Landscape.

Approximately 3.7 million adult Zimbabweans, or 54%, are unbanked. Mobile money accounts – making and receiving electronic payments via a mobile phone are tapping into the country’s unbanked. According to research from the Finscope Consumer survey report Zimbabwe 2022, about  4.4 million adults Zimbabweans or 63% have registered mobile money accounts they used to pay for

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