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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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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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Nelson Chamisa’s resignation: A blow to Zimbabwe’s youth hope and political frustration.

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa resigned from his CCC party two years to after its formation. The resignation made the country’s youth more disillusioned and frustrated with the opposition party. In a statement, Chamisa said the CCC party has been “contaminated, bastardised, hijacked.” Chamisa, 45, an ordained church pastor and trained lawyer, is popular and

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Zimbabwe’s Fight Against Cholera: WHO and UK Government Join Forces to Establish Life-Saving Treatment Centres.

Zimbabwe is facing a surge in cholera cases, with reports of over 18,000 cases, 71 confirmed deaths, and more than 300 suspected deaths across all 10 provinces. As of 16 January, 396 people had been hospitalised, the ministry of health announced. Zimbabwe reported its first cholera case in February 2023 in Chegutu, about 100km west

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Uncovering the Truth: The Escalating Abductions in Zimbabwe and the Call for Action.

In a joint statement released on Tuesday, Amnesty International, Southern Defenders, and Human Rights Watch have urged Zimbabwean authorities to take immediate action in addressing the surge in abductions and arbitrary detentions. “Zimbabwean authorities must immediately address the escalating cases of abductions, arbitrary detention, torture and killing of parliament members, opposition political activists, and human

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Beyond the Shadows: The Reality of Physical and Sexual Violence Against Women in Zimbabwe.

From November 25: The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Zimbabwe is recording an increase in domestic violence and gender-based violence (GBV). The most common form of violence that women experience in the country are sexual violence, intimate partner violence and child marriage. According to Musasa, an NGO working to empower women and girl

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