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August 31, 2017

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment

Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/08/decimated-aids-zimbabwes-khoisan-tribe-embraces-treatment/
March 22, 2017

Investing in Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Farmers

To take his mangoes to Shurugwi, 230 kms south of Harare, requires Edward Madzokere to hire a cart and wake up at dawn. The fruit farmer sells his produce at the nearest “growth point” at Tongogara (the term for areas targeted for development) where the prices are not stable.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/03/investing-in-zimbabwes-smallholder-farmers/
March 7, 2017

16-Hour Days for Zimbabwe’s Women

As the cock crows, Tambudzai Zimbudzana, 32, is suddenly awakened from sleep. She quickly folds her blankets and strides outside her three-room, sheet iron-roofed house in rural Masvingo.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/03/16-hour-days-for-zimbabwes-women/
March 3, 2017

From El Nino Drought to Floods, Zimbabwe’s Double Trouble

Dairai Churu, 53, sits with his chin cupped in his palms next to mounds of rubble from his destroyed makeshift home in the Caledonia informal settlement approximately 30 kilometers east of Harare, thanks to the floods that have inundated Zimbabwe since the end of last year.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/03/from-el-nino-drought-to-floods-zimbabwes-double-trouble/
January 24, 2017

Zimbabwe: Widows Deprived of Property Rights

Widows in Zimbabwe are routinely evicted from their homes and land, and their property is stolen by in-laws when their husbands die, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government of Zimbabwe should urgently take steps to protect widows from this practice.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/01/zimbabwe-widows-deprived-of-property-rights/
November 9, 2016

Will Free Expression Equal Terrorism in Zimbabwe?

Four years ago, a faceless writer using the nom de guerre Baba Jukwa set Facebook agog with detailed exposes of machinations within the ruling Zimbabwe National People’s Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF).
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/11/will-free-expression-equal-terrorism-in-zimbabwe/
April 29, 2016

El Nino-Induced Drought in Zimbabwe

Emaciated and with their ribs jutting out, Evans Sinyoro’s cattle lie on the ground overlooking a dry patch of land while the small earth dam nearby is also dry, thanks to the El Nino-induced drought wreaking havoc across Zimbabwe.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/04/el-nino-induced-drought-in-zimbabwe/
March 22, 2016

Water Crisis in Zimbabwe

A narrow dirty trail snakes through what used to be a small dam in Mpudzi Resettlement Scheme south of the eastern border city of Mutare. And what remains of this once perennial dam is just a small puddle of mudded water; the dirty water is completely covered with thick green algae.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/03/water-crisis-in-zimbabwe/
February 2, 2016

Rabbit Farming Now a Big Hit in Zimbabwe

Tichaona Muzariri, 44, a villager based at Range in Chivhu, a town 143 kilometers south of Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, quit his job as a teacher in 2009 to start a rabbit farm on a small scale with three does (female rabbits) and one buck (male). With around US$30 as capital, Muzariri waded into rabbit farming back then. Today, his rabbit farm breeds nearly 3,000 rabbits every year and slaughters up to 120 every week for sale to grocery stores, restaurants and hotels.


http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/02/rabbit-farming-now-a-big-hit-in-zimbabwe/
January 12, 2016

Zimbabwe: Poverty Stunting Minds and Growth

Mildren Ndlovu* knows the mental toll of Zimbabwe's long-drawn economic hardships in a country where a long rehashed statistic by labour unions puts unemployment at 90 per cent.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/01/zimbabwe-poverty-stunting-minds-and-growth/
December 22, 2015

Disabled Persons Not Part of AIDS Success in Zimbabwe

Wheelchair-bound, her body now skeletal from full blown AIDS, disabled 38-year-old Melisa Chigumba attempts to wave away a swarm of flies hovering around her face as she sits outside her home in Chachacha, a remote area in Shurugwi, 278 kilometers south of the capital, Harare.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/12/disabled-persons-not-part-of-aids-success-in-zimbabwe/
December 15, 2015

Weak Agriculture Finance Feeds Malnutrition in Zimbabwe

Successive poor harvests have diminished Ndodana Makhalima's household food stocks and the family’s nutrition status.

A subsistence farmer in Lupane, about 110 kilometres north of Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, 56 year-old Makhalima has learnt to live with hunger on his door step.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/12/weak-agriculture-finance-feeds-malnutrition-in-zimbabwe/
December 1, 2015

Mother-to-Child AIDS Transmission Dealt a Blow in Zimbabwe

With the battle to combat HIV/AIDS intensifying in Zimbabwe, the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission initiative (PMTCT) has increasingly become a success weapon in the war on transmission of the once dreaded disease to the country’s unborn babies, despite some mothers testing positive for the disease.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/12/mother-to-child-aids-transmission-dealt-a-blow-in-zimbabwe/
November 30, 2015

Traditional Seeds Keep Hunger Away in Drought-Prone Zimbabwe

It was all smiles as Bertha Chibhememe of Sangwe communal area in Chiredzi, south eastern Zimbabwe, showed off her traditional seed varieties at a seed fair. A 45-year-old smallholder in Zimbabwe’s lowveld region, Chibhememe told how her “nzara yapera” maize variety is thriving in a changing climate.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/traditional-seeds-keep-hunger-away-in-drought-prone-zimbabwe/
November 27, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Long Road in Ending Poverty and Hunger

Noel Bhizori has a permanent post at a traffic light in Bulawayo’s central business district where he sells mobile phone recharge cards at a busy intersection.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/zimbabwes-long-road-in-ending-poverty-and-hunger/
November 17, 2015

Zimbabweans Align with Climate-Smart Agriculture Amid Food Deficits

With droughts wreaking havoc in vast areas of Zimbabwe, a majority of people here are fast falling in line with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as food deficits continue.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/zimbabweans-align-with-climate-smart-agriculture-amid-food-deficits/
November 8, 2015

Analysis: Press Freedom Shaken in Zimbabwe

Press freedom in this Southern African nation has been shaken abruptly, this time surprisingly, with members of the police force heavily descending on journalists working for state-owned media
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/analysis-press-freedom-shaken-in-zimbabwe/
November 3, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Mega Dam Project Could Flounder in the Face of Climate Change

Zimbabwe's planned Batoka Gorge power project on the Zambezi River is expected to generate 2,400 megawatts (MW) of electricity, upward from an initial 1,600 MW, but the worsening power cuts that are being blamed on low water levels have renewed concerns about the effects of climate change on mega dams.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/zimbabwes-mega-dam-project-could-flounder-in-the-face-of-climate-change/
August 14, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Forest Carbon Programme Not All It Seems

The efficacy of attempts to sustainably manage forests and conserve and enhance forest carbon stocks in Zimbabwe is increasingly coming under scrutiny as new research warns that the politics of access and control over forests and their carbon is challenging conventional understanding.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/08/zimbabwes-forest-carbon-programme-not-all-it-seems/
August 2, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Climate Change Ambitions May be Too Tall

With the U.N. Climate Change conference later this year in Paris fast approaching, Zimbabwe's climate change commitments face the slow progress on an issue that continues to stalk other developing countries – climate finance.
http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/08/zimbabwes-climate-change-ambitions-may-be-too-tall/
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