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January 10, 2023

Greening the City Gets Community Treatment in Zimbabwe

It's a typical story in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city. With the failure to provide services such as refuse collection by the local municipality, township residents dump garbage wherever they fancy, and with time, dumpsites become "official."
https://www.ipsnews.net/2023/01/greening-city-gets-community-treatment-zimbabwe/
November 25, 2022

Cattle Turn Into New Currency Amid Inflation in Zimbabwe

In 2007 as inflation walloped the Zimbabwean currency, rendering it valueless, then 54-year-old Langton Musaigwa of Mataruse village west of Zimbabwe in Mberengwa district switched to cattle as his currency.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/11/cattle-turn-new-currency-amid-inflation-zimbabwe/
October 29, 2022

Artisanal Miners Ruining Already Diminishing Forests in Zimbabwe

With homemade tents scattered about, hordes of artisanal gold miners throng parts of Mazowe village in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central Province, where they have cut down thousands of trees to process gold ore.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/10/artisanal-miners-ruining-already-diminishing-forests-zimbabwe/
October 17, 2022

Poverty Haunts Resettled Farmers in Zimbabwe

Edious Murewa has for years boasted of owning a 10-hectare piece of land, but now the 52-year-old is full of regrets. He faces poverty years after he invaded part of a farm once owned by a white commercial farmer.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/10/poverty-haunts-resettled-farmers-in-zimbabwe/
September 28, 2022

Aged Persons Haunted by Abuse in Zimbabwe

At his house in Mabvuku, a high-density suburb in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, 86-year-old Tinago Murape claims his grandchildren starve him. Not only that, but Murape, who now walks with the support of a walking stick, said his three grandchildren – grown-up men with their wives and children living in his house, accuse him of bewitching them.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/09/aged-persons-haunted-abuse-zimbabwe/
September 7, 2022

Sand Poachers Fueling Environmental Harm in Zimbabwe

In Chitungwiza, right next to the highway, 36-year-old Nesbit Gavanga and his five colleagues use shovels as they load trucks with sand. The six apparently are in the business of sand-poaching and openly explain that every other day they engage in running battles with environmental officials who seek to curtail land degradation here. The group’s informal sand quarry lies 25 kilometers southeast of the Zimbabwean capital Harare.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/09/sand-poachers-fueling-environmental-harm-zimbabwe/
August 26, 2022

In Zimbabwe, Auxillia Mnangagwa is Following in Grace ‘Gucci’ Mugabe’s Path

On Friday, November 24, 2017, Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn as interim leader during a colourful ceremony at the National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare, after the ouster of President Robert Mugabe in a military coup more than a week before.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/08/zimbabwe-auxillia-mnangagwa-following-grace-gucci-mugabes-path/
August 19, 2022

Starvation Pounds Inflation-Hit Urban Zimbabweans

With inflation at 256.9 percent, 49-year-old Dambudzo Chauruka can no longer afford to buy bread despite working as a civil servant in Zimbabwe.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/08/starvation-pounds-inflation-hit-urban-zimbabweans/
August 10, 2022

Zimbabwe Makes First Journalist Arrests Under Cybersecurity Law

Zimbabwe's press freedom credentials suffered further criticism with the arrest of two journalists from a privately-owned newspaper charged with transmitting "false data messages."
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/08/zimbabwe-makes-first-journalist-arrests-under-cybersecurity-law/
August 4, 2022

Nonagenarian Opposition Backer Contends for Change in Zimbabwe

Idah Hanyani, popularly known as Gogo Chihera, has backed the opposition since Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980. Born in Wedza, a district in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province, the 91-year-old first supported United African National Council (UANC).
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/08/nonagenarian-opposition-backer-contends-change-zimbabwe/
July 29, 2022

Zimbabwe’s Unsung Living HIV/AIDS Hero Spreads Message of Hope

In 2001, when Reki Jimu was 30 years old, his wife died aged 27. The now 51-year-old Jimu said the couple’s two sons died prematurely. Both were underweight and frail, although the couple had been previously blessed with a baby girl, Faith Jimu, who is now a 29-year-old mother of three.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/07/zimbabwes-unsung-living-hivaids-hero-spreads-message-hope/
July 22, 2022

Zimbabwe Turns to Boreholes Amid Groundwater Level Concerns

Faced with cyclical droughts and low water levels in supply dams, Zimbabwe is turning to boreholes for relief, raising concerns about already precarious groundwater levels across the country.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/07/zimbabwe-turns-boreholes-amid-groundwater-level-concerns/
May 31, 2022

Xenophobia-hit Zimbabweans Saving Country’s Dead Economy

Two decades ago, Trynos Mahamba left Zimbabwe for the United Kingdom, but back home, he has changed the lives of his relatives. Since the day after he left, Mahamba (53) has been sending money home while Zimbabwe’s economy faltered amidst violent land seizures from commercial white farmers during Zimbabwe’s land reform programme.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/05/xenophobia-hit-zimbabweans-saving-countrys-dead-economy/
May 9, 2022

Zimbabwe’s Press Freedom, One Step Forward, Three Steps Backward

For international journalist Jeffery Moyo, doing his job could land him in prison if Zimbabwe authorities have their way. “Journalism is a crime in Zimbabwe, and the regime is reactive to independent journalism,” says Moyo, an international correspondent for the New York Times and the Inter Press Service (IPS).[related_articles]
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/05/zimbabwes-press-freedom-one-step-forward-three-steps-backward/
April 5, 2022

Zimbabwe Unsafe Roads Could Drive the Economy Around the Bend

When driving at night in Zimbabwe, watch out for a pair of eyes on the road and slow down. You may hit a giraffe inside a pothole. So goes an often-told joke.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/04/zimbabwe-unsafe-roads-drive-economy-around-bend/
March 31, 2022

Zimbabwe Elections Rekindle Voter Apathy Concerns

Activity in the streets of Zimbabwe’s second city is testimony to a thriving informal sector where thousands of people eke out a living selling all sorts of wares.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/03/zimbabwe-elections-rekindle-voter-apathy-concerns/
March 22, 2022

Zimbabwe Crackdown on NGOs Could Impact Election Observation

Zimbabwe is pressing ahead with a controversial bill that critics say seeks to criminalise the operations of nongovernmental organisations working in the country.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/03/zimbabwe-crackdown-ngos-impact-election-observation/
March 4, 2022

International Women’s Day, 2022
Women Lighting the Way in Off-Grid Zimbabwe

Electricity transmission lines run through Chiedza Murindo’s home in Murombedzi, a small town in Zvimba district in Mashonaland West province, but her house has no electricity. That is the harsh reality for much of Zimbabwe’s rural population, where only 13% of households live without power compared to 83% of urban households.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/03/international-womens-day-2022women-lighting-way-off-grid-zimbabwe/
February 1, 2022

The Dilemma of Zimbabwe’s Food Security Efforts

On January 10, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) arrested three men found with fertilizer worth about 130,000 US dollars.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/02/dilemma-zimbabwes-food-security-efforts/
January 4, 2022

Ecstasy as Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Farmers Secure European Pineapple Market

In her wildest dreams, smallholder farmer Sarudzai Sithole never imagined that her pineapples could someday stock the produce section of Europe’s finest supermarkets.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/01/ecstasy-zimbabwes-small-holder-farmers-secure-european-pineapple-market/
November 4, 2021

Zimbabwe’s High-Risk Cross-Border Trade

Thirty-six-year-old Thandiwe Mtshali* watched helplessly as her informal cross-border trading (ICBT) enterprise came to a grinding halt when the Zimbabwean authorities closed the border with South Africa as part of global efforts to stem the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2021/11/zimbabwes-high-risk-cross-border-trade/
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