Stories written by Zenzele Ndebele

ZIMBABWE: Sixteen Days of Activism Not For All, Say Police

Hundreds of residents from civil society organisations marched in the streets of Bulawayo on Dec. 1 to mark the 16 days of Activism Against Violence Against Women and Girls . But sex workers and members of gay groups were barred by police from joining the demonstration.

There is deep distrust of an IMF & World Bank designed programme that could offer Zimbabwe debt relief. Credit: ZIMCODD

ZIMBABWE: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Arrears?

Faced with nearly six billion dollars of external debt, Zimbabwe's national unity government is considering applying for Highly Indebted Poor Country status.

Building a catchment pond in Uganda: Africa Water Week is a forum to discuss water issues across the continent. Credit:  Glenna Thomas/IRIN

AFRICA: Taking the Lead on Water

Water is a resource that binds people together, for better or worse.