Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Court Grants Bail To New York Freelancer After 3 Weeks In Prison

Zimbabwean prison authorities released New York Times freelancer Jeffrey Moyo on Wednesday, one day after the High Court in Bulawayo granted him bail.Police arrested the 37-year-old in May, alleging he helped two of the U.S. newspaper's journalists...
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To Reverse Food Insecurity Build A Climate Resilient Agricultural Sector

Small-holder farmer works on a community vegetable garden in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Credit: Ignatius Banda/IPSBy Esther NgumbiURBANA, Illinois, Jun 16 2021 (IPS) The number of people facing acute food insecurity has hit a five-year high, according to a...

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‘prison Was Horrible But I Will Still Do My Work As A Journalist’ – Jeffrey Moyo Upon Prison...

Jeffery Moyo was reunited with his wife, Purity, and young son, after his release today, Jun. 16, from prison in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He said his incarceration would not deter him from doing his job as a journalist. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By...

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Charcoal Production Risks Future Of Zimbabwe’s Native Forests

Charcoal from hard wood trees is wiping out forests in most part of Africa because of rising energy needs. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE, Jun 14 2021 (IPS) Once a week a tonnage of fresh charcoal is dropped off at...

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Uk, Zimbabwe Announce New Covid Lockdowns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce Monday that the lifting of U.K. restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic will be pushed back for another two to four weeks.  The delay is attributed to the highly...
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Zimbabwe Reimposes A Lockdown To Contain Rising Coronavirus Cases  

 Zimbabwe’s government on Monday is reintroducing a lockdown as a way to contain rising coronavirus cases in the southern African nation. Announcing the 12-hour curfew Saturday night on national television, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga...

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#blacklivesmatter Continues To Inspire Zimbabwe’s Online Activists

It’s been one year since George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, sparking a series of online and offline protests in the US, and globally, against police brutality and racism. The moment gave further impetus to...
Related topics: Activism, Police, Protests

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Why Renewable Energy Won’t End Energy Poverty In Zimbabwe

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems. About 42% of Zimbabwe’s households…

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Zimbabwe Rights Groups, Opposition Stage Online Protest Against Constitutional Amendments

Zimbabwean opposition and rights groups have held an online protest against proposed constitutional amendments that would allow the president to handpick top judges.  Thousands of people viewed the Thursday night rally, which was streamed online to...
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Zimbabwe Is Selling The Right To Shoot As Many As 500 Elephants

A recent announcement that Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency plans to sell the right to shoot 500 elephants this year has revived a bitter debate over the role of hunting in the country’s public parks, which are reeling from a loss of tourism revenue...
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African Leaders Pledge 32% Carbon Emissions Cut By 2030, But Urge Help From Richer Nations

In some of Africa’s poorest countries, the choice is between dirty power or no power. While building a coal plant in Zimbabwe is scolded by Western ideologues, developing nations are demanding richer nations that consume more electricity do more...

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What’s In Our Way?

In 2019, Cyclone Idai generated the fastest wind speeds ever recorded on the African continent. Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe were all affected – the Mozambican city of Beira was levelled, and hundreds of thousands of people in the region were...
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Zimbabweans Take Stock Of Abuses During Covid-19 Lockdowns 

Human rights groups in Zimbabwe say the government has frequently violated people’s basic rights since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups presented their findings at a partially virtual meeting with officials in the capital...
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Press Freedom Vital In The Fight Against The Pandemic

Freelance journalist Hopewell Chin'ono before testifying at Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna on the state of conditions at Chikurubi Maximum Prison. Credit: Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human RightsBy Sibahle ZumaJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 29 2021 (IPS)...
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Next Stop, Belarus?

Other countries serve as mileposts on the road that lies ahead of us if we continue to let leftists steer our course. A few years into the future, we will catch up to South Africa, Venezuela, and after them Zimbabwe. The one we reach first may be...
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Zimbabwe’s President Calls For Unity On 41st Independence Day

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa called for unity as the country marked 41 years of independence on Sunday. But the president also accused the opposition leader of being destructive, and the opposition fired right back, saying the...

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Zimbabwe's Food Insecurity Escalates During Covid-19 Lockdowns

A new report from Zimbabwe’s government says hunger and food insecurity have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.  The World Food Program says the problem is especially acute for unemployed residents of the cities. The government report,...

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She Said Seize Zimbabwe? Netizens In Stitches As Jill Biden Butchers Popular Spanish Phrase

It would seem language is not the forte of the Biden family. Last November, Joe Biden bungled another popular phrase in Spanish mi casa es su casa (my home is your home) during a meeting with Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi....
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What Beer Costs In 58 Cities Around The World

All the world loves beer. It’s brewed commercially in about 160 countries around the globe, from Albania to Zimbabwe. It’s even made in nations with an alcohol-eschewing Muslim majority,...
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Policy Inconsistencies And Poor Research Slow Young Farmers In Africa

Young farmers who have land are failing to access bank loans despite the Zimbabwean government touting farming as the final frontier that will guarantee the country's food security needs. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO,...

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