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22 Jan 2017 description
report The Zimbabwean

In the face of potential floods due to incessant rains, Platform for Youth Development community monitors are on high alert, tracking the thread of the destruction in Chipinge. Reports that are coming from the monitors are to the effect that unplastered houses and Blair toilets are collapsing in areas such as Rimbi, Muumbe, Zamchiya, Mabee and Chinyamukwakwa.

The rains being experienced in the country since November have left a trail of destruction in Chipinge.

Ward 20 Councillor, Charles Mugidho expressed worry at the rate of the destruction and need for preparedness.

07 Jul 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

We the undersigned Zimbabwean civil society organisations stand in total solidarity with the working people of Zimbabwe, civil servants, the informal traders, vendors, cross border traders and the millions of suffering and impoverished masses during this darkest hour of State failure in the history of the country.

The past few months have been particularly eventful and historic for Zimbabwe as they have seen the economic recession sink deeper with cash shortages and a striking fall in government revenue being the most striking feature.

03 May 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

SHEPHERD Tavaruva, a previous Masvingo Farmer of the Year winner, says he won’t be adding to his medal tally any time soon.

Zimbabwe’s worst drought since the new millennium is driving farmers like Tavaruva off the land. The 34-year-old, who won the provincial accolade in 2006 and 2007, now runs a security company where he says the risk is lower.

29 Apr 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean
Zimbabwe's political environment remains tense with a leading rights organisation saying President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF and state security organs were dominating the perpetrators list of human rights violations.


According to the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), which documents and publishes cases of rights violations every month, Zanu PF, in March this year, remained the most hostile political party, accounting for over 80 percent of the violations.

There were 123 violations which had 318 victims altogether.

21 Apr 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

Harare, 20 April 2016 - In response to growing food insecurity in Zimbabwe, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today $20 million in additional funding to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). This contribution brings the total U.S. funding for drought relief since June 2015 to $55 million.

19 Feb 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

SOUTH AFRICA, which is the continent’s biggest corn producer and is suffering the worst drought in memory, may need to help neighboring Zimbabwe with corn supplies as a drought cuts yields throughout the region, a grains and oilseeds farmers’ body said.

Zimbabwe will probably produce 200,000 metric tons, said Grain SA, South Africa’s largest representative of corn farmers, which cited data from South Africa’s Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy.

29 Jan 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

As over 1.5 million people - over 16% of the population - in Zimbabwe face food insecurity this year, which is an increase of 164% compared to the previous season, one can not help but wonder if this is solely as a result of drought or there are other factors involved.

Statistics released by the World Food Programme (WFP) on the situation in Zimbabwe are nothing short of disturbing, as 28% of children under the age of five years are said to be stunted – have heights too low for their age because of malnutrition.

21 Jan 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

by Brenna Matendere

Mitchel Mataruse (38) was diagnosed with HIV eight years ago while living with her late husband in Mazoe and was placed on antiretroviral therapy treatment two years later. She was optimistic and was doing fairly well because of the availability of antiretroviral drugs and facilities at local health centres.

14 Jan 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

ZANU PF supporters in Muzarabani and Dande areas are now selling maize seed and fertilizer donated to them under the ruling party’s Presidential Well Wishers Input Scheme in order to buy food for their starving families.

In interviews with this publication, many said they were left with no option as the rains have not come and they cannot start planting for the current farming season.

A 50kg fertilizer bag which normally costs about $30 is being sold for as little as $10 or less.

04 Jan 2016 description
report The Zimbabwean

HARARE — Farmers in Zimbabwe say they have been forced to sell the seeds and fertilizers supplied by the government for the 2015-2016 planting season to avert a current hunger crisis. Diverting the farm supplies will have an effect beyond the agricultural industry.

02 Dec 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

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.

01 Dec 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

A new report by Crisis Coalition substantiates the argument that Zimbabwe’s 31 July 2013 harmonized elections were undemocratic. Based on recent empirical evidence from its ethnographic study, the links to Zimbabwe’s chain of democratic choice were broken, says the Coalition, especially the principle of integrity and insulation, particularly on the Election Day.

16 Nov 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

In a bid to rally their communities towards development programmes, villagers from Buhera West, Manicaland province, have united to preach peace and tolerance which they say is a pre-requisite for developed communities.

The villagers, from Manjengwa, Nhamoinesu, Chikomo, Muungani, Madzivanyika, Magunda and Matinyanya villages in Wards 5 and 6 are part of the Kudzinga Nhamo Kushinga Society which acts as a platform for discussion of issues affecting their areas.

16 Nov 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

Very little time is needed in the darkest and remotest Shurugwi South resettlement areas to bump into young mothers carrying their children on their backs and breastfeeding their newborn babies outside their homes and at local clinics.

Many of these girls and young women are married to men close to their fathers’ age. Dorset, Kashambe, Reitfountain, Zivagwe and Zhaugwe resettlement areas of ward 21 are the most affected.

As the number of young mothers increases, so too do numbers of school dropouts, from primary to secondary schools.

16 Nov 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

Ten primary schools in the western Mozambican province of Tete, near the border with Malawi, have been closed since the end of June, due to the presence nearby of gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo, reports the Maputo daily “Noticias”.

The schools are in the Chabaene and Monjo areas in Tsangano and Moatize districts. The closures are depriving 10,585 children of their education.

13 Nov 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

Ten primary schools in the western Mozambican province of Tete, near the border with Malawi, have been closed since the end of June, due to the presence nearby of gunmen of the former rebel movement Renamo, reports the Maputo daily “Noticias”.

The schools are in the Chabaene and Monjo areas in Tsangano and Moatize districts. The closures are depriving 10,585 children of their education.

12 Nov 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

AT least 11 million children in eastern and southern Africa face hunger, disease, and water shortages as a result of the strongest El Nino weather phenomenon in decades, the United Nations children's fund said.

Severe drought and floods are causing malnutrition and increasing children’s vulnerability to killer diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, cholera, and dengue fever, Unicef said on Tuesday.

“The consequences could ripple through generations unless affected communities receive support,” it said in a statement.

15 Oct 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

A catastrophic failure of the Kariba Dam on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia would put three and a half million lives at risk and knock out forty per cent of southern Africa’s hydroelectricity supply, according to a recent report.

The report by the Institute of Risk Management of South Africa entitled “Impact of the Failure of the Kariba Dam” warned that 181 billion cubic metres of water could be released if the dam wall failed. Eight hours later this wall of water would hit and destroy the Cahora Bassa dam in central Mozambique.

08 Oct 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

The department of veterinary services has admitted that it has failed to deal with the foot-and-mouth outbreak in the southern part of the country, which has claimed the lives of thousands of livestock.

The authorities have suspended all movement of cattle until further notice, and has banned the exhibition of livestock at the country’s major events like agriculture shows.

07 Oct 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

Women who are disabled and HIV-positive bear a double burden. REGINA PASIPANODYA reports.