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Political Violence in Zimbabwe Down in July, Says Watchdog Group

The Zimbabwe Peace Project reported 910 incidents of politically-inspired human rights violations in July compared with 1,014 in June, but said that political tensions and intolerance continue to run high nationwide Ntungamili Nkomo | Washington Politically-motivated violence and…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
31 Aug 2011

Zimbabwe

Shan Cretin Reports from Zimbabwe

General Secretary Shan Cretin is currently visiting AFSC's programs in Africa, and sent this report. On August 29, I arrived in Harare for my first visit to AFSC’s programs in Zimbabwe. This morning, our program director,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
AFSC
Posted:
30 Aug 2011

Zimbabwe + 5 more

Zimbabwe Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin Number 124 Epidemiological week 32 (week ending 14 August)

Highlights No Cholera cases reported 41 suspected measles cases were reported Contents A.General context B.Epidemic prone diseases C.Events of public health importance in the region D.Preparedness E. Timeliness and completeness of data F. Recommendations for action/follow up G.Annexes: 1: Standard case definitions and alert/action epidemic thresholds 2: National…

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Situation Report
Source:
Govt. Zimbabwe, WHO
Posted:
30 Aug 2011
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Zimbabwe

Rampant Abuses in Marange Diamond Fields

Police, Private Security Guards Attacking Miners (Johannesburg, August 30, 2011) – Zimbabwe police and private security guards employed by mining companies in the Marange diamond fields are shooting, beating and unleashing attack dogs on poor, local unlicensed…

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News and Press Release
Source:
HRW
Posted:
30 Aug 2011
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Zimbabwe

Food Security Outlook Update - August 2011

Household and market cereal availability remain stable Key Messages • Availability of basic food stuffs remains stable throughout the country. Household cereal stocks and purchases remain the major source of staple cereals. • Though…

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Situation Report
Source:
FEWS NET
Posted:
29 Aug 2011
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Zimbabwe

Import duties drive up food prices, hurt poor

HARARE, 26 August 2011 (IRIN) - Barely a month after the Zimbabwean government reintroduced duties on imported food items such as cooking oil and maize meal to protect local manufacturers, the move appears to have backfired,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
26 Aug 2011

Zimbabwe

US$7m spent on refugees

by Ngoni Chanakira The cash-strapped government of Zimbabwe has asked for US$7 million to cater for asylum seekers at its Tongogara Refugee Camp in Chipinge, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has confirmed. Marcelline Hepie, UNHCR…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Zimbabwean
Posted:
26 Aug 2011

Zimbabwe

UNICEF focuses on child prostitution

by Fungai Kwaramba UNICEF is working closely with children around the country to protect them from being involved in prostitution a result of the country’s economic meltdown. It’s Young People We Care Programme targets some 15,000 youths with…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Zimbabwean
Posted:
25 Aug 2011

Zimbabwe

The Power of the Re-Packing

Re-packing of female condom saves money, reduces product loss, and greatly improves distribution process. Challenge Until recently, female condom distributors in Zimbabwe received female condoms in cartons of 1,000. Delivering the goods to individual clinics was a painstaking…

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News and Press Release
Source:
USAID
Posted:
23 Aug 2011

Zimbabwe

Chronic malnutrition in Zim

JOHANNESBURG – Hunger and chronic malnutrition are on the rise in Zimbabwe, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said. The UN organisation said significant crop loses in four of Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ZimOnline
Posted:
22 Aug 2011