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Zimbabwe: House of hunger

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT HARARE - The new agricultural season has begun. And for the sixth consecutive year most Zimbabweans will go hungry. Leaving aside the vagaries of the weather, most will not reap a harvest from this season. This is not…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Zimbabwean
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Chaotic urban transition in Africa

ZIMBABWE EVICTIONS COME AT A HEAVY COST With little or no warning, the Government of Zimbabwe in May 2005 embarked on an operation to "clean up" its cities. "Operation Murambatsvina", or Operation Restore Order, started in the capital Harare and…

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News and Press Release
Source:
UN DGC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Displaced squatters return

BY MANDLA MPOFU BULAWAYO - Barely two months after being removed from Killarney and Ngozi mine squatter camps by police during the internationally condemned government exercise, Murambatsvina, close to 200 people have returned to these shanty towns in the periphery…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Zimbabwean
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe to include gender perspective in fiscal policy review

Zimbabwe's Minister of Finance Herbert Murerwa declared in August 2005 that his mid-term fiscal policy review would include gender interventions "to mainstream gender in all aspects of the development process," and particularly to "improve access to productive resources." His commitments…

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News and Press Release
Source:
UNIFEM
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

SA, Zimbabwe set to resume loan talks

JOHANNESBURG - South African and Zimbabwean government officials are set to meet next week to resume talks on a US$500 million loan to the embattled Harare authorities. A senior South African government official Logan Wort told the Press that officials…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe fast running out of food, warns UN agency

ROME - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation says Zimbabwe could run out of food in the next few months unless a massive emergency relief programme is put in place and warns that food security was unlikely to…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Harare says too broke to pay for farm improvements

HARARE -- The Zimbabwe government on Wednesday said it will not pay compensation for developments on 4 000 white farms it nationalised last week because it does not have the money. President Robert Mugabe and his government have in the…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: JRS assists victims of the government's operation to "restore order"

In mid-May 2005, the police started demolishing what they described as "illegal structures" mostly in high density suburbs and informal settlements around Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. The operation within no time spread like wildfire to other towns, growth points,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
JRS
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Mugabe sacrifices health sector to fund housing campaign

HARARE - The Zimbabwe government has diverted Z$250 billion from the country's ailing public health sector to finance an ambitious programme to construct houses for thousands of victims of its controversial home demolition campaign three months ago, ZimOnline has learnt. Senior…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
ZimOnline
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Mugabe promises relief to end Zimbabwe fuel crisis

Harare (dpa) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has told his ruling party that he expects the country's fuel supply to increase in the days and weeks ahead, newspapers reported Thursday. Reports said the 81-year old leader made the pledge in…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011