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Zimbabwe activists call for tougher action against child marriages

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:03 GMT Author: Marko Phiri By Marko Phiri BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thobekile Mpofu was 15 when she got pregnant to a 41-year-old man who quickly…

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12 Dec 2015

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe children still at great risk of HIV/AIDS, new data shows

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 9 Dec 2015 19:04 GMT By Marko Phiri BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Dec 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Janet Dube knows the pain of raising a child born with HIV. Her four-year-old son is one…

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09 Dec 2015

Zimbabwe

School dropout rate rising as drought boosts hunger in Zimbabwe

Author: Marko Phiri LUPANE, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Thabiso Dube isn't helping his mother at home, the scrawny 8-year-old is working alongside her, doing odd jobs in exchange for food. He should be in…

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22 Nov 2015

Zimbabwe

As drought destroys maize, Zimbabwe tries out new staples

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:53 GMT Author: Busani Bafana JAMBEZI, Zimbabwe, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than 20 years, Dalarex Ncube grew maize in arid Jambezi District, one of Zimbabwe's…

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12 Sep 2015

Zimbabwe

Fleeing drought, climate migrants press Zimbabwe's fertile east

Author: Andrew Mambondiyani MUTARE, Zimbabwe, Aug 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the eastern highlands of Manicaland province, crudely built wood, mud, and thatch hovels cling perilously to the mountainsides. Read the full article

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29 Aug 2015

Zimbabwe

Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves-WFP

By Tom Clark LONDON, Aug 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Read the…

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AlertNet
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26 Aug 2015

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:32 GMT Author: Andrew Mambondiyani By Andrew Mambondiyani HARARE, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmer Kenny Mabvumbe looked upset as he returned virtually empty-handed from the tobacco auction floors…

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22 Jul 2015

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Zimbabwe harvests shrivel as rains and government farm support dry up

Marko Phiri BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, June 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometres south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but…

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18 Jun 2015

Zimbabwe

Feature-Hardy cattle beef up Zimbabwe farmers' incomes

Author: Busani Bafana NKAYI, Zimbabwe, May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ntokozo Ncube brims with joy like a proud father as he shows off a newborn calf that has expanded his herd to eight animals. Read the full…

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10 May 2015

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe seeks to water crops with irrigation investment

Author: Marko Phiri BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Dalumuzi Moyo, a small-scale farmer in Lupane, northwest of Bulawayo, floods in December and January followed by a dry spell spoiled the fruits of his labour. Read the…

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News and Press Release
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AlertNet
Posted:
29 Apr 2015