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Doctors’ Strike Leaves Some Zimbabweans ‘Gathering Here in Pain’

By Rutendo Mawere, Gibbs Dube HARARE, ZIMBABWE - A month into a strike by doctors in the country’s public hospitals, Rudo Mbofana can’t find relief from her constant back pain — or her frustration. The Harare resident said…

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News and Press Release
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VOA
Posted:
05 Oct 2019

Zimbabwe

WFP: Zimbabwe Facing Worst Food Insecurity in Memory

By Columbus Mavhunga September 25, 2019 01:03 PM HARARE - Zimbabwe is facing its worst food insecurity in recent memory, with more than five million people in need of assistance until the next harvest begins in April, the…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
28 Sep 2019

Zimbabwe

Harare Closes Water Plant for Lack of Treatment Chemicals

By Columbus Mavhunga September 23, 2019 07:30 PM HARARE - Zimbabwe's capital has closed its water plant due to lack of funds to purchase water treatment chemicals, forcing residents to rely on open and untreated water sources. Grace Kufakunesu,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
24 Sep 2019

Zimbabwe

3 Months Later, Zimbabweans Still Feel Effects of Cyclone Idai

June 10, 2019 12:20 PM Columbus Mavhunga HARARE — Cyclone Idai ripped through eastern Zimbabwe three months ago after striking Mozambique and Malawi. A top U.N. official for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief said Monday Zimbabweans in the storm-hit…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
10 Jun 2019

Zimbabwe

South African Police Dogs Search for Cyclone Victims in Zimbabwe

By Columbus Mavhunga CHIMANIMANI, ZIMBABWE — South African police sniffer dogs have been sent to parts of Zimbabwe hit by Cyclone Idai to help look for those who are missing and presumed dead. Survivors of the storm hope…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
29 Mar 2019

Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans Unite to Ease Cyclone Idai's Effects

March 19, 2019 10:55 PM Columbus Mavhunga Zimbabweans have started raising funds and donating goods to provide relief to those who have been affected by Cyclone Idai, which the government says has killed nearly 100 people and displaced…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
20 Mar 2019

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Capital Introduces Two-Day Water Supplies

March 08, 2019 11:24 AM Columbus Mavhunga HARARE — Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, says it will limit running water to two days a week due to a drier-than-normal rainy season. The aim of water rationing is to help distribute water…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
09 Mar 2019

Zimbabwe

UN Fears Fall Armyworm Outbreak Threatens Zimbabwe’s Food Security

March 07, 2019 4:15 AM Columbus Mavhunga HARARE, ZIMBABWE — The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization fears that an outbreak of fall armyworm in Zimbabwe will affect food security in a country where more than 5 million…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
07 Mar 2019

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe NGOs Worry Government Could Close Them

Columbus Mavhunga HARARE — Human rights organizations and opposition parties in Zimbabwe fear the "old days" are back after the government this week threatened to deregister civic organizations that get involved in politics. The National Association of Non-Governmental…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
15 Dec 2018

Zimbabwe

Can Drought-Proof Maize Save Zimbabwe's Farmers?

Columbus Mavhunga HARARE — Researchers are betting that a drought-proof variety of maize can help farmers in Zimbabwe withstand a changing climate that is increasingly prone to drought. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) says it…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
13 Dec 2018

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