It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.
In the years following independence, Zimbabwe’s film industry was thriving. Now, reduced investment and the recent economic crisis are taking a toll. Even actors with the distinction of being household names are feeling the effects.
Violence between Mai Mai groups and government forces in the North Kivu region of DRC has forced nearly 5,000 people from their homes and into nearby villages. Aid groups are now lifting the pressure to house them off local people by building shelters for the new arrivals.