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In Zimbabwe, Debate Over Exhuming Controversial Colonialist from Sacred Site Continues

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AutonomyCulture

When colonialist Cecil John Rhodes died, he asked to be buried in Zimbabwe’s sacred Matobo Hills. His gravesite has long been a popular and lucrative tourist destination. As the threat of COVID-19 has shuttered the site and killed the nation’s tourism industry, local people are renewing the debate over whether the polarizing politician deserves to stay.

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In Zimbabwe, Vital Medicines in Short Supply as Coronavirus Stalls Imports

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessCoronavirusDevelopmentHealth

Empty shelves of face masks and sanitizers have made headlines around the world in the wake of the global coronavirus crisis. But in Zimbabwe, another medical shortage – with life-threatening consequences – is quietly sweeping the country.

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Another Casualty of Coronavirus: a Solar Power Plant in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentHuman RightsInfrastructure

Construction of a $52 million solar photovoltaic power plant in Kisangani is on hold as the world fights the pandemic. The suspension is a letdown for hundreds hired to work at the plant – and a setback for the growing region after decades of blackouts and power outages.

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Zambian Firefighters Turn to Fighting the Coronavirus

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Coronavirus Threat Fails to Sideline Zambia’s Street Vendors

Region: Zambia

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentEconomyHealthJobs

The lack of sanitation facilities makes illegal roadside trade particularly risky during the coronavirus crisis, and officials have threatened a crackdown. But the vendors say they have to make a living – despite the danger.

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Ugandan Parents Adapt to Home Schooling

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In a Nation of Farmers, Much of the Agricultural Land in Zimbabwe Lies Fallow

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgriculturePoliticsPower

Growers blame years of government corruption and inefficiency for lack of promised assistance. Now, the land meant to bring economic power to black farmers instead leaves them with empty pockets.

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Toilets Meant to Improve Sanitation Turn Into Deadly Hazards

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentHealthHuman RightsInfrastructure

Pit latrines play a critical role in improving public health throughout Uganda. But when people run out of money to finish building them, they leave gaping holes and life-threatening safety concerns — especially for children.

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When Sexual Rights Are Neglected, HIV Infection in Zambia Prisons Goes up

Region: Zambia

Topics: AutonomyDiseaseHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsSexuality & Gender

Advocates for prisoners’ rights say condoms and conjugal visits would help. But authorities say any kind of holistic solution is beyond the system’s reach — for many reasons.

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Uganda’s Curfew Delays Urgent Repairs

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