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Are Myths About Menstruation Pushing Some Women Out of Zimbabwe’s Mining Industry?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureEconomyExtractivesWomen's Rights

Although hundreds of thousands of women are involved in Zimbabwe’s mining industry, traditional beliefs that women bring bad luck often prevent some from thriving in the field. Many female miners are pushing back, saying that their participation is necessary for economic growth, but others say it isn’t worth the effort.

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Women Rangers Pursue Poachers in Zimbabwe While Debate Ensues Over Anti-Poaching Tactics

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

Damien Mander, founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, has changed the lives of the women he’s hired to be wildlife rangers in Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi Valley. But many people in the conservation world worry that Mander’s approach is neither effective nor safe.

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Long Lines, High Prices, No Cash: Zimbabwe Crippled by Economic Reforms

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Economy

An onslaught of new policies aimed at saving Zimbabwe’s economy seem to have tanked it instead.

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Spreading HIV Has Been A Crime in Zimbabwe for Nearly 20 Years. Now, That May Be About to Change

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman RightsLegal Rights

Willful transmission of HIV has been illegal in Zimbabwe since 2001, part of a strategy to help stop the virus from spreading. But it may be backfiring, since people are more reluctant to admit that they are HIV-positive at all. Now, public health officials are campaigning for an alternative approach.

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Making Popcorn in Zimbabwe


Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Jobs

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Zimbabwe’s Fuel-Blending Policy Does More Harm Than Good, Drivers Say

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman Rights

In response to Zimbabwe’s fuel shortage, fuel suppliers are only allowed to sell fuel that has been mixed with ethanol. But drivers say the blend damages their vehicles and lessens mileage per tank.

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Power Shortages Take a Toll on Zimbabwe’s Wheat Crop

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomy

Winter wheat was once one of Zimbabwe’s most successful crops. But electricity shortages are making it difficult to grow, leaving Zimbabweans with the impossible choice of either waiting hours in long fuel lines to fill their generators or not growing it at all.

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Unregulated Deforestation May Be Decimating Zimbabwe’s Timber Industry

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

Deforestation in Zimbabwe is hitting the country’s timber industry hard. Industry officials say that illegal settlers are responsible for the damages, but for the settlers, it’s their livelihoods on the line.

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Zimbabweans Turn to Traditional Medicine As Prescriptions Drug Prices Spike

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealth

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has caused a huge spike in prices for prescription drugs and hospital care. Looking for alternatives, people are increasingly turning to traditional medicine.

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Primary School Students Celebrate New Water Borehole


Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Moments

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