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Gathering Water in Zimbabwe

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Small Grains Hold Promise for Alleviating Food Insecurity in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureNutrition

An estimated 1.1 million people in Zimbabwe have unreliable access to food, so agricultural experts are encouraging farmers to grow drought-resistant small grains. But because maize, the country’s staple crop, fetches a higher price, it may be an uphill battle.

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Zimbabwe Looks to Solar Power to Help End Energy Imports and Cut Power Bills

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Environment

Zimbabwe’s electricity grid is in bad shape, and the country is forced to import power from neighboring Mozambique and South Africa. As the government looks for energy self-sufficiency, and citizens look for ways to cut their energy bills at home, many are finding an alternative that seems to offer a sustainable solution: solar power.

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Zimbabwe’s Drivers Risk Safety to Opt out of Costly Driver’s Licenses

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Corruption

Zimbabwe's economic crisis and high unemployment have made driving taxis a lucrative career option, but many drivers have opted to forgo a driver's license. They argue that corruption makes the official process more expensive than going without, but the country's high rate of traffic accidents makes the real cost nearly impossible to estimate.

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Feature Photo: Zimbabwe: Face Painting

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Culture

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Music Genre of Zim Dancehall Captures Sound, Spirit of Urban Life in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Trends

Musicians in the densely populated suburbs around Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, gave birth in the 1980s to the genre of Zim dancehall, an adaptation of Jamaican dancehall and reggae. Today, the music is burgeoning, drawing fans from among the middle classes and portraying the realities of urban life in lyrics often sung in Shona, the language of the country's largest ethnic group.

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Zimbabwe’s Wetlands Threatened, as Illegal Development Goes Unpunished

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EnvironmentLegal Rights

Building on Zimbabwe’s wetlands is illegal, but that hasn’t stopped the important ecosystems from being developed. Lax enforcement of the law means developers don’t face repercussions, but environmentalists argue that dire environmental consequences – for all Zimbabweans – are inevitable.

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Buddhist Therapy Participants in Zimbabwe Find It Brings Strength, Healing

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthReligion

In Zimbabwe, some are turning to Tara Rokpa, a Buddhist form of psychotherapy, to cope with challenges like living with AIDS or raising a disabled child.

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Insulin Prices Spike in Zimbabwe, as Cash Shortage Continues

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealthMoney

In Zimbabwe, people with diabetes are cutting their dosages of vital insulin and feeling the adverse health consequences. Unable to get credit, the country’s pharmaceutical companies are increasing drug prices and can’t keep up with demand.

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For An Apostolic Sect in Zimbabwe, Healing and Revenge Go Hand in Hand

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Religion

From the economic crisis to mental illness, Zimbabweans are seeking help from a variety of apostolic sects, many of which blend Christianity with traditional beliefs. One point of difference between sects is on the appropriateness of seeking revenge.

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