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Zimbabwe’s Hyperinflation Threatens Beloved National Pastime

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: DevelopmentEconomyJobsMoney

Zimbabwe’s professional football clubs aren’t exempt from the effects of hyperinflation. Rising league fees have jeopardized the future of teams and players. And some say the love of the game is a major casualty of the crisis.

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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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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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Cross-Border Trading in Zimbabwe Becomes Casualty of Coronavirus

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentEconomyHuman RightsJobs

Cross-border traders bring goods from abroad to resell in Zimbabwe, and the informal trade ripples through the country’s economy, providing jobs and lowering the cost of staples. Now this industry – and the nation – must reckon with a closed border.

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Zimbabweans Stock Up on Essentials Before Lockdown

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In Difficult Times, Zimbabwean Burial Societies Provide Security, Relief

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EntrepreneurshipHuman RightsInnovation

Traditional burial societies have provided affordable funeral insurance to generations of Zimbabweans. These community-funded groups have weathered decades of economic chaos – and now is no exception.

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In Difficult Times, Zimbabwean Burial Societies Provide Security, Relief

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyInnovation

Traditional burial societies have provided affordable funeral insurance to generations of Zimbabweans. These community-funded groups have weathered decades of economic chaos – and now is no exception.

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A Nuisance Plant Fuels Entrepreneurial Spirit—and Zimbabwe’s Stoves

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EnvironmentInfrastructureInnovation

As country struggles with lengthy power outages, an innovative business offers a cheaper, almost smoke-free alternative to traditional charcoal. The product could also slow deforestation. All that from a weed.

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Coronavirus Dismantles Tourism, One of Zimbabwe’s Biggest Economic Drivers

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentEconomyJobs

Throughout the chaotic ups and downs of Zimbabwe’s economic crisis, tourism remained a reliable source of income, as foreign tourists flocked to the country’s natural wonders. Now, the coronavirus pandemic threatens to topple another pillar of the national economy.

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