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Zimbabwean Migrants Return Home, Sacrifice Opportunity After Attacks in South Africa

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman RightsMigration

This year, a spate of attacks against foreigners in South Africa led hundreds of Zimbabwean migrants to return home and sacrifice income their families rely on. But it’s not just migrants who have been affected – the attacks have spelled trouble for many other Zimbabweans who depend on the South African economy.

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Residents of Zimbabwe Suburbs Scramble for Water as City Infrastructure Falters

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman RightsInfrastructureWater

In Zimbabwe’s crowded capital, outdated water infrastructure struggles to meet growing demand as drought dries up wells across the city. Now, residents of the city’s far-flung suburbs, often first to feel the effects of water shortages, demand action.

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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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Harare’s Housing Waiting List Condemns Aspiring Homeowners to Fees, False Hope and Years of Renting

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman Rights

In Zimbabwe’s crowded capital, people who dream of homeownership—a global symbol of security and prosperity— add their names to a government waiting list. But for some who have signed up, the list has only guaranteed annual fees and decades of false hope.

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In Zimbabwe, Violence Follows Unregistered Gold Miners

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ConflictEnvironmentExtractivesHuman Rights

A small town in Zimbabwe recently struck gold – a boon to small-scale miners who depend on gold for their livelihood. But after the miners came to Norton, so did the criminals.

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In One Zimbabwean Prison, Justice is Out of Reach for Prisoners in the Mental Health Section

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessHealthHuman RightsLegal Rights

Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi Maximum Prison is one of the few facilities in the country that provides mental health care. The prison’s mental health section is overcapacity with some 300 prisoners, some of whom weren’t accused of a crime at all.

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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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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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Hundreds Arrested in Zimbabwe’s Latest Protests, But Was Justice Done?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Hundreds of people who were arrested while protesting fuel hikes in January call for fair trials and better conditions in Zimbabwe’s overcrowded prisons.

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Zimbabwe Releases Prisoners in Amnesty Program, But Communities Worry About Safety

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Zimbabwean presidents have granted over a dozen amnesties over 30 years to reduce overcrowding in prisons. But the lack of criteria raises questions about who is being released and why.

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