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.
In Zimbabwe’s crowded capital, outdated water infrastructure struggles to meet growing demand as drought dries up wells across the city.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.