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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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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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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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Old Land Mines Threaten Farmers and Livestock in Eastern Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.

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Zimbabwean Writer Treads Carefully as She Promotes Book About Notorious Massacre

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human Rights

The Zimbabwean government has long discouraged open discussion of Gukurahundi, a notorious series of massacres. Writer Novuyo Rosa Tshuma had trouble finding details about this grisly time in the country’s history – so she decided to write a book about it.

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Under a New President, Zimbabweans Tentatively Acknowledge Bloody Past

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human Rights

With former President Robert Mugabe out of power, Zimbabweans are less reluctant to discuss the country’s legacy of human rights abuses. Still, a comprehensive investigation of the crimes seems unlikely – and many believe it’s better that way.

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Zimbabwe’s Ongoing Protests Are About More Than Just Fuel Prices

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human Rights

Zimbabwe has been rocked by protests in recent weeks. The demonstrations were sparked by high fuel prices, but Zimbabweans say their anger is about more than that.

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