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

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman MigrationHuman Rights

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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In Zimbabwe, Farmers and Miners Clash as Artisanal Mining Threatens Grazing Area

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomyEnvironmentExtractivesJobs

As Zimbabwe grapples with pervasive unemployment, members of the country’s two largest industries – mining and farming – are at odds over land and resources. Now, local organizations have stepped in to resolve the differences, but whether the land can be shared remains an open question.

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For Zimbabweans, ‘Firewood is Easy Money,’ But Environmental Impact Raises Concerns

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyEnvironment

For Zimbabweans who experience rolling power outages known as load shedding, firewood is the cheapest alternative energy source. But the increase in demand is contributing to deforestation.

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Are Myths About Menstruation Pushing Some Women Out of Zimbabwe’s Mining Industry?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureEconomyExtractivesWomen's Rights

Although hundreds of thousands of women are involved in Zimbabwe’s mining industry, traditional beliefs that women bring bad luck often prevent some from thriving in the field. Many female miners are pushing back, saying that their participation is necessary for economic growth, but others say it isn’t worth the effort.

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Long Lines, High Prices, No Cash: Zimbabwe Crippled by Economic Reforms

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Economy

An onslaught of new policies aimed at saving Zimbabwe’s economy seem to have tanked it instead.

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Mexican Farmers Turn To Dragon Fruit As Drought Continues to Plague the South

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEconomyEnvironment

Regular droughts in Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, make it hard for farmers to grow traditional staple crops. Many are turning to dragon fruit, which can adapt to the dry conditions, as a revenue alternative.

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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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Take a Book, Leave a Book: Public Book Exchanges in Puerto Rico Provide Alternative to Rising Costs, Under-Resourced Libraries

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: EconomyEducationMoney

Increasing costs of living and limited library services in Puerto Rico have made it hard for people to access books. To promote access to reading, local people are taking matters into their hands by setting up book exchange projects, so that people can explore the world of reading at lower prices.

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Power Shortages Take a Toll on Zimbabwe’s Wheat Crop

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomy

Winter wheat was once one of Zimbabwe’s most successful crops. But electricity shortages are making it difficult to grow, leaving Zimbabweans with the impossible choice of either waiting hours in long fuel lines to fill their generators or not growing it at all.

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Zimbabweans Turn to Traditional Medicine As Prescriptions Drug Prices Spike

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealth

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has caused a huge spike in prices for prescription drugs and hospital care. Looking for alternatives, people are increasingly turning to traditional medicine.

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