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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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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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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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Desperate for Cash and Without Basic Amenities, Zimbabweans Relocated During Diamond Rush Have Had Enough

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ExtractivesHuman Migration

After diamonds were discovered in Zimbabwe’s Chiadzwa area, many people living there were relocated to ARDA Transau, a farm some distance away. Promised government compensation shows no signs of materializing anytime soon, leaving relocated families to find other ways to stay afloat.

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‘Not For the Faint-Hearted’: Women in Zimbabwe’s Mining Industry

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Extractives

Female miners seek equal opportunity in Zimbabwe’s male-dominated mining industry, but several cultural and financial obstacles stand in their way.

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After the Diamond Rush: Shoddy Housing, Few Jobs in Eastern Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyExtractives

Zimbabwe’s massive diamond discovery was expected to bring wealth to local people. But so far, they have only seen tightening restrictions and unfulfilled promises.

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Hybrid Maize Seeds, Required by the Government, Frustrate Rwandan Farmers

Region: Rwanda

Topics: EnvironmentExtractives

Despite plenty of arable land and potential labor, Rwanda imports more food than it exports. The government has introduced a program to get farmers to use hybrid maize seeds, but some farmers are pushing back against the strictures of the program.

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With Unusual Mining Cooperative, DRC Community Strikes Gold

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Extractives

Gold has been mined in this remote region of DRC for decades, and many mines are controlled by armed groups. But when a new deposit was discovered recently, armed groups didn’t take it over – the people did.

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Zimbabweans in Granite Mining Areas See Little Revenue From Prized Stone

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessExtractives

In 2016, Zimbabwe exported $45.5 million in granite, and the country’s black granite is particularly valued. There’s just one problem: Zimbabwe’s miners and mining communities are receiving a pittance of the revenue generated by their natural resource.

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Portraits: Zimbabwe’s Gold Miners

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Extractives

Gold miners in Zimbabwe, many of whom work independently, avoid cameras, but Global Press Journal's Zimbabwean reporters earned their trust and photographed them, revealing a piece of that country's culture that is usually kept under wraps.

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