Members of savings groups in Zimbabwe eagerly anticipate receiving the money they’ve saved incrementally over the previous year. But as the bond note continues to drop in value, some members are in for a rude awakening.
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.
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.
Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry is thriving, but its forests are not even though the government has set aside money for reforestation. Now, tobacco farmers, who rely on burning wood to cure their crop, are taking those efforts into their own hands.
A new policy has made accessing dialysis at government hospitals more affordable for some. But as the number of patients grows, the strain on hospital resources may threaten everyone’s access to treatment.
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.