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In Zimbabwe, Female Comedians are Gaining Popularity in a Male-Dominated Field

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Culture

From online television to stand-up comedy shows, female comedians are gaining notoriety and critical acclaim. Global Press Journal spoke to the stars of “The Drama Queens,” an all-female comedy show, about becoming comedians and their rise to fame.

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Fashionistas Still Mourn, Months After a Ban on Camouflage Clothes in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CulturePolitics

The fad was thriving for months until December, when official memos noted it’s against the law to manufacture, sell, offer for sale or wear a military uniform or anything resembling one. Many people, among them retailers, complain about the ban, while some are relieved by a move aimed at stopping people from posing as military personnel.

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Zimbabwe’s Bride Price Tradition Distorted Into Moneymaking Venture in Current Economic Climate

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Culture

Amid a crippled economy, unemployed or self-employed men find it difficult to pay the bride price, which some parents have turned into a business that has lost its original significance as a bond between two families and a way to give a woman status.

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Rise in Dirt-Eating Means Booming Business For Soil-Selling Stands in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessHealth

Demand is up among women who crave this peculiar dish and the number of vendors in Bulawayo is rapidly increasing. One local man, Prince Ndlovu, digs up and sells a wide assortment of colors and flavors.

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Educational Journey Abroad Leads Young Zimbabwean Home to Teach Yoga in Her Community

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureEducationHealth

Yoga, a practice that originated in ancient India, is a growing trend in Zimbabwe. The capital city, Harare, now has 12 studios. Tendai Angela Jambga is one of the nation’s youngest black female instructors. She is offering free yoga sessions to women with endometriosis and to facilitators from a children’s rehabilitation home as a way to give back to the community.

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Informal Tobacco Trade in Zimbabwe Strained by Police Raids, Competition

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

Informal tobacco sales have long provided supplemental income for residents of Makokoba, the oldest suburb of Bulawayo. However, the dismal Zimbabwean economy has driven more and more residents into the informal trade, making competition fierce, while police last year began confiscating sellers’ tobacco because of violations of health regulations that had been previously ignored.

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Push for Debit Cards to Replace Cash Strains Small Businesses in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Business

Authorities in cash-strapped Zimbabwe are pushing for business transactions to be conducted through debit cards instead of hard currency, but the shift is causing problems for small businesses. Buying swipe machines would harm their bottom lines, customers are used to dealing only in cash and few Zimbabweans trust the local banks, vendors say.

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For An Apostolic Sect in Zimbabwe, Healing and Revenge Go Hand in Hand

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Culture

From the economic crisis to mental illness, Zimbabweans are seeking help from a variety of apostolic sects, many of which blend Christianity with traditional beliefs. One point of difference between sects is on the appropriateness of seeking revenge.

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As Zimbabwe State TV Adds Native Languages A Call for Community-Based Stations Continues

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CulturePolitics

ZBC TV is lauded for recently introducing broadcasts in more indigenous tongues, making the total 13 out of the 16 official languages. But some believe the way forward is for the government to license independent, community-based stations that would reflect broader, more diverse views and offer greater airtime to marginalized groups.

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