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Homelessness, Drug Use Rising in Bulawayo Amid Broken Economy, Lack of State Support

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

As homelessness and unemployment plague Zimbabwe, some turn to legal and illegal substances to numb the pain. Reports of violence and drug use on the streets are a rising concern for residents.

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Women Join Zimbabwe’s Gold Rush

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

In an industry dominated by men, more women are emerging as leaders, earning top dollar and employing teams of miners. But even as their numbers grow, they say their claims are often challenged by men who want to mine the same areas.

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Featured Photo of a Christmas Play in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

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Featured Photo of a Visit From Santa in Zimbabwe

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Featured Photo of a Zimbabwean March Against Gender-Based Violence

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Despite Opposition, Chinese Retailers Thrive in Zimbabwe’s Cash-Strapped Economy

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Business

As Zimbabwe’s economy continues to decline, shoppers have faced tighter budgets and vanishing purchasing power — but Chinese-owned retailers have provided more choice. The government has passed legislation to limit imports, but, thanks to their low prices, the Chinese stores seem here to stay.

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Featured Photo of a Zimbabwean Dance Competition for Primary School Students

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In Cash-Strapped Zimbabwe, Some Churches Now Take Debit Cards

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Business

When it’s time to pass around the collection basket, congregants in some Zimbabwe churches can now donate with plastic instead of cash. It’s a way to cope with the country’s liquidity crisis, but some people find the new practice jarring.

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In Wake of Mugabe’s Resignation, Zimbabwe’s Youth Hope to Take More Active Role in Government

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Politics

ZANU-PF, Robert Mugabe’s political party, has been in power in Zimbabwe since 1980. Now that the president has resigned, young citizens are running for seats in parliament, hoping to improve the lives of Zimbabwe’s youth by introducing progressive policies.

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Indigenous Crops a Lucrative Business for Some, an Unaffordable Luxury for Others

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Business

Facing their country’s abiding job and cash shortage, some Zimbabwean youth have turned to farming indigenous crops in their backyards to make a living. In the country’s climate, raising the crops isn’t difficult – but convincing consumers to choose their product over more cost-effective processed food is a different story.

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