Illegal logging gangs from all over Zimbabwe towns are also coming into the forest smuggling hundreds of tonnes of trees every month and driving tree species to the brink of local extinction
Zimbabwe’s recently deposed president Robert Mugabe made no secret of his loathing for gay men and lesbians. He once famously described them as “worse than pigs and dogs”.
Joyce Mujuru, a former vice president in Zimbabwe says ruling party youth stoned her, loosened her teeth - and was rushed to clinic.
A global human rights lobby, Amnesty International, has accused Zimbabwe government of placing adolescent girls at risk of harmful consequences, including dying in childbirth, because inconsistent laws make it harder for them to access sexual and reproductive health information and services.
"I take a huge risk; I move my black queer body in posh museums and galleries, deftly avoiding pieces of art that cost thousands or millions. This is my goal to make visible the difficult plight of black queer LGBTI bodies in South Africa."
Natasha was diagnosed with Alopecia, a rare condition, which is said to affect one person in one million people. It involves loss of skull and facial hair. Her self-esteem has helped her to become one of the foremost female photographers in Zambia.