Women are the vanguard of Zimbabwe´s electoral process. Zimbabwe´s 2018 national elections could make women into kingmakers – or not.
Whenever floods, mudslides, famine and other calamities descend upon communities in Africa, relief aid takes ages to reach ravaged villages, counties or islands. To improve the misfortune of “slow disaster response” civil society, government and corporate insurers are talking of “resilience building.”
Corrupt municipal authorities and their syndicates, are siphoning millions of taxpayers dollars from one of Zimbabwe's most important cities, in a scheme that is astonishing and bewildering.
“This fear of desertification is exactly why I plant trees to oppose those who disregard forests,” says Shamiso. “From 2013 I have planted 10 000 natives bush trees in this district, with no donor funding or corporate help.”
His customers are scores of young Zimbabwean men who risk life and limb working the disused gold mines in South Africa. It is dangerous work. It is also governed by luck; the chance of finding gold. He claims to speaks to ancestors to guarantee diggers safety.
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.