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  • Development

    Zimbabwe: Why women love and shun elections

    Women are the vanguard of Zimbabwe´s electoral process. Zimbabwe´s 2018 national elections could make women into kingmakers – or not.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-04-23 13:49:24
  • Development

    Frequent natural disasters spurs Africa to create its first centralised insurance-pool.

    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.”

    PROGRESS MWAREYA | 2017-04-28 16:18:21
  • Development

    Zimbabwe: Illicit Front Companies Gobble Municipal Revenues.

    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.

    WALTER MURAISI | 2017-06-14 19:06:35
  • Development

    Zimbabwe: Woman vows to re-grow lost native forests.

    “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.”

    PROGRESS MWAREYA | 23 Jun 2017
  • Development

    For $400 witch-doctors rake profit, praying for South Africa´s illegal miners.

    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.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-10-29 21:50:26
  • Development

    Zimbabwe: Girls health at deadly risk from harsh laws and sexual taboos.

    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.


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