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  • Human Rights

    Zimbabwe: fearsome soldiers demanding free sex as coup reward.

    Rougue soilders force sex workers to give unpaid sex as rewared for carrying out 2017 coup that toppled Robert Mugabe from power.

    RAY MWAREYA IN QUEBEC, CANADA. (SENIOR REPORTER). | 30 Mar 2018
  • Health

    South Africa: study finds Emergency Hospital care key to diagonise hidden HIV.

    A Johns Hopkins-led study suggests HIV testing in a South African emergency department is an effective strategy to identify patients missed by current testing initiatives.

    RAY MWAREYA IN MONTREAL, CANADA & WTR EDITORS IN AFRICA. | 2018-03-21 15:34:41
  • Income

    Zimbabwe: Hungry women pitch camp at coal mine doors over husbands’ wages.

    Since 2013, the Hwange Colliery Company Limited, Zimbabwe’s biggest coal miner, has not bothered to pay wages to its 3400 workers, thus forcing 200 workers to share one toilet .

    WTR EDITORS | 2018-03-15 18:48:53
  • Human Rights

    Zimbabwe: innocent man brutally tortured following police shootings.

    After being bludgeoned on the head with an unknown object while in police custody, Gogo is suffering from brain edema, that is, swelling of the brain due to severe beating he received at the hands of the police.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2018-03-11 17:33:26
  • Development

    Zimbabwe: Politically connected timber smugglers wreck precious forests

    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

    RAY MWAREYA AND HILDA LISWANI | 2018-02-25 21:26:44
  • Health

    Zimbabwe: Why suppression of Gay, Lesbian rights is danger for HIV control efforts.

    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”.

    RAY MWAREYA | 04 Feb 2018

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