Tag: Drought

MDC-T members fight for food at Vic Falls meeting

MDC-T members fight for food at Vic Falls meeting

There was pandemonium at an MDC-T report-back meeting in Victoria Falls last Friday, as more than 400 party members fought over food, as hunger stalks most parts of the country. The meeting held at Ndlovu Business Centre had been organised by district chairperson, Thembinkosi Sibindi. MDC-T Nkayi North deputy organiser, Fiso […]

Food headaches for those on anti-retrovirals

Food headaches for those on anti-retrovirals

Silindiwe Moyana, an HIV-positive mother of five from Chipinge, east of Zimbabwe, cannot hide her anxiety. She is worried she might not survive this year as drought-induced starvation stalks her and her family. The country is in the throes of a devastating drought which has compromised the nutrition of people […]

Drought politics in southern Africa

Drought politics in southern Africa

Why is it that droughts always seem to surprise, despite the warnings? The current El Niño drought is no exception, and the patterns of response (and lack of response) are remarkably familiar when looking back at the 1991-92 El Niño drought. There is a scary sense of déjà vu 25 […]