Tag: Drought

‘Millions face starvation’

‘Millions face starvation’

THE World Economic Forum (Wef) says emphatically that the majority of Zimbabweans will starve in 2016. In its Global Risks Perception Survey for this year, Wef said the food crisis currently facing the nation would escalate to starvation soon, with people in the rural areas set to be the worst hit. […]

Opinion: Joseph Made failed Zimbabweans again

Opinion: Joseph Made failed Zimbabweans again

AGRICULTURE minister Joseph Made’s deafening silence amid mounting evidence that the El Niño-induced drought is taking its toll on Zimbabwe’s poor farmers vindicates those that have always maintained that he is not suitable for the job. Last week, there were alarming reports that 7 000 cattle had died in Matabeleland and […]

EU envoy predicts tough year for Zim

EU envoy predicts tough year for Zim

THIS year will be particularly difficult for Zimbabwe and the international community should be prepared for all possible scenarios, a top European Union (EU) envoy has said. In his New Year message, head of the EU delegation in Zimbabwe Philippe Van Damme said 2016 is going to be a challenging year […]