Tag: Drought

Opinion: Politicisation of food aid must end

Opinion: Politicisation of food aid must end

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) would like to express its disappointment with the continued revelations that government food aid programmes are being politicised along partisan lines, with some villagers being left to starve. As the drought and food situation in the country promises to be a serious area of concern […]

Mugabe turns to God

Mugabe turns to God

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has instructed that Zimbabwe hold a period of national prayer as the severest drought looms and the country teeters on the brink of a socio-economic and political crisis. A group of clerics from across denominations known as the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) yesterday told journalists […]

Crop season threatened as Zim cooks

Crop season threatened as Zim cooks

RECORD heat temperatures in Zimbabwe and most parts of the southern African region are now taking a toll on people, livestock and crops. In its latest report, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) says Zimbabwe’s area cropped for the 2015 and 2016 season is expected to be below average due […]

Zim to step up maize imports to avert hunger

Zim to step up maize imports to avert hunger

ZIMBABWE plans to import up to 700,000 tonnes of the staple maize this year to avert hunger as the El Nino weather pattern brings poor rains and affects crops in the Southern African nation, the state media reported on Tuesday. Last year, the government imported only 100,000 tonnes as of […]