Tag: El Nino

Mugabe declares disaster in drought-stricken areas

Mugabe declares disaster in drought-stricken areas

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought, with 26 percent of the population said to be in need of food aid, the government said in a statement late Thursday. Declaring a state of disaster allows international […]

Zimbabwe’s economy weighed down by policies

Zimbabwe’s economy weighed down by policies

Zimbabwe’s economic growth will continue to be weighed down by lack of policy clarity despite government’s recent moves to tone down its empowerment laws, the World Bank has warned. President Robert Mugabe’s government has been on a charm offensive as it tries to lure foreign investors and kick-start an economy […]

El Niño Zimbabwe: 3M Need Food Aid Amid Severe Drought

El Niño Zimbabwe: 3M Need Food Aid Amid Severe Drought

As many as 3 million people in Zimbabwe will likely need food aid this year, a government minister said over the weekend. The number is double the previous estimate due to severe drought linked to a potentially record-breaking El Niño in southern Africa, according to Zimbabwe’s state-owned newspaper the Herald. […]