Tag: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

The global watchdog Human Rights Watch has urged Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stem child labour and other rights abuses on the country’s tobacco farms. In a report titled “Bitter Harvest”, the HRW revealed on Friday that children as young as 11 were working on tobacco farms, often in hazardous conditions, to earn […]

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Mining Rush Leaves Big Producers Behind

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Mining Rush Leaves Big Producers Behind

While Zimbabwe’s leadership change has sparked a race for the nation’s mineral riches among entrepreneurs and tiny explorers, big-name mining companies are taking a wait-and-see approach. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a lot to prove as he seeks to revive the economy and attract mining investment that shriveled under his […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners

Emmerson Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pardoned up to 3,000 prisoners, in a move that could help ease overcrowding in the country’s penal facilities. All women, except those with life sentences, and all juvenile prisoners under the age of 18 were granted amnesty, the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) announced on Wednesday […]