Tag: Zimbabwe

3 million Zimbabweans fled the country

3 million Zimbabweans fled the country

MORE than three million Zimbabweans, double the population of neighbouring Botswana, have fled direct and structural violence in their country, a member of the National Transitional Justice Working Group in Zimbabwe (NTJWG) has said. Speaking at a Transitional Justice Policy Discussion series meeting in Harare Wednesday evening, Reverend Ray Motsi, […]

Zimbabwe today: no food, no plan B

Zimbabwe today: no food, no plan B

SO PRECIOUS are the last grains of mealie meal in Rosina Mpovu’s hut that she sleeps with the bag under her bed. It’s enough for one meal for her, her daughter and the six grand­children she looks after. There is nothing else: no salt, cooking oil, tea or sugar. Apart […]

Letter from Africa: Mugabe the feminist?

Letter from Africa: Mugabe the feminist?

In the BBC’s series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo considers whether the best way to empower women could be to let them make their own decisions about their bodies. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe recently left the stage as chairman of the African Union (AU) to a […]

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. […]