Week 30

Jewels in the dust - Cathy Buckle

Media critical in ending TB in the mining sector - HealthTimes.

Zimbabwe's Population Increases By 2 Million - ZIMSTAT

UN flags Zim over civil society clampdown.

UN implores Zim on SDGs.

‘Govt tried to hide US$10bn expenditure’

‘Military running Zim affairs’

CCC unveils new party logo.

Chillies changing lives in Chimanimani | The Herald

Hurungwe, a rape, GBV hotbed.

Zimbabwe Turns to Boreholes Amid Groundwater Level Concerns

Jewels in the dust - Cathy Buckle

We talked about the crisis situation with water in the town. An electricity power surge had apparently blown up the water pump that fills the reservoir which feeds the entiretown. We were on day eight without a drop of water, storage tanks were empty and I was down to the last dregs in a single bucket.

Media critical in ending TB in the mining sector - HealthTimes.

A third of tuberculosis (TB) infections in Southern Africa are linked to mining activities and recent studies estimate that 3 to 7 percent of miners are becoming ill with TB each year (TIMS Epidemiological Study,2012). 

Zimbabwe's Population Increases By 2 Million - ZIMSTAT

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has announced that the country’s population has increased by two million – from 13 million to 15 million – over the past decade. ZIMSTA on Tuesday released the preliminary results of the 2022 Population and Housing Census. 

UN flags Zim over civil society clampdown.

ZIMBABWE has been flagged by the United Nations as one of the countries in the world systematically threatening civil liberties by imposing laws that affects human rights including the controversial Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs) Bill and the Zanu PF-supported Patriotic Bill. The country was named together with the Philippines, Thailand,Turkey, and Venezuela as countries pushing for laws meant to curtail fundamentalfreedoms. 

UN implores Zim on SDGs.

THE United Nations (UN) has implored Zimbabwean authorities to strengthen implementation and monitoring mechanisms to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These relate to ensuring food security (SDG 2), economic resilience and recovery (SDG 8), youth engagement in recovery (SDGs 10 and 17), building climate resilience for COVID-19 recovery (SDG 13), and the public-private partnerships and effective institutions that can support recovery (SDGs 16 and 17) all in the context of SDG implementation. 

‘Govt tried to hide US$10bn expenditure’

A FINANCE ministry official yesterday stammered in Parliament as he struggled to explain how they swept under the carpet overexpenditure of US$9,6 billion in the period between 2015 and 2018 without legislative approval.

‘Military running Zim affairs’

ZIMBABWE has been described as a military-run State whose future is being determined by the army. This was revealed on Monday during a Twitter space discussion hosted by Open Parly, which discussed the topic 2023 Elections: A Discussion on Security Sector Reforms. 

CCC unveils new party logo.

OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party yesterday unveiled a new logo with the sun replacing its leader Nelson Chamisa’s image in the old logo.  Announcing the new party logo, Chamisa said it emphasised the party’s position of putting citizens at the centre. “The logo meaning …new, sunrise, hope, brilliance, balance, excellence, fresh, clean, clear, solid, love and oneness…Citizens at the centre,” Chamisa said on Twitter. 

Chillies changing lives in Chimanimani | The Herald

YOUTHS in Chimanimani are smiling all the way to the bank after a good harvest of chillies for export, thanks to the Empower Bank-funded project which was expertly spearheaded by the lead farmer at Dombera Farm. A 10-hectare piece of land was put under chillies production with a total of 70 youths from Chimanimani District near Dombera Farm tending the crop. 

Hurungwe, a rape, GBV hotbed.

In Hurungwe district, statistics show that nearly 50% of women have suffered either physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives, with one in three having experienced physical or sexual violence before reaching 18 years. The community is quite unhappy about how young girls are being forced to drop out of school due to child marriages and rape, while perpetrators enjoy freedom soon after getting bail at the courts. 

Zimbabwe Turns to Boreholes Amid Groundwater Level Concerns

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority says it will drill 35,000 boreholes by 2025 countrywide, focusing on parched rural areas where erratic rainfall has affected both people and livestck. However, there is concern about groundwater levels.

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