Week 38

‘1 500 women die giving birth’

Men should lead GBV fight: Nyathi

Zim yet to realise peace: CSOs

Govt committed to equitable access to water, sanitation, health | The Sunday Mail

Zimbabwe civil servants threaten September 26 wage strike

Go to hell, Zanu PF tells US, NGOs

Bulawayo Schools Introduce Chinese Language As Subject

US-Africa summit invites Zimbabwe in from the cold

Kanyemba: Risking lives to stay alive

UN’s WFP plans food relief for 700,000 people in Zimbabwe

‘1 500 women die giving birth’

AT least four women are dying every day while giving birth in Zimbabwe and the country has recorded a staggering 121 078 deaths in the last 12 months, according to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat). The data is based on survey results collected during the 2022 population and housing census. Teenage pregnancies and risky abortions are also seen as major contributors to maternal and child mortality.

Men should lead GBV fight: Nyathi

RENOWNED artist Albert Nyathi has challenged men to take a leading role in ending gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls. The celebrated poet-cum-singer made the remarks on Monday in the capital at the launch of the Spotlight Initiative Campaign being conducted in partnership with the UN Women to fight GBV in public spaces. The Spotlight Initiative Campaign, funded by the European Union, has established safe markets in Epworth and Bulawayo to economically empower female informal traders and shield them from various forms of abuse.

Zim yet to realise peace: CSOs

CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) and religious groups yesterday said the country was yet to realise peace as human rights abuses and violence persists ahead of the 2023 polls. In statements to commemorate the International Day of Peace, which is observed each year on September 21, different CSOs expressed concern over the snail’s pace of National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) in resolving conflicts in the country.

Govt committed to equitable access to water, sanitation, health | The Sunday Mail

GOVERNMENT is committed to ensure equitable and universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all by 2030. Sixty-three (63) percent of the population have access to at least basic water supply, while 36 percent have access to at least basic sanitation services.

Zimbabwe civil servants threaten September 26 wage strike

During the talks, government increased the US dollar wage component by US$25 starting September 1, 2022. This means that civil servants will now be getting US$200 as the foreign currency component, up from US$175 that they have been getting.

Go to hell, Zanu PF tells US, NGOs

ZANU PF yesterday railed against the United States and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) saying they can “go to hell” for seeking to effect regime change in Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe spokesperson Obert Masaraure said: “It is sad that they are now accusing NGOs for their failures.”

Bulawayo Schools Introduce Chinese Language As Subject

Montrose High School and Nkulumane High School are  at the finalisation stage of this introduction. This will make them the first government schools to teach the language. The schools are expected to start teaching Mandarin at the beginning of next year.

US-Africa summit invites Zimbabwe in from the cold

The Joe Biden administration will use its upcoming Africa summit to try to chart a new path forward with Zimbabwe after almost two decades of sanctions against the late President Robert Mugabe and his successor. The US government sent out formal invitations for its 13 – 15 December US-Africa Leaders Summit this past week.

Kanyemba: Risking lives to stay alive

Typical of a community abandoned by its own government, the Kanyemba people now rely on neighbouring countries for services and all.
They often have to walk 20 km and cross the treacherous Zambezi River to access Luangwa, a rural outpost in Zambia.

UN’s WFP plans food relief for 700,000 people in Zimbabwe

The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is planning a food relief programme targeting 700,000 people in Zimbabwe who are affected by a poor harvest and the Ukraine war, an official said. Zimbabwe’s government is working with agencies to provide food aid for 3.8 million people, the WFP told Reuters on Tuesday.

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