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UK barred from deporting HIV+ Zimbo
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UK barred from deporting HIV+ Zimbo

•Supreme court rules removing man with criminal record would breach human rights By The Guardian UK UK Home Office efforts to deport an HIV-positive Zimbabwean man because of his lengthy criminal record have been blocked after the supreme court ruled removing him would breach his human rights. Sending the 33-year-old man, identified only as AM,...

World bodies say Zim among hungriest nations
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World bodies say Zim among hungriest nations

Zimbabwe has been rated as one of the world’s top global food crises in new United Nations report.  A joint press statement by World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organisation and UNICEF in Harare Monday afternoon noted that Zimbabwe remained in the grip of severe food insecurity. Millions of people already require humanitarian assistance due...

Hollow be thy name! ED’s Easter message misses it
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Hollow be thy name! ED’s Easter message misses it

Tichaona Zindoga Perspective Zimbabwe has just gone over half into the national lockdown to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, but when the President gave his Easter message Friday, he missed several things that are making this holiday and beyond dangerous and gloomy. It is not just about worshippers and families failing to gather to pray...

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World Food Programme cash payments relief for Zimbabwe

Hannah Barry meets the residents of Epworth, one of the country’s poorest settlements, in the south-east of Harare Zimbabwe is in the midst of its worst hunger crisis in over a decade, with unprecedented levels of humanitarian need across the country. Approximately 8 million people are severely food insecure, with more than 2.2 million of...

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Inside Zim’s US$2.2 billion humanitarian SOS

Tichaona Zindoga Review & Mail Head of Content Zimbabwe this week asked for donations of US$2.2 billion to stave off a humanitarian disaster between now and this time next year. The “Domestic and International Humanitarian Appeal for Assistance (April 2020-April 2021” offers a glimpse into the troubles that the Southern African country is facing. The...

Covid-19 worsens humanitarian situation in southern Africa – UN report
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Covid-19 worsens humanitarian situation in southern Africa – UN report

By Head of Content The Covid-19 pandemic, is set to compound suffering in the Southern African region, which is battling a multiple humanitarian crisis of food insecurity, malnutrition, HIV/Aids and refugees. A new report from the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) titled, Southern Africa Humanitarian Snapshot (April 2020) released this week,...

Your pain is my hunger: Reflections of a white farmer
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Your pain is my hunger: Reflections of a white farmer

Ben GilpinSpecial CorrespondentI give a lift to people on my way home on Harare Drive and very often when I meet somebody, I speak to them in Shona, which I speak reasonably just zvishoma (enough, in Shona).On one occassion when I was speaking to someone he said to me, “Oh! So you speak Shona…you must...

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Water woes, sextortion and blame games

Brian Maregedze Review & Mail Contributor As Zimbabwe’s economy worsens, sextortion is setting in, with women and children falling victim to this form of abuse and corruption. Drinking-water scarcity is a serious problem authorities have unsuccessfully dealt with for years in the country. The International Bar Association (IBA) defines sextortion as: “A form of sexual...

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Youth voices being drowned

Rumbidzai Ethel Chakacha Review & Mail ContributorAfrica’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens, because “nobody eats GDP,” the African Development Bank’s President, Akinwumi AdesinThe story of young people in Africa is often told in the bracket of economic potential and future prosperity. More often than...

Social Justice – impoverished mining communities remembered
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Social Justice – impoverished mining communities remembered

By Review & Mail Writer The plight of Zimbabwe’s poor mining communities came into focus as the world commemorated the international Day of Social Justice on Thursday. This day was set aside by the United Nations to promote efforts to address issues like poverty, marginalization, unemployment, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice...

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UK visa regime needs improvement for African visitors

By New African Magazine A recent report by MPs that finds the UK’s visa system for African visitors is ‘broken’, causing severe damage to UK-African relations. In an open letter to the British government, Arkebe Oqubay calls for urgent reform of the system for the mutual benefit of African countries and the UK In January 2020, the...