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Violence At Boreholes: Time To Act

In Zimbabwe, fighting to end violence against women and girls has become a way of life not only for the police and the courts of law but also for the men in communities such as those found in Seke and Chitungwiza, led by Shamwari Yemwanasikana. While there has been much focus on violence within homes, […]

Econet Steps Up Its Sustainability Drive, Joins The United Nations Global Compact initiative

HARARE – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has taken a major step in demonstrating its commitment to sustainable development by becoming a participant to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’ largest corporate sustainability initiative. The UNGC brings together businesses from across the globe to implement principles of sustainable development and corporate responsibility. It currently has […]

Maka Chikowero: Transforming One Rural Girl At A Time

Rising soccer and swimming star, Maka Chikowero, is on a mission to transform the lives of rural girls through sports and her target is touching the lives of one marginalized girl at a time. The 16-year-old sports star believes rural girls deserve more than what the community is offering them and is of the view […]

‘NPRC, Human Rights Commission Underutilized In Conflict Management’

Formal peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives continue to ignore or marginalise issues of gender, and young women’s involvement in formal missions and talks remains low, studies have shown. A recent study by the Institute of Young Women Development revealed that most people in Mashonaland Central are unaware of the existence of the National Peace and […]

Zim Needs A Green Bond Market For Sustainable Agriculture Financing

Zimbabwe is at a crucial moment of redefining its agriculture in the face of climatic vagaries and financing gaps that have crippled crop yield in recent years while exposing millions of its citizens to extreme poverty and hunger. A 2019 World Bank report titled Public Expenditure Review (PER) with a Focus on Agriculture, warned that- […]

Road Rehabilitation Turning A New Leaf To Tame Old Hurdles

Vehicle swerving and a sudden drop in speed shying away from the bumps and potholes on the 7 meter two way Harare-Beitbridge road had become a routine experience for motorists using the busy highway. For the unlucky speeding motorists who are not familiar with the road they lose control of their vehicles leading to horrific […]

The Language Spear Against Malaria in Zimbabwe

Two years ago Maria Masauso (38) lost her three-year-old twins to what she believed was witchcraft in Chapoto village, Mbire district, a community in northern Zimbabwe. When her children fell ill she resorted to traditional herbs, including elephant dung, which she smeared on their body to draw out spirits. Masauso says it was a painful […]

Tobacco regulations should promote a smoke-free future

Simbarashe Mutsine started smoking uncured tobacco at the age of 16. By Everson Mushava Now aged 43, Mutsine is bed ridden and battling for his life. He has been in and out of hospital suffering from a cocktail of health complications that doctors blame on his smoking habits. The Chinhoyi tobacco farmer has been experiencing […]

Maka Chikowero: Scoring On and Off The Pitch

16-year-old Makanaka Chikowero continues to make waves in the United States after she recently won the Chicago Red Stars #SHEINSPIRESME Award, an annual award that is presented to women who exemplify leadership, practice social responsibility, and inspire and uplift their community. Together with two other winners, Maka was recognised for the philanthropic work she continues […]