Tag Archives: Zimbabwe

13Jan/16
Splendour Joe Abisoye a 9-year-old Nigerian writer

Quotable African quotes of 2015

From a 9-year-old published author in Nigeria to an activist spreading the word on why gender violence must stop, there were several memorable African voices this year.

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29Dec/15

A look at how African farmers developed agriculture and tackled challenges in 2015

The push to see Africa grow its Agriculture continued in 2015 with governments encouraged to improve infrastructure and technology for farmers. Areas being farmed by African smallholders are only producing around one metric tonne per hectare, compared with seven tonnes in developed markets. An ongoing drought in southern Africa also affected crop yields this year and forced farmers to cut the size of their herds.

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04Dec/15

Malawians face hunger after erratic weather affects farm harvests

Malawi faces its most severe food crisis in a decade, blamed on extreme flooding and late, erratic rains, putting millions at risk of malnutrition and hunger.

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09Oct/15

Thousands of Zimbabweans receive food aid as drought and hunger bite

Foods rations distributed to 30,000 people in Zimbabwe following drought and crop failure. The problems in Zimbabwe are being felt across the region, threatening the lives of millions of people who are facing hunger this year and next because of drought and erratic rains linked to an expected “super” version of the El Nino weather pattern.

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22Sep/15

Zimbabweans turn to vending and hawking in desperate economic times

Moses Karawira is a 25-year-old qualified auto electrician who under the harsh economic conditions in Zimbabwe has found himself on the streets of the capital, Harare selling chocolate bars and drinking water to make a living. The number of unregulated vendors is rising as jobs dwindle in the once prosperous Southern African country.

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16Sep/15

Mugabe reads wrong speech, opponents question his fitness

Zimbabwe’s 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe reads out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament
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08Sep/15

Minnesota dentist who killed Zimbabwe lion returns to work

The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Zimbabwean lion Cecil sparked global outcry from animal lovers maintains that the hunt was legal and heads back to work,

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21Aug/15

British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing

Files reveal that Nobel-prize winning author Doris Lessing was placed under surveillance by the British intelligence services for more than 20 years.

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31Jul/15

US cites fair trial considerations in Zimbabe lion killing extradition request

In the wake of a request by Zimbabwe for the extradition of a US citizen accused of killing Cecil the Lion, U.S. State department says that all extradition requests take into account the ability of a country to provide a fair trial and other “humanitarian” considerations.

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