Fighting COVID-19 on a hungry stomach, the plight of Zimbos during lockdown

By Pearl Matibe People are going hungry in Zimbabwe. The coronavirus is making it difficult for millions who do not know where their next meal will come from. The country—which is marked by decades of a severely diminished economy—is not only facing a coronavirus public health crisis but a food catastrophe. “Can we concentrate more …

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s lack of capacity could be a tipping point for COVID-19

▪ Signs of possible exponential growth in the first month in Sub-Saharan Africa ▪ 4 growth patterns established for the majority of SSA countries ▪ Perfect storm: SSA countries are at the tipping point “I’ll start by highlighting the fact that, before the COVID-19, our [Zimbabwe] health care system was already in shambles,” said Tapiwa Mungofa …

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Zimbabwe turns 40, but with a collapsed health system

By Marshall Bwanya As Zimbabwe turns 40 today, doctors and other medical practitioners have bemoaned the collapsed state of the health sector in the country which they attribute to a deliberate lack of investment by government in the past decades. The health sector in Zimbabwe is hugely dependent on development partners, donors and foreign governments …

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2020 National Budget: Keeping the Lights On

OPINION By Pearl Matibe Zimbabweans who have had to do with 18 hours of load-shedding have come to believe that there is no way out as the country exhibited a lack of capacity to produce enough electricity to meet the huge demand. Moreover, they have even changed their way of life to suit the time …

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Six years after the New Constitution: What still needs to be fixed

OPINION By Loreen Tadzingwa The making of the new constitution is an important development in the history of any country as it affords the citizens an opportunity to either strengthen their governance system into a truly democratic one. The process gives people a chance to make a fresh start by reviewing their past experiences, identifying …

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Food-Aid can go hang …we have produced enough food: Grace

By Daniel Chigundu FIRST-LADY Grace Mugabe says donor agencies and development partners are now a threat and should take their Food-Aid elsewhere this season adding that the country has produced enough to feed its people. Zimbabwe is said to require about 2.2 million metric tonnes of maize to ensure food security and self sustenance from one season to another. However, since 2000 when the country …

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