• Hwange Engages Sporting Activities to Raise Awareness on Wildlife Conservation

    Wildlife conservationists say using sports activities on conservation awareness campaigns is cheaper and has a high positive impact. Image by Carmine Visuals


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | SEPT 29, 2022

    In Hwange, wildlife conservationists are using sports activities as a social setup for communities to promote conservation awareness—an initiative which has the potential to yield significant results such as reporting poaching and enhancing anti-poaching patrols.

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  • Communities Surrounded by Rich Gold Mines Live in Abject Poverty

    Granting Infield Mineral Exploration Pvt Ltd Company an exclusive prospecting order angers poor Filabusi villagers. Image by Unsplash


    BY VUSINDLU MAPHOSA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 27, 2022

    Homesteads in Filabusi are built on top of gold deposits but the community here battles biting underdevelopment. The presence of multinational mining companies now triggers anger amongst locals.

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  • Mat North Sees Rise of Home Births During Lockdown

    Pregnant women risk life-changing childbirth-related injuries such as obstetric fistula during home deliveries. Image by UNFPA


    BY GEORGINA SOKO | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 28, 2022

    In Matabeleland North, lack of access to maternal health care services is forcing women to deliver at home despite the risks involved.

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  • Patients Forced to Pay Bribes to Access Healthcare in Public Hospitals

    To supplement income, health professionals in Gwanda hospital are involved in scamming patients give preferential treatment. Image by Unsplash


    BY MELODY C. MPANDE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 25, 2022

    In Gwanda Hospital, patients in dire need of health care have to fork out bribes to get treatment or face death.

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  • Without Jobs, Hwange Women Scrounge For Coal Pebbles

    Scrounging for coal pebbles is the only way Hwange women can earn a living. Image by The Citizen Bulletin


    BY LETHOKUHLE NKOMO | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 23, 2022

    In Hwange, unemployment is growing and women are at the receiving end.

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  • No Connection, No Job: Nkayi Youths Blame Govt for Dwindling Job Opportunities

    Man patching road...Nkayi locals say menial jobs are not a reliable source of income. Image by Bassey


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 23, 2022

    While the central government says devolution will primarily benefit locals through job opportunities, in Nkayi district, villagers say they are being systematically side-lined even for manual jobs that do not require any qualifications.

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  • Locals Ignore Threats to Delist Vic Falls As a World Heritage Site

    Residents are not moved by UNESCO's renewed threats to delist the Victoria Falls as a world heritage site. Image by Globalgayz


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 13, 2022

    UNESCO’s renewed threats to delist Victoria Falls as a world heritage site have attracted international attention elsewhere but here locals are not moved.

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  • Without Toilets, Villagers Fret Over Health Hazards

    Pit latrine...Villagers are forced to use open defecation to relieve themselves due to lack of sanitation facilities. Image by Stock photos


    BY BOKANI MUDIMBA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | AUG 10, 2022

    Due to a lack of toilets, open defecation has become commonplace at Kachechete village in Hwange and villagers are sitting on a health ticking time bomb.

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  • Smallholder Farmers Struggle to Access Mainstream Markets