• Villagers, Conservation Groups Race To Protect Painted Dogs

    Poaching activities at Hwange National Park threaten the existence of painted dogs. Image by Unsplash


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 12, 2022

    With shrinking habitats owing to human encroachment and agricultural expansion and increasingly unsafe protected areas for the painted dogs to thrive, their population is declining.

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  • Amid Drought, Dangerous Mining In Hwange Threatens People And Animals

    Deka river system has become unsafe for humans and wildlife due to waste and pollutants deposited in it. Image by The Citizen Bulletin


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

    A dry spell might invite early hunger for Hwange families who rely on subsistence farming for food — and now, dangerous mining methods in the area could make the drought-induced problems more dire.

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  • Bulawayo Arts Festival: A Good Idea Gone Wrong?

    Artists and festival team members of the Bulawayo Arts Festival are yet to get their dues, a year after the 2021 edition.


    BY THABANI H. MOYO | @thabanih | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

    Months in the planning, the event had hung in the balance during the COVID-19 lockdown, until the government permitted outdoor attractions—but to a limited audience and under strict regulations.

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  • Amid Rampant Abuse, Ngozi Mine Female Waste Pickers Raise Only $10 A Week

    For several women including the youth, waste picking is providing an economic lifeline in the face of high unemployment.Image by MIHR


    BY LIZWE SEBATHA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

    Bulawayo female waste pickers are exposed to high physical and economic abuse perpetrated by their male counterparts, waste buyers and council workers.

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  • HIV Positive Persons Fret Over Food Insecurities

    People living with chronic diseases fear drought induced hunger after failed harvests. Image by Ewing


    BY VUSINDLU MAPHOSA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022
     
    Poor rains coupled with prolonged dryness resulted in planted crops wilting, and food monitoring agencies such as the Famine Early Warnings System Network have urged authorities to start planning humanitarian response programmes.

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  • In Mat North, Sexual Health Gets Little Attention, With Devastating Results

    Lack of access to clinics and sexual health services results in dire consequences for women in Matabeleland. Image by Unsplash


    BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

    Lack of access to clinics which support sexual health is a headache for women in Matabeleland North.

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  • Explainer: Matabeleland’s Battle Between Zanu PF and Opposition Parties

    Political analysts say that in fluid politics there is nothing called a safe seat. Image by Al Jazeera


    BY MUSA MAKINA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022

    With the 2023 elections months away, Zanu PF is pulling out all the stops, openly declaring that the party is going for the kill to seize all constituencies under the opposition.

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  • COVID-19 Leads To Surge Of Child Mothers

    Failure to access sexual and reproductive health services has resulted in unwanted pregnancies among youths. Image by Pindula News


    BY GEORGINA SOKO | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022  

    The United Nations Population Fund says COVID-19 restrictions delayed interventions against child marriage and caused a long-lasting economic downturn that will push more families into poverty, which is a key driver of child marriages.

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  • Rustlers Leave Communal Goat Farmers Counting Losses

    Goat farming has become a source of livelihood however, this is threatened by livestock rustlers. Image by Jaguza farm


    BY VUSINDLU MAPHOSA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAY 6, 2022  

    Rustlers are wreaking havoc in Umzingwane, disrupting plans by communal farmers to diversify into goat farming.

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