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Farai Shawn Matiashe

Zimbabweans turn to sex work amid economic crisis and COVID-19

29 Oct 2020

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dressed in a miniskirt and blouse, Esther Kamupunga stood in semi-darkness waiting for men looking for sex - the latest Zimbabwean to lose her job in a deepening economic crisis, worsened by the new coronavirus.

Pandemic spurs illegal gold rush in Zimbabwe mountains

12 Oct 2020

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Known for their rugged ranges, grassy plains and forest waterfalls, the Chimanimani mountains in eastern Zimbabwe have long been a popular destination for tourists - and gold miners hoping to strike it rich.

FEATURE-Pandemic spurs illegal gold rush in Zimbabwe mountains

12 Oct 2020

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe, Oct 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - K nown for their rugged ranges, grassy plains and forest waterfalls, the Chimanimani mountains in eastern Zimbabwe have long been a popular destination for tourists - and gold miners hoping to strike it rich.

Rugby saves school girls from child marriage in rural Zimbabwe

01 Oct 2020

HAUNA, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the girls at Sahumani Secondary School in eastern Zimbabwe started playing rugby, they had to make do with the soccer pitch and the oversized football shirts used by the boys.

FEATURE-Rugby saves school girls from child marriage in rural Zimbabwe

01 Oct 2020

HAUNA, Zimbabwe, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the girls at Sahumani Secondary School in eastern Zimbabwe started playing rugby, they had to make do with the soccer pitch and the oversized football shirts used by the boys.

Land hunters: App matches Zimbabwe's farmers with vacant plots

25 Sep 2020

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than a year, Lionda Mhonda searched for a plot of land to buy in northeastern Zimbabwe, but struggled to find anything that was both affordable and came with a legitimate title deed.

FEATURE-Land hunters: App matches Zimbabwe's farmers with vacant plots

25 Sep 2020

HARARE, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than a year, Lionda Mhonda searched for a plot of land to buy in northeastern Zimbabwe, but struggled to find anything that was both affordable and came with a legitimate title deed.

Zimbabwe makes it illegal for schools to expel pregnant girls

25 Aug 2020

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women's rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop many girls from dropping out of school.

As Africa looks for clean power, nuclear interest grows

10 Apr 2020

ACCRA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with power shortfalls, demands for greener energy and drought threats to hydropower, a growing range of African nations are considering a shift to an unexpected power source - nuclear energy.

As Africa looks for clean power, nuclear interest grows

10 Apr 2020

ACCRA, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Faced with power shortfalls, demands for greener energy and drought threats to hydropower, a growing range of African nations are considering a shift to an unexpected power source - nuclear energy.

World News

China wields patriotic education to tame Hong Kong's rebellious youth

Cua Chiu-fai is on a mission to rid Hong Kong's classrooms of what he sees as poisonous anti-China bias. His soldiers: mainly parents. He has recruited hundreds of mothers and fathers to monitor and report on teachers deemed guilty of filling their students with hate for China and urging them to take to the streets in protest.