Jeffrey Moyo

Out of sight, out of mind: Zimbabwe locks up its disabled

May 30 2019

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In life, few knew him. Yet in death, 33-year old Ndumiso Ngwenya became the talk of the town - a leper who had spent his days under strict lock and key, one of Zimbabwe's hidden disabled.

Politics: no laughing matter in poverty-hit Zimbabwe

May 08 2019

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's no joke being a comedian in Zimbabwe.

Rapes by Zimbabwe troops go unreported as victims fear reprisals

Jan 31 2019

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sekai Hwangwa was asleep when soldiers carrying guns burst into her home in Zimbabwe's capital during a deadly crackdown on anti-government protests this month and beat and raped her.

Solar cures energy ills at Zimbabwe's power-short clinics

Dec 21 2018

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The giant solar panels mounted on the roof of Budiriro Polyclinic, a public health center in Harare, bring a smile to the faces of patients, including 40-year-old Alen Tafirei.

Dirty business: the soil-hunters eating Zimbabwe's habitable land

Nov 08 2018

HARARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At a makeshift Pentecostal church in one of Harare's poorer western suburbs, dozens of congregants dance during the Sunday service, their hymns echoing off the corrugated iron roof.

DIY tests for HIV beat stigma in Zimbabwe's fight against AIDS

Aug 06 2018

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she discovered she was HIV-positive early this year, sex worker Evelyn Msipa, 32, was alone in her rented apartment in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

Too poor for periods, Zimbabwe's girls rely on rags, paper, leaves

Jul 23 2018

MAKONDE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When her monthly period comes, 17-year-old Maria Chaodza dismantles a home-made pillowcase and picks out pieces of its worn stuffing - an old, cloth rug - which she uses in place of the sanitary pad she cannot afford.

As the dead are buried, trees rise in Zimbabwe's cemeteries

Apr 26 2018

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An avocado tree stands just outside the gate of Silibaziso Mangena’s home in Westlea, a suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital.

Lights, camera, action! Young Zimbabweans ditch drugs for performing arts

Mar 12 2018

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jimmy Gata, 19, recites an anti-drugs poem at "Theatre in the Park" in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, jumping and gesturing on the stage, as spectators clap and cheer on the former addict.

Backyard savings clubs on the money amid Zimbabwe cash crisis

Dec 14 2017

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bank clients wait in a meandering queue at Barclays along First Street in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital - but those wanting to withdraw cash may be on a hopeless mission as often there is no money available.

World News

Chad leader Deby, key Western ally, killed in battle -army

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) -Chad's president, Idriss Deby, who ruled his country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, was killed on Monday in a battle against rebels in the north, authorities said.