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Solar-irrigated farms face an unexpected threat in Zimbabwe: hungry elephants

Aug 21 2019

MASHABA, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When one of Zimbabwe's first solar mini-grid systems was installed in this drought-prone village near the Botswana border in 2016, residents thought their problems were solved.

Power-short Zimbabwe removes barriers to solar energy expansion

Jul 17 2019

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Power-short Zimbabwe has removed import duties on solar-energy-related products, from batteries to cables, and mandated that all new construction in the country include solar systems, government officials said.

FEATURE-Zimbabwe's economic crisis driving homeless boys into illegal gay sex trade

Jun 04 2019

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a sunny morning in the central business district of Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo, 14-year-old Tapiwa is basking in the sunlight on a busy pavement.

Drought-threatened Zimbabwe faces a quandary: Grow maize or not?

Nov 26 2018

EZIMNYAMA, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Zimbabwe's farmers head to the fields to plant, the country is facing yet another dry growing season, meteorologists predict. But that has not persuaded Sikhathele Sibanda to grow something besides thirsty maize, despite government urging.

Trans people struggle for acceptance in Zimbabwe

Oct 23 2018

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Growing up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, Samantha Ndlovu's parents expected her to behave like a typical girl.

Cow poo offers mixed energy results for rural Zimbabweans

Apr 18 2017

FILABUSI, Zimbabwe, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Irene Moyo, a cook at Phangani Vocational Training Centre, no longer wakes up at dawn to prepare breakfast for the students.

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