NTABAZINDUNA, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deep in rural western Zimbabwe, where tarred roads are nonexistent, Japhet Ngwenya used to spend every season worrying that the people who advise him on how to protect his crops from dry spells and pest invasions would not be able to reach him.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
W hen Zimbabwe's government started running a bus system earlier
this year with fares on average one-third lower than those of
private bus companies, Thandekile Gama was excited.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
A fter Thomas Gumede's father died in April, the Zimbabwean bus
driver could not afford an expensive funeral. So, he applied for
a burial plot through the local municipality.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Since timber was added to a list of commodities running short in Zimbabwe's crisis-hit economy late last year, carpenter Josh Mbuyazwe has struggled.
HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bensen Muzamba knows the cost of water only too well. He runs a maize farm outside Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, but because of poor rains at the start of the season, he was forced to purchase water to irrigate his crop - something he can ill afford.
HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An extended dry season, runaway wildfires and a lack of foreign currency for maize seed, fertilizer and fuel suggest Zimbabwe's small-scale farmers may face a tough growing season ahead, officials and farmers say.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When her 15-year-old daughter fell pregnant last year, Irene Ndlovu secretly arranged for an abortion before the pregnancy became visible so that she could continue with her education.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Zimbabwe’s health service buckles amid low levels of public funding and a government freeze on hiring medical staff, volunteers have stepped in to take the strain.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the battle for food security, Fanuel Dube is resisting his government – and giving in to his children.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of women took to the streets of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe on Thursday to demand free education for their children as protests against the government mount across the country.