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Ray Mwareya

'Now I'm nothing': Zimbabwe floods leave local traders destitute

Mar 30 2019

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In eastern Zimbabwe's Rusitu Valley, heavy rain brought by Cyclone Idai this month caused flooding that rampaged through dozens of small grocery stores and market stalls.

Poor Mozambique families take girls' virginity, force them into sex work

Sep 02 2016

BEIRA, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bemusa was only eight when her parents died of tuberculosis and she was left in the care of an "aunt", who made ends meet by working as a prostitute in Mozambique's second city, Beira.

Widows without sons in Mozambique accused of sorcery and robbed of land

Jul 05 2016

CHIKWIDZIRE, Mozambique (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Marcia Madeya's husband died his brothers accused her of witchcraft, stole her fruit trees, crops and goats, and shared them out between his other wives.

Bottled water is 'the new gold' in drought-hit Harare

Feb 01 2016

HARARE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The joke in Harare these days is that more people per square meter are drinking bottled water here - in the drought-hit capital of Zimbabwe - than in wealthy Manhattan.

Electricity blackouts darken prospects for Zimbabwe’s students

Nov 05 2015

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly everyone in Zimbabwe struggles with the country’s failing electricity supply, but for many rural young people it may be their future that is at risk of shutting down, experts say.

Electricity blackouts darken prospects for Zimbabwe's students

Nov 05 2015

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - N early everyone in Zimbabwe struggles with the country's failing electricity supply, but for many rural young people it may be their future that is at risk of shutting down, experts say.

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