Zimbabwe

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

A partnership between Caritas Internationalis, the US the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS recently made it possible for key stakeholders to gather in Abuja, Nigeria and discuss the role of faith-based organisations in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support across Africa, with a focus on paediatric HIV. Faith-based organisations in ...

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Church warning on Zimbabwe elections

Church warning on Zimbabwe elections

We, the Catholic Bishops of IMBISA (Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa - Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Sao Tome e Principe, South Africa & Zimbabwe) gathered in Pretoria for our 9th Plenary Session, wish to address a very particular plea to the political leaders of the SADC region.

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Zimbabweans tough it out against all odds

By David Snyder There are signs of a fragile stability returning to Zimbabwe after decades of devastating decline. But the rural poor have yet to find themselves on solid ground. Hunger is still overwhelming. Illnesses that are easily treated are still killing people for lack of access to health care. Many people don’t have enough ...

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Hunger the real homework

Widespread hunger in rural Zimbabwe means that Kembo Ndlovu, head of Lupaka primary school, doesn’t just have to worry about nourishing his pupils’ minds, but also their bodies. Children who don’t get enough food at home, won’t have the energy to go to school and if they do, nagging hunger pangs will make it harder ...

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Children abandoned in Zimbabwe’s economic crisis

Children abandoned in Zimbabwe’s economic crisis

While Elvis Presley was famous for his fried peanut butter sandwiches and his voracious appetite, Elvis Ncube in Zimbabwe is lucky if he gets a daily meal of porridge and beans. Elvis’ mother left for Botswana for a short period to find work in 2005, but she never returned. Life in Madabe village, southern Zimbabwe, ...

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