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Traditional Rainmaking Ceremonies Resurge in Parched Zimbabwe

By Andrew Mambondiyani Zimunya — But could renewed reliance on rainmaking stop farmers from adapting their methods to climate change? Under worryingly clear skies, men gathered amid sparse, drought-shrivelled trees at the edge of this remote village in eastern Zimbabwe to sing, whistle and ululate. They were calling the rain. …

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Buzzing with Zimbabwe life

Buzzing with Zimbabwe life From the hairdresser’s salon to the kombi bus, these compelling short stories vividly capture ordinary lives and the tensions that call for the law Rotten Row By Petina Gappah, Faber & Faber, 352 pages, £13 It is the unfortunate burden of African writers that their work …

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Scientists: Older people have better sex than younger adults

By Miri Forbes, Nicholas Eaton and Robert Krueger* Aging is generally associated with improvements in our quality of life: We become more proficient in our work, learn how to manage our finances better and our bonds with loved ones deepen. With time and practice, most of the core domains of our lives improve …

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