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Evicted Lowveld Villagers Endure Two Months of Hell

By the roadside in the scorching Lowveld heat, a group of women and children sit under a tree, their few belongings scattered all over the place. Two women have just finished preparing a very small meal of sadza and cow peas, hardly enough to feed all the people there; numbering …

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Attacks Against Journos a New Low

The barbaric attacks against journalists attending a press conference in Harare on Friday was a new low for Zimbabwe and it should worry everyone, who cares about the rule of law. Yet-to-be-identified thugs descended on the journalists that were being addressed by Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (Zinasu) president Takudzwa Ngadziore …

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Beta Operations Above Board

Below is a response from BETA Concrete to a story published by The Standard on September 13, 2020 headlined “Quarry mine causes headaches in a once serene rural outpost”. 1.BETA arrived in the area two years ago, lured by the spectacular granite outcrops which promised decades of successful extraction, and …

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City Fathers Under Fire Over Water

Some former Bulawayo councillors say the current council leadership cannnot escape blame for the grave water shortages in the city amid accusations the local authority is failing to manage the limited resource. Council has decommissioned three supply dams and suspended the 144 hour water shedding regime, a situation that is …

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State of Siege – Zimbabwe Puts the Boot in Journalism and Freedom of Speech

Violent attacks on journalists, student leaders and other voices happening in full view of the police paint a worrying image of the country’s ever-declining humanitarian situation. “Journalism has been criminalised,” said award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono during one of his court appearances in August before he was granted bail on 2 …

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