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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Zimbabwe category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Zimbabwe articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

1. Longer, analytical article. Communities, companies and conflict
Author: Centre For Natural Resource Governance Date Written: 2 November 2015
Primary Category: Zimbabwe Document Origin: Kubatana
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://www.kubatana.net
Key Words: Mining, environment, communities

Summary & Comment: Mining projects are often established on land which is already occupied and used by people who depend on farming, ranching, fishing and artisanal mining for their livelihoods. The establishment of a mining project will therefore cause changes in the environment, economy and society of these people. These changes can either be positive or negative. . . . [expand]
2. ’Zimbabwe Case Study for S. Sudan’s Unity Government’
Author: Sandra Nyaira Date Written: 8 October 2015
Primary Category: Zimbabwe Document Origin: Voice of America
Secondary Category: Sudan and South Sudan Source URL: http://www.voazimbabwe.com
Key Words: Riek Machar, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, President Salva Kiir

Summary & Comment: As the South Sudan’s warring factions move towards a power-sharing government, both parties might have lessons to learn from Zimbabwe’s coalition arrangement that ended in 2013. MM
3. Longer, analytical article. Mugabe International Plc…
Author: Cyril Zenda Date Written: 1 October 2015
Primary Category: Zimbabwe Document Origin: Financial Gazette
Secondary Category: Economic Justice Source URL: http://www.financialgazette.co.zw
Key Words: Mugabe, Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai,NGOs

Summary & Comment: There is an element of truth in that thousands of opposition-aligned NGOs from broader human rights, to voter education, media and information rights, women’s rights, land and property rights, to sexual and reproductive rights, to legal rights and many more have thrived in Zimbabwe because Mugabe's long stay in power. It has given organisation . . . [expand]
4. Longer, analytical article. Washington and the IMF Shouldn’t Follow Zimbabwe over Another Cliff
Author: Todd Moss and Jeffrey Smith Date Written: 9 September 2015
Primary Category: Zimbabwe Document Origin: Centre for Global Development
Secondary Category: -none- Source URL: http://www.cgdev.org
Key Words: IMF, Washington, Zimbabwe

Summary & Comment: The Zimbabwean government is in a tight corner. Unofficial statistics say over 80% people are unemployed, industries have closed, what all this means is the tax revenue has shrunk. The finance minister has tried to hike duty for importing goods for resale, a means of survival for the many unemployed, but as the rand weakened, it’s a struggle for th . . . [expand]
5. Farmers turn to fishing as Zimbabwe crops fail
Author: Tawanda Majoni Date Written: 31 August 2015
Primary Category: Zimbabwe Document Origin: IRIN
Secondary Category: Food and Land Source URL: http://www.irinnews.org/
Key Words: Children, food security, health, nutrition,

Summary & Comment: The economy may be bad in Zimbabwe but hunger is its the worst enemy, people are doubtful that the government will assist given it struggle to rebuild the economy and cur the wage bill. MM
6. Longer, analytical article. Coup de Grâce? Plots and Purges: Mugabe and ZANU PF’s 6th National Peoples Congress
Author: Derek Matyszak Date Written: 7 August 2015
Primary Category: Zimbabwe Document Origin: Zimbabwe Independent
Secondary Category: -none- Source URL: http://www.theindependent.co.zw
Key Words: Robert Mugabe, Mujuruites, Zanu PF, Chinamasa

Summary & Comment: The only political party to have ruled Zimbabwe, ZANU PF, to have ruled the country since 1980 could be on the bring of disintegrating. Factional fights, the battle to succeed Mugabe and rebuilding the economy are the party’s undoing. MM
7. Longer, analytical article. Obituary: The conflicted legacy of #CeciltheLion
Author: Tinashe Mushakavanhu Date Written: 28 July 2015
Primary Category: Zimbabwe Document Origin: The Medium
Secondary Category: Ecology Source URL: http:// https://medium.com/
Key Words: Cecil, Zimbabwe, tourism, hunting

Summary & Comment: Trophy hunting used to bring in big bucks in Zimbabwe before large scale corruption clawed in. It has even overshadowed the co-existence between man and animals in the country. The death of a celebrated lion has once again brought the debate to the fore. MM

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