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Africa

More woes for Zimbabwe as dam levels drop

Jan 06 2020 19:50

Zimbabwe's agriculture sector, hard hit by drought, is facing another significant risk as dam levels recede due to the high temperatures. Climate change has also resulted in an increase in insect growth rates, experts say.

Africa

The year Zimbabweans want to forget

Jan 04 2020 07:15

From a clampdown on protestors over a massive fuel price hike, to rolling 18 hour power cuts, Zimbabwe's government - led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa - had its work cut out in 2019.

Africa

Zimbabwe drought, food crisis likely to run into 2020, warns Famine Systems Network

Dec 27 2019 12:23

A swathe of Zimbabwe, running from the southwest to the northeast, faces a “Phase 3” food crisis after a sporadic start to the November to March rainy season, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network has said.

Economy

WATCH: Zimbabwe blackouts affecting jobs, manufacturing

Dec 23 2019 20:45

Millions of people in Zimbabwe have been living with severe power cuts for months, affecting services and jobs, while pushing the economy to brink of collapse.

Economy

West Africa monetary union to reform CFA franc, keep euro peg

Dec 22 2019 11:21

The West African Economic and Monetary Union has agreed with France to a number of changes to the CFA franc currency, says Ivory Coast's president.

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Drought and mounting debt leaves Zambia and Zimbabwe in the dark

Dec 18 2019 10:45

Drought has plunged millions of Zambians and Zimbabweans into darkness as hydro-power dams drain, and their governments’ debt is making matters worse.

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