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Karoi in tobacco processing drive

By Nhau Mangirazi, Karoi Karoi farming town is positioning itself to lure potential investors for a tobacco processing plant that will boost economic growth, create employment while adding value chain to the golden leaf. A stakeholders meeting held here where…

Government, Roman Catholic Church provides food relief for Buhera Villagers

Joyce Mukombi, Chabata High School In the midst of severe drought and food insecurity among households in Buhera South, the government of Zimbabwe in collaboration with Roman Catholic Church, provided food relief for villagers. The distribution took place at Chabata…

ICT Adaptation enhances Learning at Zvomwoyo Secondary School

Mercy Makichi, Form 3 Student, Zvomwoyo Secondary School As Zimbabwe progresses towards embracing Information Communication Technology (ICT), Zvomwoyo Secondary School in Buhera illustrates both opportunities and challenges in integrating ICT into education. Despite nationwide strides in ICT, rural communities like…

Child Marriage on the Rise in Buhera South Ward 28

  By Logic Chatikobo in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe A disturbing trend is emerging in Buhera South Ward 28, where child marriage is increasingly becoming a norm. The root causes of this issue are multifaceted, including child abuse, poverty, and peer…

Buhera South Residents Reject New Currency, Zimbabwean Gold (ZiG)

By Logic Chatikobo In a surprising turn of events, residents of Buhera South have overwhelmingly rejected the newly introduced currency, Zimbabwean Gold (ZiG). The currency, which was intended to replace the US dollar as the primary medium of exchange, has…

The Devastating Impact of Job Shortages on the People of Buhera South

By Alice Marume: Mutiusinazita Secondary School The scarcity of jobs in Buhera South has become a pressing concern for rural settlers, particularly for children like us. Our basic needs, such as education, clothing, food, and school fees, require financial resources…

The Consequences of Stream Bank Cultivation: A Threat to Zimbabwe’s Environmental Heritage

By Isabel Magoge Stream bank cultivation, the practice of ploughing or cultivating along river banks, has been a contentious issue in Zimbabwe, particularly in wards 26 and 27 of Buhera South. Despite the cultural and spiritual significance of streams and…

Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Schools: The Case of Mutiusinazita High School

By Isabel Magoge Mutiusinazita High School, a rural day school in Buhera South, faces significant challenges in teaching and learning computer science. With only one computer teacher for 748 students, a high teaching load, and inadequate resources, the school struggles…

Citizens Demand Impartiality in Food Handouts Amidst Looming Hunger Crisis

By Nhau Mangirazi KAROI – Citizens have called on policy makers to ensure impartiality in food distribution following the declaration of a national disaster due to looming hunger. The calls were made during a livelihood and citizens forum held in…

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CCC Member Assaulted Over Post-Election Land Dispute

CCC Member Assaulted Over Post-Election Land Dispute By Lorraine Ndebele and Marko Shoko     A member of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) recently suffered a broken leg after being heavily assaulted by alleged members of the ruling party…