Drought escalated cholera outbreak: Report

The USAid Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FewsNet) recently revealed that approximately 9 000 cattle in Zimbabwe had succumbed to drought-related conditions this year.
By Silas Nkala May. 20, 2024

Watch ZiG closely: Fews Net

Last month saw the introduction of the ZiG, replacing the battered Zimdollar that had experienced a sharp depreciation.
By Belinda Chiroodza May. 3, 2024

High food assistance needs imminent: USAid

Zimbabwe is among several southern African countries that have been severely affected by the El Niño-induced drought with at least two million people facing starvation.
By Gracious Daniel Apr. 16, 2024

El Niño drought hits Zim hard

This year, through a very uneven season, farmers have tried and tried to get a crop.
By Ian Scoones Apr. 9, 2024

Food insecurity fears mount

The Zimdollar is currently trading at US$11:ZWL$21 000 in supermarkets and 1:32 000 on the parallel market.
By Priviledge Gumbodete Apr. 1, 2024

EditorialComment: Tackle food, water shortages

The government started rolling out food assistance across 56 of the country’s 60 districts last month, with selected households receiving rations comprising of 10kg of grain per month.
By The Standard Mar. 17, 2024

FewsNet warns of hunger crisis

Water stress has also impacted the germination and growth of crops, with some farmers reporting total crop failure.
By Gracious Daniel Mar. 6, 2024

Feature: Farmers’ hope wilt as crops wither under drought’s grip

The World Food Programme warns that nearly eight million people in Zimbabwe face hunger, a number that could rise if the rains do not come soon.
By Problem Masau Feb. 19, 2024

Ordinary citizens under siege from new taxes

Compared to January 2023, the cost of living has surged by about 595%, primarily driven by the devaluation of the local currency.
By Tafadzwa Mhlanga Feb. 9, 2024