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Extreme weather is worsening Africa's cholera crisis

Extreme weather is worsening Africa's cholera crisis

Relentless extreme weather in Africa has led to severe cholera outbreaks, killing thousands and affecting hundreds of thousands more.

Sebabatso Mosamo, Farai Mutsaka, and Gerald Imray report for The Associated Press.

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Zimbabwe's lithium mining faces scrutiny over environmental and social issues

Zimbabwe's lithium mining faces scrutiny over environmental and social issues

Zimbabwe's rush for lithium, led by Chinese investors, overlooks crucial environmental and social standards, leading to community and worker unrest.

Tatenda Chitadu reports for Mongabay.

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Oxfam International says hunger rising in world’s climate hotspots

Oxfam International says hunger rising in world’s climate hotspots

A new report from Oxfam International links climate change to rising hunger in vulnerable countries such as Afghanistan, Kenya, Somalia and Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwe's tobacco rebounds amid worries over health, labor

Zimbabwe, Africa’s biggest tobacco grower and one of the world's top exporters of the nicotine leaf, has opened its selling season for the crop amid pledges to fight deforestation and child labor.

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Farmers rediscover benefits of traditional small grains in Zimbabwe

Farmers in southern Zimbabwe are shifting back to growing traditional small grains and maize after experiencing food shortages from the failure of their hybrid maize crops, which haven’t adapted well to the region’s dry soils and climate.

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Climate change forcing Zimbabwean girls into sex work

As climate change continues to devastate rural areas, young women are moving to urban centres – and into prostitution.
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‘Rural women in Zimbabwe are in constant contact with climate change’

Women, children and the elderly are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change in rural Zimbabwe, taking up a large share of the agricultural labor force and management of household nutrition.

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