How socio-economic conditions shape renewable energy uptake in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe considers renewable energy a game changer for rural development. It sees it as an opportunity to increase access to electricity in the country’s rural areas....

Zimbabwe had a bumper harvest: what went right and what needs work

Zimbabwe’s 2021 bumper harvest is a welcome development but, it’s important to know what’s behind this...

Dogs in the city: on the scent of Zimbabwe’s urban history

How Harare has dealt with its urban canine citizens over the years following independence reflects the...

Building an art gallery in the midst of war in Zimbabwe

Gallerist and writer Robert Huggins and his wife, the artist Helen Lieros, have passed away. But...

A new film about Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections is worth watching, but flawed

The award-winning documentary - now on in South Africa - follows opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. But...

Criminality isn’t the only way to see electricity theft in Zimbabwe. Here is why

When policymakers reduce electricity scarcity to a few factors like theft and vandalism, to be solved...

Women stand-up comedians in Zimbabwe talk about sex – and the patriarchy

Despite the challenges of being a female comedian, the women who do choose to perform feel...

Energy poverty in Zimbabwe takes many forms but policy only looks at one

Universal energy access can only be achieved if people have the capabilities to use the energy...

Work can be a violent experience for Zimbabwe’s forest rangers

Forest rangers were subjected to occupational violence by their employers. This in turn can provoke a...

President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business

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Why Zimbabwean villagers are struggling with a false scarcity of fuelwood

Rural people's access to fuelwood isn't determined by the availability of the wood, instead it's controlled...

More children in Zimbabwe are working to survive: what’s needed

The fact that there's a growing number of child vendors means government interventions for vulnerable children...

Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: lessons for rural innovation

Rural communities are dynamic and complex. Imposing innovations that don't speak to the needs of these...

The police officer who turned forensic archaeologist to find thousands of Zimbabwe’s hidden dead

Thousands of unidentified Zimbabweans lie in secret mass graves – and I want to find them...

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