Illegal gold rush threatens wildlife in pristine Zimbabwe national park

Hundreds of illegal gold panners invaded Zimbabwe's Chimanimani National Park last month, on the back of the Covid-19 lockdown and worsening economic conditions. Their presence threatens...

Tensions Flare Between Zimbabwe Miners and Chinese Investors

Local chrome miners depend on Chinese investors for machinery and a market for ore. In theory,...

COVID-19 lockdown daily situation update – Day 46

Zimbabwe COVID-19 Lockdown Monitoring Report: 14 May 2020 – Day 46...

New threat haunts Zimbabweans panning for gold: Machete wielding gangs

Drought sent hungry Zimbabweans in search of gold. Now they face a new threat: Machete-wielding gangs....

Homes, land destroyed as desperate Zimbabweans turn to illegal gold mining

FILABUSI, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under the blazing sun, a group of men use picks...

‘Not For the Faint-Hearted’: The Struggles of Women in Zimbabwe’s Mining Industry

Female miners seek equal opportunity in Zimbabwe’s male-dominated mining industry, but several cultural and financial obstacles...

Zimbabwe’s Rural Communities Standing up to Chinese Mining Companies

MUTARE, Zimbabwe—Zimbabwe’s rural communities are beginning to stand up to Chinese companies operating in the country, as...

Chinese Companies Tear Down Zimbabwe’s Environment

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