Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Zimbabwe: A Move to Curb Freedom of Association as Election Nears

Registration Withdrawn from Hundreds of Organizations

 Zimbabwe should reregister hundreds of civil society groups whose registration it has withdrawn, and amend its Private Voluntary Organization Act to bring it in line with its obligations to protect freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also cancel an amendment that would bar groups from “political” activity under…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes major donation of €65.5 million from the European Union in Eastern and Southern Africa to address the unprecedented global food crisis in eleven countries

Targeting eleven countries, the contribution allows WFP to provide life-saving assistance at a time when humanitarian needs continue to soar

An essential and timely contribution of €65.5 million from the European Union, received through its Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), has been immediately put to work by WFP to address the unprecedented needs caused by the global effects of the war in Ukraine, climate shocks, conflict, and economic pressures. The special…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya and Zimbabwe have committed to enhance diplomatic ties

The commitment was made at a meeting between President William Ruto and the Zimbabwean leader, H.E Emmerson Mnangagwa, in Dakar, Senegal

Kenya and Zimbabwe have committed to enhance diplomatic ties anchored on expansion of trade, agriculture and investment. The commitment was made at a meeting between President William Ruto and the Zimbabwean leader, H.E Emmerson Mnangagwa, in Dakar, Senegal. The two leaders stressed the need for African countries to trade more…

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Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) Partners Discuss Applied Research Findings on Gender and Nutrition Integration in Agriculture

Practical findings collected over three years were discussed by representatives of national, regional, and continental African institutions and organizations

The IGNITE project (Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture) organized a Research Summit in Nairobi, January 23 through 25, to share findings and evidence collected around six broad programmatic learning questions concerning ways of effectively and efficiently increasing women’s empowerment in agriculture as well as equitable…

Source: Amnesty International |

Zimbabwe: Arrest of members of opposition shows an escalating crackdown against freedom of association and assembly

The police tried to deny these 25 individuals their human right to have access to counsel by physically assaulting their lawyer

Responding to the news that Zimbabwean police on 14 January arrested 25 members of political opposition party Citizen’s Coalition for Change (CCC) and allegedly physically assaulted the lawyer who was representing them, Flavia Mwangovya, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East and Sothern Africa, said: “The arrest of members of a…

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Zimbabwe hosts the 2nd African Regional Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Conference

7 countries from the African Region are participating in the conference together with key health stakeholders such as civil society health partners and donors

Today marks the beginning of the 2nd African Regional Conference on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) taking place from 12 – 14 January 2023. The conference taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe is running under the theme “NCD prevention, surveillance and management to achieve SDG 3 in the context of COVID-19 and…

Source: World Health Organzation (WHO) - Zimbabwe |

Zimbabwe Strengthens Capacity to Prevent, Control and Manage Cholera and Typhoid Outbreaks

The workshop’s main objectives were to review, update and validate the draft cholera control guidelines document that was last updated in 2019 (but not finalized) and the guidelines for the management of typhoid fever in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has undertaken several activities to strengthen the country’s prevention, control and management of cholera and typhoid. For example, following a cholera outbreak in 2018, a National Task force for Cholera Elimination was created to support cholera elimination in Zimbabwe, through a multi-stakeholder approach. This task force spearheaded the development…

Source: Amnesty International |

Zimbabwe: Violent attacks against political opposition supporters must be promptly investigated

These attacks are clearly intended to harass and intimidate members of political opposition in the months leading up to Zimbabwe’s upcoming election

Responding to a viral social media video showing brutal attacks against supporters of the political opposition party Citizens’ Coalition for Change, Flavia Mwangovya, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East and Southern Africa, said:  “This callous, politically motivated attack against older people who had simply attended a gathering for a political…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil |

The new Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Brazil presents copies of his credentials to the Secretary-General

Brazil and Zimbabwe have a partnership in technical cooperation

The new Ambassador of Zimbabwe, Meshack Kitchen, presented copies of his credentials to the Secretary-General Ambassador Maria Laura da Rocha. Brazil and Zimbabwe have a partnership in technical cooperation, in particular in the cotton and livestock sectors.

Source: World Health Organzation (WHO) - Zimbabwe |

Zimbabwe strengthens capacity to increase Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy coverage

TPT is a proven course of treatment that can prevent TB disease among those infected with TB and has been shown to reduce TB - related mortality among people living with HIV

Tuberculosis (TB) Preventive Therapy (TPT) is a cost-effective way of reducing the risk of TB infection progressing to TB disease. TPT is a proven course of treatment that can prevent TB disease among those infected with TB and has been shown to reduce TB - related mortality among people living with HIV. TPT…