Source: Amnesty International |

Zimbabwe: Opposition leader’s conviction a travesty of justice

Zimbabwean authorities must quash the conviction and sentence and stop weaponizing the criminal justice system to target and harass political opponents

Responding to the conviction and sentencing of former opposition legislator Job Sikhala, to a nine-month suspended sentence and a fine under a law that no longer exists after he was accused of posting a video on Facebook claiming that a police officer had killed a baby, Khanyo Farisè, Amnesty International’s…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launches United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project to mitigate the impact of livestock diseases in Zimbabwe

The project is expected to strengthen responses to control livestock disease outbreaks, thereby protecting livelihood assets, and promoting improved livestock nutrition to increase animal disease resistance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$2.2 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the “Mitigating the Impact of Livestock Diseases” project. The one-year project will work to improve household resilience to shocks by protecting their livestock assets. The project’s design is…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus |

Meeting of the Belarusian part of the Joint Permanent Commission on Cooperation with Zimbabwe chaired by the Foreign Minister S.Aleinik

The participants discussed the progress of implementation of the agreements reached during the state visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus A.G.Lukashenko to Zimbabwe in 2023

On February 14, 2024  a meeting of the Belarusian part of the Joint Standing Commission on Cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Zimbabwe was held under the chair of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Aleinik, in preparation for its inaugural…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2024 Article IV Mission to Zimbabwe

The mission discussions covered policies to restore macroeconomic stability and improve growth prospects, focusing on finalizing the transfer of the RBZ’s quasi-fiscal operations to the Treasury and addressing other sources of fiscal pressures

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan provides new food assistance support for vulnerable people in Zimbabwe

Since 2019, Japan has contributed over US$25.5 million to WFP-supported food assistance and resilience-building for vulnerable communities in the country

The Government of Japan today provided a US$1.36 million (¥200,000,000) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme that will help provide critical food assistance for over 40,000 vulnerable people in Zimbabwe. Japan’s timely contribution, totalling 1,304 metric tonnes of cereals, pulses, and vegetable oil, will support food-insecure communities during…

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The Beast Foundation launches transformative pan-African female-focused leadership and education initiative, Lead Like a Girl

Recognising the disparities in educational resources, Lead Like a Girl offers a well-rounded environment with expert mentorship and leadership development for young women

The Beast Foundation (www.TheBeastFoundation.org), in collaboration with Elyseum Family Office (Elyseum), is pleased to announce the launch of the Lead Like a Girl programme aimed at empowering young women from underprivileged contexts in South Africa and Zimbabwe, providing them with opportunities to realise their full potential. Arising from a partnership…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Cholera: Outbreak silences a once vibrant town in southwestern Zimbabwe

The village is grappling with a relentless cholera outbreak, starkly highlighting the severity of the disease

Swift action by health authorities and Red Cross volunteers saves lives as cholera shuts down community life and people focus on stopping the outbreak’s spread Where children would normally be playing, it is now quiet on the streets of Mapanza, a small village in the southwest of Zimbabwe. The communal…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concludes an evaluation of the national food control system in Zimbabwe

The project is designed to build up capabilities, strengthen governance and improve strategic planning around two main components: food safety and plant health

This week FAO will conclude an eight-month assessment of Zimbabwe’s food control system with a final workshop in the city of Kadoma, where high-level executives are expected to endorse the recommendations of the final report and commit to implementing its strategic plan. The assessment is part of "Strengthening of Capacities…

Source: Amnesty International |

Zimbabwe: Cabinet’s move to abolish death penalty marks progress

Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception because it violates the right to life

Responding to a move by Zimbabwe’s cabinet to back abolition of the death penalty, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Khanyo Farisè, said: “Zimbabwe has taken the right step towards ending this abhorrent and inhuman form of punishment that has no place in our world. “Now…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Zimbabwe |

Global Music Conference for Youth Marks a Milestone in European Union - Africa Collaboration

JM International, the world’s largest youth-music network, together with the European Union and Music Crossroads Zimbabwe brought the 78th JMI Global Conference to Harare

From September 18 to 22, 2023, Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), in collaboration with Music Crossroads Zimbabwe (the local arm of JMI), hosted the 78th JMI Global Music Conference in Harare, Zimbabwe. The JMI Global is the annual coming together of the youth-music movement that is Jeunessees Musicales. It brought together…