Two-thirds Zimbabwean children exposed to abuse-UNICEF

TWO-THIRDS of children in Zimbabwe have experienced some sort of abuse and are vulnerable to mental health challenges, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced. UNICEF revealed this in a statement released recently stating that abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences are the main preventable causes of poor mental health. The country celebrated World Action Day for mental health this week. The UN Agency urged government and other stakeholders to give more attention to mental health of children and adolescents. “More than two thirds of children in the country experience some form of violent discipline and over a third of girls suffer from sexual violence before their 18th birthday,” UNICEF Representative in … Continue reading Two-thirds Zimbabwean children exposed to abuse-UNICEF

US President Biden condemns ‘evil’ of white supremacy after mass shooting

Ten Black people were killed at a market in Buffalo, New York, by a white teenager espousing racist theories. President Joe Biden condemned the “poison” of white supremacy in the “body politic” in the United States after a gunman killed 10 people at a market in a majority Black neighbourhood of Buffalo, New York, on Saturday. “Hate and fear are being given too much oxygen by those who pretend to love America but who don’t understand America,” Biden told a group of victims’ families, local officials and first responders in Buffalo on Tuesday. KEEP READING list of 4 itemslist 1 of 4 … Continue reading US President Biden condemns ‘evil’ of white supremacy after mass shooting

DA WESTERN CAPE URGES RESIDENTS NOT TO TAKE FRUSTRATIONS OUT ON FOREIGN NATIONALS

The call comes after the controversial anti-immigrant group Operation Dudula launched a Western Cape branch in Cape Town on Saturday. Veronica Mokhoali | 3 hours agoCAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape has urged residents not to take their frustrations over poor governance and policing out on foreign nationals in their communities. The call comes after the controversial anti-immigrant group Operation Dudula launched a Western Cape branch in Cape Town on Saturday. The move is fuelling concerns about the group’s xenophobic sentiments which have already taken root in other parts of the country. The party’s spokesperson … Continue reading DA WESTERN CAPE URGES RESIDENTS NOT TO TAKE FRUSTRATIONS OUT ON FOREIGN NATIONALS

Mozambique: People released by rebels speak of hunger within the insurgency

3:22 CAT | 12 May 20220 CommentsPrintShare FILE – For illustration purposes only. [File photo: Lusa] Five people say they were freed by an armed group that kidnapped them in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique, and described the inner workings of the insurgency that is ravaging the region, residents who received them told Lusa on Tuesday. “Five people arrived here at the main village of Nangade,” with signs of malnutrition, said one of the inhabitants of this Tanzania-adjacent district, bounded to the north by the Rovuma River, which has been hit by attacks since the beginning of the year. “They arrived on Saturday: … Continue reading Mozambique: People released by rebels speak of hunger within the insurgency

ZIMBABWEAN SOLDIERS RUN AMOK, BEAT UP VILLAGERS

DOZENS of villagers near Jason Ziyaphapha Moyo Airbase in Chegutu were on Tuesday allegedly assaulted by soldiers reportedly searching for a machete gangster who had assaulted their collegue.According to pictures seen by NewsDay, the assaulted villagers sustained injuries on their faces, heads, legs and hands. Some of the assault victims received medical attention at Chegutu General Hospital, according to a medical report in possession of NewsDay. Contacted for comment, Air Force of Zimbabwe spokesperson Squadron leader Donovan Muroyiwa said he was yet to receive the report, but said an investigation had already been launched to ascertain the claims. Villagers said … Continue reading ZIMBABWEAN SOLDIERS RUN AMOK, BEAT UP VILLAGERS

Total shutdown for Zimbabwe Tomorrow Friday 6 May

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition stands firmly behind calls for a public protest against failure by the government to come up with a proper public transportation system. On Friday, May 6, 2022 aggrieved Zimbabweans will march against the continued shortage of public transport especially in urban areas. This trend has resulted in commuters being charged exorbitant fares as some unregistered private players capitalize on the desperation among commuters while a lot of productive time is being wasted in long queues. We note with concern the failure by the government to resuscitate the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) and provide an … Continue reading Total shutdown for Zimbabwe Tomorrow Friday 6 May

Police; ZANU PF youths beat up CCC members in Chitungwiza

Members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and alleged ZANU PF members reportedly attacked and injured CCC candidate for Chitungwiza Ward 7 Lovemore Maiko during the party’s door to door election campaign. He was rushed to the hospital for medical attention. CCC senior official Job Sikhala said, “Police officers came in tore with crystal meth (Mutoriro) drunken ZANU PF and attacked us when we were engaged in a peaceful door 2 door campaign for our Ward 7 Council by Election Candidate Lovemore Maiko. They attacked us with baton sticks, rubber bullets, logs, stones and axes.” https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-1&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NwYWNlX2NhcmQiOnsiYnVja2V0Ijoib2ZmIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1521113378026147841&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fbulawayo24.com%2Findex-id-news-sc-national-byo-218675.html&sessionId=610044a8359d84e91c727849592353668d5295d6&theme=light&widgetsVersion=c8fe9736dd6fb%3A1649830956492&width=550pxFadzai Mahere, the CCC Spokesperson, condemned … Continue reading Police; ZANU PF youths beat up CCC members in Chitungwiza

ZIMBABWEAN FEMALE MINE WORKERS FACING RAMPANT ABUSE :UNION

THE Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers’ Union (ZDAMWU) has raised alarm over rampant sexual harassment of female mine workers. Sexual harassment, also called sexual violence could cause the victims to lose their jobs, suffer physical and emotional pain, loss of income and various other negative consequences. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says sexual harassment are behaviours in workplaces manifesting in the form of offensive phone calls or non-verbal comments such as sexually suggestive gestures and display of sexual materials, physical violence, which effectively compromises equality and quality of work among others. Speaking on the sidelines of the ZDAMWU Gwanda … Continue reading ZIMBABWEAN FEMALE MINE WORKERS FACING RAMPANT ABUSE :UNION

NO SCHOOL FOR SLAIN ELVIS NYATHI’S CHILDREN

Children of slain Elvis Nyathi are failing to go to school due to financial challenges and the death of their father could make the situation worse, a top artist has revealed. Nyathi (43) was stoned and burnt to death on April 6, in Johannesburg, South Africa by a mob after he was found with no passport. Vigilante groups in neighbouring South Africa have been targeting Zimbabwean immigrants accusing them of stealing jobs reserved for locals there. In an SOS on social media, poet Albert Nyathi painted a  gloomy picture of  Nyathi’s family future. “l visited Elvis Nyathi’s family where l … Continue reading NO SCHOOL FOR SLAIN ELVIS NYATHI’S CHILDREN