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Zim govt sued over deforestation

By Alex Bell SW Radio Africa 17 June 2014 A Zimbabwean farmer has taken the ZANU PF government to the High Court because of rampant deforestation around prime tobacco growing areas. Never Gasho, a farmer in Karoi, is seeking to compel the government to stop the deforestation of indigenous trees. He has...

Huge blaze engulfs Pomona dumpsite

By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 21 October 2013 Residents in some parts of Harare woke up to thick smoke following a huge fire from a dumpsite located in the city’s Pomona suburb. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a huge ball of smoke rising “out of Vainona Pomona 200 metres above ground which could be seen...

Chisumbanje villagers demand answers as ethanol plant remains shut

By Alex Bell 16 April 2013 Villagers in Chisumbanje are said to be losing patience and demanding answers from the authorities, who claimed that the contentious ethanol plant there would reopen last month. The plant has been closed since early last year amid worsening tensions between the community and the...

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