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Vegan Culture, Environment and Conservation – Can Plants Save Animals?

Matabeleland North vegans believe their culture contributes towards conservation efforts to protect the environment. Image by Unsplash


Another culture appears to be the answer at a time when conservationists are worried about the preservation of species and involving communities through awareness campaigns. The vegan lifestyle is currently all the rage, although opinions on it vary.
 
BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 13, 2023

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Open Defecation – An Environmental Health Concern in Lupane

Water shortages coupled with a poor reticulation system that has outlived its lifespan fuel open defecation in Lupane. Image by NewZimbabwe.com


Open defecation in Lupane, the provincial capital of Matabeleland North, poses a health and environmental hazard. Environmentalists, concerned citizens and research have long raised alarm.
 
BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 13, 2023

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Climate Proof Agriculture in Hwange — An Acid Test to Climate Change

Pvumvudza, an agricultural technique introduced by government in 2020 to promote food security, is being abandoned in Hwange. Image by UNDP


As climate change wreaks havoc, leaving communities facing hunger, some communal farmers in Zimbabwe were given hope through conservation agriculture, also known as Pfumvudza, as the answer to their problems. Years later, some people are abandoning the idea after poor yields.
 
BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 13, 2023

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Human–Wildlife Conflict: Baboons Cause Havoc in Hwange Town

Baboons play on rooftops and access homes through unlocked doors and windows in Hwange. Image by Unsplash


In Hwange, baboons are giving local residents sleepless nights. Like burglars, troops of baboons break windows and roof sheets breaking into people’s homes stealing food.
 
BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 13, 2023

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Inclusive School Opens Doors for Disabled Learners In Matabeleland North

Uneven surfaces at Lwendulu Primary school in Hwange makes driving a wheelchair difficult for children living with disabilities. Image by Calvin Manika, March 2023


The Girls Way of Life Charitable Trust has established an inclusive school in Matabeleland North to provide education for disabled children who face significant barriers to accessing education due to inadequate infrastructure and resources.


This story is part of a reporting series supported by the Pulitzer Centre.


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 1, 2023

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