News & Analysis: Zimbabwe

Africa CDC’s John Nkengasong on a Vaccine Game Plan for the Continent and His Greatest Worry

“What worries me most is that the continent doesn’t get its vaccination program in order in a timely fashion. That means we have to pursue an aggressive process not a passive process.”

via COVID HQ Africa

Hustle at the Border for Zimbabwean Traders

On top of missed income opportunities caused by the freeze of productive activities, many women traders in Zimbabwe suffered economic losses from goods that have remained unsold and, in many cases, gone to waste because of their perishable nature.

via COVID HQ Africa

Zimbabwe Takes Delivery of More Than a Million Doses of Chinese-Made Vaccines

“Despite the huge demand for vaccines at home, we are doing our best to support Zimbabwe’s fight against COVID-19 because we are all-weather friends and we keep our promise to ensure the accessibility and affordability of the vaccines, particularly for developing countries.”

via China-Africa Project

Zimbabwe: COVID19 fight at full throttle as Indian vaccines arrive

“President Mnangagwa was yesterday at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport to accept the first batch of 35,000 doses of India’s first indigenous COVID19 vaccine, the first tranche of the 75,000 doses of Covaxin donated by the Indian Government.”

via The Herald

Zimbabwe: More vaccines arrive today

“The arrival of the first consignment of the Indian donation adds to vaccine stocks already received as a gift from China and to part of a commercial order placed with Sinovac in China.”

via The Herald

Zimbabwe: More church leaders take vaccine

“There is nothing wrong in taking a vaccine because it is a preventative measure against the disease just like washing your hands, eating good food and wearing masks that we have already been doing. There is nothing wrong biblically or scientifically with getting the vaccine.”

via The Herald

We forget our troubles: Crystal meth use rises during lockdown in Zimbabwe

“Although the drug has been used in Zimbabwe for some years, its use has grown in the townships as the economic crisis grips the country, leaving few job prospects for its young people. Zimbabwe has nearly 90% unemployment, with young people worst affected.”

via The Guardian (Nigeria)

Inequality warning: The pandemic’s impact on education

“Access to education has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments across southern Africa closed down educational institutions for the greater part of 2020. At the beginning of 2021, we are beginning to see some of the costs.”

via Daily Maverick

COVID-19: Disabled in Zimbabwe cry for attention

“Mevion Chawota, 29, whose both hands and legs are not working said his community will remain at the periphery, even during the vaccination drive. He complained that nobody came to their rescue during the lockdown.”

via Anadolu Agency

Zimbabwe to Buy 1.8 Million Sinopharm Vaccines, President Says

“Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the country will buy 1.8 million vaccines from China’s Sinopharm Group Co. ‘Procurement plans for other vaccines from India and Russia are also advanced,’ he said.”

via Bloomberg