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Aussie Books for Zim chief executive and founder Alfred Chidembo

AUSTRALIA: Crowdfunding campaign launched to help educate 10,000 kids in Zimbabwe

By Agents Aussie Books for Zim recently launched a crowdfunding campaign  to help it raise the $16,000 it needs to send two shipping containers of books to Zimbabwe, Chief executive and founder Alfred Chidembo said 60,000 books as well as library furniture, lab equipment and school uniforms had already been collected as a result of many

Snakes on a plate: Vietnam’s coiled cuisine

By AFP With their meat served up in a wide array of dishes and blood added to rice wine, snakes make a reputedly satisfying — and nourishing — meal in Vietnam. Caught in the jungles of the north of the country, snake flesh is traditionally believed to help with cooling overheated body temperatures, relieving headaches

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

By AFP Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya. Set up by a 39-year-old industrial chemist named Newton Owino, Alisom Products separates fish skins from the rest of the waste, then tans them to make

Zim govt adopts manual for treating gays, sex workers at health centres

By Staff Reporter THE ministry of health has approved a training manual to be used by all health practitioners in treating gays and sex workers in the country’s health institutions. Gays, sex workers and drug users have in the past complained of being followed by negative stereotypes, something that has seen many of them shy

New EU-wide tests to tackle ‘food apartheid’

By AFP Brussels is rolling out new tests to target inferior versions of the same food products in different member states, EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova said Monday. They were developed following an outcry in some eastern European countries, where recent comparisons of food samples showed that big Western brands use cheaper ingredients in

MUTARE: Maligned female condoms used to clean laptops, furniture 

By Staff Reporter  MUTARE: Efforts to promote female condom use as a key component of HIV prevention are likely being undermined after it emerged that they were being used to clean laptops and furniture by students in tertiary colleges.  Female condom uptake remains relatively low in the country due to misconceptions.  According to the ministry

Eating out linked to increased cancer risk

Foodies beware: A recent study has shown that the habit of dining out may raise your risk of cancer. According to a new University of California and George Washington University study, as Newsweek reports, dining out may put you at risk for elevated levels of potentially harmful chemicals called phthalate that are linked to diseases

Deadline for Zim Achievers nominations approaches

LONDON: The deadline for nominations for the UK edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) is fast approaching, with organisers encouraging the public to continue to nominate their favourites across the board. Nominations for the South African edition closed on 18 February with the nominee announcement scheduled for 22 February and voting set to begin