To date, the COVID-19 pandemic which hit Zimbabwe in March 2020 has led to 1500 loss of lives. Funeral ceremonies and the way we send off our loved ones have consequently changed due to the restrictions on movement of people and gatherings.
Traditional marriage ceremonies/roora/lobola in Zimbabwe are special occasions to celebrate the union of two families. They are characterised by gatherings, negotiations, ritual observance, blessings, dancing and feasting.
In May 2021, I shared the first Monthly Dispatch from the DevDispatch.
I hope to do this every month but most importantly I want it to contain information that is relevant to you whether it is articles, videos, discussions, pieces of research, or other interesting finds from around the global development space in Africa.
Last week, the DevDispatch participated in the 6th PIDA Week from 18-21 January 2021. The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) is the African Union’s (AU) strategic framework for regional and continental infrastructure development, guiding the continental infrastructure development agenda, policies, and investment priorities.
It’s the end of another (eventful) month in the fight against COVID-19. Number of infections continue to grow. Globally confirmed cases are at 5,934,936 and confirmed deaths are 367,166. We closed out this week in Africa, with 140 741 confirmed cases and 4,059 deaths.
The eve of Africa Day 2020 marked 100 days since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Africa which has since infected 107,412 people and taken the lives of 3,246 people. Notwithstanding, African nations took their place
The lifestyle blogger known for visualizing and showcasing Africa in a way she (Africa) is not often seen, takes us through what it is like to observe Ramadan during a global health pandemic, and in a country that has chosen a lockdown as a curbing mechanism.
It has been another week of governments trying to find the balance between containing the virus and keeping their economies alive.
The total number of confirmed cases in Africa has surpassed 60,000 to a total of 60, 626. This accounts for 1.55% of the world’s total cases. Confirmed deaths have steadily increased to 2,221 accounting for 0.81% of the world’s total deaths.