Politics

Poverty Scourge Fuels Early Child Marriages in Zimbabwe

The United Kingdom earlier this week held a summit on Female Genital Mutilation and the forced marriage of young girls. Prime Minister David Cameron said it's crucial for the world to protect its girl children. Early marriage is an especially prominent issue in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Zimbabwe, for instance, 31 percent of girls get married before the age of 18. Poverty is the main reason for that statistic. CCTV's Farai Mwakutuya spent some time with a group hoping to curb the practice.

Zimbabwe’s economy falls by a staggering 84%

Zimbabwe's health sector has been struggling due to ongoing economic difficulties. The majority of Zimbabweans are exposed to killer diseases and no treatment as a result. But government is now working around the clock to train more health professionals, to provide basic services.