AWF/NBP Call For Entries To The Benjamin Mkapa Wildlife Photography Awards

NAIROBI, KENYA AND WASHINGTON D.C., U.S., March 3, 2022 – World Wildlife Day: Building upon the success of the inaugural Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards in 2021, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Nature’s Best Photography (NBP) officially open submissions for the 2022 edition of the prestigious annual award. Competition participants will have from March 3 to June 1, 2022 to submit photos for consideration by the panel of world-class judges and conservation advocates. By Staff Reporter Photographers of every age, background, and level of camera experience from Africa and…

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“Handisi Mu Departure Lounge!” Pioneer Of HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Campaign Still Going Strong

SOME of you might still remember back in the day, around 2004 when a man, Pastor Reki Jimu would appear on a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Television sponsored program Positive Talk saying these words, “Handisi Mu Depature Lounge, ndiri kurarama ndiri HIV positive,” loosely translated, I am not in the departure lounge, I am just someone living positively with HIV. Those were the days AIDS claimed lives and accounted for majority of deaths in the country. There was no antiretroviral therapy (ART) back them. By Michael Gwarisa It is possible…

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Rescued From Drug Abuse and Dangerous Habits: Teenage Boy Pays Tribute To Chitungwiza Trust

AFTER completing his Ordinary ‘O’ Level studies in rural Chiweshe, Mitchele Nyanhi (19) was faced with the harsh realities of life as he could not secure any form of employment. Since both his parents are not gainfully employed, there was no one to take up the responsibility of sending him to any form of training so that he could either secure a job or start his own self-help project. By Michael Gwarisa With no employment prospects on the horizon, Mitchele found himself taking up Chikorokoza or artisanal mining where he…

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