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Zimbabwean government turns ‘blind eye’ on religious sect’s child marriages

Despite laws banning child marriage, the Zimbabwean government has been lax in preventing the practice, while maintaining close ties to the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church and its leaders. The Apostolic sect has some of the highest rates of child marriage among girls of any religious sect in the country.

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Namibian government takes steps to address dire sanitation conditions exposed in CCIJ investigation

Namibian government takes steps to address dire sanitation conditions exposed in CCIJ investigation By Freddie Clayton and Sonja SmithPhotography by Margaret Courtney-Clarke December 13, 2023 The Namibian government has begun implementing vital sanitation reform after a CCIJ investigation laid bare a nation in crisis.  In a statement made directly to the CCIJ on November 19,

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Namibian government vows to scale up sanitation efforts after CCIJ investigation reveals a country in crisis

The CCIJ’s three-part story made front page news across the country as it exposed the government’s failure to provide adequate access to safe toilets and hygiene facilities – a basic human right – to more than half the population.

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‘Not the kind of life a human being should live’: How Namibia’s sanitation crisis is endangering its people and its future – Part Three

Namibia ranks the worst for sanitation coverage in southern Africa. Over 1 million Namibians, nearly half the country, lack adequate access to toilets. They are often faced with only one option: open defecation.

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‘Not the kind of life a human being should live’: How Namibia’s sanitation crisis is endangering its people and its future – Part Two

Namibia ranks the worst for sanitation coverage in southern Africa. Over 1 million Namibians, nearly half the country, lack adequate access to toilets. They are often faced with only one option: open defecation.

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‘Not the kind of life a human being should live’: How Namibia’s sanitation crisis is endangering its people and its future – Part One

Namibia ranks the worst for sanitation coverage in southern Africa. Over 1 million Namibians, nearly half the country, lack adequate access to toilets. They are often faced with only one option: open defecation.

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