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Over 300 Zimbabwean students enrolled in various programs in Algeria under the Zimbabwe-Algeria Bilateral Scholarship Program claim that some of them have now turned into prostitution and drug dealing in order to survive as the government of Zimbabwe has failed to pay the agreed $3,000 allowances per student a year. They claim that attempts to seek help from the Zimbabwe Embassy in Algiers and state authorities back home have been in vain.

Zanu PF youths in Manicaland province have lashed out at war veterans for endorsing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the presidency, saying the move is treasonous since the president is still in office. Two Zanu PF factions are fighting for the succession of the 92 year-old Zimbabwean leader.

Villagers of Dombwe, Zvimba communal lands in Mashonaland West province, who are on a food-for-work program, say they are being denied food after working for 15 days a month.

And a Zimbabwean living in Britain ventures into a dress-making project.

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This evening on Livetalk our hosts Gibbs Dube and Jonga Kandemiiri will be talking with listeners about the food situation in Zimbabwe. Some people under the food for work program claim that they are not even getting food after working for the state for 15 days a month.

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