from the Herald....
One of the ignored reasons for the HIV epidemic in Africa:
single men's hostels because they were forbidden to bring their families
with them to work in the mines etc.
Of course, since there were no old age pensions, and the
land was owned communally, unless a man left his wife to farm the
fields, the tribe would take back the fields for another, and leave him
high and dry when he retired or was injured.
Now this report says
that the hostels are slums with families renting a corner of the room
and the gov't is trying to figure out how to make things better.
of course, Mugabe destroyed 70 thousand homes in his "operation clean
out the garbage", including destroying Sister Patricia's HIV clinic, a
mosque, and the convent of Sister Winfreda in Queque... under the guise
of "slum clearance"..the article doesn't mention this because the Herald
is run by the government...