Posts tagged "zimbabwe"

Cecil The Lion’s Brother Jericho Is Actually Alive Now?

Saturday evening was awash with news that Jericho, Cecil the lion’s brother, had also been brutally murdered. But as of this morning, we have been made aware that no, Jericho is actually alive and well!

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which told the media that poachers had killed Jericho, retracted its statements o…

By: Katrin Higher / August 2, 2015

Lion-Killing Dentist Walter Palmer Is Apparently Under Police Protection

Yet the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says their attempts to contact him have failed!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2015

Cecil, Zimbabwe’s Beloved Lion, Was Killed By A Minnesota Dentist

Earlier this month, animal lovers were heartbroken to learn that Cecil, a famous and beloved lion living in a protected area in Zimbabwe, had been killed under potentially unlawful circumstances. The gorgeous 13-year-old beast was believed to have been lured from his protected land and killed by big game hunters who get their rocks off…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2015

Zimbabwean Women Fined $5 For Each Scream During Childbirth

In Zimbabwe, a country where the average yearly income is $150, giving birth in a hospital can be prohibitively expensive at $50. But at one corrupt hospital, this price can increase depending on how much the woman giving birth screams. Yes, a local hospital in Zimbabwe apparently considers screams during childbirth to be “raising false…

By: Mary Odell / July 12, 2013

Bad Sex: Woman Killed By Lion While Boyfriend Runs Off Naked

Chivalry is officially dead: a naked boyfriend ran off into the African bush while a lion mauled to death the girlfriend with whom he’d just been having sex.  A friend told local news in Zimbabwe, “The two were romping when the incident occurred. The lion came from behind and roared.” Sharai Mawera…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2013

3 Women Charged With Raping Men & Hoarding 33 Condoms Worth Of Semen

Any story of rape, whether it happens to a man, woman or child, is horrific and tragic. This particular story has the distinction of being horrific, tragic and weird: three women in Zimbabwe have been charged with sexually assaulting male hitchhikers and collecting condoms filled with semen. The women had 33 jizz-laden condoms, which police…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2011

Rape Victim Turns Painful Past Into Promising Future For Young Women

An article on CNN yesterday turned me on to Zimababwe native Betty Makoni, CNN hero of the week. She is a teacher, a volunteer, and the executive director of her organization, Girl Child Network (GCN), which boasts 30,000 members in Zimbabwe alone. She was also raped when she was 6 years old.

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 6, 2009