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Zimbabwe’s Child Exodus

Synopsis
Report by Zimbabwean journalist Stanley Kwenda into the exodus over the past decade of tens of thousands of Zimbabwean children across the border into South Africa. Kwenda himself fled Zimbabwe in 2010 when his life was threatened by senior police officers after he exposed corruption in the country’s police force. For Africa Investigates, Stanley has returned to his homeland, once one of the richest countries on the continent, to reveal the disturbing story behind the flight of his country’s children. Along the way, he meets 14-year-old runaways, the orphaned children of AIDS victims, and goes undercover with the Magumagumas, people traffickers who operate out of border towns and whose reputation often instils fear in the lives of those who pay them for safe passage.
Series
Africa Investigates
Language
English
Country
Qatar
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Politics & government; Social welfare
Keywords
AIDS; children; journalism; orphans; refugees; South Africa; Zimbabwe

Online availability

URI
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/africainvestigates/2011/11/2011111682030843189.html
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Stanley Kwenda

Production Company

Name

Al Jazeera English

Email
distribution.int@aljazeera.net
Web
http://english.aljazeera.net/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+974 4489-7446
Fax
+974 4489-7472
Address
PO Box 23127
Doha
Qatar

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