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Harare ranked as one of the 10 least livable cities in the world

Harare ranked as one of the 10 least livable cities in the world. Harare has been ranked as one of the 10 least livable cities in the world in a report that looks at stability, health care and infrastructure, among other social and economic factors.

According to the latest Economist Global Livability Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Zimbabwe’s capital ranks a lowly 133 out of 140 cities.

The EIU’s liveability ranking and overview quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in 140 cities worldwide.

Each city is assigned a score for over 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the covid-19 pandemic has also affected livability. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on global liveability,” the EIU said. Liveable cities have been described as those that are inclusive, with low levels of poverty.

These cities promote equality of access and opportunity between people from different sections of society.

Source – zwnews

In other news – Gun smuggling from SA fueling spike in crime rate

Gun smuggling from SA fueling spike in crime rate. This comes at a time when the Zimbabwe Republic Police in their recent statements expressed concern over the rise in armed robberies on banks and houses throughout the country. The most recent armed robberies and bank heists happened in Bulawayo.

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Human rights activists have alleged that gun smuggling from neighbouring South Africa, poverty and high unemployment levels have led to the surge in armed robberies in the country…Learn More.

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