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In a piece written by Dexter Tagwireyi in international journal of science in Nature, Zimbabwe has been excluded from many international funding and grant opportunities because of its instability, both real and perceived. The only way to access these funds has been to collaborate with scientists from other African countries and around the world. Just three months ago, some potential collaborators declined to begin a project with my group because of “too many bad experiences” with Zimbabwe over the past few years. Zimbabwe’s new minister of higher education, science and technology development, Amon Murwira, is a respected environmental scientist and a member of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences. Read more