Ray Mwareya

Journalist

Location icon Canada

I am a journalist. I have reported in Canada, New York, Germany, Southern Africa and the UN General Assembly. I have covered Covid, HIV, global agriculture, digital surveillance, the refugee crisis, immigration abuses.

My work appears in The Guardian, New York Times, Thomson Reuters, Radio Netherlands, UK Daily Mail, China Radio International, The Financial Times, Pillpack Amazon and dozen others.

Portfolio
Ricochet
11/08/2018
Bureaucracy stopping church from taking in more refugees | Ricochet

The Catholic Church in Montreal has deposited 800 files to privately sponsor Syrian refugees with the Quebec government. Despite having the funding and volunteers to take them all in, only 30 refugees can arrive, says Sister Alessandra Sandopadre, the envoy of the Archbishop of Montreal.

Seekers of Unity Love & Equality
05/01/2020
Canadian Sex Work During COVID

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Canadian government is doling out $2,000 every four weeks to every laid-off worker. This is an amazing intervention, but what happens to the members of our community who are sex workers? or gig workers? As many people in the QPOC community are.

Thebody
03/24/2020
Meet the Canadian Doctors Who Helped Squash an Alberta Anti-Abortion Bill

Jillian Ratti, M.D., is tireless whether wearing gloves in surgery, holding a protest banner in the streets, or giving eloquent oral submissions to parliament. Ratti, a family physician and clinical lecturer at University of Calgary Medical School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is part of a bevy of vigilant female doctors who keep a rainbow bracelet wrapped around their stethoscope or coat.

alaraby
01/18/2020
Canada's Quebec City gets its first Muslim cemetery

In the past, Muslim residents of Quebec City had to transport their dead for more than 160 miles if they wanted an Islamic burial, despite the city having its first mosque since the late 1970s.

news.trust.org
07/05/2016
Mozambican widows without sons accused of sorcery, robbed of land

By Ray Mwareya CHIKWIDZIRE, Mozambique, July 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Marcia Madeya's husband died his brothers accused her of witchcraft, stole her fruit trees, crops and goats, and shared them out between his other wives.

Malnutrition
01/16/2018
Zimbabwe's Micronutrient Battle

Zimbabwean officials want the food industry to help solve the country's micronutrient shortages by fortifying popular products. The companies say the cost is too high. Zimbabwe is facing a severe micronutrient problem. The government's solution - fortifying popular foods with those missing micronutrients - seemed fairly straightforward.

Malnutrition
01/16/2018
Zimbabwe's Micronutrient Battle

Zimbabwean officials want the food industry to help solve the country's micronutrient shortages by fortifying popular products. The companies say the cost is too high. Zimbabwe is facing a severe micronutrient problem. The government's solution - fortifying popular foods with those missing micronutrients - seemed fairly straightforward.

Coda Story
02/26/2019
Zimbabwe Drifts Towards Online Darkness - Coda Story

One year after jubilant residents celebrated in the streets of Harare when Zimbabwe's army removed Robert Mugabe from power, the country is in darkness. Last month, after days of protests over a doubling of fuel prices, security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed and 600 arrested.

Equal Times
02/25/2016
"Migrant mothers need our help," say South Africa's baby smugglers

Amos Xulu drives the 857-kilometre, 20-hour journey between Johannesburg in South Africa and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe several times a week. Today, as he swerves his Scania bus into the middle lane, he has one hand on the steering wheel; with his other hand, he feeds an infant child porridge.

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