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Harriet Macdonald-Walker

I’m a Deputy Programme Manager for the Department for International Development (DFID). I’m currently on a short term posting to Zimbabwe, working on DFID`s health programmes here. I’m based in Harare but manage to get out to see projects across the country. This is my first overseas posting with DFID and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to start with Zimbabwe, such a fascinating and beautiful country.

Zimbabwe: Glimmers of light on dimly lit streets..

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Picture: Paul Turner/DFID

July 2013: my first week in Zimbabwe, in a taxi in Harare: “Boss, you can tell everything by the street-lights (‘boss’ being a friendly if slightly over-respectful Zimbabwean term when addressing customers)… “The street-lights….? I replied. “Sure Boss, the street-lights. …