By afro.who.int GENEVA: African health ministers gathered today to seek ways of ramping up measures to halt the outbreak of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 in southern Africa, where the virus has been detected in two countries and a large-scale multi-country vaccination campaign is underway. The ministers from Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe met on
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By TimesLive.com A Zimbabwean who was in the country illegally and caught red-handed with pieces of railway track that he had stripped and stolen was sentenced to six years in jail by the Pretoria regional court on Wednesday. Twenty-six-year-old Petros Vingirai had been found guilty of theft of essential infrastructure. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Lumka
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By Anna Chibamu CIVIL servants under the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) are this Friday set to march against government’s continued reluctance to pay them in US dollars. Worries emanating from biting inflation and their devalued salaries have been ignored by government according to ZCPSTU. In a statement, ZCPSTU organising secretary, Charles Chinosengwa,
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By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF regime as shameful, adding that it was determined to close all democratic spaces following a series of scathing reports “misrepresenting” its agenda. The civil society organisations (CSOs) group was responding to recent onslaught by Zanu PF, through
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By Darlington Gatsi THE Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) has promised to take telecommunications giant, TelOne’s Centre for Learning to court following its announcement of a 200% fees hike the union claims could leave many out of school. TelOne Centre, which had been charging US$55 000 per semester, is now demanding ZW$186 000 or US$600,
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By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent THE greater part of Manicaland Province will Sunday face a day long power outage due to critical maintenance works that will be carried out by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). In a public notice Tuesday, the power utility announced that most places in Mutare, the resort town of Nyanga and other surrounding areas will spend a
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By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A USER of popular short video sharing platform, Tik Tok, landed himself in soup after posting a clip in which a uniformed Chinhoyi police officer on duty, is jeered while hoisted in the air. David Kanduna (23), who starred on the ZBC TV drama series Kuchina-Genesis and other local productions, was fined
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By Alois Vinga CONFEDERATION of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has hailed the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) for ensuring realistic stability as the Zimbabwe dollar depreciated by 12,4% on the auction platform, swiftly closing the gap between the parallel market rate. The remarks come a few weeks after the monetary authorities clashed with CZI on the direction to be taken
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By Bulawayo Correspondent OPPOSITION Zapu has taken a dig at the African Union (AU) for failing to rein in dictators within member states and turning a blind eye when members of its “old boys’ club” kill and abuse. The phrase “old boys club” was popularised by South African politician, Julius Malema, in reference to the AU, which
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By Lisa Nyanhongo All is set for the 11th edition of the UK Zimbabwe Achievers (ZAA) which will be held in Birmingham this weekend. Honours will be handed out to outstanding individuals and organisations from different fields of expertise during the dinner gala. The event is set for Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham.
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A Christian group mainly based in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on Wednesday marking Christmas Day to commemorate the birth of Jesus. The Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His Special Envoy Simon Kimbangu has about 20 million followers in the country, but also enjoys a following in neighbouring Angola. It’s also called
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AFRICA Day, observed on May 25 of every year, originally commemorates the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1963. There, determined fathers and mothers of the continent met to chat the way to liberty following prolonged European colonisation. This momentous occasion became the turning point in Africa’s determination
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By Alois Vinga THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has secured 400 000 metric tons of white maize from Zambia and Malawi. The move, which comes after government gave private players the greenlight to import the stapple, offset shortages caused by a severe drought that hit the country during the 2021/22 farming season. The
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By traveldailynews.com Three African countries feature in the top five; Zimbabwe is top, South Africa is joint second, and Kenya is fifth. Italy is in joint second with South Africa and Portugal in fourth making them the only two European countries. A new study by financial comparison company money.co.uk has revealed the top trending wedding destinations in 2022 and
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By Bloomberg.com Zimbabwe’s inflation rate jumped back into triple digits in May after the central bank effectively devalued the local currency by introducing a new interbank rate at which most commerce will take place. Annual inflation quickened to 131.7% from 96.4% in April, ending a 10-month period in which the rate was below 100%. Costs
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By news.un.org FOR the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced on Tuesday. Commending Military Observer Major Winnet Zharare, 39, as “a role model and a trailblazer”, Secretary-General António Guterres, will present her with the award on Thursday during a ceremony marking the International
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By Lisa Nyanhongo MORE charges have been laid on one of the armed robbers who pounced on ZX Fuels in Southerton, Harare and got away with US$380 000. Joseph Bilson Makoni (27), who, alongside Tawanda Gawu (34) and four others, were being charged for unlawful possession of firearms and armed robbery, is now facing fresh
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By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has criticised clauses contained in the Labour Draft Bill over the failure to live up to international best practices on protection of workers’ rights. The Bill which seeks to align the Labour Act with the constitution and international labour standards duly ratified is set to be
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By Staff Reporter ZANU PF MPs have allegedly been sharing their growing disdain for the party with colleagues in opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), organising secretary Amos Chibaya has claimed. Speaking at the CCC’s thank you rally in Gweru, following resounding by-election wins on March 26, Chibaya said ruling party legislators were part of
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By Staff Reporter MINE workers have described their recent 100% wage hike as “double nonsense,” despite an agreement between the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) and Chamber of Mines effecting the raise. The two had come up with a new salary structure that would have seen the lowest earning mine employee get ZW$93
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By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) Manicaland province secretary general Godfrey Mubatsa, who is facing charges of violating the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA), was Monday granted ZW$40 000. Mubatsa was arrested Saturday by police on allegations of addressing an unsanctioned political gathering in Doradombo at Mambondiyani Mountain. He was then detained at Mutare Central Police station after
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By Mary Taruvinga THE inviting, melodious echoes flow downhill as we make the final ascend. In the absence of musical instruments to enhance output, they use their palms to issue out some rhythmic claps which blend perfectly with their voices. A thrilling spectacle unfolds as the reach a mountain-top clearing and used for the day
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By CNBC – European nations have confirmed dozens of cases in what’s become the largest outbreak of monkeypox ever on the Continent, according to the German military. – The U.S. has confirmed at least two cases and Canada has confirmed at least five so far. Belgium just introduced a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients.
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By cgtn.com Developing countries should place more emphasis on science and technology education to better prepare the young generation for opportunities in the digital economy, according to Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa made the comments in Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the 2022 World Economic Forum. “The future of business, of development, wealth creation,
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By Clayton Shereni, Masvingo Correspondent FOUR Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Zaka activists who were arrested on Saturday whilst allegedly holding a political meeting in Ndanga without notifying the police were Monday granted bail when they appeared at the Masvingo Magistrates Court. Masvingo Magistrate, Farai Gwitima granted the activists ZW$10 000 bail each and
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By BBC Africa A Tanzanian MP angered by poor conditions of roads in his constituency has done a handstand in parliament to draw attention to his complaint. Flatei Massay, the MP for the northern constituency of Mbulu, was commenting on budget estimates on Monday when he called on the government to fulfil its pledge to
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By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE and Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), whose qualifying campaign starts in early June, the continental football governing body CAF has confirmed. The Warriors’ exclusion from the qualifiers comes after they were also earlier on Monday barred from this year’s Cosafa Cup because of its
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By birminghammail.co.uk A Birmingham-based model has spoken out over a backlash to her racy social media posts. Victoria Blue, who hails from Zimbabwe, moved to the UK in 2004. She lived in Yorkshire until moving to Birmingham. Now aged 28, Victoria often posts raunchy pictures wearing raunchy lingerie on her Facebook and Instagram. And now she is
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By Reuters.com HARARE : China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt plans to invest $300 million on rapid development of a lithium mine and processing plant at its newly acquired Arcadia project in Zimbabwe, according to company documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Huayou, one of the world’s biggest producers of cobalt, recently completed a $422 million purchase
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Award-winning actor Jamie Bartlett has died, corporate communications manager for eMedia Bennum van Jaarsveld confirmed on Monday night. He was 55 years old. “We’ve had confirmation from a close family member that Jamie has passed,” he said. “We will have more information in the morning.” Details of Bartlett’s death were not known at the time
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By Alois Vinga THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) managed to mop up excess liquidity amounting to ZW$31,6 billion in the last four months of 2021 as the monetary authority upped the gear towards preserving the local currency’s stability. Excess liquidity/cash position is when the balance exceeds the actual working capital cash needed, thereby becoming
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By Staff Reporter IRKED by a joke on opposition leader, Linda Masarira, by fast food outlet Mambo’s Chicken’s marketing team, chief director for strategic communication in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Major Mutambudzi has jumped to her defence. Masarira, who is Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president, has been at the
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By Alois Vinga A EUROPEAN UNION funded livestock project has contributed to increased milk productivity by a total of 1,2 million litres inside four months, latest data from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has revealed. The central bank data shows that quarterly fresh milk output progressively increased from the low first quarter of 2021
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By Mary Taruvinga GLIDING through the smooth roads lined with a fusion of indigenous and exotic trees marching virtually without interlude but for the occasional glamorous, plush homes, any first timer to this exquisite and serene neighbourhood is left in awe. It is not the sort of neighbourhood you can stray into. Many of the
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By Staff Reporter MBIZO member of parliament, Settlement Chikwinya, has dedicated his victory in the March 26 by-elections to slain Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporter, Mboneni Ncube. Ncube was killed by Zanu PF youths who unleashed waves of violence on CCC supporters at a campaign rally in Chikwinya’s Kwekwe constituency a few weeks before
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By Al Jazeera Experts say a series of monumental economic mistakes led Zimbabwe down a path of acute unemployment, forcing job seekers to engage in unethical recruitment processes. Harare, Zimbabwe – As soon as Norman Chisunga arrived in Harare in February 2019 from his rural home in Murehwa, an hour north, he knew he needed a
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By Staff Reporter FORMER Mashonaland West provincial magistrate Ruth Moyo, who rose to prominence after presiding over the exhumation appeal case of late former president Robert Mugabe, has been demoted to an ordinary magistrate on allegations incompetence. Moyo has since been shunted to the Harare Magistrates Court in. She was replaced by former Bindura magistrate,
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By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent CITIZENS Coalition for Change secretary general for Manicaland was Sunday arrested for addressing a political gathering in Doradombo at Mambondiyani mountain. Godfrey Mubatsa, was reportedly picked up for contravening Section 7(5) of Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA) in a dramatic detention where he sacrificed himself for other 19 political
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By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has been plunged into mourning following the death of five senior members of the party in the province within a space of a week. CCC’s Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Swithern Chiroodza said the deaths of the cadres were as a result of various ailments. “This past week
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By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A CHINHOYI magistrate has convicted a 14-year-boy (name withheld) for raping and molesting his two minor cousins. The victims are aged two and three years old. Regional magistrate, Ignatius Mugova found the teenager guilty following a full trial last week, during which the children’s paternal grandmother (69) gave testimony
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By Staff Reporter Mine workers in the country are set to receive an over 100% salary increment Following a successful negotiation with authorities through the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe and the Chamber of Mines . The new pay structures according to information from the National Employment Council (NEC) Mining is going to see
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By Bulawayo Correspondent The Zimbabwe African People’s Union ( ZAPU) has invited children below the age of 16 to write essays or poems about the life of the party’s late president, Dumiso Dabengwa. Msongelwa Ndlovu, the party’s spokesperson, said this is being done as part of commemorations to celebrate his life three years after his demise. Dabengwa died in Nairobi, Kenya on May 23 in 2019
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UK Correspondent A UK-BASED truck supplier has responded after any angry client blockaded his Bulawayo home with articulated trailers and recorded a video warning people against dealing with the company. The video (watch below) in which the client accuses Carsden UK Trucks of selling non-existent vehicles has since gone viral. Speaking to newzimbabwe.com this Sunday,
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By UK Correspondent BIRMINGHAM: Tendai Manjonjori walked away with the trophy and winner’s cash after topping the leaderboard at the Bushwackers golf tournament on Saturday. Sponsored by Diaspora Insurance, the tournament was held at the legendary Belfry Hotel and Gold Resort which has hosted the Rider Cup four times – more than any other venue
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By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter TOP officials at Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) in Bindura have been caught up in a serious enrolment scandal after it emerged that some of them have been selling fake admission letters to aspiring students. Unnamed officials at the university reportedly approved applications from students who did not meet requirements
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By Thandiwe Garusa AGRICULTURE deputy minister, Douglas Karoro, will spend his weekend in jail after his bail hearing was pushed to Monday. Douglas Karoro was arrested on Friday on allegations of grabbing 700 bags of fertiliser, US$18 000 worth of maize seed and 5 000 vegetable seed kits from Presidential inputs schemes between March and
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By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter A Chegutu man, Emmerson Manjengwa, has been caged three years for murdering his wife following a dispute over a roadrunner chicken. Manjengwa was convicted by High Court judge, Justice Priscilla Munangati-Manongwa, after pleading to a lesser charge of culpable homicide. The judge said he had managed to prove that he
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By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (ZINARA) has hiked toll fees by 73% in line with obtaining exchange rate dynamics. The developments are in line with recent fluctuations of the Zimbabwean dollar on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) foreign exchange auction platform, which saw the value of the local currency depreciating by
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By Alois Vinga LEADING financial services provider, First Capital Bank (FCA), has donated farming equipment worth thousands of dollars to the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU). The donation will go towards meeting the productivity needs of the Murehwa based Chemhondoro Farming Club, a member of the ZFU. Speaking at the occasion to handover the goods recently,
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