Why Africa needs a single currency to prosper

By Own Correspondent For Africa to prosper Africa needs a common currency and better banking facilities. Neither of the two is freely available in Africa. The estimated figure for 2022 is only 48% of Africans will have a bank account. So, the need to provide a common currency and banking facilities is critical for Africa

The necessity of provacy and security laws in Africa

By Own Correspondent When it comes to the global economy, the personal data of consumers worldwide is vital to driving high value. While it helps create new opportunities for countless businesses, it also brings new challenges and risks, especially those associated with cybersecurity. Only ten African countries have confirmed the African Union Convention on Data Protection and

Nyaradzo expatriates wrong body to the US

By ZiMetro News Nyaradzo expatriates wrong body to the US In a major boob, Nyaradzo Funeral allegedly recently expatriated the wrong corpse into the United States of America in a development that has sent tongues wagging. It is alleged that the parlor mistakenly expatriates a black corpse instead of a white body. “They sent a

Harare ranked 4th on list of worst cities to live in Africa

By Agencies The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the list of 10 most livable cities across the globe as well as the world’s 10 least liveable cities. As in previous surveys, the report noted that living conditions in Lagos, Nigeria; Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea; and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh are among

African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to celebrate the arrival of a superhero many black moviegoers said

Mnangagwa has ramped up efforts to suppress human rights – Amnesty International 

By Darlington Gatsi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first tenure has been characterised by a clampdown on human rights, a failure by the second dispensation to break out from the oppressive rule of Robert Mugabe. This is according to Amnesty International which released a damning and brutal assessment of Mnangagwa’s regime in upholding human rights. Khanyo Farisè, Amnesty International’s

Keep your dirty hands off SADC, bloc belongs to region’s liberation movements – Zanu PF’s Mutsvangwa tells Zambia, West

By Anna Chibamu WAR Veterans Liberation Struggle Affairs minister Chris Mutsvangwa has blasted the West for trying to unseat the government using a “puppet” leader, Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema, the Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC) Troika chairman has come under attack by the Zimbabwean government after the bloc’s election observer mission’s chairman Nevers Mumba

How much is Zanu PF paying for SADC silence – says Namibian opposition leaders, questions how Zimbabwe continues to go scot-free despite stolen elections, human rights abuses

By Leopold Munhende | Chief Correspondent NAMIBIAN opposition leader Bernadus Swartbooi has questioned how Zimbabwe and the ruling Zanu PF party have continued to enjoy silence and protection of regional body SADC, despite massive electoral fraud, human rights abuses, and a coup that was totally ignored in 2017. Swartbooi also called on the Namibian government

Fraud-accused Zimstat director is scary, told witnesses he will get bail “like NSSA boss and clerk of Parliament” – court hears

By Staff Reporter HARARE magistrate, Marewanazvo Gofa was Thursday told of how Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats) Director General, Taguma Mahonde abused his powers to get away with crimes he allegedly committed at his workplace. Mahonde, 53, was remanded in custody after the State opposed his bail. The investigating Officer, Eric Chacha told the court

Dialogue should usher a new, legitimate leader – opposition

By Darlington Gatsi OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has said dialogue with the Zanu PF-led government should remove illegitimacy on the Zimbabwean presidency which they say will be born out of a new election. CCC deputy spokesperson Ostalos Siziba said this at a national dialogue held by Heal Zimbabwe Trust in Harare recently. Siziba

RBZ MPC pushes US$ reserves thresholds to 15% to encourage ZWL usage

By Alois Vinga THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has increased the US$ Statutory reserve requirement to 15% in a move experts say is tilted towards promoting the usage of the ZWL. Official records show that the economy is increasingly using the US$ with the recent Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) indicating

Three ZIMRA officers involved in ‘well-thought-out’ fuel fraud arrested; ZACC hunting remainder of suspects as one flees to Zambia

By Leopold Munhende | Chief Correspondent THREE ZIMRA employees stationed at Chirundu Border Post have been arrested on fraud charges while another is on the run, after conniving to misrepresent that two 40,000 litre fuel tanks had passed their station and evading about US$30,000 in tax. Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) confirmed the arrest of Shepherd

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) Mashonaland Central chairperson Samuel Parirenyatwa

War vets applaud Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for a “job well done” in general elections

By Thandiwe Garusa WAR veterans have applauded the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for a “job well done” in the August general elections which were denounced by several electoral observer missions for falling short of regional and international standards. The SADC, AU, EU, Carter Center raised concerns over the lack of transparency, credibility and fairness. Last

BAT suffers 15% cigarette sales decline due to ZWL scarcity

By Alois Vinga BRITISH American Tobacco (BAT) has suffered a 15% cigarette sales decline owing to the ZW$ scarcity which hit the markets during the year’s first half. The limited circulation of local currency comes on the back of initiatives by the monetary authorities who are saddled with the need to balance between spurring economic

People with disabilities lobby for political quota system

By Darlington Gatsi A COALITION of people with disabilities is contemplating lobbying for a quota system to broaden its representation in the national elections. This comes on the back of low participation of people with disabilities in the August elections with their representation coming through the seats in the Senate. Political antagonists, Zanu PF and

Warriors star Hadebe helps Houston Dynamo win US Open Cup

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international defender Teenage Hadebe was in action for Houston Dynamo who defeated Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami to win the final of the 2023 US Open Cup. Hadebe, who recently returned to fitness after a lengthy injury layoff, was introduced in the 91st minute to help see out the game for Houston

RBZ boss Mangudya gets ‘D’ grade in global ranking amid speculation he may be replaced

By Staff Reporter A GLOBAL recent ranking of central bank governors has given Zimbabwe’s John Mangudya the lowest grade amid speculation that he may be replaced as President Emmerson Mnangagwa reshapes his administration. New York-based magazine Global Finance, which reviews central banks, recently reviewed the performance of the central bank governors of some 102 countries

SA: Tycoon Moti honoured as Zim Achievers Awards nominations revealed

By Own Correspondent SOUTH African tycoon Zunaid Moti will be among the people to be honoured at this year’s Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) which be held at a gala dinner set for November. Nominations for ZAA South Africa’s 8th edition, which will be held at the at Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, were revealed earlier

Unifreight bemoans negative informal imports impact on local trade

By Alois Vinga LISTED transport and logistics company, Unifreight Africa has bemoaned the adverse impact of imports on local trade amid calls for the government to curb such illicit practices in order to save jobs in the local market. The firm is a transport holding company offering logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in

FRANCE: Munetsi named in Ligue 1 Team of the Week

By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe international Marshall Munetsi has been named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Week by the French daily newspaper L’Équipe following his impressive display for Stade de Reims on Tuesday evening. The 27-year-old midfielder produced another superb performance after providing two assists for double scorer Keito Nakamura in his side’s upset

Leadership wrangle for Paul Mwazha’s African Apostolic Church turns nasty; faction boasts of having police in their pocket

By Mary Taruvinga FACTIONAL battle for the control of  Paul Mwazha’s African Apostolic Church (VaApostora VeAfrica) has escalated with the other party writing to the police boss complaining that some officers were being bribed to favour Enerst Mhambare’s cabal. A faction led by church bishops Simbanechako Sveta and Paul Chari have written ZRP Commissioner General

Mnangagwa proclaims October 3 as date for first session of 10th Parliament 

By Anna Chibamu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced in a supplement to the Extraordinary Gazette on Wednesday, the date and place for the first session of the 10th Parliament. President Mnangagwa, in a Statutory Instrument (SI)159 of 2023 and S.I. 9 of 2023 proclaimed 12pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023 as the time and date for

Chevrons duo to feature for Sylhet Strikers in Bangladesh Premier League 

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team all-rounder Ryan Burl and fast bowler Richard Ngarava are set to participate in this year’s edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), after being signed up by the Sylhet Strikers during the competition’s player draft on Monday. The 2024 edition of the BPL is scheduled to take place in

Zambian President Hichilema convenes SADC Troika meeting, tables damning report on disputed Zimbabwe elections

VOA President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia, who is also the Southern African Development Community Troika chairperson, convened a virtual meeting Wednesday which discussed Zimbabwe’s disputed harmonized elections that were condemned by regional and international observers. The virtual summit, attended by Namibian President Hage Geingob, the leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisikedi and