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

South Sudanese Students Stranded in Zimbabwe

VOA JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Nearly 40 South Sudanese students who went to Cuba and Zimbabwe for higher education say they are stuck in those countries with no money for food, transportation, or a plane ticket home. A South Sudanese Education Ministry official blamed the Finance Ministry for failing to release funds to cover

Nick Mangwana

Govt Dismisses Fake Directive On School Closure  

By Staff Reporter INFORMATION Ministry secretary Nick Mangwana has dismissed as fake a message circulating on social media indicating the government will be closing schools due to an absence of teachers. The doctored post indicates the government has capitulated to pressure as a result of the teachers’ strike and will close schools on 23 October.

Agnes Mahomva

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 Cases Declining – Govt

e-NCA ZIMBABWE’S government insists it’s managed to bring Covid-19 under control, and that cases are going down. The country’s chief Covid-19 coordinator says initial spikes were due to Zimbabweans returning home from abroad but, there are some who question the official figures. According to the latest figures by the Zimbabwean government, the country has just

Why a Zimbabwean Farming Project Failed – Lessons for Rural Innovation

The Conversation Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. This is based on the assumption that rural livelihoods are mainly agricultural and that the innovations will increase agricultural production and household income. As resources come under pressure from growing populations and natural resource degradation, governments and donors want to see that agricultural

Author, Thembelani Maposa

Author pens insightful book on marriage from the hospital bed

By Alois Vinga UPCOMING author, Thembelani Maposa has penned an insightful book which tackles the underlying causes of marriage breakdowns and proffers a number of solutions to resolve problems and avoid divorces. Speaking during an exclusive interview with Friday, Maposa said he decided to write the book titled, “Why Marriages Fail Volume One” during his stay in hospital

Teenage twins make Vic Falls proud

By Matabeleland North Correspondent AT only 19, teenage twin brothers Nkosenhle and Nkosikhona Ncube from Victoria Falls carry the resort town’s keys to prestige after their hit song Amakhekhekhe was nominated in the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA) Song of the year category. The awards are set for next month. The twins are doing Form

Khama Billiat

Gavin Hunt wants to get the best out of Khama Billiat 

By Sports Reporter  NEW Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has promised to get his star forward Khama Billiat firing again in the new South African Premiership season which got underway at the weekend after Zimbabwe international endured a dismal campaign last season. Billiat – a key figure in Mamelodi Sundowns’ Caf Champions League success of

Terrence Dzvukamanja

Dzvukamanja up for top SA football award

By Sports Reporter ORLANDO Pirates’ Zimbabwean forward Terrence Dzvukamanja has been nominated for the Nedbank Cup Player of the Year accolade at the 2020 PSL Awards. Dzvukamanja had a stellar campaign with Bidvest Wits in South Africa’s premier knockout competition last season before the club sold its league franchise to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila. The former

Fortunate...Fortunate Chidzivo

Fortunate Chidzivo sets national record at World Half Marathon champs

By Sports Reporter ONE of Zimbabwe’s leading female long-distance runners, Fortunate Chidzivo set a new national record of one hour 10 minutes, 50 seconds (1,10:50) despite finishing 27th at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday. The 33-year-old Chidzivo was Zimbabwe’s sole representative in the prestigious race which attracted some of

Kadewere scores first Lyon goal, Musona, Dzvukamanja on target

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international striker Tino Kadewere has revealed his delight to score his first goal for French topflight side Olympic Lyon in their 3-2 away win against Strasbourg at the Stade de la Meinau to end their five-game winless streak to an end. Lyon were desperate to finally get their season going after

Zimbabwe: Land redistribution does little for many Black farmers

By Jeffrey Moyo, Anadolu News Even two decades after they were handed over lands seized from white landlords, many Black farmers in Zimbabwe continue to live in poverty. In a major land reform program in 2000-2002, large tracks of land were seized from white farmers and handed over to the local Black population to redress

Bulawayo’s Ekusileni Medical Centre finally set for opening

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO’S Ekusileni Medical Centre will eventually open its doors to the public on November 30 this year following several false starts. The health facility was shut down in 2001 and several efforts have been made to revive the hospital but to no avail. In 2015, a South African firm, Phodiso Holdings was

Pick n Pay starts renovating building after flood damage

Matabeleland North Correspondent TOP supermarket chain, TM Pick n’ Pay has started renovating its Hwange branch premises, some nine months after it was forced to close because of flash floods which entered the building and submerged some of its groceries. Flash floods hit Hwange in January following heavy rains that pounded the coal mining town

Minister Winston Chitando

Bill crafting: Prospectors blast Minister Chitando over segregation

By Staff Reporter MINES Minister Winston Chitando has invited scorn from the Zimbabwe Prospectors after sidelining them in ongoing Mines and Minerals Bill Consultations. Zimbabwe Prospectors Association president Samson Dzingwe slammed Chitando for the segregation. “We are surprised to hear the minister saying nobody will be consulted except ZMF and Chamber of Mines. That is

‘Light sentence’ lands magistrate, prosecutor in soup

By Staff Reporter A CHIREDZI woman has filed a complaint against a local magistrate and prosecutor for allegedly conniving to hand what she found to be a lenient sentence to a soldier who bit off her nose. Violet Chauke filed the complaint against Rodgers Mawarire and prosecutor Doubt Phiri through the Judicial Service Commission (JSC)

Welshman Ncube

Welsh ally cries foul as ‘Chamisa’s MDC’ grabs constituency

By Costa Nkomo THE MDC Alliance has dismissed as unfounded, claims by party activist Kuraone Chihwayi the main opposition violated the 2018 MDC electoral pact in Sunday’s Kuwadzana constituency primary elections which saw a candidate aligned to Chamisa’s MDC romp to victory. Chihwayi is originally from the MDC once led by Welshman Ncube, now MDC

Kwekwe has 1100 women illegal miners out of 6000 – report

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Statistics of women in mining being given by the Environmental Management Authority are very worrying, Centre for Conflict Management and Transformation (CCMT) report has revealed. The report Exploring The Challenges, Opportunities and Experiences of Women in Mining in Zvishavane district of the Midlands province launched Saturday at Midlands State University (MSU). “Chirumhanzu

Job SIkhala

Don’t dare me, Sikhala says to ED govt as follower clocks 50 days in jail

By Costa Nkomo FIREBRAND MDC Alliance deputy chairperson, Job Sikhala Sunday warned President Mnangagwa’s regime not to push him to the edge through continued detention of a party activist over a minor offence. Terrence Manjengwa (26) has been detained for over 50 days without trial. He was arrested outside the Harare Magistrates’ Court after leading