Lifestyle & Community

Lifestyle & Community

Gvt Launches Ambitious Rural Horticulture Plan

By Robert Tpafumaneyi GOVERNMENT has launched an ambitious plan to revolutionarise rural agriculture which could see remote areas of the country being transformed into exotic fruit production hubs. Under the plan, each family will receive 10 saplings of apple, granadilla, pecan nuts, apple, guava, mango, lemon, avocado pears and macadamia trees. Addressing a post cabinet

Tree stumps at the Victoria Falls National Park after the trees were struck down by wood poachers

Vic Falls Residents Invade National Park For Firewood As Electricity Gets Costly

By Matabeleland North Correspondent CONCERNS have been raised over massive cutting down of trees at the Victoria Falls National Park for firewood by residents who have been rendered jobless due to Covid-19 and can no longer afford monthly electricity bills. Many have resorted to using power for lighting and powering household electrical gadgets only while

From left Zuj secretary general Foster Dongozi, Chinese Deputy Ambassador Zhao Boagang, Zuj president Michael Chideme, China-Africa project manager Edgar Sanyanga and chairman Steve Zhao

ZUJ-China in awards partnership

By Richard Chidza THE China-Africa Economic & Culture Exchange and Research Centre (CAICERCZIM) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) to launch new media awards that are aimed at improving coverage of relations between Zimbabwe and China. CAICERCZIM project manager Edgar Sanyanga told delegates to the official launch at the weekend who included

Opposition Freezim Congress leader Joseph Busha angry at government's destruction of rural homes to make way for a road

Murewa villagers set to lose fields, homes to road expansion

By Idah Mhetu VILLAGERS in Mashonaland East’s Murewa district are up in arms with authorities over the destruction of their fields to pave way for a road. Irate villagers who talked to said the Murewa Rural District Council had not given them any notice but just moved in and started turning over their fields

Aussie Books for Zim chief executive and founder Alfred Chidembo

AUSTRALIA: Crowdfunding campaign launched to help educate 10,000 kids in Zimbabwe

By Agents Aussie Books for Zim recently launched a crowdfunding campaign  to help it raise the $16,000 it needs to send two shipping containers of books to Zimbabwe, Chief executive and founder Alfred Chidembo said 60,000 books as well as library furniture, lab equipment and school uniforms had already been collected as a result of many

Snakes on a plate: Vietnam’s coiled cuisine

By AFP With their meat served up in a wide array of dishes and blood added to rice wine, snakes make a reputedly satisfying — and nourishing — meal in Vietnam. Caught in the jungles of the north of the country, snake flesh is traditionally believed to help with cooling overheated body temperatures, relieving headaches

Smelly skins make for fishy fashion in Kenya

By AFP Women sharpen their knives before setting about stinking piles of fish skins, flesh and bones that cover the floor at an unusual artisanal tannery in western Kenya. Set up by a 39-year-old industrial chemist named Newton Owino, Alisom Products separates fish skins from the rest of the waste, then tans them to make

Zim govt adopts manual for treating gays, sex workers at health centres

By Staff Reporter THE ministry of health has approved a training manual to be used by all health practitioners in treating gays and sex workers in the country’s health institutions. Gays, sex workers and drug users have in the past complained of being followed by negative stereotypes, something that has seen many of them shy

New EU-wide tests to tackle ‘food apartheid’

By AFP Brussels is rolling out new tests to target inferior versions of the same food products in different member states, EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova said Monday. They were developed following an outcry in some eastern European countries, where recent comparisons of food samples showed that big Western brands use cheaper ingredients in

MUTARE: Maligned female condoms used to clean laptops, furniture 

By Staff Reporter  MUTARE: Efforts to promote female condom use as a key component of HIV prevention are likely being undermined after it emerged that they were being used to clean laptops and furniture by students in tertiary colleges.  Female condom uptake remains relatively low in the country due to misconceptions.  According to the ministry

Eating out linked to increased cancer risk

Foodies beware: A recent study has shown that the habit of dining out may raise your risk of cancer. According to a new University of California and George Washington University study, as Newsweek reports, dining out may put you at risk for elevated levels of potentially harmful chemicals called phthalate that are linked to diseases

Deadline for Zim Achievers nominations approaches

LONDON: The deadline for nominations for the UK edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) is fast approaching, with organisers encouraging the public to continue to nominate their favourites across the board. Nominations for the South African edition closed on 18 February with the nominee announcement scheduled for 22 February and voting set to begin