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Zimbabwe Red Cross Society officials receive donations from Express Links Money Transfer Services and Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan

WATCH: UK based Express Links and DFCP donate to Cyclone Idai disaster victims

By Staff Reporter TWO companies owned by Zimbabweans and based in the UK, have joined forces to donate goods worth RTGS$20 000 to victims of the Cyclone Idai disaster. Express Links Money Transfer Services a financial services provider and funeral insurer, Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan put together the donation that was handed over to officials

UK Embassy, Zim Diaspora team up to raise donations for Cyclone Idai

By Conrad Mwanza, United Kingdom ZIMBABWE ambassador to the UK Colonel (Rtd) Christian Katsande has announced the formation of the Zimbabwe Diaspora Co-ordinating Committee for Disaster Relief (ZDCCDR) following the Cyclone Idai disaster that ravaged parts of Manicaland causing massive loss of life and damage to property. The taskforce is a joint initiative between the

Zenzele Ndebele

Journalist Ndebele walks free, court rubbishes weapon possession charges

Bulawayo Correspondent A Bulawayo magistrate Friday threw a case against Zenzele Ndebele agreeing with lawyers that the allegations against the journalist were unfounded. Ndebele was arrested on Thursday while covering President Emmerson Mnangagwa‘s meeting with Matebeleland based civic groups at State House in Bulawayo. He was being accused of contravening the Criminal Law Codification and

Gwanda Solar project saga: Chivayo case crumbles

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court Judge, Justice Ephraim Tagu Friday acquitted controversial businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, who was facing fraud and money laundering charges related to the million dollar Gwanda Solar Project. Justice Tagu ruled that Chivayo properly excepted to the charges levelled against him at the lower courts, adding that the charges were contrived. Chivayo

New Zealand bans assault weapons, triggering similar calls in US

By AFP New Zealand imposed an immediate ban on assault weapons on Thursday, taking swift action in response to the Christchurch massacre and triggering renewed calls from leading American politicians for curbs in the United States. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said assault rifles and military-style semi-automatic weapons would be banned with immediate effect,

‘Serious’ risks in delaying Brexit to June 30 – European Commission

By AFP Delaying Brexit to June 30 would bring “serious legal and political risks”, the European Commission warned on Wednesday in an internal briefing note ahead of an EU summit. Britain has asked to postpone Brexit to that date, but the commission, the EU’s executive arm, urged leaders to choose instead between a short delay

Cyclone Idai: Rescuers race against time to reach survivors

By BBC Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique as the full scale of the disaster becomes clear. Charities say thousands of people are stranded by catastrophic flooding, clinging to roofs or stuck in trees. In the port city of Beira aid workers say they have only two to three

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone’s path

By Associated Press Authorities on Thursday were moving about 2,000 people inland from part of Australia’s northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday. Evacuees were being moved by air and road from remote, mostly indigenous communities on the east coast of the Northern Territory, with most going to the provincial

Independent Norton MP Temba Mliswa

Corruption fall-out: Mliswa, Nduna kicked out Parliamentary Portfolio Committees

By Anna Chibamu INDEPENDENT Norton MP Temba Mliswa and his Chegutu West counterpart Dexter Nduna, were on Thursday dropped from the newly constituted Mines and Mining Development Portfolio committee, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda announced. Mudenda retained all the other members of the old portfolio committee which was dissolved after a chaotic period in which

Zambia bans ‘Viagra’ energy drink

By BBC The Zambian authorities have banned an energy drink after it was discovered that it contains an ingredient that’s used in the anti-impotence drug Viagra. At the end of last year a consumer in Uganda complained of a prolonged erection after drinking Power Natural High Energy Drink SX, which is manufactured in Zambia. The

Kariba Dam is drying up

Power shortage looms as Kariba Dam dries up due to drought

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Zambezi River Authority (ZRA), which manages the Kariba Dam on behalf of Zimbabwe and its northern neighbour Zambia, has warned of a serious electricity crisis as water levels in the man-made lake have gone down to 39 percent. ZRA reported Thursday, that water levels had gone down by seven centimeters

Zimbabwe has been in turmoil for nearly two decades now but citizens are happier than neighbouring Botswana

Zimbabwe ranked among unhappiest countries in the world

By Leopold Munhende A United Nations survey has ranked Zimbabweans as the 11th unhappiest population in the world The survey was conducted as part of celebrations to mark this year’s International Happiness Day, Wednesday. Zimbabwe just missed out on the top ten least happy countries by just 0.236 points ahead of Haiti, Botswana, Syria, Malawi,

Sombre atmosphere as St Charles school cyclone victim (13) laid to rest

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: There was a sombre atmosphere here Tuesday when Munashe Jena (13), a Form One student at St. Charles Lwanga High School in Chimanimani, Manicaland province was buried at a local cemetery. Munashe is one of the two pupils at the school who died after a rock collapsed onto a dormitory

MP Masango Matambanadzo

Proposed govt law to bring clarity on forex repatriation fears

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is in the process of formulating a law that would spell out how foreign investors can repatriate their profits from Zimbabwe, a country facing foreign currency shortages. This was revealed Wednesday by Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi while addressing backbenchers in parliament. Ziyambi was responding to a question by