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US Pours US$130m Into Food Security To Assist 500k Vulnerable Zimbabweans

By Staff Reporter THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has unveiled two new food security programmes, Takunda and Amalima Loko, worth US$130 million, aimed at ensuring food security for up to 490 000 vulnerable people. The five-year programmes will target Zimbabweans in drought-prone Matabeleland North, Masvingo, and Manicaland provinces. “These two new programmes

Barack Obama

Obama Joins Biden’s US Presidential Campaign

BBC WITH less than two weeks remaining before election day, the Biden campaign is putting one of its most valuable assets out on the field. Barack Obama remains highly popular, particularly among the Democratic base, and the choice of Pennsylvania for his first in-person campaign event suggests they recognise that the state is the most

Bogus Parirenyatwa Hospital Doctor Arrested

By Mary Taruvinga A BOGUS medical doctor has been arrested pretending to be a physician registrar at Parirenyatwa Hospital, the medical facility has announced. According to the hospital, the suspect has been handed over to the police. It is not yet known how long the suspect had been operating and also his identity was not

Caledonia Eyeing One Of Zim’s Largest Gold Mines

Bloomberg CALEDONIA Mining Corp., is interested in buying one of Zimbabwe’s largest gold operations as it embarks on an aggressive plan to acquire more assets in the country, according to a person familiar with the details. The Jersey-based gold producer is weighing an acquisition of Bilboes Gold Ltd.’s Isabella-McCays-Bubi mines, in northwest Zimbabwe, said the

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria President Calls For Calm As Protesters Are Shot Dead In Lagos

The Guardian SPORADIC shooting has been reported in Lagos as the president of Nigeria appealed for calm hours after security forces opened fire on protesters against police brutality in the centre of the city. Muhammadu Buhari did not directly address the shootings, but called on Nigerians to be patient as police reforms “gather pace”. On

Armed Robbers Posing As Cops Pounce On Teacher, Knick US$500

By Staff Reporter THREE armed robbers posing as police officers pounced on a teacher at Kazozo secondary school in Ruwangwe in Nyanga North and went away with valuables and cash amounting to US$502. Police confirmed the incident adding that investigations were underway. Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said Taurai James Mudzudza was sleeping

Huge Volumes Of Arms Trafficked Into SADC – UN

By Staff Reporter THE United Nations says high volumes of firearms are being trafficked into the SADC region with Angola and Botswana being among countries that are most affected by the illegal arms trade. The report, by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), comes at a time Zimbabwean security forces have launched

Lovemore Moyo

‘Only A Revolution Can Solve Zimbabwe’s Political Crisis’ – Lovemore Moyo

By Bulawayo Correspondent OPPOSITION United Movement for Devolution (UMD) leader and former Speaker Lovemore Moyo says only a national revolution was the only way of tackling the country’s worsening political and economic crisis. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has been accused in several quarters of using the Covid-19 pandemic to curtail the rights and freedoms of

Chipinge Villagers Hospitalised After Consuming Anthrax Infected Meat

By Staff Reporter CHIPINGE – Two villagers were admitted to St Peter’s Hospital here after consuming meat suspected to have been infected with anthrax. This has also prompted government veterinary officials to dispatch a rapid response team to vaccinate all local livestock. Ward 20 councillor Charles Mugidho confirmed the development saying he has raised the

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops

Zim Catholic Bishops Encourage Return To Mass

Catholic News Agency IN A statement announcing directives to guide the expansion of public worship in Zimbabwe, the nation’s bishops encouraged the people of God to attend Mass. “We now discourage live-streaming of Holy Masses and other relevant pastoral programmes except for the spiritual nourishment of the faithful who may be physically impeded in attending

Fake Land Cooperative Bosses In Court

By Ndatenda Njanike THE police have confirmed the arrest of two men who forged signatures in 2019 to secure possession of land for their cooperative. Livingstone Chikanga (56) and Eliah Hamandishe (55) have since appeared in court facing fraud charges. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Livingstone Chikanga (56) and Eliah Hamandishe (55)

Douglas Mwonzora

MDC-T Will Shock Voters In By-Elections – Mwonzora

By Leopold Munhende ZANU PF and MDC Alliance are in for a rude awakening as the MDC-T is poised to grab the majority of seats in the coming parliamentary and local council by-elections, MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has predicted. He was responding Monday to a question from the media on how he predicted the MDC-T

Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Stop Giving Cops Bribes – Kazembe

By Leopold Munhende HOME Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has blamed citizens who opt to pay bribes to police officers as contributing to factors that fuel corruption in both the force and country. He made the observation while responding to questions at Tuesday’s post-cabinet media briefing in Harare. Kazembe had been asked what the government was

Lalchand Rajput

Zim Lands In Pakistan But Coach Rajput Pulls Out

espncricinfo.com ZIMBABWE will be without their head coach Lalchand Rajput for the upcoming tour of Pakistan after he pulled out over travel restrictions. A statement from Zimbabwe Cricket said that the Indian embassy in Harare had sought exemption for Rajput visiting Pakistan, citing travel guidelines issued by the Government of India for its citizens. The

Florence Chitauro

Former Cabinet Minister Florence Chitauro Dies After Stroke

By Staff Reporter FORMER cabinet minister and diplomat Florence Chitauro has died after suffering a stroke. Chitauro’s death was confirmed by her nephew, former deputy information minister Bright Matonga Tuesday. A former Zimbabwe ambassador to Australia, Chitauro was said to have been alone when she collapsed at her Borrowdale home in Harare Monday night. However,

Shepherd Bushiri

Bushiri, Wife Arrested In SA Over R100m Fraud

IOL Pretoria– The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) on Tuesday arrested Shepherd Bushiri, leader of the popular Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church, and his wife, Mary, over a R100-million fraud case. Without mentioning the Bushiris by name, Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale said four people “including a pastor aged between 25 and 39” have

Donald Trump

Trump To Remove Sudan From State Sponsors Of Terrorism List

Aljazeera PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said the United States will remove Sudan from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list after the government in Khartoum paid compensation to victims of attacks. Trump, who is seeking re-election next month, said in a Twitter post on Monday Sudan had agreed to pay $335m to “US terror victims and

Curfew In Lagos Amid Anti-Police Brutality Protests

Aljazeera The governor of Lagos state has declared a 24-hour curfew across Nigeria’s biggest city to prevent protests sparked by police violence “degenerated into a monster”. The governor said “nobody except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets” as he declared the curfew in effect from 4 pm local time

Vic Falls Residents Petition Council Over Untarred Road

By Matabeleland North Correspondent VICTORIA FALLS – Some residents in parts of Victoria Falls’ high-density suburbs of Mkhosana and Chinotimba have petitioned the municipality to tar a road that leads to the Truck Stop saying dust emanating from there was causing a health hazard. The residents want operators of the Truck Stop to buy a