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IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo

IFAD pledges more Zim support to create jobs in rural areas

By Audience Mutema INTERNATIONAL Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Gilbert Houngbo has pledged further engagement with the Zimbabwean government in attempts to create jobs for youths and women in the country’s marginalised areas. This follows his meeting with cabinet ministers Perence Shiri, in charge of Agriculture, as well as acting Finance Minister Sithembiso Nyoni

MDC MPs in mock cry over 'stolen' vote

Cheeky Chamisa ‘supporter’ in court bid to stop MDC MPs from accepting ‘ED’ cars

By Staff Reporter A cheeky Harare man who claims to be MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s supporter has thrown the cat among the pigeons through a High Court petition to stop the party’s MPs from accepting allowances and vehicles from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “illegitimate” government. Chamisa has adamantly refused to accept Mnangagwa as both winner of

Thousands in need of food aid as hailstorm destroys homes in Uzumba

By Staff Reporter THOUSANDS of desperate villagers in Uzumba are in need of urgent food aid and shelter after heavy rains destroyed their homes and reserved food stocks last month. The hailstorm also claimed the life of six-year-old Gloria Kapuwa after she was swept away while attempting to cross a flooded river. Gloria and her

Komichi stones in-laws to death over witchcraft

By Staff Reporter MASVINGO: Consulting traditional healers turned fatal for a local family recently after a 44-year-old man stoned his in-laws to death, police have confirmed. Isau Komichi from Chief Mazungunye in Bikita reportedly stoned his mother in-law Sonika Mapura, 69, to death together with her son Farirepi Muchazvirega, 17, last week. Provincial police spokesperson

Redcliff mayor Clayton Masiyatsva

Redcliff offers rate payers 30% discount on debts

By Kwekwe Correspondent REDCLIFF municipality is offering a 30% discount for any amount paid towards the clearing of debts, council officials have confirmed.   Speaking after the adoption of the town’s $8, 5 million budget last Thursday, Redcliff mayor Clayton Masiyatsva said the local authority has decided to give residents a reprieve. “Council, during its

Evelyn Nyamayedenga

UK honour for Nyamayedenga’s outstanding contribution in social work

By Staff Reporter UNITED KINGDOM based Zimbabwean social worker Evelyn Nyamayedenga was Thursday honoured with an award to celebrate her outstanding work in the profession. The award was courtesy of the Inspiring Women Change Makers which had shortlisted the Marondera born former school teacher for the accolades. Nyamayedenga emerged with the runner up honour during

2 dead as dysentery hits Mt Darwin; officials suspect new cholera outbreak

By Staff Reporter & Agencies TWO people have died in the Mashonaland West district of Mt Darwin in what suspect to be a new outbreak of cholera. This comes barely three months after 50 people died around the country from the disease. At the height of the September pandemic, government enforced a state of emergency,

Mayor and deputy in public clash over budget

By Staff Reporter KWEKWE mayor Angeline Kasipo and her deputy Shadreck Tobaiwa recently clashed bitterly over the adoption of the city’s $26, 9 million 2019 budget. Kasipo last week urged adoption of the budget after finance committee chairperson Silas Mukaro had told councillors that the city is proposing an increase in tariffs. The deputy mayor

Vapositori church in anti-child marriage campaign in Bulawayo

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Johanne Masowe WeChishanu Apostolic sect in Bulawayo has embarked on anti-child marriage campaigns in the city with hopes to assist towards ending maternal and child mortality in the country. The campaign is also an attempt by the church to reverse a child exploitation stigma that has long been associated with it.

Fast-growing Gutu acquires its first ever refuse truck

By Staff Reporter GUTU Rural District Council (RDC) has acquired its first ever refuse collection truck at a cost of $156,000 in a move aimed to improving service delivery in one of Zimbabwe’s fast-growing town centres. Prior to acquisition of the new truck, the local authority depended on a single tractor drawn trailer for garbage

Masvingo residents reject council budget, vow to stage protests

By Staff Reporter MASVINGO residents have rejected a $26million 2019 budget proposal the local authority and vowed to stage protests if the city council adopts the fiscal plan. Council is, among other measures, proposing to increase water tariffs from 80c per 18 cubic meters for domestic consumption to $1.45 while commercial usage will increase from

Cremations ‘threaten’ Zimbabwe’s ancestral spirits

BBC Cremation is provoking a huge debate in Zimbabwe, bringing cultural and religious beliefs to the fore, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe writes from Harare. “For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return” – this verse from the Bible holds little sway with many Christians in Zimbabwe who oppose cremation. They want their

Reverend Maxwell Kapachawo

HIV positive cleric blasts AIDS cure prophets

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AN HIV-positive cleric has condemned prophets claiming to have found a cure for the condition saying this risks reversing the remarkable gains Zimbabwe has achieved in the fight against the infection. Reverend Maxwell Kapachawo, leader of he Abandoned Grace Ministries, was one of the first local religious leaders to publicly disclose their

900 million still use bush toilet as globe marks World Toilet Day

Africa News ONE in three people lack access to the toilet worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. It said 2.3 billion people still do not have basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines. Of these, 892 million still attend to nature’s call in the open, like in street gutters, behind bushes or into

Wicknell Chivayo

COURT: Ginimbi fumes about ‘untouchable’ Chivayo; says ex-convicted protected powerful individuals

By Staff Reporter HARARE socialite and businessman Genius Kadungure, better known as Ginimbi, vigorously defended himself against fraud allegations this Thursday. Kadungure complained that fellow show-off tycoon Wicknell Chivayo, previously co-accused in the same case – was “untouchable” and enjoyed the protection of powerful individuals. The State claims that Ginimbi defrauded two Kadoma siblings in

Zimbabwe’s refugee population swells due to DRC, Mozambique conflicts

By Xinhua HARARE: Continued conflicts in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have led to an influx of refugees into Zimbabwe, resulting in refugee population rising by 25 percent in 2017. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Zimbabwe received 1,382 asylum seekers at its Tongogara Refugee Camp in Chipinge

Drivers react to Rusape bus crash, blame menace on uncouth truck drivers

By Staff Reporter Mutare: BUS drivers who ply the Harare-Mutare route have urged government to restore the country’s rail transport system and further develop the fuel pipeline in order to reduce increasing volumes of haulage trucks partly blamed for continued road traffic accidents. This follows a horrific road accident between two buses in Rusape on