Health & Community

Health & Community

WHO declares DRC Ebola outbreak a ‘global health emergency’

The New York Times The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a global health emergency, The New York Times reported. The declaration, made by a panel of experts, follows news this week that the deadly infectious disease had spread to Goma, the

Russia's Alrosa is coming to Marange

Outcry over Anjin return to Chiadzwa, Alrosa joins diamond trek

By Manicaland Correspondent MUTARE: Villagers in Manicaland’s diamond rich Chiadzwa area in Marange have expressed anger at government’s decision to unilaterally grant licences to two companies including one that is linked to the country’s military elite without consultations or following due process. Government last week announced that Chinese owned Anjin Investments in which the Zimbabwe

Former students in get together to refurbish Howard High

By Paidashe Mandivengerei HARARE’s Howard High School alumni based in the United Kingdom, are set to host a charity event to refurbish their former school’s dinning-hall back home and repaint buildings. The Howard High School Reunion is scheduled for the 27th of July and will be held at Model Farm in Bradford, UK. The Salvation

Harare mayor red flag over gold mining threats on Lake Chivero

By Idah Mhetu HARARE Mayor Herbert Gomba on Monday said the local authority has for some time been battling to contain some gold mining activities at Kentyre Estate which is located at a mountain that supports the walls of Lake Chivero which is the city’s main water source. Gomba was speaking during’s current affairs

Seven Hwange elephants killed in suspected cyanide poisoning

By Matabeleland North Correspondent ZIMPARKS is investigating a suspected case of cyanide poisoning after seven elephant carcasses were reportedly found in an advanced state of decomposition in the Hwange National Park on Saturday. A report to Zimparks, was told, stated that rangers on patrol near the border with Botswana in an area administered by

Satanism claims drive man (32) into raping landlord (61)

Bulawayo Correspondent A 32-year-old Bulawayo man recently appeared in court facing rape and physically abusing his 61-year-old landlord. Mduduzi Khabo appeared before magistrate Franklin Mkwananzi facing the two charges. Prosecutor Ntokozo Dlodlo told court that on a date unknown to the state but sometime in 2009, Bekezela Tshuma hired Khabo to fix her vehicle. Khabo

Would be Cyclone Idai victim was a thief

Cyclone Idai ‘victim’ arrested after attempting to use stolen certificates to secure employment

By Staff Reporter A  Chimanimani man, who purported to be a victim of tropical Cyclone Idai, was arrested after he produced stolen academic certificates and tried to use them to secure employment and humanitarian assistance. Tawanda Sigauke (21) appeared before Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe facing charges of “possession of articles” for criminal use. He was

Cotton farming forms a major part of the Midlands province's economic activities

Cotton a curse for Midlands: As sexually transmitted infection rise during marketing season

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE cotton marketing season’s rich pickings every year, brings with it a spike in cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as gender based violence, a National Aids Council (NAC) official has said. NAC provincial aids coordinator Mambewu Shumba told New in a recent interview that the rate of infections

Tafadzwa Fichani

Fichani twin: I have slept with more than 1000 women

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ONE of two Fichani twins, who in 2006 caused a stir in Harare after walking the streets of the capital dressed in goatskins only covering their privates claims he has slept with a 1000 women. Tafadzwa Fichani who now lives in the Midlands’s Gokwe Nembudziya area told New that he is

US ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols

US farmers for Zim to impart knowledge

By Staff Reporter CHIMANIMANI- A group of farmers, from United States will be coming to Zimbabwe for a knowledge sharing project that will see local farmers benefitting through learning modern farming technology from their counterparts. This was revealed by US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Brian Nichols during a tour of Nemaramba Solar Powered Irrigation Scheme in

Murambinda man slaps colleague to death

By Staff Reporter Buhera: A Murambinda man was slapped to death by a colleague he had accused of having an extra marital affair with a married woman. Police confirmed the incident, saying the suspect, Takesure Urayayi of Ngudu village under Chief Nyasha handed himself over to police after the bizarre incident. Manicaland province deputy police

Infant drowns in 20-litre bucket while trying to retrieve a toy

By Staff Reporter HEADLANDS – An 11 months-old infant drowned in a 20 litre bucket of water while trying to retrieve his toy, police have confirmed. Manicaland province police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said the now deceased, Lashley Mawarira last week, at around 1000 hours, was playing with his toys at his parents’ homestead. His

Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi (right) chatting to Public Service Minister Sekai Nzenza

Corruption accused Bindura area prosecutor promoted

By Staff Reporter AN angry Bindura resident has put up a fight to have Bindura area prosecutor Garudzo Ziyadhuma investigated for corruptly declining prosecution in a case he has handled, been promoted. To his chagrin, the resident, Caiphas Makuwe has actually seen Ziyadhuma promoted despite his claims of corruption. Makuwe told that he had

Chief Ndiweni solidarity demo in Bulawayo

Bulawayo Correspondent PUBLIC solidarity with Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni continued Friday with a group of Bulawayo residents congregating at the statue of iconic ex-State Vice President Joshua Nkomo to show support for the defiant traditional leader. Chief Ndiweni torched a storm recently when he said the West and the US should maintain their sanctions on

Bees are known to kill human beings

Bees sting 100 year-old man to death

By Mashonaland East Correspondent A 100 year-old Murewa man was recently stung to death by a swarm of bees while walking home in a bush. Police have confirmed the sudden death of Daud Chiwalo of Chitemere Village after bees attacked him around midday. According to the police, Munashe Mupezeni (15) from the same village, came

Emergency aid to animals in Cyclone hit areas

By Staff Reporter Chimanimani: While nearly all Cyclone Idai relief efforts have been directed at humans, a local animal rights organisation has moved to provide emergency aid to animals affected by the disaster, which ravaged parts of Manicaland province last month, causing massive death to humans and animals. The most affected places were Chimanimani and

File Pic: Most areas in rural Zimbabwe are facing serious food shortages after a crippling drought

No one will starve: Mnangagwa assures drought-stricken villagers

By Audience Mutema PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, has assured villagers in drought-stricken areas that the country has enough food to sustain them for the coming season. Zimbabwe has been hit by a ravaging drought, after an unusual February dry spell, that left most crops a complete write-off. At least 7 million Zimbabweans, according to international humanitarian