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US President Donal Trump

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

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

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

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 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

Saviour Kasukuwere

War Vet Challenges Order To Vacate Kasukuwere Farm

By Mary Taruvinga A WAR VETERAN has approached the High Court challenging a recent ruling that he must vacate Corncorpia which is owned by exiled former cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere. The former freedom fighter, Efanos Mudzimunyi said the High Court ruling would leave him homeless yet he was issued with a valid offer letter for

VP Constantino Chiwenga

Govt Cornered Over By-Elections Suspension

By Mary Taruvinga THE government now appears to have been cornered by citizens following its unpopular decision to suspend by-elections. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who doubles as Health Minister recently announced an indefinite ban on the holding of by-elections saying the move was meant to curb the spread of Covid-19. However, some voters Ellah Tayengwa,

Abednico Bhebhe

‘I will not attend MDC-T Kangaroo Hearing’ – Bhebhe

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC-T organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe has said he will not attend a “kangaroo” disciplinary hearing called on him by party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora. Bhebhe accused Mwonzora and other party leaders of being against anyone who spoke their mind. “I will not attend such a disciplinary hearing being called through the media,” Bhebhe

John Mangwiro

Health Deputy Minister Says Fraud Charges Malicious, Mischievous

By Staff Reporter HEALTH Deputy Minister John Mangwiro has described as malicious and mischievous, allegations he interfered with the bidding process for the supply of Covid-19 related materials by Young Health Care to the National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm). The deputy minister said he only convened a meeting at night in August this year just to

South Sudanese Students Stranded in Zimbabwe

VOA JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Nearly 40 South Sudanese students who went to Cuba and Zimbabwe for higher education say they are stuck in those countries with no money for food, transportation, or a plane ticket home. A South Sudanese Education Ministry official blamed the Finance Ministry for failing to release funds to cover

Agnes Mahomva

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 Cases Declining – Govt

e-NCA ZIMBABWE’S government insists it’s managed to bring Covid-19 under control, and that cases are going down. The country’s chief Covid-19 coordinator says initial spikes were due to Zimbabweans returning home from abroad but, there are some who question the official figures. According to the latest figures by the Zimbabwean government, the country has just