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207 dead in Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

BBC At least 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police say. Eight blasts were reported, including at three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district during Easter services. The Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotels and one other, all in the capital, were

Temba Mliswa

Mliswa blames Zanu PF for timid parly committees

By Robert Tapfumaneyi NORTON legislator, Temba Mliswa says parliament’s different portfolio committees have turned useless as Zanu PF MPs are often whipped into touring party lines to block inquiries against government ministers. Mliswa, recently relieved of his post as Mines Committee chair over bribery allegations, said most committee meetings often started well but later turn

Minister Mthuli Ncube

Ncube promises to resolve tobacco farmers’ grievances

By Anna Chibamu FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube has pledged his immediate attention to concerns raised by tobacco farmers who are stranded at most of the tobacco auction floors in Harare due to non-payment of their produce. Ncube told on the sidelines of the country’s main independence day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium Thursday

Sydney Sekeramayi

Sekeramayi defends cling-on Zanu PF old guard

By Anna Chibamu VETERAN Zanu PF politician and ex-Defence Minister, Sydney Sekeramayi has defended the continued existence of old party leaders whose presence has riled some party youths who feel they should surrender their positions to an emerging crop of young leaders. He was speaking in an interview with on the side-lines of the

Out to please the international community. President Emmerson Mnangagwa pictured with IMF boss Christine Lagarde

20 years later, 600 white farmers dead before compensation

By Leopold Munhende TWO decades after then President Robert Mugabe’s government sponsored a chaotic and violent land redistribution programme in which nearly 4500 white former commercial farmers were brutally dispossessed, at least 600 have since died. According to the Commercial Farmers’ Union (CFU) director Ben Gilpin most of those now demanding compensation are unable to

At least 40 000 people were left homeless and living in temporary shelters after the devastating cyclone

Cyclone Idai:15 000 women, girls at risk of sexual abuse – UN

By Staff Reporter At least 15 000 women and girls in areas affected by the Cyclone Idai, are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV), the latest report from the office of the UN Resident Coordinator has noted. The report, which was released on 17 April, a month after the devastating tropical storm ravaged parts of

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Health Minister Moyo hounds doctors

By Staff Reporter HEALTH and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo whose qualifications as a medical practitioner have constantly been a source of debate and conjecture is once again in the spotlight this time over claims he is targeting professionals at public institutions. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals acting chief executive Officer Dr Noah Madziva is the

Former First Lady Grace Mugabe

SA wants Grace Mugabe extradited for trial

By Staff Reporter/Agencies SOUTH African rightwing civil rights group, AfriForum has revealed authorities in Zimbabwe’s southern neighbor want former Fist Lady Grace Mugabe handed over to face justice. While the South African National Prosecuting Authority insist the issue is ‘confidential’ AfriForum said it had been informed that authorities in that country were moving to get

Parliament of Zimbabwe

ED: Chamisa rejected my offer to sit in Parliament

By Robert Tapfumaneyi OPPOSITION MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa would have been the first to benefit from a proposal to adopt the Commonwealth Parliamentary system that would have seen the creation of an office of the Leader of Opposition, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. However, Chamisa according to Mnangagwa rejected the offer. The Zanu PF leader,

You have to be careful this time July or else: President Emmerson Mnangagwa chatting with Local Government Minister July Moyo

Zupco: Could be a fresh target for corrupt hawks in the corridors of power

By Idah Mhetu FOR years Zimbabwe has struggled to resuscitate its urban transport system, brought down to its knees by a combination of corruption, nepotism, greed and mismanagement. Zupco was pilfered by its senior managers with none having been prosecuted. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has set in motion a programme to bring the company back to

File Pic: Zimbabwean soldiers in the past few months have turned live ammunition at unarmed protestors

Bindura soldiers killing: police, army round up all Bindura ladies of the night

By Staff Reporter THE fall-out over the death of two soldiers after a violent altercation with gold panners in Bindura, Tuesday has begun with a men-hunt for the killers underway. Sources said the army and police undertook a joint effort the whole of Tuesday rounding up all women suspected to be “hookers” in the small

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa

Bread price hike sinister: gvt orders reversal

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT Tuesday reacted swiftly and ordered bread-makers to reverse a 50% bread price hike that had been effected earlier in the day. Information, Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told journalists at a post-Cabinet press briefing that government had frowned at the increase that she said suggested a sinister agenda to “dampen the mood of

Walter Magaya: His church's legal troubles continue

Cornered Magaya’s church disowns financial statements

By Mary Taruvinga THE tax evasion case in which the Prophetic Healing Deliverance (PHD) ministries, founded by self-proclaimed prophet Walter Magaya Tuesday, took a dramatic twist after the church disowned its financial statements. Magaya’s church is accused of evading tax prejudicing the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zmira) of over RTGS$28 million in revenue. Prosecutors allege the

File Pic: Zimstat director general Mutasa Dzinotizei

Zim Inflation rate hits 67 percent , new inflation calculation base unveiled

By AloisVinga ZIMBABWE’s annual inflation has gone up 7.41 points to 67 percent the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat), revealed Tuesday. The statistics agency, said month-on-month inflation for the period increased by 4.38 percent up from 1.67 percent recorded in February. Zimstat also announced that beginning March 2019, a new Consumer Price Index (CPI) with

File Pic: Two soldiers have died in Mashonaland Central after clashes with artsinal miners

Two soldiers killed in violent altercation with gold panners

By Staff Reporter TWO soldiers have been killed, while one was seriously injured after violent clashes with gold panners in Bindura’s Chipadze area, Tuesday morning. Zimbabwe National Army director public relations Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore said four members of the army taking part in independence parade rehearsals were involved in an altercation with the artisanal