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Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri

Another bleak farming season looms as inputs prices soar

By Alois Vinga FARMERS have threatened to reduce their hectarage citing high input costs, a move that could perpetuate Zimbabwe’s struggles with food shortages. In interviews with Business on the sidelines of the just ended Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, several farmers said their plans for the coming season have been hampered by exorbitant prices of seed,

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Moyo fantasises about local treatment for VIPs

By Thandiwe Garusa HEALTH Minister Obadiah Moyo shared with medical practitioners his dream of having top government officials being treated locally. After superintending over the breakdown of the country’s health delivery system, top government officials have resorted to seeking medical treatment in other countries mainly in South Africa and Asia. Moyo told a Zimbabwe Medical

Small scale miners claim there is chaos in the Mining sector

Small Scale Miners slam Chitando for appointing incompetent people

By Anna Chibamu RECENTLY appointed provincial mining directors have little knowledge of the industry and bring no value to it, the Small Scale Miners Associations has said. The association was giving oral evidence before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines regarding the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill. According to the small scale miners, the current

Police Commissioner Godwin Matanga

ZUJ condemns harassment and arrest of journalists  

By Idah Mhetu THE Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) has condemned the arrest of reporter Leopold Kudakwashe Munhende. Munhende was arrested while covering a protest by the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) in central Harare. In a statement Friday, ZUJ secretary general Foster Dongozi said the rights of journalists and their working

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Moyo targets health delivery system transformation

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE is aiming to ease pressure on its major referral hospitals by establishing district health centres across the country, Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said Thursday. According to Moyo, the district hospitals will create a referral system and improve the nation’s doctor/patient ratio. Moyo was speaking at the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) 2019

Kwasi Adu-Amankwah

ITUC-Africa confronts ED over growing human rights abuses

By Alois Vinga GLOBAL labour federation, the International Trade Union Confederation-Africa has written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa urging him and his administration to urgently investigate reports of death threats against the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leaders. A copy of the letter in our possession dated August 20, 2019 signed by ITUC-Africa general secretary,

President Emmerson Mnangagwa seen here with Zacc chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo

ED warns against abuse of power

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission should not use its recently acquired arresting powers to settle personal and political scores, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned. Mnangagwa in June issued Statutory Instrument 143 of 2019 giving the new Zacc board chaired by High Court Judge Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo arresting powers. Previously Zacc had limited powers

Authorities in Zimbabwe have used brute force to crush opposition planned demonstrations

Police seal off Mutare: Angry MDC slams ED’s “new deception”

By Staff Reporter ARMED anti-riot police Thursday sealed off the eastern border city of Mutare, putting paid to plans by MDC to storm the streets of the Manicaland capital in defiance of a police ban on a protest initially scheduled for the same day. Authorities issued a fifth prohibition order on the planned demonstration after

Calm before the storm: EU ambassador Timo Alkonnen presenting his credentials to President Mnangagwa on arrival in Harare

EU ambassador at it again: Criticises Mnangagwa for the third time in a week

By Alois Vinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s re-engagement efforts aimed at wooing back powerful western countries seem to be heading for the rocks after the European Union (EU) condemned his government’s heavy handedness for the third time inside five days. EU Head of Delegation to Harare, Timo Alkonnen told the launch of a project funded by

The late Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java

Zapu candidate takes dig at Tsvangirai’s son as race for Glen View South hots up

By Robert Tapfumaneyi FORMER liberation movement Zapu’s candidate for the Glen View South by-election has unwittingly taken a dig at former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s son Vincent the MDC’s candidate in the race to replace the late opposition leader’s eldest daughter Vimbai Java. Tsvangirai-Java succumbed to injuries sustained in a horrific accident in Kwekwe ahead

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has effectively been snubbed by Sadc

MDC lashes out at Sadc but pleads with regional body to act

By Thandiwe Garusa FAILURE by regional power block Sadc to raise issues around the violation of citizens’ rights by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has left the opposition seething with anger. In a statement on Tuesday the opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa said Sadc had instead concentrated on trivialities choosing to congratulate Mnangagwa on his

Foreign Affairs Minister SB Moyo

Electricity crippled Zimbabwe turns to nuclear enrichment, with help from Russia power  

By Leopold Munhende TROUBLED by a recurring electricity crisis, Zimbabwe agreed terms with Russia to engage in uranium exploration and enrichment in a bid to begin generation, Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo revealed this week. Moyo recently visited the Kremlin and on Tuesday told a post-Cabinet media briefing that Russia and Zimbabwe had signed a Memorandum

Police have sealed off Mutare ahead of a planned opposition protest

No demo in Mutare, opposition supporters on standby

By Manicaland Correspondent MUTARE-Police in the eastern border city of Mutare late Wednesday issued another prohibition against a demonstration organised by the opposition MDC which was scheduled for Thursday. This is the fifth opposition demonstration to be prohibited by police inside a week after such intended moves in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Masvingo were also

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zacc chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo

Mnangagwa and EU envoy in ugly verbal exchange

By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and European Union (EU) Head of Delegation, Timo Olkonnen were on Wednesday involved in a harsh public exchange of words over the human rights situation in the country. Mnangagwa was keynote speaker at the launch of anti-graft body the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission’s awareness campaign co-hosted by the National Prosecuting

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will for now keep power to make laws under the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act

Victory for Mnangagwa in RTGS challenge

By Mary Taruvinga EFFORTS by MDC, Warren Park, MP, Shakespear Hamauswa, to have the Presidential Powers (Temporal Measures) Act declared unconstitutional has hit a snag after the High Court ruled the law maker failed to support his argument. Hamauswa had petitioned the court arguing that the Act used by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to effectively reintroduce