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Military Coup Underway In Sudan As Prime Minister Is Placed Under House Arrest

Aljazeera MILITARY forces in Sudan have arrested several members of the country’s civilian leadership and put Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok under house arrest, according to Al-Hadath TV. The Dubai-based broadcaster said the arrests took place before dawn on Monday. Citing unidentified sources, Al Hadath said those detained include Industry minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Information minister Hamza

Malawi president Lazarus Chakwera

Remove Sanctions On Zimbabwe; Chakwera Tells West

By Thandiwe Garusa MALAWI president and SADC chairperson Lazarus Chakwera has called for the immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the Western bloc of states saying this would facilitate economic recovery. Zimbabwe is set to commemorate the Anti Sanctions Day on October 25. In a solidarity statement, Chakwera said: “As SADC

Parliament Challenges Gvt To Tame Exchange Rate Disparity

By Anna Chibamu SPEAKER of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has called on government to urgently resolve the disparity between exchange auction rate and the parallel market rate. Officially opening the 2022 Annual Pre-Budget Seminar in Victoria Falls Saturday, Mudenda warned that if the disparities are not addressed urgently, the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1)

SADC Youths Slam Regional Leaders For eSwatini Crisis

By Felix Matasva YOUTHS have slammed Southern Africa Development Committee (Sadc) leaders for failing to act decisively on the eSwatini political crisis. Lately, eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, has been witnessing the largest anti-government protests since it became independent from British rule 53 years ago. In a statement, young people under the Southern African People’s

All Set For UK Chabvondoka Music Festival

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PREPARATIONS for the United Kingdom Chabvondoka music festival are at an advanced stage with organisers announcing fast rising young musician and The Voice UK finalist, Donel Mangena as the main act. This will be the second edition of the music festival launched in 2020 to celebrate Zimbabwean music, arts and culture. The

Parallel Market Exchange Rates Tumbles

By Alois Vinga EXCHANGE rates on the parallel market remained stable in the last two weeks following a raft of measures implemented by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) among other factors. The central bank has since put in place measures to mop up the excess liquidity sitting idle in some corporate and individual accounts,

Tendai Chirau

Zanu PF Youths Want Life Presidency For Mnangagwa

By James Muonwa THE Zanu PF Youth League national executive committee has proposed a constitutional amendment to extend President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s stay in office beyond the permissible two five-year terms. Acting Zanu PF deputy secretary for youth affairs Tendai Chirau made the announcement at a press conference in Harare Friday soon after a meeting of

Gvt Sweats Over Rampant Procurement Corruption

Matabeleland North Correspondent GOVERNMENT is worried about rampant disregard of procurement regulations, by senior bureaucrats who continue dealing with unregistered suppliers of goods and services despite being regularly flagged in audits. Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Corporate Governance Unit and Procurement, Willard Manungo said of 203 procuring entities, 142 were non-compliant. He

Rumours of a Covid outbreak at Nashville School started after this picture showing pupils basking in the sun went viral on the social media

Gvt Dismisses Claims Of Covid Outbreak At Nashville School

By Thandiwe Garusa  THE ministry of Health and Child Care has dismissed claims that there is a Covid-19 outbreak at Nashville High School in Gweru saying all pupils returned negative test results. This comes after an audio started circulating on social media platforms saying teachers were ignoring learners who were not well. Joram Chimedza, Gweru

MDC-T official Kudzanai Mashumba had to jump into an open truck to escape a marauding gang baying for his blood

MDC-T Official Calls For Mwonzora’s Arrest

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC-T official Kudzai Mashumba has castigated law enforcement agencies for failing to arrest the party’s president Douglas Mwonzora after reports that he abused party funds were reported to the police. Mashumba, whose scheduled press conference failed to take place after he was violently ejected from the Media Centre offices in Harare by

‘Recipe For War’ – Ramaphosa Deploys Envoys To Eswatini To Help Stem Unrest

By News24 SOUTHERN African countries have deployed envoys to Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, to try to stem the unrest that saw one person killed and at least 80 people wounded by security forces in the latest wave of pro-democracy protests. The demonstrations in the kingdom have flared up recently, months after authorities loyal to

ZimStats To Hold Pilot 2022 Population Census Next Month

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) is finalising modalities to conduct a pilot project to test its system in preparation for next year’s population and housing census. Speaking in Chinhoyi during a census sensitisation meeting Thursday, ZimStats Director-General, Taguma Mahonde said a trial run will be done between November

Biti Loses Appeal Against Conviction And Sentence

By Mary Taruvinga MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti’s appeal challenging conviction and sentencing for unlawfully announcing elections results has been dismissed by the High Court. Judges of appeal, Justices Pisirayi Kwenda and Felistus Chatukuta ruled that his appeal filed back in 2019 following his conviction was “fatally defective” and went on to strike it

Tendai Biti addressing the media Wednesday

MDC Alliance Remains Defiant, To Continue With “Meet The People” Tours: Biti

By Leopold Munhende and Thandiwe Garusa MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa remains defiant and will continue with his national “Meet The People Tour” despite the recent attempts on his life by suspected Zanu PF activists in Masvingo and Manicaland provinces. Addressing the media in Harare Wednesday, a day after the opposition party claimed there was an

In this file picture, Danmore Mambondiyani was left bloodied after he was attacked in Zanu PF's internal fights in Mutare last week

Zanu PF Mutare Youths Deny Taking Part In Chamisa’s Assassination Attempt

By Felix Matasva MUTARE: Manicaland provincial Zanu PF youths have distanced themselves from the alleged assassination attempt on MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa in Mutare Tuesday afternoon adding it was a stage-managed incident. Chamisa reportedly survived an assassination attempt in Mutare as he travelled from Chipinge district where he had interfaced with traditional leaders and

Zanu PF information director Tafadzwa Mugwadi

‘Stop Imposing Yourself On The People’: Zanu PF To Chamisa

By Alois Vinga Zanu PF party says opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa is receiving self-deserving pain after he imposed himself on the villagers who are rejecting him for inviting sanctions in Zimbabwe. The party said the restrictive measures had brought about untold hardships on the ordinary citizens. Speaking to the media Wednesday, Zanu  PF information director Tafadzwa

Businessman Sues Uncle For $1,3m Over Unlawful Arrest

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE businessman Rozva Dereck Mushinyi has again dragged his uncle to the High Court, and is claiming $1,3 million in damages for causing his arrest and detention over false accusations. Recently, Mushinyi also sued his father’s brother, Ben $1 million on allegations the uncle had scolded him at a family meeting. In

A suspected Zanu PF female activist was part of the group that attempted to block MDC Alliance leader Chamisa's convoy travelling to Nyanga

Desist From Violence: Civic Society Implores Zanu PF

By Staff Reporter THE Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has implored Zanu PF to desist from acts of violence against the opposition activists. On Wednesday afternoon, suspected Zanu PF youths clad in the ruling party’s regalia attempted to block opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa’s convoy heading for Nyanga from Mutare both in  Manicaland province. On Tuesday, the MDC Alliance said its