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Vote rigging claims mar MDC Mash East election as province endorses Chamisa

Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: Seven MDC districts failed to cast their votes in provincial elections at the weekend in voting marred by vote rigging allegations. The election was held at Rudhaka Stadium in the tiny town of Marondera. The election saw one Mutodza beating long standing provincial chair, Piniel Denga. The new provincial executive immediately

Jacob Mafume

August 1 victim compensation: MDC slams ‘hypocrite’ Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter THE MDC Sunday slammed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for alleged hypocrisy through his apparent show of compassion for victims of the August 1, 2018 post-election army shootings when in fact, his regime continued to kill more Zimbabweans in the same manner. This comes after government was weekend said to have started compensating families

Douglas Mwonzora

Mwonzora linked to court bid to throw spanners in Chamisa nomination

Anna Chibamu AMBITIOUS MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora has been linked to a bid to challenge Nelson Chamisa’s “nocturnal” provincial congresses he allegedly fears have had something to do with his failure to secure a single nomination for President so far ahead of the main opposition’s elective congress next month. Reports Saturday suggested the Harare

Mugabe health woes persist, ex-leader to spend month in Singapore

By Staff Reporter FORMER PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s health woes continue with the 95-year-old veteran politician reportedly in Singapore in his many expensive health related sojourns to the Asian country. This was revealed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an interview with state media ahead of the country’s Independence Day celebrations Thursday. Mnangagwa said he was in

Cyclone Idai caused $2bn of damage and affected millions, says World Bank

theguardian A strong cyclone that cut a deadly swath through Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month is expected to cost the three countries more than $2bn, the World Bank has said. Early estimates pointed to Cyclone Idai costing $2bn “for the infrastructure and livelihood impacts,” the World Bank said in a statement after a meeting

Free entry for locals into Victoria Falls

Matabeleland North Correspondent VICTORIA FALLS residents will be allowed free entry into the famed Rainforest on this year’s Independence and Heroes Days as government responds to complaints by locals that they were not benefitting from their God given resource. While elsewhere, residents benefit from natural resources around them through community share ownership schemes bankrolled by

Awad Ibn Auf

Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down

BBC THE head of Sudan’s military council has stood down a day after leading a coup that toppled long-time leader Omar al-Bashir amid a wave of protests. Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf announced his decision on state TV. He named as his successor Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan. It comes after protesters refused to

Warriors to face Egypt in AFCON 2019 opener

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe Warriors will face hosts Egypt in the opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on June 21 according to the draw of the continental showpiece held next to the pyramids in Cairo, Egypt on Friday night. Zimbabwe, who will be aiming to progress from the group stages for

Omar al Bashir

Sudan coup: Military warns against disturbances

BBC Sudan’s military coup leaders have warned protesters still on the streets that there will be “zero tolerance” for disturbances. A spokesman insisted the army did not seek power and Sudan’s future would be decided by the protesters – but said the army would maintain public order. Protesters are still out in Khartoum, fearing the

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Another MDC activist in court for Mnangagwa insult

By Leopold Munhende MDC’s Bindura Ward 3 councillor, Brian Kembo was this week dragged to court on charges of disorderly conduct after he allegedly blamed President Emmerson Mnangagwa, for the country’s economic crisis and high levels of stress amongst Zimbabweans. The case was eventually postponed, after prosecutors indicated that they were still scrutinising the State’s

MISA Zimbabwe director Tabani Moyo

IFEX elects MISA director into governing council

By Audience Mutema THE International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), Thursday elected the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe chapter’s national director, Tabani Moyo into its influential governing council. Moyo was elected during the IFEX annual general meeting which was held in Berlin, Germany. He joined 12 other council members who will serve two-year

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has insisted US sanctions are hurting ordinary Zimbabweans

Zim bank hit with US$18 million fine for violating American sanctions

By Robert Tapfumaneyi STANDARD Chartered Bank Zimbabwe, is set to pay a US$18 million fine to the US Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for violation of sanctions regulations. The sanctions busting activities and breaches of anti-money laundering (AML) rules happened between May 2009 and July 2013 according to a statement from the Office of Foreign Asset

Breaking: Sudan President Bashir steps down and is under house arrest

BBC AFTER nearly 30 years in power, Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and arrested, the defence minister says. Speaking on state TV, Awad Ibn Ouf said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections. He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place. Protests

Cyclone Idai effects have hit Zimra hard in Manicaland

Cyclone hits Zimra revenue collection at Forbes border

By Staff Reporter DAILY collections by Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) at Forbes border post has declined significantly following tropical Cyclone Idai which hit Zimbabwe and Mozambique last month. The tropical storm that killed over 1000 people between the two countries, also had devastating effects on infrastructure and economic routes including the destruction of the Mozambican

Over half of sex workers in Zimbabwe are HIV positive

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AT least 50 percent of sex workers in Zimbabwe are carrying the deadly HIV virus, a United Nations report has revealed. According to the report, at least 90% of sex workers in Southern Africa are female, although selling sex is also common among men who have sex with men and transgender people.