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Mash West women more fertile than those in Bulawayo – Study

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A SURVEY has established that rural women in Zimbabwe are more fertile than urban ones with Mashonaland West leading the pack while Bulawayo Metropolitan province has the lowest fertility rate. This is according to Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) results released by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) Thursday. Presenting the results,

MDC MP confronts minister over police ‘football tackles’ on women protesters

By Anna Chibamu MDC MP for Kambuzuma, Willias Madzimure has condemned police for allegedly using “football” style tackles on women protesters in place of arresting them if crimes were ever committed. He was speaking in parliament Tuesday following savage attacks on opposition supporters by anti-riot police recently. Police pounced on MDC supporters who had gathered

MDC: Zim rights situation now worse under ED than Mugabe

By Anna Chibamu MDC legislator and party secretary for justice and legal affairs, Innocent Gonese (pictured below) says the country’s human rights situation has become worse than it was during the time of late former President Robert Mugabe. In a statement to coincide with International Human Rights Day commemorations, Gonese said under Mugabe, Zimbabwe was

Norwegian tourist loses tooth, valuables in Vic Falls robbery

Matabeleland North Correspondent A NORWEGIAN tourist lost a front tooth after a suspected robber punched her on the face before fleeing into the bush with her handbag containing travel documents, Visa card and US$70 on Friday evening. According to a report made to the police, Eva Katrine Alltras, aged 37, was in the company of

Late former MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Tshinga Dube rues Mnangagwa lost opportunity to unite with Tsvangirai

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE could be better off economically if President Emmerson Mnangagwa had roped opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai into an inclusive transitional arrangement soon after the November 2017 coup. These were sentiments expressed by Zanu PF Politburo member and former minister Tshinga Dube in his recent autobiography ‘Quiet Flows the Zambezi’. The explosive book,

You are President...Reverend Andrew Wutaunashe

Wutaunashe, Zim churches endorse Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter A GROUP of Zimbabwe churches have stormed the bruising legitimacy row between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his MDC rival Nelson Chamisa with Family of God Church founder, Reverend Andrew Wutaunashe declaring the Zanu PF number one was genuine President. This was when President Mnangagwa Monday hosted church groups at State House. The

Like most public health institutions in Zimbabwe, Parirenyatwa Hospital has obsolete equipment and is deserted

UN envoy’s horror trip to Zimbabwe: Women forced into sex trade to obtain food

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AS economic inequalities increase in Zimbabwe, the country’s once thriving middle class has been swept away by the tide of economic turmoil, visiting United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver has said. According to Elver, civil servants, among them doctors, nurses and teachers are no longer able to

Junior doctors have been on strike since September

Junior doctors reject ED 48hr offer

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SACKED junior doctors Friday scoffed at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 48 hour ultimatum for them to return to work without question. While appreciating the work done by Roman Catholic Bishops, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said without a new offer, Mnangagwa’s ultimatum presented as an olive leaf to end the three month old

MDC vice president and Harare East MP, Tendai Biti

Parly moves to resolve Zanu PF, MDC impasse

By Anna Chibamu PARLIAMENT’s Standing Rules and Orders Committee (SROC) is working towards resolving the stalemate between Zanu PF and opposition MDC MPs that has disrupted committee business, Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda said Thursday. The committee sat on Thursday to deliberate on the issue. Responding to questions from MDC Mbizo MP, Settlement Chikwinya

Mnangagwa, his deputies, Chinese deputy ambassador Zhao Baogang and Parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda during the tour

New Parliament Building takes shape: Mnangagwa lauds China, takes swipe at US

By Leopold Munhende GOVERNMENT’s Chinese funded new Parliament building under construction at Mt. Hampden, some 32 kilometres northwest of Harare, is now taking shape. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday took time to visit the site to check on progress and heaped praise on China for its continued support to Zimbabwe. After touring the US$140 million

He has failed to pull country from brutal past...President Mnangagwa

EU confronts Zim government over rights abuses

By Leopold Munhende THE European Union (EU) has raised issue with Zimbabwean authorities over their tough handling of human rights in the country in the wake of fierce crackdown on opposition supporters by State police. This was inadvertently revealed Tuesday by Information Minister Monica Mutsvwangwa during a post-cabinet media briefing at the Munhumutapa government offices

Ex-health minister slams govt for ‘cracking skulls’ during doctors’ strike

By Staff Reporter FORMER Health Minister, Henry Madzorera has hit out at the Emmerson Mnangagwa led government for allegedly going on a “deliberate skull cracking and bone breaking” programme fully knowing there were no doctors in Zimbabwean hospitals to treat the victims. The Kwekwe based top MDC official was speaking to in the wake