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Drought has killed 200 elephants – Zimparks

The Associated Press More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe’s parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October

Zimbabwe finally issues fresh banknotes to ease cash shortages

AFP Cash-strapped Zimbabweans began using new banknotes and coins Tuesday, as the nation’s central bank seeks to ease chronic shortages. The Zimbabwean dollar is being gradually reintroduced, after being rendered worthless by decades of economic mismanagement under former president Robert Mugabe. That forced the country to rely on US dollars for a decade. New two-

RBZ governor John Mangudya

Mangudya banknotes fail to arrive

Reuters Heralded by Zimbabwe’s central bank and its President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the answer to an acute cash shortage that has hamstrung the country’s economy, new low-denomination banknotes were due to enter circulation on Monday. But by noon (1000 GMT) they had seemingly failed to arrive. Banks visited by Reuters had yet to receive the

Strong arm tactics...President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Sacked doctors slam govt for negative energy

By Robert Tapfumaneyi FIRED Zimbabwean doctors have slammed government for apparent display of negative energy into processes leading to their dismissal while failing to redirect the same towards fixing the country’s ailing health system. A more than two-month long wage impasse between government and public service hospital doctors culminated in the unprecedented dismissal of 211

Zimbabweans among 300 illegal foreigners found in hijacked Jo’burg flat

TimesLive More than 300 undocumented foreign nationals were discovered in a hijacked 21-storey building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on Friday morning, police said. The discovery was made during a crime prevention operation kicking off the safer festive season campaign in Gauteng. Conducted in the early hours of Friday, the operation was led by police minister Bheki

They are not demigods...Briggs Bomba

Nothing special about Mnangagwa, Chamisa, says top civic leader

By Leopold Munhende PROMINENT pro-democracy campaigner Briggs Bomba has urged Zimbabweans to stop treating President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his MDC rival, Nelson Chamisa as demigods. Bomba, who is Citizens Manifesto convener, was speaking at the movement’s review of their National People’s Conference the group held last month. The civic leader said Zimbabweans were too preoccupied

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US billionaire Bloomberg considers Trump poll challenge

BBC Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is again considering entering the race for the US Democratic party’s presidential nomination. The ex-New York City mayor is concerned the current field of candidates is not good enough to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election, an adviser says. The 77-year-old is expected to file paperwork on Friday for

All 39 victims found dead in UK truck confirmed as Vietnamese

AFP All 39 bodies found in a refrigerated truck outside London last month have now been identified as citizens of Vietnam, officials said on Thursday. Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security said it was now working to repatriate the 31 men and eight women discovered dead in the back of the truck on October 23. The

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife First Lady Auxillia

First Lady sucked into Buyanga and girlfriend child custody wrangle

By Staff Reporter FIRST Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has been placed at the centre of a custody wrangle between South Africa based property tycoon Frank Buyanga and his ex-girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa. An audio exclusively leaked to newzimbabwe.com late on Wednesday claims the First Lady is angry with Buyanga and wants the businessman arrested on allegations of

Illicit financial flows: How local businesses rob the economy

By Nkosana Dlamini  ACUTE foreign currency shortages in a country relying heavily on imports, coupled with a harsh economic and banking environment, have exacerbated the scourge of illicit financial flows (IFFs) by some Zimbabwean companies. IFFs involve illegal movements of money or capital from one country to another. An investigation by NewZimbabwe.com has established that the

Hundreds rally during Zimbabwe’s new anti-sanctions holiday

Associated Press The massive march that Zimbabwe’s government tried to rouse for a new anti-sanctions public holiday appeared to fizzle on Friday, as just hundreds of people turned out in the capital, Harare, instead of the many thousands the ruling party had in mind. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is blaming years of U.S. sanctions for

265 buses, trains availed for Harare anti-sanctions march

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S broke government is providing 265 buses to ferry – free of charge – thousands of locals wishing to attend this Friday’s anti-sanctions march in Harare. This is over and above two trains that have been availed to transport passengers from Bulawayo and Mutare starting this Thursday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has

Mmusi Maimane

SA opposition leader Mmusi Maimane dumps DA

Aljazeera Mmusi Maimane has resigned as the leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, becoming the second black leader to quit the historically white Democratic Alliance (DA) party. Soweto-born Maimane cited difficulties making the DA, a traditionally white liberal party – appeal to majority black voters. “It is with great sadness that in order to

New twist to police helmet saga, claims one of the hats belonged to slain cop

By Leopold Munhende POLICE have made astonishing claims one of the 210 helmets reportedly recovered from a private Harare building next to MDC headquarters belonged to a junior officer who was killed by alleged opposition supporters 2016. Police on Sunday reported they had found a cache of 284 helmets belonging to the Zimbabwe Republic Police