Zim Gets Covid-19 Vaccine Offers From Russia, China

Reuters Russia and China have approached Zimbabwe about supplying vaccines to tackle its escalating Covid-19 outbreak amid concern about Harare’s ability to afford the shots, with plans for meetings with business leaders who have offered to pay for them. Authorities in the impoverished southern African nation are scrambling to contain the accelerating spread of the

Mt Darwin Man Attacked By Crocodile While Crossing Flooded River

By Staff Reporter POLICE in Mt Darwin are keen to recover the remains of a 26-year-old local man believed to have been fatally attacked by a crocodile as he attempted to cross the flooded Ruya River on Friday. Acting Mashonaland Central province police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Naison Dhliwayo confirmed the incident, adding that officers from

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US Embassy Torches Twitter Storm After Demanding Justice Over January 2019 Atrocities

By Ndatenda Njanike THE United States embassy in Harare was Tuesday inundated with angry tweets by some locals who felt the superpower was not sincere in its demands on Zimbabwean authorities to account for atrocities committed against civilians by security forces during ill-fated January 2019 anti-government protests. Zimbabwe security forces used excessive lethal force to

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MDC Alliance Spokesperson Fadzai Mahere Relives Prison Nightmare

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzai Mahere was arrested recently and charged for allegedly communicating falsehoods in a matter involving a baby who was initially reported dead following a baton stick strike on an illegal commuter omnibus by a Harare police officer. The politician would go on to spend seven says in state custody

Panic As Crocodile Creeps Into Chiredzi Hospital Ward

By Staff Reporter THERE was pandemonium at Chiredzi General Hospital Sunday night when a crocodile mysteriously crept into a male ward and spent the night among patients. Officials believe the two-metre reptile used the flooded poor drainage system to swim all the way to the hospital before seeking refuge inside the medical facility. Zimbabwe National

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Judge Reserves Ruling On DJ Fantan’s Bail Appeal

By Munashe Makuwe A HIGH Court judge Friday postponed a bail appeal made by popular entertainment promoters DJ Fantan, DJ Levels and Dammer. The trio was last week convicted by Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti who sentenced them to six months in prison each for violating Covid-19 restrictions after they organised and held a New Year’s

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine Rejects Results, Calls Self President-Elect

BBC UGANDAN opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted. Bobi Wine alleges Thursday’s polls saw the worst vote-rigging in Uganda’s history, but did not provide any evidence to back up his claims. He declared

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WATCH: Armed Prison Officer Threatens To Assault Journalist For Filming Sikhala, Chin’ono

By Leopold Munhende AN overzealous armed Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services (ZPCS) officer Thursday threatened to assault journalist Frank Chikowore at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. Chikowore, a Harare-based freelance journalist, was filming the arrival of fellow colleague Hopewell Chin’ono and MDC Alliance deputy chairperson Job Sikhala at the courts from Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison. A

Uganda elections 2021: Social media blocked ahead of poll

BBC UGANDA has blocked access to social media and messaging apps ahead of Thursday’s hotly contested election. A letter, seen by AFP and Reuters, was sent to all telecoms firms by the communications regulator ordering the immediate shutdown. It comes a day after Facebook closed “fake” accounts it said were linked to the government, saying

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Picks Up $27.5 Million Bel Air Mansion Trevor Noah, the Emmy award-winning host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” has splashed out $27.5 million on an angular and architecturally impressive mansion in Bel Air, a neighborhood favored by some of Los Angeles’ biggest-spending and biggest-name buyers. Nestled in the hills of Bel Air overlooking the enclave’s upmarket country club, the right-angled

Hopewell Chin'ono

Chin’ono: Police Pulled Me Out Of Covid Quarantine After SA Trip

By Leopold Munhende TARGETED freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono says detectives from the police Law and Order division pulled him out of self-quarantine at home when they arrested him this week over a fresh offence. Chin’ono says he had taken time to go into self-quarantine after having been exposed to Covid-19 in South Africa recently. The

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LATEST: Four Family Members Swept Away In Flooded River

By Paidashe Mandivengerei FOUR family members were Thursday swept away after being marooned by heavy rains along Mutirikwi River in Chiredzi. They were part of the eight people belonging to two Chiredzi families that were were trapped midway when water levels rose while they were crossing. A military helicopter from Gweru’s Josiah Tungamirai Airbase arrived

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Under-Sanctions Mnangagwa Flags US For Washington Violence

By Alois Vinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says ugly scenes witnessed on the US Capitol grounds in Washington Wednesday were signs the superpower had no moral authority to police other nations’ democracies. Violent scenes erupted in the US capital Wednesday when hordes of outgoing President Donald Trump’s Republican supporters rioted and breached the halls of Congress

Harare Man Charged For “Sex” With Dead Crush

By Alois Vinga IN a bizarre incident, a Harare man has been charged for simulating sexual intercourse with the dead body of a woman he had been crushing on before her death. According to a police memo, a drunk man identified as Bigman visited the woman’s Epworth home accompanied by a friend, upon hearing about