Bug may have exposed photos from 7 mln Facebook users

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Facebook’s privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended. The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory include images that would

DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

By BBC  Fire has gutted an electoral commission depot in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the violent run-up to a presidential vote. More than two-thirds of the electronic voting machines allocated for Kinshasa had been destroyed, an official said. The cause of the fire has not been confirmed. Black smoke could

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ZPC: ED queries judge’s awarding of $25 million damages to Chivayo

By Bulawayo Correspondent PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed reservations over Justice Tawanda Chitapi’s Thursday judgement which awarded controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s Intratrek Zimbabwe the sum of $25 million in damages against the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC). This is after the businessman had taken ZPC to court seeking an order declaring a multi-million dollar contract signed

Nanny convicted of shoving baby wipe down infant’s throat

By Associated Press New York : A Manhattan nanny has been convicted of stuffing a baby wipe down the throat of a 2-month-old boy in her care, nearly killing the child. Marianne Benjamin-Williams was found guilty on Tuesday of attempted murder, assault and strangulation after just one day of deliberations. She’s to be sentenced January

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Ex-Bulawayo deputy mayor Gift Banda in court for fraud

By Bulawayo Correspondent CONTROVERSIAL MDC legislator Gift Banda Thursday appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate facing a criminal abuse of duty offence he allegedly committed during his time as city deputy mayor. Banda, who is also party chair for Bulawayo province, is accused of fraudulently processing a lease agreement for a piece of land under the

If You See a Queue in Zimbabwe, Get In It: Rule for a New Crisis

By Brian Latham I Bloomberg Things are so scarce in Zimbabwe right now that when Fanuel Machipisa sees a line of people outside a shop, he joins it without knowing what he’ll find at the end of it. The queues aren’t hard to come by. With a dearth of foreign exchange leaving importers unable to

DOCTORS Strike: ‘Situation at hospitals appalling’

By Anna Chibamu RELATIVES of  patients admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare have expressed frustration with treatment being given to their loved ones at the country’s largest referral centre as the junior doctors strike continues. The job action is now its second week with the doctors defying government appeals that they return work. In interviews

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Govt abandons A’ level scholarship programme after funds abuse

By Anna Chibamu HIGHER and Tertiary Education Minister Amon Murwira says government has no plans to stop its controversial Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme but has, instead, cut A’ Level scholarships which he said were being abused by some corrupt authorities. He was responding to questions by MPs during parliament’s question and answer

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Motlanthe offers to mediate Mnangagwa-Chamisa talks

By Leopold Munhende FORMER South African President Kgalema Motlanthe has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse that has thrown the country’s fragile economy into a fresh tailspin. Motlanthe chairs President Mnangagwa’s Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 post-election disturbances that

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Ziyambi chides ‘childish’ MDC MPs over parly ‘tomfoolery’

By Staff Reporter JUSTICE Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has scolded MDC MPs for alleged “tomfoolery” and “childish” behaviour inside the house as he went on to suggest parliament’s Standing Rules and Orders could soon be reviewed to punish offending legislators. He was responding to a question this past week by Rushinga MP, Tendai Nyabani. The Zanu

MPs demand truth on fuel situation as govt keeps playing down crisis

By Anna Chibamu MPs who form parliament’s energy committee last week demanded government and energy sector coherence on the real fuel situation in the country following continued conflicting statements by players in the industry. The situation has been compounded by repeated government denials stocks of the precious liquid were drying by the day. Following the

Africa’s solid waste is growing, posing a climate threa

AP No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya’s biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it. Birds circle overhead and dogs scuffle as the 35-year-old and around 600 people who work here move through the filth of Nairobi, all of them intent on useful finds. Ground-up garbage, from used