Chiredzi Doctor Kills Children, Attempts Suicide

Herald Neighbours of prominent Chiredzi medical practitioner, Dr William Phiri, who allegedly killed his two children with a knife before trying to commit suicide on Sunday, have reacted with shock to the horrific incident. Phiri (56), also seriously injured his two other children in the attack and they are battling for their lives at Chiredzi

Ricardo Dzimiri

A Bulawayo Fruit Vendor With Swag

The Voice – Botswana CHOOSING and celebrating individuals on Facebook is a common thing. Some choose themselves while others pick family members or friends and write glowingly about them. This week I decided to use this platform to follow that trend. My choice is a young man from my hometown Bulawayo who has added an

Holidaymaker Falls Into Gorge At Victoria Falls

Times Live A HARARE man on holiday with his family fell into a gorge at the Victoria Falls on New Year’s Day. A rescue team by 5pm had not located him. Zimbabwe national parks (Zimparks) spokesperson Tinashe Farawo told TimesLIVE that the tourist fell into the gorge around 2.30pm. “There was an incident this afternoon

New Year: Spectacular Fireworks In Egypt, Music Concert In Zimbabwe

Africa News The usual pomp and pageantry that greeted the New Year was missing this time round, at least in most countries in Africa. In Egypt, restrictions to curb spread of the coronavirus meant that people had to stay indoors. But that did not stop the fireworks. A respite for many. It was a show

Edinson Cavani

Manchester United Star Cavani Gets Fined, Banned For ‘Racist’ Post

BBC Sport MANCHESTER United’s Edinson Cavani has been given a three-match ban and a £100,000 fine for a social media post containing a Spanish phrase that is offensive in some contexts. The Uruguayan, 33, pleaded guilty to a Football Association charge of using insulting and/or improper words. Cavani sent the message after scoring a winner

Police Ban New Year’s Eve Celebrations

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  POLICE Wednesday banned all unsanctioned New Year’s eve parties sternly warning citizens the country is still under strict Covid-19 lockdown measures. With the surge in Covid-19 confirmed cases the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said they will be on high alert patrolling all areas to ensure there are no parties or galas during

Pythons To Become New Menu Item In Florida

CNN The predator might soon become the prey if Florida scientists can confirm that Burmese pythons — an extremely invasive species in the Everglades — are safe for us to eat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is collaborating with the Florida Department of Health to investigate the mercury levels in pythons to determine

Zimbabwe On High Alert As Experts Track Tropical Storm’s Path

APA The Zimbabwe government has activated its emergency response mechanism amid fears that Tropical Storm Chalane could strike the eastern part of the country in early January 2021. A tropical depression has formed in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean and is expected to strengthen as it moves westward towards Madagascar over the next

Low-Key Christmas Celebrations As Zimbabweans Cut Spending Amid Pandemic

Xinhua Christmas celebrations in Zimbabwe are usually a spectacle, with shops and malls in downtown Harare full of grand decorations. A jubilant spirit grips the city each year, with pubs usually bustling with sounds of merriment. Street hawkers fill Harare’s narrow pavements and walkways with Christmas gifts and other eye-catching merchandise. But this year the

Mnangagwa Warns Of Another Cyclone

By Anna Chibamu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday warned the Southern African region could soon be hit by yet another cyclone, almost two years after the region was ravaged by Cyclone Idai which killed over 1 300 people in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. Speaking in Chivi Wednesday while commissioning an irrigation scheme in Chombwe area, President

President Museveni (in hat) with his counterpart Mnangagwa in Harare in April 2019

Museveni Will Win But Uganda Will Look Like Zimbabwe Under Mugabe

By Musaazi Namiti IN 2001, a day after winning his second presidential election, President Museveni addressed a news conference at Nakasero State Lodge, which was well attended by local and foreign journalists. As journalists milled around the compound, waiting for the news conference to kick off, I saw John Nagenda, Mr Museveni’s senior advisor on

Tatenda Shopera

Zim Doctor Part Of Covid-19 Vaccine Team

VOA A ZIMBABWEAN, who works for Pfizer which came up with the Covid-19 vaccine, says he is proud to be part of a team that delivered “this great Christmas present to the world”. In a tweet Dr. Tatenda Shopera said, “I grew up in the dusty streets of Harare (Zimbabwe) and one thing that was

Strive Masiyiwa

Netflix Adds Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa To Its Board

Quartz Africa NETFLIX says it has appointed Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board. Masiyiwa is the founder of Econet Group which has operations and investments in 29 countries in Africa and beyond includes Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s leading mobile operator; Liquid Telecom, the pan-African broadband company and its subsidiary Africa Data Centres, the fast-growing

Boko Haram Admits Kidnapping More Than 300 Schoolboys

BBC Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind last week’s kidnapping of hundreds of schoolboys in the north-western Nigerian state of Katsina. More than 300 pupils are unaccounted for, but others managed to escape. The authorities had previously blamed “bandits” for the attack. Boko Haram has been notorious over the last

Gerard Houllier celebrates Liverpool's cup treble in 2001 on an open-top bus parade with Steven Gerrard and Sami Hyypia

Former Liverpool Manager Gerard Houllier Dies Aged 73

BBC The Frenchman managed the Reds from 1998-2004 and led them to five major trophies, including the FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup treble in 2000-01. Prior to Liverpool, Houllier managed Lens, Paris St-Germain and the French national team, and after leaving the Reds won two Ligue 1 titles at Lyon. His last managerial

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Petitioned Over Harare Home Demolitions

By Staff Reporter THE International Coalition Against Coronavirus for Africa Development (ICAC-AD) has petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa over mass demolition of homes in Harare which have left families vulnerable. The petition came after at least 200 houses were demolished in the city’s Budiriro suburb, leaving families stranded without food and shelter. The government and the

She survived the arrest this time...MDC Alliance MP Joanna Mamombe

Police Arrest 35 MDC Alliance Youths During Programme Launch

By Staff Reporter SOME 35 MDC Alliance youths in Kwekwe were Saturday arrested by police while launching their “1 million campaign”. Police accused the youths of holding an unsanctioned gathering. MDC Alliance Secretary General Charlton Hwende confirmed the arrests. “Armed riot police have arrested all our youths who were conducting a youth programme at our

Angry Residents Empty Bucketful Of Raw Sewage Inside Council Offices

By Tonderai Saharo IRKED by their council’s inaction in terms of managing the city’s poor sewage system, a group of Masvingo residents Friday took a bucketful of raw sewer and went on to empty the contents at the local authority’s office reception. The protesters, numbering about 20 and operating under the Masvingo Residents Forum, accused

Shaleen Nullens

Ginimbi’s Manager Denies Homelessness Claims

By Munashe Makuwe LATE businessman Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure’s manager Shaleen Nullens has poured scorn at social media claims the death of the Harare socialite mogul rendered her homeless. Ginimbi died in a horrific car crash that also claimed three friends in Harare’s Borrowdale suburb last month. Social media is abuzz his manager, Ms Shally, as