The late Robert Mugabe

Bitter Anniversary A Year After Mugabe Died

AFP DESPONDENT and waiting in a long queue for daily food handouts from a well-wisher, Milka Mandimutsa gets nostalgic about Zimbabwe’s autocratic and longtime ex-leader Robert Mugabe, who died a year ago. Had Mugabe been still ruling Zimbabwe, “I don’t think it (life) would be like this,” said the woman, in her late 20s, waiting

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi: Barcelona legend to stay at club

BBC Barcelona’s all-time leading goalscorer Lionel Messi says he is staying because it is “impossible” for any team to pay his release clause and he does not want to face “the club I love” in court. The Argentine, 33, sent a fax to Barca last Tuesday saying he wanted to exercise a clause in his

Gabriel Nyoni

Gabriel Nyoni joins SA second tier club Cape Umoya

By Sports Reporter FORMER Highlanders and CAPS United forward Gabriel Nyoni has joined South African First Division side, Cape Umoya barely a week after officially parting ways with Absa Premiership side Maritzburg United. Nyoni moves to the second tier following a disappointing stint with modest Absa Premiership side Maritzburg United in his debut season in

Zimbabwe looking to salvage season with Pakistan tour

By Sport Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) are hoping to save its coronavirus-affected international season by getting government approval for the upcoming tour of Pakistan. After hosting Sri Lanka and touring Bangladesh early this year, the Chevrons was scheduled to tour Australia while the likes of Ireland, Afghanistan, Ireland and Netherlands were expected to visit the

Malawi Court Orders Arrest Of Police Behind Sexual Abuse

AFP A COURT in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe has ordered the arrest of police officers who raped and abused 18 women and girls during anti-government protests last year, as well as compensation payouts. “It is important that the officers … that sexually assaulted and raped the applicants and all other women and girls… be arrested and

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

UN warns Zimbabwe against using Covid-19 to clampdown on rights

AFP The UN’s high commissioner for human rights on Friday warned Zimbabwe against using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext for restricting freedoms, after an investigative journalist and an opposition leader were arrested this week. Award-winning journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume, head of a small opposition party, were arrested on Monday

Cornered Masvingo council slashes rates

By Tonderai Saharo THE cornered Masvingo city council has given in to pressure by residents to slash its rate from a 700 percent increase unilaterally imposed by the under-fire authority to just 21 percent. The new rate regime was announced in a statement by the city’s acting town clerk Edward Mukaratirwa at the end of a

3 tons of food were burned in Zimbabwe by police trying to enforce social distancing

Business Insider While countries across the world enact social distancing measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, some countries across Africa are dealing with food shortages impacting their neediest populations, as farmers and aid workers are unable to travel to provide the food, the Associated Press reported. “Most Africans work in the informal

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Water Crisis Could Sabotage Zimbabwe’s Coronavirus Lockdown

By AFP BUCKETS and jerrycans in hand or in wheelbarrows, dozens of Zimbabweans stand close to each other in a long queue, patiently waiting at a borehole in Harare’s middle-class Mabelreign suburb to collect water. While this is a daily sight, this week things are different. The water-short southern African country is starting to enforce

Luke Malaba

The History Behind MDC Supreme Court Judgment

By Staff Reporter CHIEF JUSTICE Luke Malaba’s Supreme Court ruling today declaring Nelson Chamisa was not the legitimate President of the MDC, was an appeal made by the now dethroned opposition leader against a High Court ruling that had also confirmed that he was not the legitimate MDC president. The application was filed last year

Zimbabwe Offers White Farmers Land As Compensation For 800 Seized Farms

Reuters ZIMBABWE’S government will offer land as compensation for nearly 800 farms it seized under its land acquisition policy since 2000, according to regulations published on Thursday. Under former President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe took over some 5,000 farms, mostly from white farmers, saying the policy was meant to address colonial imbalances. But the land seizures triggered

ZCTU Secretary General Japhet Moyo

Police Ban ZCTU’s Mutare Consultative Meeting

By Alois Vinga POLICE in Mutare have banned the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) from holding its Manicaland regional consultative meeting, which was planned for Thursday in the eastern border town. In a letter signed by the Officer Commanding Police in Mutare Central District, Florence Marume and addressed to the ZCTU Eastern Region organiser,

Google HR chief stepping aside as worker activism rises

AFP Google on Monday confirmed that head of human resources Eileen Naughton was stepping away from her job as “vice president of people operations” at the internet company. “We’re grateful to Eileen for all she’s done and look forward to her next chapter at Google,” Sundar Pichai, the head of Google and its parent company

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ED, Oppah Muchunguri Dragged To Court For Using Army To Boot Out Mwenezi Company

By Bulawayo Correspondent A LOCAL conservancy company, Apatron Mining has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa; Defence Minister, Oppah Muchinguri and Commander of the Defence Forces, Valerio Sibanda to court for deploying soldiers to unlawfully evict the firm from its property in Mwenezi district in Masvingo province. Aptaron is also suing other 12 respondents. The company’s Managing

Australia bushfires: ‘Mega blaze’ destroys homes ahead of heatwave

BBC Authorities in Australia have issued fresh warnings about a “mega blaze” after it spread beyond containment lines and razed 20 houses near Sydney. The fire, burning over about 400,000 hectares, has moved further into the Blue Mountains – a popular tourist area which lies west of the city. It is a blow to crews