News Headlines

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FORMER higher education minister, Jonathan Moyo and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba are, once again, at each other’s throats, with Moyo insinuating he was privy to details of Charamba’s years as former president Canaan Banana’s “closet aide”. Charamba, who reportedly is the force behind a new weekly column...
MDC-T councillor smashes rival’s car as violence rocks Bulawayo primaries
THE MDC-T ward councillor for Cowdray Park in Bulawayo was arrested in connection...
Zimbabwe formally applies to re-join Commonwealth after 15-year absence
By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE has applied to re-join the Commonwealth after a 15-year...
$15bn diamond looting: Parliament summons Mugabe to May 23 hearing
By AFP HARARE: A parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to...
I’m coming home ‘this week’, says exiled Kasukuwere
By Harare Bureau FORMER local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere says he will return...
African nations vow to recover stolen assets in offshore accounts from London and beyond
By AFP FORMER British prime minister David Cameron two years ago was caught...

Zimbabwe

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa tossed a US$2,000 bribe into the hands of a Renamo bandit who had pointed an AK rifle on his head during his famous escape from then President Robert Mugabe in November last year. This was revealed by the new President’s son, Mnangagwa Junior while giving a...
“I feel sorry for Mugabe; Grace took advantage of his age,” says Chinamasa
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FINANCE Minister Patrick Chinamasa who was demoted by Robert Mugabe through a mini...
2018 election: ex-Rhodesian police officer guns for ED, promises to take Zim back to the ‘glorious’ 1960’s, 70s
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SINCE 1980, Zanu PF has continued to run a governance system that impoverishes...
High Court judge, ZIMSEC in exam results printing row
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A FORMER High Court judge has been dragged to court for demanding thousands...
Zvorwadza back in court as the state revives anti-Mphoko demo case
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THE state has resuscitated charges against National Vendors Union leader, Stan Zvorwadza, who...
Zimbabwe NOW in good hands – says ED, scorning Mugabe rule
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By Harare Bureau PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has little regard for the competency of...

Africa

May 22, 2018 0 3
Associated Press A majority of Burundi’s voters agreed to amend the constitution in changes that could prolong the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza until 2034, the country’s electoral commission announced on Monday. More than 73% of 4.7 million voters in the May 17 referendum supported the constitutional amendments, with...
Burundi opposition rejects referendum, alleges intimidation
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By Associated Press THE leader of a Burundian opposition coalition said Saturday they...
After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN
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By Associated Press NEARLY four years after the World Health Organization was accused...
Bloggers, cyber spies face jail as Kenyatta signs controversial law
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By AFPKenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes...
Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president’s power
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By Associated Press BUJUMBURA: Burundians vote Thursday in a referendum that could keep...
Rights groups seek prosecution of Gambian ex-leader in Ghana
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By Associated Press BANJUL: A survivor, families of the disappeared and human rights...

World

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Associated Press The United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened “the strongest sanctions in history” if Iran doesn’t change course. Drawing sharp contrasts with the 2015...
Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding
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By AFP PRINCE Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on...
Trump ‘demands’ probe of alleged spying on his campaign
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By AFP US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that the Justice Department investigate...
France warns Italy against breaking EU commitments
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By AFP THE stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a...
UK: Relief for ‘illegals’ as immigrations checks on bank accounts suspended
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LONDON: The Home Office is to suspend controversial immigration checks on thousands of...
Gaza Crisis: Israel launches new strikes on Hamas
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By AFP Israel said on Thursday it launched an overnight air raid on...

Health & Community

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidation Diamond Company (ZCDC) has failed to generate sufficient revenue to boost the economy, adding consolidation of Marange mining would be reviewed as a result. The company was formed after the government, under former president Robert Mugabe, claimed that the country...
A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and ‘an angel on earth’
By Associated Press OHIO: Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs...
Harare ‘cop’ up for spate of robberies and kidnapping
By Court Reporter A 34-year-old Harare man recently masqueraded as a police officer...
Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients
By Associated Press Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast...
Masvingo re-opens decommissioned cemeteries as burial space runs out
THE country’s oldest urban settlement, Masvingo city, is running out of burial space. Lacking...
DRC approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says
By Associated Press KINSHASA: Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization...

Science & Tech

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By AFP THE US Justice Department has opened an investigation into suspected violations of Iran sanctions by China’s Huawei Technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. A Justice probe would come on the back of subpoenas issued to the company by the US Commerce and Treasury Departments over sanctions-related...
Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage
By Associated Press TOKYO: Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being...
Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads
By Associated Press LONDON: A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook...
Are we alone? NASA’s new planet hunter aims to find out
Are we alone? NASA’s new planet-hunting mission, poised to launch Monday, aims to...
China exports facial ID technology to Zimbabwe
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China is exporting facial recognition technology to Zimbabwe as part of the Belt and...
Apple co-founder protests Facebook by shutting down account
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as...

Travel

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By Bulawayo Correspondent  LOCAL and foreign international steam train enthusiasts were recently treated to a 200km round trip from Bulawayo to Plumtree by the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ). The Mother’s Day jamboree attracted steam train enthusiasts from countries like France and Italy. Local steam train lovers from as...
Zambian airline to launch Harare flights in July
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By Xinhua HARARE: Zambia’s airline Proflight announced Wednesday that it will launch a...
Cresta Oasis Hotel in court; charged with robbing client
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By Court Reporter THREE employees from Cresta Oasis hotel in Harare landed in...
A birder’s paradise in Zimbabwe
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By Joshua Hammer I Hamilton Spectator JOHN Brebner swept his binoculars over a...
Tokwe Mukosi dam set to change Masvingo tourism
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Staff Reporter SERVED by a main road in an appalling state of disrepair...
Where to stay when visiting Masvingo
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Staff Reporter IF the interaction between mankind and nature is ordinarily about the...
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