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By Fin24.com CENTRAL bank governor Dr John Mangudya has admitted prejudicing the country’s exporters by exchanging their US dollar earnings at parity with the local bond note, when rates on the parallel market were at a 400% premium. Since the southern African country introduced its local surrogacy currency, the...
State to abandon Grace Mugabe sister’s fraud trial
By Mary Taruvinga FRAUD accused Shuvai Gumbochuma, sister to former First Lady Grace...
President Mnangagwa in South Africa
By Kingston Ndabatei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa surprisingly turned up in neighbouring South Africa...
Prison officer fired for calling Grace Mugabe a dog loses High Court appeal
By Staff Reporter A TOP prison officer who was fired in 2015 after...
MDC and Zanu PF hold talks to end poll dispute – sources
By Bloomberg News ZIMBABWE’S main opposition party has begun negotiations with the ruling...
UK: Care worker fears torture over Zimbabwe deportation
By BBC.com LONDON: A Zimbabwean carer who has been a UK resident for...

Zimbabwe

February 22, 2019 0 9
By African News Agency THREE weeks after the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane threatened to travel to Zimbabwe he is still to receive a response for a request to meet with that country’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Maimane visited the Zimbabwe embassy in Pretoria on 31 January to push...
Opposition parties: Military must leave search for army uniforms to the police
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By Robert Tapfumaneyi PLANS by the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) to search for...
MDC-T Khupe welcomes POSA repeal  
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By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE pariah image still haunting Zimbabwe in the West can...
Govt too ashamed to announce new currency – says MDC
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By Kinston Ndabatei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration came short of announcing a new...
Dabengwa recovering in SA after surgery
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By Bulawayo Correspondent ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa, who last year underwent surgery in...
National museums bosses up for stealing 18,000 litres fuel
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By Mary Taruvinga TOP managers at the National Museum and Monuments department were...

Africa

February 21, 2019 0 18
By Associated Press CAIRO: A Sudanese opposition party says more than 10 opposition leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign. In a statement, the Sudanese Congress Party says security forces “pre-empted” demonstrations by arresting the deputy head of the...
Uganda’s ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth-term run
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By AFP Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate...
Nigeria’s president: Disrupt vote at the ‘expense of your life’
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By Aljazeera President Muhammadu Buhari has warned of grave consequences for those who...
Shootings kill eight in eastern DR Congo
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By AFP Eight people died in three shootings in Goma, eastern DR Congo,...
Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari vows to deal with vote riggers
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By BBC Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he has ordered the police and...
About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine
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By Associated Press Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove...

World

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By AFP Singapore Airlines insisted Thursday that cameras on its planes’ entertainment systems had been disabled after an outcry online from worried passengers who spotted the tiny lenses peering at them. Travellers took to Twitter and other social media to raise the alarm over the cameras at the bottom...
Pope demands bishops act now to end scourge of sex abuse
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By Associated Press VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis warned church leaders summoned Thursday to...
Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis
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By Associated Press MOSCOW: Call it the aid wars. The Trump administration is...
Deadly Fire guts ancient part of Bangladesh’s capital, killing 81
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By AFP DHAKA: A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a...
Dog shoots man, court rules owner not fit for licence
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By Associated Press A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn’t...
New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones
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By Associated Press Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from...

Health & Community

February 20, 2019 0 24
By Kwekwe Correspondent Financially strangled Redcliff Municipality which is battling to recover about $30 million from both residents and corporate citizens has threatened legal action against defaulters. Town clerk Gilson Chakauya warned residents that council will resort to court action if they fail to settle their debts in the...
People living with HIV demand HIV+ new NAC boss
By Robert Tapfumaneyi PEOPLE living with HIV want the vacant National Aids Council...
Minister admits govt inefficiencies in cattle dipping chemical distribution
By Alois Vinga  AGRICULTURE Minister Perrance Shiri has urged farmers to buy their...
Man axes neighbour to death in row over missing cattle
By Matabeleland North Correspondent A BINGA villager has been arrested for murder after...
Fueled by climate change, Zimbabwe’s erratic harvests cause farmers with HIV to struggle
By CNN Jemitias Denhere shakes his head as he explains why, despite being...
Albino group demands law to provide free access to sunscreens
By William Milasi PEOPLE living with albinism in Zimbabwe have called for the enactment...

Science & Tech

February 21, 2019 0 31
By Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market. But it’s far from clear that consumers will embrace a device that retails for almost $2,000, or that it will...
Russian teenagers use social media to rebel against teachers
By Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG: The principal of a prestigious school near St....
Mnangagwa to open Africa ICT summit
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By Xinhua PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will on Wednesday officiate at an ICT convention...
Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier
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By AFP With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech...
Zimbabwe launches space agency
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By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe on Tuesday launched its space agency to advance the...
China’s Huawei under US probe for Iran sanctions violations: report
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By AFP THE US Justice Department has opened an investigation into suspected violations...

Travel

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By AFP Singapore Airlines insisted Thursday that cameras on its planes’ entertainment systems had been disabled after an outcry online from worried passengers who spotted the tiny lenses peering at them. Travellers took to Twitter and other social media to raise the alarm over the cameras at the bottom...
Zimbabwe’s tourism booming after Mugabe exit
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By AFP HARARE: The departure of Robert Mugabe has finally brought some good...
Cholera scare on Algeria-France flight
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By AFP A sick eight-year-old triggered a cholera scare onboard a flight from...
UK tour operator makes Zimbabwe return after 12 years; targets Mana Pools
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By Staff Reporter UK-based tour operator, Wilderness Safaris, is set to return to...
UK news caster on his Zimbabwe holiday
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By thetimes.co.uk My hols: Jon Snow My partner is from Zimbabwe and we...
Zimbabwe edges back onto tourist map
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By AFP After nearly two decades in the doldrums, Zimbabwe’s tourism sector is...

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