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Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe’s Public Buses

Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe’s Public Buses

When Zimbabwe’s government started running a bus system earlier this year with fares on average one-third lower than those of private bus companies, Thandekile Gama was excited. The 33-year-old hairdresser had grown tired of paying up to 3 Zimbabwe dollars (less than 10 U.S. cents) every time she took a trip within Bulawayo, the country’s […]

African Development Bank Launches $96.7 Million Post-Cyclone Idai Recovery Projects

African Development Bank Launches $96.7 Million Post-Cyclone Idai Recovery Projects

The African Development Bank, with the World Bank and the government of Zimbabwe on 2 September 2019 launched post-cyclone Idai recovery projects totalling $96.7 million to restore livelihoods and rehabilitate infrastructure in areas most hit by the disaster this year. The World Bank has provided $72 million to finance its Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP), […]

Former President Robert Mugabe Dies, Aged 95

Former President Robert Mugabe Dies, Aged 95

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has died. He was 95. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has posted on Twitter: “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe”. A second tweet in the thread says: “Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who […]

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government has condemned flaring attacks on citizens from other African countries in South Africa which have so far left five people dead, shops looted and property burnt down. Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Nigeria — whose nationals reside and travel to the neighbouring country — have also issued travel warnings to their citizens. Since Monday, […]

Rural Women Farmers Demand More Land In Zimbabwe

Rural Women Farmers Demand More Land In Zimbabwe

Rural women have demanded some more agricultural land from government arguing they were more productive than men who just own the land. The call came out of the just ended 6th Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) annual meeting which took place in Chigodora Ward 9 in Wedza district over the weekend. “If you look, at the […]

Zimbabwe Begins Food Project For Urban Poor

Zimbabwe Begins Food Project For Urban Poor

Government is working on providing food aid in urban areas to ensure the estimated 2,2 million food-insecure people living in towns do not go hungry, with a pilot project on identifying the vulnerable already taking place in Epworth. The pilot project is being undertaken in conjunction with the World Food Programme (WFP) and will set […]

Zimbabwe Records Severe Malaria Cases

Zimbabwe Records Severe Malaria Cases

GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over the increase in malaria-related illnesses in Manicaland this year, with 66 people reported to have died this year. Provincial Medical Director Dr Patron Mafaune last week said the province had recorded 77 711 cases of malaria since January. “Malaria is a serious challenge we are facing in Manicaland and this […]

Water-crisis In Kwekwe City Of Zimababwe

Water-crisis In Kwekwe City Of Zimababwe

The current power shortages bedevilling the country could trigger fresh waterborne disease outbreaks with Kwekwe not sitting on a time bomb, a senior official in the Midlands city has warned. Added to this is a crippling shortage of water treatment chemicals a problem that has also affected the capital city of Harare. Kwekwe City Director […]

UN Launches Us$331.5m Aid Appeal For Zimbabwe

UN Launches Us$331.5m Aid Appeal For Zimbabwe

The United Nations Tuesday launched a US$331.5 million international aid appeal to help Zimbabwe tackle a drought which has left a third of its population in need of relief over the next nine months. Presenting the appeal to government officials and the diplomatic corps, UN ambassador Bishow Parajuli said the total requirement needed to address […]

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has more than doubled electricity tariffs for ordinary consumers with more than 200 per cent effective immediately. Presenting his 2019 Mid-Term Monetary Policy Review statement on Thursday, Ncube gave power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) the nod to implement the tariff increase. “Electricity tariffs for domestic consumers will be increased […]

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