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Women’s Bank In Zimbabwe Bank Receive Massive Response

Women’s Bank In Zimbabwe Bank Receive Massive Response

The Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank Limited has disbursed loans worth over $23 000 since it started operating at the end of June and is in the process of processing other applications totalling $300 000. The applications for loans are mostly coming from people in agriculture and others seeking funding for education. The bank continues to […]

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory, halting Mnangagwa’s planned Sunday inauguration. The first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup in November had been expected to end Zimbabwe’s pariah status and launch an economic recovery but post-election unrest has […]

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

As Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa considers mounting a legal challenge to last week’s election results, he’s also counting the cost of fissures within his alliance and campaign pledges that made him appear out of touch with voters. Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the parliamentary and presidential ballots has left Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change without […]

“Seek Peace And Pursue It” – President Emmerson Pleads As Opposition Creates Chaos

“Seek Peace And Pursue It” – President Emmerson Pleads As Opposition Creates Chaos

The government says the army was deployed in central Harare to help police restore order. The opposition MDC Alliance condemned the crackdown, saying it was a reminder of the “dark days” of Robert Mugabe’s rule. It alleges that the governing Zanu-PF party has rigged Monday’s elections.Parliamentary results show Zanu-PF heading for a big majority in […]

Zimbabwe’s Female Artistes ‘Fed Up’ With Abuse

Zimbabwe’s Female Artistes ‘Fed Up’ With Abuse

Local female artistes are fed up with sexual harassment, intimidation, non-payment and fake promises that make their working conditions difficult. Mutare-based actress and filmmaker Amanda Ranganawa said this recently in an interview with The Herald. “While there has been many a song and dance about women empowerment, there continues to be little or even no […]

EU Observers Offer Mixed Picture Of First Zimbabwe Vote Since Mugabe’s Fall

EU Observers Offer Mixed Picture Of First Zimbabwe Vote Since Mugabe’s Fall

Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup and European Union observers said the vote was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in others.   President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time ally of Mugabe, faces opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in the vote. Mnangagwa […]

Women In Presidential Race Face Long Odds

Women In Presidential Race Face Long Odds

A trade unionist, a liberation war icon, an author and a fashion designer are running for the presidency of Zimbabwe. Regardless of whether any of them is elected, they’re already making history as the first female candidates for the country’s highest office. They’re among a record-breaking 22 contenders in Monday’s presidential election, the most since […]

Girls Rely On Rags, Paper, Leaves As Sanitary Pads In Zimbabwe

Girls Rely On Rags, Paper, Leaves As Sanitary Pads In Zimbabwe

 When her monthly period comes, 17-year-old Maria Chaodza dismantles a home-made pillowcase and picks out pieces of its worn stuffing – an old, cloth rug – which she uses in place of the sanitary pad she cannot afford. Menstruation means missing school; Chaodza feels too ashamed of her makeshift pad to show her face as […]

Women’s Bank Warns Against Fraudsters

Women’s Bank Warns Against Fraudsters

The newly launched Zimbabwe Women’s Micro Finance Bank (ZWMB) has warned the public against falling victim to fraudsters allegedly masquerading as agents of the financial institution and fleecing people of their money. Addressing the media in Harare yesterday, ZWMB Chief Executive Officer, Mandas Marikanda confirmed receiving reports of people purporting to be representatives of the […]

Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police said on Sunday 49 people were hurt in the explosion at Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s weekend election rally, with the number expected to rise, but they were still searching for a motive for the blast. Mnangagwa came to power in November after a de facto army coup forced his longtime mentor Robert Mugabe to […]

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