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Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

Zimbabwe’s Commission Slams Attacks On Women Politicians

A case in point being the attempted murder of MDC-T president Dr Thokozani Khupe by MDC Chamisa faction supporters at the burial of party founding president Mr Morgan Tsvangirai in Buhera in February; and the subsequent verbal abuse she was subjected to in her tussle for leadership of the party. Mr Chamisa’s supporters called Dr […]

China’s Tsingshan Mulls $1 billion Steel Plant in Zimbabwe

China’s Tsingshan Mulls $1 billion Steel Plant in Zimbabwe

China’s unlisted Tsingshan Holding Group on Monday signed a $1 billion outline agreement with Zimbabwe to build a steelmaking plant there after completing a feasibility study. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is trying to woo foreign investors, especially in mining, as part of efforts to revive an economy that suffered in the later years of Robert […]

The State Of Girls Education In Zimbabwe

The State Of Girls Education In Zimbabwe

Glen View 8 is a community like any other in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. It is a densely populated settlement, full of life and activity, where the sight of a girl accompanying her grandmother to market on a weekday, selling vegetables or serving customers in the family tuck shop, is not unusual. Shantel Marekera was once […]

Zimbabwe’s Opposition MDC Party Vows To Revive Economy If It Wins July Election

Zimbabwe’s Opposition MDC Party Vows To Revive Economy If It Wins July Election

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party promised on Thursday to revive the economy if it wins an election in July by cutting taxes, abolishing a quasi-currency “bond note”, joining a regional monetary union and seeking debt relief. The country holds its first vote since Robert Mugabe’s downfall in November after nearly 40 years in power. New President […]

Zimbabwe Opens Women’s Bank

Zimbabwe Opens Women’s Bank

The much-awaited women’s bank is set to open next Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) authorised its operations and issued it with a licence, a Cabinet minister said yesterday. Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni said President Mnangagwa will officially launch the bank before the end of this month. Addressing […]

Zimbabwe Sets First Post-Mugabe Elections For July 30

Zimbabwe Sets First Post-Mugabe Elections For July 30

Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he vows will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, who took power after the November military coup against Mugabe, counts on the election to bolster his legitimacy […]

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

The three-day Women In News (WIN) Africa Summit in Nairobi of journalists and media managers from Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe has called for gender diversity in Africa’s media industry. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wa-Ifra) with the theme “Reshaping Media Leadership”, the forum sought, among other […]

Young Girls Should Be Given Access To Political Participation And Empowerment

Young Girls Should Be Given Access To Political Participation And Empowerment

On 23 April 2018 Girl Child Empowerment conducted a community dialogue meeting in Masthebe community in Bulawayo. The activity was cemented with the passion of lifting the banner for young girls and women towards participating in 2018 national elections. The community training and awareness was aimed at presenting some lectures on the issues affecting young […]

Zimbabwe’s Female Musicians Bemoan Exclusion From Major Gigs

Zimbabwe’s Female Musicians Bemoan Exclusion From Major Gigs

Zimbabwe Musicians Union (ZMU) President, Edith WeUtonga has bemoaned the exclusion of female artists from performing at major shows saying they always have to fight to be part of any line up despite being good performers at the international stage where they are well recognized. Women musicians were conspicuous by their absence on the line […]

Zimbabwe Committed To Clearing Debt Obligations

Zimbabwe Committed To Clearing Debt Obligations

Zimbabwe is committed to clearing its debt obligations with the World Bank, African Development Bank and other financial institutions, Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo said on Monday. The country needs to clear about $1.8 billion in arrears with the World Bank and the African Development Bank before it can tap other sources of development financing. “We […]

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