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Govt Launches Operation to Curb Rampant Drug Abuse

Govt Launches Operation to Curb Rampant Drug Abuse

In an effort to address rampant substance abuse among the youth in the country, the government Tuesday approved a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach in order to arrest the situation under Operation Clean up Harare Ghetto. The operation will kick off in Harare and subsequently be spread across the country and widened to Operation Clean Up […]

‘Cancer Affecting More Young Women’

‘Cancer Affecting More Young Women’

Cervical cancer is increasing every year and is mostly developing in women aged between 20 and 24, yet normally the peak period is around 35 to 40, the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) has said. Speaking during a virtual meeting held last week focusing on cancer, the Information Research and Evaluations officer at the Cancer […]

Zim Receives U.S.$1bn IMF Windfall Today

Zim Receives U.S.$1bn IMF Windfall Today

Zimbabwe is set to get an injection of around US$1 billion, its allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, with part of the money earmarked for health, manufacturing, agriculture, education and mining. IMF member countries started getting their shares of the new special issue SDRs totalling about US$650 billion […]

Gender Commission Calls for Mining Reforms

Gender Commission Calls for Mining Reforms

Women inclusion in the mining sector value chain hinges on legal reforms to promote decent work, equality, and gender mainstreaming says the Zimbabwe Gender Commission. ZGC, commissioner Naome Chimbetete decried the lack of involvement of women in mining as an indictment on policymakers, as she called for progressive reforms to promote equal opportunities for participation. […]

Rural Girls Still Struggle to Get Sanitary Towels

Rural Girls Still Struggle to Get Sanitary Towels

About 72% of schoolgirls in rural areas do not use commercial sanitary wear, resorting to unhygienic means, while 62% miss school every month while menstruating, an official has said. Pepukai Chivore, Parliament’s budget office director, told stakeholders meeting on gender sensitivity in the education budget jointly organised by Education Coalition of Zimbabwe and Plan International, […]

Jeffrey Moyo Granted Bail, Prisons Block His Release As ‘Papers Not in Order’

Jeffrey Moyo Granted Bail, Prisons Block His Release As ‘Papers Not in Order’

Prison officials at Greys Remand in Bulawayo were Tuesday evening declining to release New York Times correspondent, Jeffrey Moyo, who had been granted $5 000 bail at the High Court earlier today. The prison officials claimed the clerk of court’s papers were different from those on Moyo’s warrant of liberty. Moyo was arrested last month […]

Zimbabwe In Shame Vote Against UN Resolution To Stop Genocide

Zimbabwe In Shame Vote Against UN Resolution To Stop Genocide

Zimbabwe was one of the few countries that Tuesday voted against a United Nations General Assembly resolution seeking to protect vulnerable populations against “genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.” However, the resolution was adopted after 115 countries including neighbouring South Africa, and Botswana voted favour while 15 including Zimbabwe, voted against. Some […]

Education Ministry Gives 21,000 Schoolgirls Sanitary Wear

Education Ministry Gives 21,000 Schoolgirls Sanitary Wear

At least 21 400 schoolgirls from Mashonaland West province have so far received sanitary wear and soap tablets from the Government through the Primary and Secondary Education Ministry. Government has also availed over $15,8 million to the province towards the procurement and distribution of the second batch of sanitary wear. Over 58 900 primary school […]

Women Urged to Venture Into Mining

Women Urged to Venture Into Mining

Young women in Zimbabwe have been urged to take up mining seriously to empower themselves. Speaking during a tour of small-scale gold mining in the Makaha area in Mudzi by a group of women, RedLipstick Revolution founder Abigail Magwenzi said women need to be inspired by mining to move the country forward. RedLipstick Revolution is […]

Covid-19 Worsens Drug Abuse Among Chipinge Youths

Covid-19 Worsens Drug Abuse Among Chipinge Youths

The COVID-19 induced lockdown measures have wreaked havoc in Chipinge with young people reportedly engaging in drug abuse due to idleness. Since the pronouncement of a COVID-19 lockdown in March last year, schools have opened for less than three months, a situation that kept children out of school and idle in the process of breeding […]

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