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Zimbabwe: Typhoid Kills One, Nine Hospitalised

Zimbabwe: Typhoid Kills One, Nine Hospitalised

A suspected typhoid outbreak is feared to have hit Harare amid reports that one person has died so far, while nine others have been hospitalised. Thirty more people have been treated and discharged. A 13-year-old girl died on Christmas Day in Mbare, Harare, following the suspected typhoid outbreak. Harare City Council yesterday said apart from […]

Zimbabwe: Form 6 Pupil Rapes Form 1 Girl

Zimbabwe: Form 6 Pupil Rapes Form 1 Girl

A 20-year-old Upper Six pupil at a local college has been arraigned before the courts for allegedly raping a Form 1 pupil after dragging her to a secluded place while she was on her way to the dining hall. The pupil (name withheld), who is a prefect at the college, allegedly saw the girl on […]

Zimbabwe: TV Presenter Remorseful Over Fatal Accident

Zimbabwe: TV Presenter Remorseful Over Fatal Accident

 ZTV’s Coke on the Beat presenter Tichaona Maruziva yesterday pleaded guilty to culpable homicide and told the court that he was truly sorry for knocking down and killing a cyclist in April this year. Maruziva (28) of No. 7 Woodhall Road, Marlborough in Harare, is a holder of a valid driver’s licence. He told the […]

Zimbabwe: Teachers Livid As Pay Due After Xmas, Say Government Has Postposed Holiday

Zimbabwe: Teachers Livid As Pay Due After Xmas, Say Government Has Postposed Holiday

Government has released pay dates for civil servants with the teachers and others set be paid from December 28 onwards. According to the notice, only the soldiers, police officers, nurses and prison officers will receive their salaries before Christmas on December 21. Teachers will receive their salaries three days after the Christmas while the rest […]

Zimbabwe: Rbz Orders Cash Withdrawal Charges

Zimbabwe: Rbz Orders Cash Withdrawal Charges

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has ordered banks to reduce charges between 1% and 1.25% of amount withdrawn for Automated Teller Machines (ATM) and over the counter. The order by RBZ comes after local financial institution increased withdrawal bank charges taking advantage of the cash shortages as depositors were now relying on multiple electronic […]

Zimbabwe Leads In Empowering Women In Workplace

Zimbabwe Leads In Empowering Women In Workplace

Zimbabwe has made significant strides over women in the workplace and is now ranked sixth out of 27 countries including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries on the African continent, a recent study has shown. According to the Ashish Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index report for this year, which is the first […]

Zimbabwe: Activist Abducted And Killed

Zimbabwe: Activist Abducted And Killed

Pro-democracy activists in Zimbabwe are worried that a period of gross human rights abuses may be returning to the southern African nation after a prominent social rights activist was abducted by unknown assailants on Thursday night and left for dead in Harare. Ishmael Kauzani, a member of the #Tajamuka social movement that led recent anti-government […]

Fidel Castro Leaves Complicated Legacy in Africa

Fidel Castro Leaves Complicated Legacy in Africa

In Africa, as in Cuba, the late Fidel Castro was both loved and despised. Yibrah Mehari thinks of Castro as a benefactor. After his father, an Ethiopian soldier, died in 1971, Mehari was sent to Cuba at age 14 and educated there through his post-graduate years, becoming a successful architect. Mehari says he and thousands […]

Zimbabwe: Man Jailed 30 Days for Blocking Mugabe’s Motorcade

Zimbabwe: Man Jailed 30 Days for Blocking Mugabe’s Motorcade

A MAN from Victoria Falls was this week jailed for 30 months for blocking President Mugabe’s motorcade. Trinity Gonongono, 33, of Chinotimba suburb was charged with failing to comply with lawful instructions given by the police when he appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa. He pleaded guilty to the charge, and the magistrate gave […]

UN Partners Commit $200m To Food Aid

UN Partners Commit $200m To Food Aid

Over $200 million has been contributed towards drought mitigation strategies as Government, in conjunction with the United Nations and other humanitarian organisations vow that no one will starve in the coming months. This comes as Government has also implemented social protection services which cover harmonised social cash transfer, public assistance, Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) […]