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How to quit smoking 15 February 2017 HARARE - For most tobacco users, tobacco cravings or urges to smoke can be powerful. But you're not at the mercy of these cravings. When an urge to use tobacco strikes, remember that although it may be intense, it will probably pass within five to 10 minutes whether or not you smoke a cigarett...
How to manage stress 15 February 2017 HARARE - Do you know anyone who isn't at times stressed out these days? The pace of modern life makes stress management a necessary skill for everyone. Many people juggle multiple responsibilities, work, home life, caregiving and relationships. Learning to identify problems and implement so...
Blind weaver defies odds 15 February 2017 MUTARE - Blindness has not inhibited Johannes Lovemore Landini (42) from being one of Mutare's finest weavers and craftsmen. Landini has earned a great reputation for weaving quality products like chest of drawers, chairs, coffee tables and lounge suites using reeds. Many have found it diff...
Chitungwiza's deepening poverty 5 February 2017 HARARE - It is the signature sound of a bustling market: vendors shouting about their wares to passersby while thousands of flies buzz in a huge wooden compartment containing meat of all kinds. Up to 70 percent of traders in the Chigovanyika Shopping Complex in St Mary’s suburb depend on pitch...
Is this trash or treasure? 5 February 2017 HARARE - Terrence Chikumbirike spends the better part of his day walking around Harare’s suburbs and the city centre collecting polyethylene terephthalate or PET plastic containers for a living. With no educational qualifications, he earns almost $6 daily from his labour. Chikumbirike is pa...
Inside the coaches of mothballed NRZ fleet 30 January 2017 HARARE - With over 50 percent of its locomotive fleet down, the National Railways of Zimbabwe NRZ) locomotive yard has become a favourite location for image makers such as photographers and videographers. The rusty, broken down coaches and the unkempt grass are visually extraordinary, picture ...
New schools curriculum a nightmare 22 January 2017 HARARE - Buying school supplies for the new curriculum has become costly as well as confusing. Many parents wonder if some of the supplies — including expensive coloured and plain bond paper, traditional percussion instruments such as pianos and mbiras, Pritt, sticky-stuff, more exercise books...
Police, vendors clash in typhoid crackdown 22 January 2017 HARARE - Vendor Tapiwa Gumande quickly gathers her tomatoes and onions from the pavement and throws them in a box as she takes to her heels, fleeing from a joint taskforce of State and municipal police. In the process, about five of her tomatoes spill to the ground, but she does not look back ...
'Aborted data fees increase suspicious' 15 January 2017 HARARE - While Communication Technologies minister, Supa Mandiwanzira this week suspended the new floor prices of data services which had been introduced by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) on January 9 until he resumes work end of this month, analysts are worried a...
Cries from prison: Ex-prisoner's tale 15 January 2017 HARARE - An exhausted Robson Jack mills around Harare Magistrates’ Courts, his socks filled with handwritten letters — cries from prisoners requesting food aid, legal assistance and pleas for prayers. He calmly approaches bystanders, pleading if they know one of the inmates’ relatives who was ...
'Moyo keen to divide Mugabe, Mnangagwa' 15 January 2017 HARARE - Maverick businessman-cum-politician Energy Mutodi is refusing to hold back his withering criticism of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF and here he speaks to The Daily News On Sunday Deputy Chief Writer, Tendai Kamhungira, about his views on the rumbling succession issue and the storm ...
2017 poses challenges for Zim scribes 13 January 2017 HARARE - As with any other campaign year, 2017 will be a difficult year for Zimbabwean journalists who will face the prospects of being victimised by political activists and security agencies, national director of MISA-Zimbabwe Nhlanhla Ngwenya told the Daily News recently. Ngwenya said last y...
Knife-crime spree sweeps Zim 8 January 2017 HARARE - Another stabbing in the Epworth neighbourhood, not with an axe, but a knife. The jacaranda was in bloom and the residents were going about their innocent business. At 3pm, a terrible screaming was heard coming from a nearby home and when police arrived, they found a man lying bleed...
Black fungi destroys giant baobab trees 1 January 2017 CHIMANIMANI - A mysterious  black fungi epidemic threatens to wipe the giant baobab trees particularly in Nyanyadzi, Chimanimani district. Forestry Commission Provincial Manager Phillip Tomu said his organisation was concerned and conducting studies on the impact the bacteria could have on bao...
Where to book a table for a memorable New Year 30 December 2016 HARARE - Though many will be trekking to the rural areas for New Year's Day, there is no shortage of fantastic restaurants to try if you have opted to spend your holiday break in the capital, Harare. If you are forgoing home cooking and are looking for somewhere incredible to share a meal on J...
Unmasking the man behind the JSC dispute 18 December 2016 HARARE - Romeo Zibani is not your conventional university student who rolls to school in a high-end vehicle and can afford to splash cash on frivolities. If anything, his friends say, he struggles to get by. Some suggest that were it not for a scholarship from a top Harare lawyer (name withhel...
Zim's human rights take sharp decline 11 December 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabwe yesterday joined the rest of the world in commemorating International Human Rights Day, the Daily News on Sunday spoke to a number of political and social analysts who all agreed the year 2016 witnessed the worst in terms of human rights abuses. Political commentator Mcdon...
Domestic violence trails women, girls 11 December 2016 HARARE - Pamela Phiri,47, and Dorika Banzi, 53, were lucky to be released from serving 20 and 17-year sentences respectively for murdering their husbands. Phiri, a teacher by profession had hacked her husband while Banzi slit the throat of her live-in lover with a fish paring knife. The two...
HIV infection rise among adolescents 11 December 2016 HARARE - While the country has made enormous strides in reducing the HIV prevalence, gains made thus far could be reduced by a spike in infections among adolescents, the Health and Child Care ministry warned recently. Last year alone nearly 14 000 girls and young women, between the ages of 15 ...
Gender based violence is rife 8 December 2016 HARARE - It is time for action to end gender-based violence and men should not be inevitable to speak out against the violence, Parliamentary Portfolio Committee chairperson on gender and Goromonzi MP Biata Nyamupinga has said. Gender based violence is rife-and it is getting worse-according to...
Sorcery and witchcraft in Zim 4 December 2016 HARARE - Unlike the British-American Harry Potter books and film series that paint witchcraft with a rainbow brush, the practice is widely frowned upon in Zimbabwe. Disapproval for the practise is so widespread that “witch hunters” — believed to have been making a killing duping local villager...
'My mom despised police work' 1 December 2016 HARARE - When she joined the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) at the age of 23, there were howls of disapproval from family and friends. But today, national police spokesperson Charity Charamba looks back with pride. Recently, she graduated with a masters' degree in International Relations wi...
No justice behind bars 1 December 2016 HARARE - A masculine Jacob Harineki is easily recognisable as he strolls into the prison yard with his jail garb boldly emblazoned LIFE. Branded, Harineki knows that unless something extraordinary happens — an amnesty perhaps — then he is in prison to stay. The hands of time are slower and eve...
Bak Storage demolitions: Nowhere to call home 20 November 2016 HARARE - The image of a wailing mother flinging her arms in grief while her child tries in vain to console her has not been easily forgotten by onlookers who stood motionless as bulldozers razed down structures along Harare-Masvingo road. It's been close to a month since that episode left more...
Spar SA escapes Zim's doom, gloom 19 November 2016 HARARE - Since the 1960s when it entered the Zimbabwean market, South African retailer and wholesaler Spar had become a dominant group, getting a lot of attention across the country for being a good trader, probably the best in class. A long-time supermarket chain here, it was more aligned wit...