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Meet the woman behind Zim Rocks 5 February 2018 HARARE - Celia Rukato, 27, was born in Zimbabwe but raised in South Africa. Her first career path was in finance and economics but her passion for fashion saw her relocating back to her country of birth in 2016 to start her brand Chjaa Enterprises. From uniquely printed fabrics to custom cloth...
'Zacc selectively arresting politicians' 4 February 2018 HARARE - Citizens have raised concerns over the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc)'s “selective” arrests of politicians, amid indications that they are leaving out the big fish that contributed to the downfall of the country's economy. Since November last year when the army took over g...
MPs behaviour under spotlight 4 February 2018 HARARE - Absenteeism and unruly behaviour often characterised most sessions in the National Assembly, reducing the respectable House to a circus. In most cases, the legislative assembly will be full during the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)’s live coverage of the question and answer s...
An orphan who defied the odds 25 January 2018 HARARE - AT 16, Sicelo Dube's dream of mixing it with the big boys in what has been generally an exclusive club of scientists appeared dead in the water when she lost her parents. Her aunt who briefly took over the herculean task of funding her education staggered and eventually gave up — f...
Dokora: When the heavens stop smiling 27 December 2017 HARARE - When you eat your way through eastern Asia, as so many food lovers want to do, you end up spoilt by dishes that burst with flavour. There is a depth that seems almost supernatural — the sweet is somehow sweeter, the sour sharper, and the savoury —  flavours are far more intense. Th...
Civil society calls for full democratisation 26 November 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabweans and foreign dignitaries thronged the National Sports Stadium for the inauguration of new State President Emmerson Mnangagwa, civil society gathered for what they called a “national envisioning platform.” The meeting which comes in the euphoria of former president Robert...
Opposition urges ED to lead by example 26 November 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties have hailed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inaugural speech this week although they urged him to release all those detained so that they have their day in court. MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube said the treatment being given to former president Ro...
Should Mugabe account for past crimes? 20 November 2017 HARARE - Anaysts are divided on whether President Robert Mugabe should be prosecuted for past crimes, committed during his 37 years in power, in the event that he resigns or is pushed out. During his time as president, Mugabe master-minded the Gukurahundi massacres and the infamous 2005 Operat...
ED's wait for night of the political hangman 6 November 2017 HARARE - Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is one of a kind as exhibited during the weekend's 9th presidential youth interface rally in Bulawayo when President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace tore into him while he smiled and clapped hands. As if that was not enough, Mnangagwa took ...
'Safeguard traditional medical knowledge' 30 October 2017 HARARE - There are no chemically-manufactured drugs in Godfrey Mwerenga’s pharmacy. However, the small shop in Harare, branded Modern Herbal Drugs and Cosmetics Clinic, looks ordinary — bottles of medicines in shelves and jars of powder all over believed to fight all ailments from headache to ...
Evicted white farmers bounce back 29 October 2017 HARARE - White Zimbabwean commercial farmers who were driven off their land during President Robert Mugabe’s controversial land seizures are coming back through joint venture arrangements and are also producing cash crops such as tobacco and soya beans mostly under contract farming. Zimbabwe h...
Achieving universal health coverage in Zim 26 October 2017 HARARE - Recently Zimbabwe hosted the 67th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in majestic Victoria Falls.  It was an uplifting experience to see all health leaders from governments in the continent and partners united. The leaders placed health of the people at the centre of d...
ZINEST seeks equal opportunities for all 19 October 2017 HARARE - Progressive and apolitical development player Zimbabwe Network for Economic and Social Transformation (ZINEST) has set its sights on scaling up individual, community and national development while stamping out other social challenges like women and child abuse. Speaking to Daily News,...
Zanu PF feasts on fear ahead of polls 17 October 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the 2018 elections, Zanu PF has created and designed an intricate “occultist” system that is meant to ensure that opposition politics or discourse is not given any breeding room among the rural folk, which constitute over 65 percent of the of the country’s 210 constituencies. ...
Fame, fortune fail to save Kereke, Gumbura 15 October 2017 HARARE - If fame and fortune could buy freedom, then the likes of former Zanu PF Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke and Independent End Time Message church founder Robert Martin Gumbura would be walking scot-free today. Their incarceration, however, has changed the face of prison, which is domin...
Makwiro loses forests as miners ravage land 8 October 2017 HARARE - African sages say if a snake suddenly hurtles in front of you, it smacks of a bad omen. This was the case with a Daily News on Sunday crew that went on an ambitious exploratory sojourn in the mineral-rich Makwiro area of Mashonaland West Province recently; where indiscriminate chrome ...
The kneeling brigade's swelling numbers 2 October 2017 HARARE - It's not known how many times prominent personalities, Zanu PF Members of Parliament and ministers in President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet  kneel before divinity to ask for forgiveness for their sins as they retire to bed at night. What is known though is that they do not have any qualms...
'Big Five' massacred, driven to extinction 18 September 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe is home to some of the world's most iconic wild animals, but rampant poaching might wipe them out forever. Authorities have often been caught napping as poachers take advantage of the dry period from September to December when watering holes dry up, forcing animals to congreg...
Fatal accidents raise safety concerns 10 September 2017 HARARE - After three horror traffic accidents that claimed 24 lives in just three days last month, road traffic safety is once again taking centre stage, with public transport users and experts questioning authorities and transport operators' sincerity in tackling road carnage. Tragedy struck ...
Rich, famous drown in maintenance debt 3 September 2017 HARARE - Responsibility is one thing that several people are afraid of in life, which has seen many men including popular figures being dragged before the courts for failing to pay maintenance towards the upkeep of their children. Politicians, business people, pastors, musicians and ordinary c...
Kumafulatsi: Amidst the ugly, dirty 23 August 2017 HARARE - Kumafulatsi; By Wonder Guchu, Arts Initiates, 2015. 134 Pages Filth, debauchery, drunkenness, prostitution, child abuse, eroded moral fabric, false prophets, blackmail, homosexuality, poverty, petty thefts among others are all part and parcel of Wonder Guchu’s exciting play, Kumafulat...
Requiem for Advocate Chris Andersen 21 August 2017 HARARE - Chris Andersen, who practiced as an advocate for over half a century, died on July 12, 2017.  He was 81.   He gave his all in the cause of those he had been instructed to represent.  He joined the Bar in the early 60s, when its members included many Queens Counsel of star-studded q...
'Mugabe should name successor' 20 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe should name his successor and manage the transition while in office to avoid events being controlled by circumstances beyond his control, analysts contend. First Lady Grace Mugabe recently waded into the Zanu PF succession when she urged her ageing husband to a...
'Jail did not strip their voting rights' 20 August 2017 HARARE - Since the attainment of independence, Zimbabwean prisoners — who have the same rights to decide on their next leader as every other Zimbabwean citizen — have never been accorded the right to vote. But according to the Constitution of Zimbabwe, all citizens of Zimbabwe who are aged 18 ...
Dry spell hits Zvishavane 20 August 2017 ZVISHAVANE - With the 2016/2017 agricultural season having been characterised by above normal rainfall and flash floods across the country, surprisingly Zvishavane which is in the agricultural ecological regions four and five suffered a dry spell. A visit to the small mining area showed dry ri...