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Chingwizi villager's battle against drug-resistant TB 26 March 2017 HARARE - Takura Chinguwo from Chingwizi holding camp in Mwenezi is fighting not only a war against a strain of drug-resistant TB, but also a battle to obtain a strictly regulated new medicine that could save his life. In February 2014 after the immense Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam basin flooded following...
Between a rock and hard place 19 March 2017 HARARE - “We will not go anywhere, this is where we belong.” This was the message by people who are living with disabilities at a Leonard Chishire home, as court officials threatened to kick them out of the only home they have known for over two decades. On March 10, the Sheriff of the High Co...
Corporal punishment ban: Is it long overdue, or interfering nanny State? 12 March 2017 HARARE - A High Court order outlawing corporal punishment in homes and schools spotlights the struggle between Zimbabwe's deeply-rooted attachment to spanking children and new laws that criminalise the infliction of bodily pain as a form of punishment. In most Zimbabwean homes, children have m...
Red Cross intervenes as floods affect livelihoods 7 March 2017 HARARE - Most rural families in Midlands, Masvingo and Matabeleland provinces have had their livelihoods seriously affected as they lost their goats, chicken and cattle due to heavy incessant rains induced by the Tropical depression Dineo. The ground is now saturated and can no longer absorb m...
Zim must just adopt rand 26 February 2017 HARARE - Since adoption of the multi-currency regime in 2009, following a multi-billion percent inflationary meltdown caused by rampant money-printing, spawning critical cash shortages —  debate has been raging on whether to adopt the rand or not. Discussions on this will certainly gain renewe...
CBD female vendors' plight raises concern 26 February 2017 HARARE - Tariro Zhangazha is at corner Leopold Takawira and Nelson Mandela in the Harare city centre selling bow ties when a riot police truck arrives at the scene and the officers begin to round up vendors. Her one-and-a-half-year-old baby is in a cardboard box. When she spots one of the poli...
Sleep disorders take serious toll on health 18 February 2017 HARARE - A sleep disorder is a condition that frequently impacts your ability to get enough quality sleep. While it’s normal to occasionally experience difficulties in sleeping, it’s not normal to regularly have problems getting to sleep at night, to wake up feeling exhausted, or to feel sleep...
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...