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Female mortician shares her fascinating career 10 March 2019 Not many people are able to handle just the sight of a lifeless body around them, worse still if it is not that of a relative or friend.
. . . as child support dwindles, Children in broken homes suffering, Shut out of society without birth certificates 3 March 2019 The Daily News on Sunday can report a perfect storm of worsening economic conditions and poverty is putting a squeeze on the source of income for poor single-mother families, many are once again flooding the courts seeking upward variations of their maintenance orders.
Drugs Derail Youths 28 February 2019 Gazing into an empty space, with a silver chandelier dangling from a nicely decorated ceiling, and a nicely built house that can be mistook for a mansion, Melody Mapanda looked upset and emotionally drained. 
Mungoshi's passing enriches heavens' anthology of authors 28 February 2019 IN his survey of Black English writers from this part of the world that we proudly call home, American author Tim McLoughlin described Charles Mungoshi as “Zimbabwe's most substantial writer not least because he offers such a penetrating and complex image.
Dress for the red carpet 28 February 2019 In previous decades a red carpet was used to mark the route used by heads of state on ceremonial and formal occasions. In recent years, it has been extended to be used by VIPs and celebrities for formal events like awards ceremonies.
Zim in dire need of a new health strategy 28 February 2019 In this paper we look at a number of issues including the challenges Zimbabwe has experienced post 2000. These are reduced healthcare investment, escalating healthcare costs and poor service delivery. In short the great gains in health delivery since independence have been lost. 
ED tracing Mugabe steps ... Zanu PF leader is stuck in the past 27 February 2019 While Zimbabweans had hoped that the fall of former president Robert Mugabe last year would herald a new era, recent events where the State responded viciously to citizens' protests killing 17 in the process has taken them aback.
A window into St Joseph's Mission Hospital 10 February 2019 St Joseph's Mission Hospital, in Sakubva Mutare is one of the 35 mission hospitals in the country. The mission hospital charges $7 for admission which is the fee as charged by Government hospitals. The motivation is to serve the community.
Khalanyoni Zim community that identifies with SA, Botswana 10 February 2019 Arriving at Khalanyoni Business Centre in Plumtree, Mangwe district in Matabeleland South about 200 kilometres south of Bulawayo, one is greeted by a huge election billboard of a beaming President Emmerson Mnangagwa portrait.
Govt clears air on doctors 10 February 2019 As doctors continue to vent out their disgruntlement with government over their remuneration, our reporter Pauline Hurungudo had an interview Health Services Board (HSB) executive chairperson Paulinus Sikhosana to hear the authorities' side of the story.  
Businessman helps victims of brutal Zim crackdown 1 February 2019 HARARE - Businessman Frank Buyanga has visited the wounded victims of Zimbabwe's deadly fuel riots, which have left 12 people dead and hundreds of others injured, taking some to hospital for medical care. This comes after his African Medallion Group (AMG) has established a humanitarian departm...
'Our focus is on unity, reconciliation, healing' 13 January 2019 HARARE - The Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Zimbabwe has been going through turbulent times in the last couple of years, culminating in the emergence of two factions of the church following the stepping down of former president Aspher Madziyire who had been at the helm of the church for close t...
Gender role reversal shakes marriages 6 January 2019 HARARE - Since time immemorial marriage has always obligated a woman to move into theman's home, have children and stay at home while her husband provides for the family. This traditional concept of marriage is now under threat. Thanks to the reversal of gender roles, women are increasingly be...
Fare-thee-well Matan 6 January 2019 HARARE - For many years, it had become a tradition for me to pass through Wise Owl Motel for refreshments on my way to our service centre in the mountainous city of Mutare.  While staff at the motel has always been friendly and welcoming, my attachment to this beautiful facility — nestled in t...
Murewa cultural heritage soldiers on 30 December 2018 HARARE - A cloud of dust rises in the air, while young women and men ululate and clap hands, as the prime dancers shake their bodies energetically, dancing the night away. The young men and woman in the middle of the circle, formed by spectators and cheerers, dance in unison sensually, astonis...
A chef driven by passion 27 December 2018 HARARE - She is only 28 but Chef Bolivia Mabwe, the managing director of Bolivia Events operating as Bolivia Hire and Catering Services (BHCS) has set her sights on conquering not only Zimbabwe but the region and beyond. Driven by the desire to bring the oomph into all events and gatherings, B...
No place like home 24 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's worsening economic and political situation has over the years forced millions of skilled Zimbabweans to seek refuge in overseas countries.  Most of them are economic refugees seeking greener pastures, with some being members of opposition political parties who fled politica...
Internet now funeral agent for diasporans 23 December 2018 HARARE - There was a time when communication was sorely dependent on the availability of the postman to courier messages between individuals or groups. That period ended with the advent of the Internet, which made the brick and mortar post offices redundant. There was also a period when peo...
A perspective on Zim's health delivery system 23 December 2018 HARARE - Healthcare delivery system remains a major concern. Is healthcare affordable and accessible? Building a sustainable healthcare system that is within the reach of all is critical. Healthcare delivery involves access to health facilities, clean water, medicines and proper sanitation amo...
What's next for Zim? 18 December 2018 HARARE - The current political system in Zimbabwe under the ruling Zanu PF has failed to work for 38 years and it would be folly to think it can work now, political analysts contend. They also called for an urgent multi-sector dialogue that looks into the country's socio-economic and political...
Chief Ndiweni: Rebel with a cause 18 December 2018 BULAWAYO - Ever since Ntabazinduna traditional leader Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni flew back from the United Kingdom after a 40-year stay to take-over the chieftainship following the death of his respected father, the young traditional leader has been loved and hated in equal measure by h...
ED's 100 days in office 17 December 2018 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa has led “the most failed first 100 days of any president,” analysts have said, citing the worsening plight of the long-suffering majority of Zimbabweans. Mnangagwa was installed president on August 26, after the Constitutional Court confirmed his disputed ...
'Devolution process taking too long' 17 December 2018 HARARE - Government should hasten and develop legislation to govern the overdue process of devolution, the Centre for Community Development in Zimbabwe (CCDZ) and the Harare Residents Trust (HRT) have said. The two organisations recently presented a joint paper to the local government, public ...
Open Heavens services end on a high note 11 November 2018 HARARE - Grace Abound Church's Open Heavens Services, which started in October, ended on a high note last week in Kwekwe. Moving under the guidance of Prophet Effort Maphosa, the church held three services under the banner of Open Heavens and ended with an all-night prayer. All the services...
Cash crunch hits Zim Aids patients 5 November 2018 HARARE - Dorothy Mudzamire of Siyakhovu in Kariba is afraid of dying. She is painfully thin. Mudzamire, 27, said she has been hit hard by the worsening economic hardships prevailing in the country. She has had to ration the little food she gets to survive — but this is particularly dange...
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