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Activists  push govt over HIV/Aids drugs 17 July 2019 © THE government must urgently pay US$6 million to the Global Fund to enable Zimbabwe to access $400 million in donor funds to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria in the country.
Chamisa ramps up pressure on Sadc 17 July 2019 © THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC will continue engaging Sadc in a bid to solve the country's crisis although President Emmerson Mnangagwa will soon chair the bloc's organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation which is responsible for solving disputes in the region.
Civil servants petition govt 17 July 2019 © CIVIL servants have petitioned government demanding to be paid an equivalent of at least US$475, otherwise they will declare incapacitation and stop reporting for duty.
Municipal status for Plumtree 17 July 2019 © THE minister of Local Government, July Moyo has appointed a seven-member commission to assess Plumtree town council's preparedness for municipal status.
Teachers give govt July 22 deadline 17 July 2019 © TEACHERS will be going for an early holiday if government fails to address salary crisis by Monday July 22, 2019, an educators union has said.
'Reform or face demonisation' 17 July 2019 © ZIMBABWEAN lawyer Chris Mhike says the country risks continued demonisation by the international community as a country that does not respect media rights if it fails to implement democratic media law reforms. 
More time for Chivayo to prepare defence 17 July 2019 © Businessperson Wicknell Chivayo, pictured below, has approached the courts seeking further particulars to enable him to adequately prepare his defence in a case he is accused of paying a US$10 000 bribe to former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairperson Stanley Kazhanje.
Mandiwanzira's trial postponed 17 July 2019 © FORMER ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira was back in court yesterday where his trial was postponed to August 5 pending finalisation of High Court proceedings.
Prominent lawyer Zowa dies 17 July 2019 © PROMINENT lawyer and deputy chairperson of the Law Development Commission (LDC) Joel Bigboy Zowa is no more. Affectionately known as J.B, Zowa died on Friday (July 12, 2019) while on business in New York, the United States.
'5m in rural Zim will need food aid' 17 July 2019 © THE ZIMBABWE Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Zimvac) has said up to 5 million people, over a quarter of Zimbabwe's drought-stricken rural population,  are projected to be food insecure during the peak season and will need aid.
Laws hobble Parly from probing Nssa looting 17 July 2019 © As Parliament resumed sitting yesterday, it emerged that it had absolutely no power to compel Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Sekai Nzenza to release to the Legislature a damning audit report on the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) — amid claims...
ZCTU leaders receive  threatening letters with bullets 17 July 2019 © Leaders of Zimbabwe's largest labour federation have said they have received threatening letters in anonymous mailings, that had live bullets in them.
Govt wades into BCC, Zesa row 17 July 2019 © THE Local Government ministry has indicated it is willing to arbitrate in the dispute between the Bulawayo City Council and Zesa Holdings (Zesa).
. . . as drama unfolds at High Court 17 July 2019 © THERE was drama outside the Bulawayo High Court on Monday as the mainstream MDC supporters clashed with their Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) opponents over a court case questioning under-fire deputy mayor Tinashe Kambarami's legitimacy.
'Deputy mayor cannot suspend town clerk' 17 July 2019 © THE recent move by Bulawayo deputy mayor Tinashe Kambarami, pictured, to suspend city town clerk Christopher Dube has lately ignited a lot of debate among city residents, stakeholders and academics rising mostly from the legality of the move.
Council races to contain  cholera outbreak in Mbare 17 July 2019 © Health workers and Harare City Council (HCC) officials were on Tuesday racing to contain a cholera outbreak in the largest high density suburb in Zimbabwe after residents drank contaminated water.
. . . as Harare fails to  access $72m water loan 17 July 2019 © Chinese lenders in discussions with Harare City Council over a potential $144 million revolving credit facility are holding off on releasing the rest of the money amid backlash over arrears owed by the municipality and use of the first tranche of the loan to buy luxury vehicles for council fat...
Hotels, mines to pay electricity in forex 17 July 2019 © Hotels and mining entities will with immediate effect pay electricity bills in foreign currency, a Cabinet minister has said.
Chamisa worried about Chiwenga. . . MDC leader concerned about ailing VP's well-being 16 July 2019 © OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa says he is very worried about the health and welfare of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, pictured, who has not been seen in public since mid last month, the Daily News can report.
More bad news as inflation runs amok 16 July 2019 © IN MORE depressing news for long-suffering Zimbabweans — many of whom were beginning to hope that the mad prices of basic goods in the country would soon start to go down —  government announced yesterday that official inflation had now reached an alarming 175,66 percent.
Zacc to probe more than 200 graft cases 16 July 2019 © THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is seized with more than 200 corruption cases that await investigations, the anti-graft body chairperson, Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo revealed yesterday.
GMB board illegal: Auditor-General 16 July 2019 © THE current Grain Marketing Board (GMB) board is illegal as its term expired on November 24, 2017 a few days before a military coup which ousted former President Robert Mugabe
Telecoms firms in  revenue decline 16 July 2019 © ZIMBABWE's telecoms sector has suffered a $37,1 million decline in revenue for the first time ever in the past four years.
ZSE ends two-week losing streak 16 July 2019 © THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange has posted marginal gains, curtailing a two-week losing streak with stocks still trying to find direction following the scrapping of the multicurrency regime and the reintroduction of the Zim dollar among other exchange control and monetary tightening measures.
Power cuts: Mobile operators' costs up 16 July 2019 © WITH current Zesa outages running for 18 hours per day, mobile phone network operators have said they might be forced to switch off base stations as they face huge operational bills due to alternative power sources they have to resort to.
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