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Fuel prices up by 8 cents 17 March 2019 Retailers have hiked petrol and diesel prices by up to 8 cents per litre, adding to the burden of consumers dealing with record prices and amid rising political pressure on the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government.
ED opens up on past 16 March 2019 President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday gave a rare personal insight into his early life, during which he was involved in subversive activities after seeing his dreams of becoming a pilot frustrated by the racial politics of the time.
Concerns raised over Gukurahundi hearings 16 March 2019 Matabeleland chiefs fear that the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) could miss crucial evidence on the Gukurahundi massacres of the early to mid 1980s, unless it abandons its current approach which focuses on cities and towns.
MDC youths regret Khupe split 16 March 2019 THE MDC Youth Assembly this week said it regrets the departure of the party's former deputy president Thokozani Khupe and others early last year. Following the death of the party's founding father Morgan Tsvangirai in February last year, there were serious ructions in the MDC over his succession.
Chamisa's rivals cry foul 16 March 2019 MDC leader Nelson Chamisa's opponents claim they will not be able to freely exercise their voting rights at the party's forthcoming congress, alleging the incumbent is employing unorthodox tactics to cow rivals.
High winds batter Manicaland as Cyclone Idai approaches 16 March 2019 Heavy winds tore through Manicaland yesterday, bringing lightning and heavy rain, battering buildings with hail, flooding streets and uprooting trees as Tropical Cyclone Idai barrels towards the country.
Top unionists arrested at airport 16 March 2019 THE Southern Africa Trade Union Co-ordination Council (Satucc) delegation has described how they were detained at Robert Mugabe International Airport yesterday and interrogated for hours by six State security agents who demanded details on the purpose of their visit,
Cimas unit managing director dies 16 March 2019 CIMAS Medical Aid division managing director Washington Madzivadondo has died. In a statement, the medical aid society confirmed his untimely death pointing out the positive contribution the deceased made towards Cimas' growth.
Chombo's trial postponed 16 March 2019 A Harare magistrate has postponed the trial of former Zanu PF bigwig Ignatius Chombo accused of criminal nuisance after wearing regalia associated with the ruling party following his expulsion.
Government seizes Kasukuwere's house 16 March 2019 THE State has seized former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere's Nyanga house after he absconded trial on corruption charges.
Masiyiwa, US charity fight tropical diseases in Zimbabwe 16 March 2019 Zimbabwe's billionaire Strive Masiyiwa and the US's End Fund are tackling neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of Zimbabwe's poorest people, but many are shunning treatment due to misinformation.
Kidney disease a silent killer 16 March 2019 Black people are four times more likely to develop kidney disease, a top kidney expert has said. Nephrologist Onismas Madzudzo — one of only five in the country — told a World Kidney Day
Churches ask UK to remove sanctions 16 March 2019 Churches yesterday met British head of Political and Public Affairs John Culley to follow-up on a petition against sanctions which they said were hurting ordinary Zimbabweans.
Komichi fined $200 16 March 2019 MDC deputy president Morgen Komichi was yesterday fined $200 after being convicted of disrupting electoral proceedings during the announcement of presidential election results.
I deployed army: ED 15 March 2019 President Emmerson Mnangagwa has admitted deploying soldiers during the two ugly incidents that ruined the remarkable efforts his administration had made in re-engaging the international community.
NRZ set for  revival as Zim,  SA clear hurdles 15 March 2019 The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has received a big boost after both Zimbabwe and South Africa cleared all the hurdles which had delayed the injection of US$400 million into the struggling parastatal.
Mtetwa's efforts get  international recognition . . . as human rights lawyer decries situation in Zim 15 March 2019 Prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, pictured, has been honoured internationally among women making outstanding contributions in their fields around the world.
Parly won't prejudice MPs on vehicles 15 March 2019 Parliament  will not discriminate between Members of Parliament who hold positions in the august House and those who do not, in the allocation of resources meant for their car scheme.
Mine workers get 80  percent salary increase 15 March 2019 Workers in the mining industry have been awarded an 80 percent wage increase following negotiations between the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) and the Chamber of Mines.
Sex workers pull out of ZITF? 15 March 2019 Members of the oldest profession are doubtful of their participation at this year's edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) to be held here next month.
Duo jailed 10 years for copper cables theft 15 March 2019 Two Harare men have been jailed for 10 years each for stealing copper cables.
Chamisa goads ED's supporters 15 March 2019 In remarks that are certain to provoke a strong reaction from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's supporters, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has come to the defence of the country's ousted former president, Robert Mugabe, saying those persecuting him should leave him alone, the Daily News can report.
Zanu PF youths to  picket US Embassy 15 March 2019 Zanu PF youths have threatened to besiege the US embassy until President Donald Trump removes sanctions. Washington extended sanctions against Harare by another year earlier this month, dampening President Emmerson Mnangagwa's re-engagement efforts.
Women's bank  disburses $3,7m 15 March 2019 The Zimbabwe Women Micro-Finance Bank (ZWMB) has disbursed nearly $4 million worth of loans to women since it began operating last year.
'Disprove claims of sexual relations' 15 March 2019 Ideal Zimbabwe opposition leader Tinashe Jonasi has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to appear in court and disprove sensational claims he made against the Zanu PF front man.
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