Articles tagged 'china'

Shopping spree backfires for MPs 10 November 2017 HARARE - At least 17 MPs, who went to China on a shopping spree in 2014, are set to lose properties, after they failed to pay a local travel agent , Skycred (Private) Limited, a company that secured their flights to the Asian country. The Harare Magistrates’ Court has since issued warrants of ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Govt, Chinese firm in $3m debt dispute 23 August 2017 HARARE - The Chinese company which built Beitbridge’s $40 million water purification plant has reportedly refused with the manual that gives information on how to operate the machinery, until they are paid a balance of $3 million. China International Water and Electricity has camped on site de...
Zim misses tobacco target 22 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to miss its tobacco 200 million kilogrammes target after farmers delivered 186,3 million kg of the golden leaf on Day 105 compared to 200 million kg delivered in the same period last year. At its peak, in 2000, the country produced 237 million kg before hitting an all-...
I helped Bona Mugabe: Mutsvangwa 12 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa has claimed that he assisted the First Family in facilitating the relocation of Bona Mugabe to Hong Kong after she was deported from Australia. Bona was deported from Australia in 2008 an...
Zim tobacco sales down 7,3pc 11 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean farmers sold 184,5 million kg of the nation’s top export earner tobacco by day 99 of the selling season, which is 7,3 percent lower compared to 199,1 million kg received in  prior year, official data showed. Statistics from industry regulator Tobacco Industry and Marketing ...
Powerful quake strikes China 9 August 2017 BEIJING - A strong earthquake shook a mountainous region in southwestern China near a famous national park, killing 13 people, injuring 175 others and knocking out power and phone networks. At least five of the dead were tourists, China's official Xinhua News Agency said. At least 28 people ha...
Zim's tobacco exports tumble 13 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's tobacco export earnings tumbled two percent to $266 million by July 7 on lower prices and demand, an industry official said. Tobacco is Zimbabwe's single largest export commodity, ahead of platinum and gold. Andrew Matibiri, general manager at Tobacco Industry and Market...
China dog meat festival begins despite outrage 21 June 2017 YULIN - A controversial dog meat festival has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin, despite earlier reports it had been cancelled or toned down this year. The Lychee and Dog Meat festival takes place annually in Guangxi province. Earlier this year, US campaigners claimed that vendors had been...
China moves to end illegal wildlife trade 13 June 2017 HARARE - China, which recently announced plans to ban its domestic legal ivory trade, said it is committed to end illegal wildlife trade in Zimbabwe and the world. The Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Huang Ping, said his government attaches great importance to protecting wildlife species and c...
Construction of new Parliament to commence this August 9 June 2017 HARARE - National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda has written to a Chinese contractor responsible for building a new $46 million Parliament building in Mt Hampden that construction may start by August. Mudenda said the delay in the construction of the bigger Parliament — initially slated to sta...
Chinese abusing workers: ZCTU 8 May 2017 HARARE - Chinese nationals with businesses in the country are in the habit of ill-treating and abusing their employees, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa said last week. Speaking at the commemorations for World Day for Safety and Health, Mutasa said complaints aga...
Hundreds protest against Chinese traders in Uganda 20 April 2017 KAMPALA - Hundreds of traders in Uganda's capital are protesting what they call unfair competition from Chinese investors operating retail businesses. The protest on Wednesday is backed by Kampala's mayor and other local officials. Many shops in downtown Kampala have been shuttered by their...
Red flag over airport project cost 23 March 2017 HARARE - The auditor-general (AG) has called for an investigation into the multi-million dollar Harare International Airport (HIA) rehabilitation tender awarded to a Chinese contractor, saying its cost was grossly inflated. The cost of the project — overseen by the Civil Aviation Authority of ...
Zim must pay its debt 20 March 2017 HARARE - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya over the weekend reiterated the country's commitment to repay its external debts. “Zimbabwe owes many people money and we owe it to pay everyone; there is no favouritism. If you borrow money from the World Bank, you need to pay the World...
Chinese security firm invests in Zim 23 January 2017 HARARE - China's leading supplier of surveillance products, HIKVISION, has partnered Nations Hardware and Electrical to strengthen Zimbabwe’s security industry. Nations Hardware and Electrical manager Dusty Joosab said it was the company’s objective to provide unique and world class services i...
China commits to help Zim 20 January 2017 HARARE - China is willing to help Zimbabwe revive its economy through company investments, infrastructure development and bilateral cooperation, the Asian giant’s envoy has said. China’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, Huang Ping, on Wednesday told delegates attending the “Chinese New Year 2017” recep...
No joy on extolled China mega deals 13 January 2017 HARARE - Analysts say Zimbabwe is a long way from tying down and reaping the benefits of its much-vaunted multi-billion dollar “mega deals” with China, which first hit the headlines in 2014. This is despite President Robert Mugabe's recent visit to Beijing, which saw both Zanu PF apparatchiks ...
Parly enlists AfDB help in 'mega deals' talks 28 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's National Assembly has unanimously ratified an agreement for the ratification of the African Legal Support Facility, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), to help government in the negotiation of complex commercial transactions  so-called mega deals.  Finance and Ec...
China rescues Zimbabwe 28 November 2016 HARARE - The Chinese cigarette industry is helping ease cash crisis in Zimbabwe by snapping up 52,3 million kilogrammes (kg) of tobacco valued at $425,5 million in the eight months to November, latest data show. China, which has the world's largest population and has more smokers in the world ...
ZimParks defends international hyena trade 18 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) has defended government's widely condemned international trade in hyenas. ZimParks said hyenas were not an endangered species but warned that cruel shipment of the animals would incur the full wrath of the law.  [GoogleAd]...
Tobacco exports top $720m 16 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's tobacco export earnings have increased to over $721,3 million in the eight months to November, buoyed by higher prices and demand from China. Statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) showed that the latest figure increased from $692,6 million r...
Dreamstar regional finals beckon 11 October 2016 HARARE - Dreamstar, a talent show run by the Chinese Federation in Zimbabwe, will hold regional finals on October 22 in Bulawayo and Harare. Dreamstar director Leonard Mapfumo said the regional finals will come on the back of successful auditions which were held in most major centres throughou...
Zim, China share spoils 21 September 2016 HARARE - The inaugural Chinese Ambassador Cup Table Tennis clash between Zimbabwe and China ended in a true friendship note after the two nations settled for a share of spoils at Belvedere Technical Teachers’ College on Sunday. Zimbabwe ruled the roost in the men’s category with local table te...
'Bring on the Chinese' 19 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Table Tennis Association (ZTTA) will not look much into the world rankings when they entertain their high-flying local based Chinese in a friendly table tennis tournament scheduled for Belvedere this weekend. China are ranked number one in the world both in the men and women’...
China boost for table tennis 8 September 2016 HARARE - The Chinese Embassy yesterday unveiled the table tennis friendly tournament against their Zimbabwean counterparts scheduled for Harare’s Belvedere Technical Teachers’ College in Belvedere on September 17 and 18. Dubbed “The Chinese Ambassador Cup”, the friendly developmental encounter...