Articles tagged 'zimbabwe'

Veterinary dept declares Zim free of avian flu 15 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe has reported it was now free of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu that hit the country between May and August last year. Poultry producer Lanark, a commercial farm  25km south of the capital Harare, was hit with the outbreak on its farm, which was quarantined and the site a...
ED needs to make hard decisions 15 February 2018 Editor — A very short while ago, President Emmerson Mnangagwa told us, and all within earshot, that he would not be making populist decisions but the hard ones that count. That is a noble sentiment but the reality is that in order to benefit Zimbabwe, and it most certainly would, he'd need to ...
Former Zim PM Tsvangirai dies 15 February 2018 HARARE - Opposition MDC leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize successively in 2008 and 2009, the veteran leader died late afternoon yesterday surrounded by his family in the Wits D...
Zim commits to debt clearance programme 14 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government says it is committed to repay its debts with the international community. Central bank governor John Mangudya said in line with the new economic order, government is intensifying the re-engagement process with the international community to im...
MDC factional fights escalate 14 February 2018 HARARE - The MDC crisis deepened yesterday when one of the vice presidents — Elias Mudzuri who was on Monday barred from entering the party's headquarters by angry party youths — snubbed a crucial meeting called to try and heal the rift threatening to split the country's largest opposition party....
Mzembi mounts defence in graft trial 14 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi has said the government cannot charge him with corruption over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly because the property belonged to the international body. Mzembi, 54, is jointl...
Zim to host investment conference 14 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe will next month host an investment conference aimed at providing a platform for potential investors, business and government to come up with ways to increase the flow of investment into the country. The programme also includes discussions on various issues affecting the count...
ED not as feared as Mugabe 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - With a few months to go before the crunch harmonised elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has increasingly been under pressure to clear his name on the internationally-condemned Gukurahundi atrocities. His critics, particularly the civic society and opposition political parties, ...
Zim human rights record under spotlight 13 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's human rights record will once again go under the spotlight, as activist Evan Mawarire, pictured, is set to make a presentation on the situation in the country at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in Switzerland on February 20, 2018. According to the Gene...
Brace for more rains: Met 13 February 2018 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department has warned Zimbabweans to be vigilant and be abreast with current weather patterns as the atmosphere is very unstable, with more rains likely to fall. This comes as the country has been experiencing heavy rains throughout much of last week, the M...
Moyo, Zhuwao in Mnangagwa firing line 12 February 2018 HARARE - The chances of Zanu PF's alleged Generation 40 kingpins — Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere — returning home any time soon, and making peace with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government have just dimmed further after the government classified them as security risks. ...
Tsvangirai's MDC continues to burn 12 February 2018 BULAWAYO - There is seemingly no end in sight to the serious factional fighting that is devouring the MDC, with fresh cracks emerging in the Bulawayo provincial executive of the party — where one of the key figures has broken ranks with his regional comrades and is now punting Nelson Chamisa as h...
Govt scraps duty for NRZ, AirZim 12 February 2018 HARARE - The government has exempted two struggling parastatals, the Air Zimbabwe and the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) from paying duty on spare parts. This comes as the government is seeking to revive the rail and air transport system, which has been failing to make a mark, owing to th...
Stability stress tests for Zim banks: Mangudya 12 February 2018 HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) will start conducting comprehensive financial stability stress tests on the banking sector beginning September 2018 as it seeks to bring stability to the troubled sector. Central bank governor John Mangudya said the tests were part of measures aimed ...
Gono decries slow implementation of SEZs 7 February 2018 HARARE - Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono left parliamentarians eating out of the palm of his hand yesterday, when he narrated how Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will augment efforts aimed at reviving the country's economy. Appointed SEZ chairperson in June last year, ...
ED to appoint deputy CJ soon 7 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to appoint a new deputy chief justice of his choice anytime soon, a top government official has said. Chief Justice Malaba's appointment created a vacancy in his former post of deputy chief justice, which is one of the three senior judicial posts th...
Benjamin Lock praises Zim fans 6 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's  Davis Cup top seed Benjamin Lock has praised local fans for the support they gave to the side during the Euro/Africa Group II tie against Turkey at Harare Sports Club over the weekend. The hosts progressed to the second round after beating the Europeans 3-1 and will now me...
AirZim plane blows two tyres 6 February 2018 HARARE - An Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) plane failed to travel from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg after it ruptured its two rear tyres on Friday morning. The flight, Boeing 767, which was being flown by Captain Merna Cremer — wife to Zimbabwe cricket team captain Graeme Cremer —...
ED asked to ratify Human Rights Court 6 February 2018 HARARE - Visiting Pan-African Parliament (Pap) president Roger Nkodo Dang has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's new government to ratify a protocol that seeks to create a unified African Court of Justice and Human Rights, to try war crimes and crimes against humanity, trade and coups d'etat. ...
Mnangagwa must act decisively on violence 6 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa needs to act decisively on acts of violence by party thugs who appear hell-bent on continuing with their barbaric acts in the post-Robert Mugabe era. It is a long known fact that violence is heavily-rooted in Zanu PF and that whenever the party feels threa...
ED has tonnes of work to do 6 February 2018 HARARE - When it comes to winning back lost investor confidence and trust, it seems deposed president Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has a long way to go. Fed up of policy inconsistencies and lack of respect for property rights during the greater part of Mugabe's 37-year rule, ...
Chihuri, wife face arrest 5 February 2018 HARARE - Retired police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri along with his wife, Isabel, face arrest over theft claims that have been made to the police by a local businessman. Bigboy Pachirera who alleges that Chihuri impounded five of his motor vehicles and fraudulently changed ownership ...
AirZim, Caaz square off 5 February 2018 HARARE - Struggling national flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) is locked in a bitter wrangle with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAZ) over a three-year arrangement involving air ticket charges and passenger service fees, it has emerged. The two parastatals had buried the hatchet when CAAZ cl...
UK gives Zim $7m to bolster electoral processes 4 February 2018 HARARE - Britain has given Zimbabwe $7 million to help strengthen electoral processes, as the southern African country hurtles towards key mid-year elections. Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who said the poll would be tran...
Scotland name squad for Zim Qualifiers 3 February 2018 HARARE - Scotland have announced their squad for the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is scheduled to host the qualifiers in March after the ICC agreed to reduce the number of participating teams at the 2019 Cricket World Cup from 14 to 10. A new World Cup qualific...