Day: May 11, 2017

Bosso promises fireworks

In what is undoubtedly the biggest fixture in the Zimbabwean calendar, Highlanders braces for a tough encounter against Harare giants, Dynamos in a must win fixture for both clubs. Bosso head coach, Erol Akbay is putting on a brave face ahead of the encounter. After finally breaking the jinx of failing to beat the Glamour Boys in a league match since 2006 last year with a double, Bosso’s Akbay has described the encounter as very important. Since taking over at Tshilamoya, Akbay managed to beat Dynamos 2-nil in the capital before a 2-1 victory at Barbourfields Stadium. Sunday’s encounter...

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Mzembi manifesto receives widespread approval

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General hopeful, Dr Walter Mzembi’s manifesto and global tourism vision has not only brought positive prospects to the African continent but has received approvals from many observers outside the motherland. According to observers it is not only about the ‘time-for-Africa’ mantra but what the global tourism industry is set to benefit if the charismatic African Union candidate is elected. For many travel and tourism experts the UNWTO Secretary General election scheduled for Madrid, Spain on Friday (tomorrow) will have far reaching implications to the global tourism industry. The elevation of the AU...

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Capacity building workshop for rural, urban authorities held

A capacity building workshop geared towards enhancing service delivery in rural and urban local authorities has been conducted in Bulawayo by the Local Authorities’ Capacity Enhancement Project (LACEP). The workshop which was held in Bulawayo has afforded the participating local authorities an opportunity to introspect on their strategic plans, visions, missions and service delivery. Officiating at the workshop, Minister of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage, Cde Abednico Ncube said the workshop provides an opportunity for local authorities to interrogate operational challenges with a view of improving service delivery. “You will agree that frank discussions...

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Humanitarian orgs. key to disaster response: Min. Sekeramayi

Humanitarian intervention has emerged as a key role of disaster management agencies in times of disasters such as floods experienced across the country early this year. The country was this year faced by a crisis in the form of floods which rocked several parts of the country. Pivotal to managing the crisis were organisations such as the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, the Department of Civil Protection and the Air Force of Zimbabwe just to name a few. Minister of Defence, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, who was the guest of honour at the belated World Red Cross Day celebrations, said organisations...

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Zim targets SA investors

The Zimbabwean government has taken aim to lure South African investors by relaxing the investment climate through putting a raft of measures that will see the licensing to set up a manufacturing plant taking as little as three days. South Africa is Zimbabwe’s biggest trading partner and the Harare administration is seeking to tap in on the business relationship between the two friendly countries by opening opportunities for firms in Africa’s biggest economy to set up plants in the country. Addressing delegates during an investment conference between the two countries in Bulawayo, Permanent Secretary for Macro-Economic Planning and Investment...

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Change your attitude towards art, govt told

The government and the corporate world have been urged to change their attitude towards art which has been described as killing the arts sector. The call was made by musician, Dr Oliver Mtukudzi during the visit to Pakare Paye Arts Theatre by the parliamentary portfolio committee on education, arts, sport and culture. The committee went on a familiarisation tour of Pakare Paye as well as appreciating challenges faced by Zimbabwean artists. Dr Mtukudzi urged the government and the corporate world to change their attitude towards art which he said the negative attitude has killed the sector. After the tour...

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Zim, Iran to pledge to strengthen cooperation

Iranian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Ahmad Erfanian says Zimbabwe and Iran should take advantage of their excellent political relations to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and economics. The Iranian Ambassador, who began his tour of duty in February this year, was speaking after meeting Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the Munhumutapa Offices in Harare today. Zimbabwe and the Republic of Iran have enjoyed good cooperation for over three decades and through one of the programmes Zimbabwe benefited from a tractor deal from the Republic of Iran to support Zimbabwe’s land reform. Zimbabwe is currently cooperating with...

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Midlands auctions Pres Mugabe’s cattle to AU

The Midlands Province has auctioned 75 cattle which are part of the herd of 300 donated to the African Union Foundation by President Robert Mugabe. It was a busy day at the Gweru showgrounds cattle pens when part of the 300 herd of cattle donated by President Mugabe to the AU went under the hammer in the presence of officials from the continental body. Speaking to the ZBC News after the auction, AU Foundation chief operating officer Mr Dumisani Mngadi praised His Excellency President Mugabe for his donation which sets the tone for fellow African leaders to contribute towards...

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Dynamos positive ahead of Highlanders clash

Dynamos is optimistic of upstaging Highlanders in their own backyard when they face the Bulawayo giants in a premier soccer league encounter set for Barbourfields Stadium this Sunday. Sitting at the summit of the PSL standings Highlanders will be looking to consolidate on what has been a decent start but for Dynamos building on a victory over Yadah FC in their last PSL clash is significant. With two wins from five games, Dynamos head coach, Lloyd Mutasa acknowledges Sunday’s game will be a tough one but believes the Glamour Boys have the ability of registering a positive result. A...

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Masvingo welcomes Retired CJ Chidyausiku’s hero status

A cross section of the legal fraternity in Masvingo has hailed the government for bestowing national hero status on the late former Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, saying he indeed made significant contributions that cannot go unnoticed during his tenure. This Saturday the nation will lay to rest Retired Chief Justice Chidyausiku who died last week Wednesday in South Africa. Zimbabweans continue to reflect on his contributions to the legal fraternity and lawyers from Masvingo say bestowing national hero status on Retired CJ Chidyausiku is a reflection that the government is cognisant of the important role played by the judiciary...

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