Day: July 22, 2017

Zim robotics team back from America

Zimbabwean robotics team was ranked at 56 out 163 nations at the annual robotics competition that took place in Washington DC, United States from the 16th to the 18th this month.. The robotics team participants are between the ages of 15 to 18 drawn from various schools in Zimbabwe and have won five of the six matches, coming out with 10 points out the possible 12. The team participants said they enjoyed the competition and had a lot of support from family and friends. The robotics team mentor Aretha Mare who is proud of her team said that the team performed well. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is a non-profit making organisation that inspires young people’s participation and interest in science and technology and it organises a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. The award encourages and assists teams to further develop solutions to real-world problems that demonstrate originality and have the potential to add significant value to the world.  ...

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Warriors ready for Brave Warriors

Excitement has gripped soccer enthusiasts as the Zimbabwe senior men’s national team, the Warriors are set to lock horns with the Brave Warriors of Namibia in what promises to be an explosive CHAN qualifier at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow. Smarting from a one nil loss suffered in Windhoek last week, the Warriors troop into the battlefield again aiming nothing but a victory that will steer them to the final round of the qualifiers where they will meet the winner between Lesotho and the Comoros Islands. The last time the Warriors played at home was in June when they...

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Zanu PF Mash Central inter district conference held

The Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial inter district conference has been held in Bindura as the revolutionary party prepares for the 2018 harmonised election. Over 1200 delegates drawn from 405 political districts in Mashonaland Central Province converged for the provincial inter district conference. The conference was aimed launching the revolutionary party’s voter mobilisation and registration exercise in the province ahead of next year’s polls. In his key note address Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Josiah Hungwe called for unity of purpose in the province and urged the party leadership to organise its members to register has voters. Mashonaland Central...

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Rusununguko, Chadyamakono win Copa Coca Cola

Masvingo based Chadyamakono wrote another piece of history when they won the Copa Coca Cola girls trophy for the fifth time in a row. Chadyamakono beat Mamunyadza 1-nil and pocketed US$3 500 with the former getting US$2 200 for being runners-up. In the boys category, Rusununguko of Mashonaland East won it in the lottery by 4-2 over Mashonaland West’s Pfupajena after the teams were tied 1-all during regulation time. Rusununguko defied all odds including playing with 10 men throughout the tournament after others had been vetted out. Pfupajena had taken the lead after capitalising from a poorly taken goal...

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First Lady turns 52

Tomorrow the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe turns 52. Amai has been in the fore front of championing child protection and child care through the Grace Mugabe Children’s Home in Mazowe and her involvement with Danhiko Project- a center which caters for the educational needs of children with disabilities. The Grace Mugabe Children’s Home is looking after over 90 children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The children are picked from different provinces of Zimbabwe and cared for in a family environment with all the good things in life. She adopts them from different hospitals throughout the country. The Grace Mugabe Children’s...

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Africa CDCs operationalised

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Preventions (Africa CDC) have been operationalised at Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) in Lusaka, Zambia to improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of infectious and non-communicable diseases. The Africa CDC will harness the public health assets that already exist in the region including universities, national public health institutes, private laboratories, centres of excellence, non-governmental organisations and veterinary networks. The Africa CDC regional collaborating centres will work closely with the Africa CDC secretariat in Addis Ababa to support surveillance, laboratory systems and networks, information systems, emergency preparedness and response, capacity development and public health...

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Four injured in Churchill accident

A family of four escaped death by a whisker this Saturday (today) morning, when some police officers allegedly from Highlands police station threw a spike at their Toyota Corolla along Churchill Drive near the University of Zimbabwe. According to eyewitnesses, the law enforcement agents threw a spike at a Toyota Corolla which was travelling towards Belgravia shopping centre prompting the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The car rammed into the security wall of the University of Zimbabwe before uprooting trees and landed on its wheels. Onlookers rushed to assist the four people who were trapped in the...

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Chinhoyi musician releases tribute album to Pres Mugabe

26 year old Chinhoyi  based up and coming musician Brian Chada has unveiled a new album accompanied by a video in owner of President Robert Mugabe. Chada, who is into  contemporary Chimurenga music has released a five track album, titled the road map with four songs dedicated to President Mugabe for his pro-people policies and pan African ideals. He explains the motivation behind some of his songs, especially on the track ‘Makaita basa’. Inspired by the spirit of Chimurenga, Chada said this defines his music compositions. Other tracks to look forward to on the debut album include, ‘Gushungo Chete...

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‘No evidence linking killed lion Cecil’: Zimparks

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) says there is no evidence yet linking the recently killed lion at Ngamo Sikumi forest to Cecil the lion and has confirmed that the hunt was legal. Zimparks which has described the incident as unfortunate has dispelled reports suggesting that the hunt was illegal and has further clarified that no DNA evidence shows that the killed lion was one of Cecil the lion’s cubs. Zimparks public relations manager, Mr Tinashe Farawo said the male lion was killed outside the Hwange National Park adding that the hunter unfortunately could not see the radio...

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NAAZ unveils 2017-2020 strategic plan

The National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) has unveiled a strategic plan for 2017 and 2020 aimed at developing  professionalism  within the athletics fraternity. The strategic plan will result in NAAZ identifying challenges affecting the sport, with the president of the association, Tendai Tagara saying it will also focus on enhancing the quality of athletics across the country. “We are confident it will go a long way in boosting the growth of the sport,” said Tagara. Zimbabwe Olympic Committee deputy president, Tabhani Gonye said stakeholder commitment for the plan is important. “We just need the commitment by the stakeholders...

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