Day: October 15, 2017

Many feared dead in Mogadishu bomb blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu yesterday is now known to have killed at least 230 people. Police said hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. It is not clear who staged the bombing, but Mogadishu is a target for al-Shabab militants battling the government. President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed has declared three days of mourning for the victims of the blast. Local media...

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Self-styled prophet introduces ‘central locking system’

World over it appears that more couples are breaking up due to infidelity. One wonders what is happening to the sacred union of marriage. As a way of promoting moral uprightness in society, a self styled prophet Madzibaba Steven from Chitungwiza has introduced a marriage therapy that is difficult to comprehend. Loving and caring, understanding your partner, show commitment to your spouse daily and even enhancing physical appearance are some of tricks couples are encouraged to do in order to preserve their marriages.  Madzibaba Steven Mugariri of Johanne Masowe Zambuko from Chitungwiza has come up with one marriage remedy...

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Moses Chunga Academy receives boost

The Moses Chunga Academy got a shot in the arm after Air Excellence Air Conditioning handed over a kit to the Waterfalls based academy. Since leaving the premiership this year at Harare City after a short stint as a coach, Chunga has been occupied with efforts of nurturing young talent. ‘Bambo’ as Chunga is affectionately known was all smiles when Air Excellence Air Conditioning handed over a kit to be used for an initiative built upon a motive of exposing young talent to quality coaching. Bamboo thanked the company for their noble gesture. Air Excellence Air Conditioning said they...

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FC Platinum keep title hopes alive

FC Platinum kept their title hopes alive with a vital 2-1 win over Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon. Highlanders drew first blood in the 27th minute when Simon Munawa’s header was blocked but persistence saw Munawa bundle home the opener. The platinum miners however found a way back into the match 9 minutes later courtesy of veteran forward Mkhokeli Dube after some great build up play by Brett Amidu in a contest that went to half time deadlocked at 1-1. The second half was filled with excitement as both sides pushed forward for a winner. The introduction of...

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Free medical treatment for Warren Park residents

The Warren Park community have benefited from a free medical treatment and consultation on common illnesses and diseases through a free medical outreach pioneered by a local church. Beneficiaries of a medical outreach programme who spoke to ZBC News said they are happy with the exercise as it came at a time when they were not able to go for either public or private hospitals which needed cash upfront for consultations and treatment. Word of Life International Ministries Senior Pastor Dr Goodwill Shana said it is the duty of the church to help those who are in need as...

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Calls for disaster risk reduction measures

Government has urged all civil protection structures to be on high alert ahead of the 2017 /2018 rainfall season that is likely to see the country experiencing heavy rains thereby increasing the risk of disasters. The call was made by the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing, Cde Christoper Chingosho during commemorations of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Plumtree this Friday. The rainy season has hardly begun but some communities are already counting their losses after strong winds and rains wreaked havoc in their areas. Government has therefore urged all civil...

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Church urged to register to vote

Church members have been urged take opportunity of the on-going biometric voter registration process and register to vote in next year’s harmonised elections. The church also plays a critical role in the socio economic development of the nation and as such Zviratidzo Zvevapostori Apostolic Church held its congress in Buhera and urged its members to register to vote. Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council patron, Jimayi Muduvuri urged church members to go and register to vote as it is their constitutional right. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has so far registered 40 000 prospective voters since the biometric voter registration started at...

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Kanu holds coaching clinic at P.E

Arsenal and Nigeria football legend Nwankwo Kanu today took time to conduct some coaching clinics at Prince Edward School in the capital. It was excitement for budding footballers from Prince Edward and Churchill High School who had an opportunity of meeting Kanu who took them through some coaching drills. For some, the highlight was a photo opportunity with the iconic FA Cup but after taking junior players through some drills, Kanu highlighted the significance of the continent focusing on structured junior development programmes. Churchill Boys High School sports master, Paul Kaunda said moments with Kanu were inspiring for youngsters...

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Byo Kraal irrigation Scheme bearing fruit

The Zanu PF Women’s League provincial leadership has expressed satisfaction with the operations at Bulawayo Kraal Irrigation Scheme in Binga. The party’s provincial chairperson in the Women’s League, Cde Madeline Bhebhe revealed this after a tour of the irrigation scheme to assess the operations. 100 hectares of seed maize, 25 hectares of seed millet and 6 hectares of potatoes are all at various stages of growth with part of the seed maize expected to have matured in two weeks time. Cde Bhebhe commended the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe for ensuring that the operations kick off with local women...

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Waiting mothers’ shelters critical

The establishment of waiting mothers’ shelters in the country has presented an opportunity for health authorities to achieve the set target of reducing the country’s newborn mortality statistics by over 100 percent within the next 3 years. The first 24 hours of a new born baby are the most critical moments that separate it from life and death.  These young lives can succumb to infections and pneumonia with revelations that a third of all the under five deaths occur within the first 30 days after delivery. Since 2009, Zimbabwe has managed to record a huge decline in under five...

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