Day: February 19, 2018

UPDATED: Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing plane

Search and rescue teams are continuing to look for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather yesterday. Local government officials reported that the wreckage had been found, but a Red Crescent official later said there was no evidence of this. A civil aviation official was also unable to confirm the reports. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains yesterday, and all 66 people on board are feared to have been killed. Hundreds of mountaineers with dogs and drones are trying to reach the site, in bad conditions. Due to fog and strong winds, helicopters...

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Zim students stuck in Cyprus

Two thousand Zimbabwean students are in distress in North Cyprus after being lured by private universities on the pretext of being awarded scholarships. Speaking during a visit to his office by the Islamic Republic of Iran Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ahmad Erfanian to the Minister of State for government scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet Dr Christopher Mushohwe said it is desperate situation because the scholarships turn out to be non-existent when the students arrive. With regards the visit by the Iranian Ambassador, Minister Mushohwe said Zimbabwe is interested in tapping into the cutting edge technologies which...

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Pres Mnangagwa meets AU Commission delegation

The African Union (AU) is positive about developments taking place in Zimbabwe and it will continue to support the new political leadership in its various activities. These sentiments came out after the more than one hour meeting held by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the AU Commission delegation which met with various stakeholders during the day. The meeting was also attended by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Dr John Mangudya, Home Affairs Minister Dr Obert Mpofu, Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Dr Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo and senior government officials. The AU Commission chairperson Dr Moussa Faki...

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Japan to cooperate with Zim

The government of Japan is looking forward to cooperate with the new government of Zimbabwe in road construction through a multimillion dollar grant aid. This was revealed when Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Toshiyuki Iwado met with Vice President Kembo Mohadi at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare today. Ambassador Iwado said the Japanese government wants to help in the upgrading of parts of the Zimbabwe north-south corridor, thus the Chirundu-Beitbridge highway. The government of Japan has been working in Zimbabwean communities in the areas of food security, water and sanitation projects and schools infrastructure. It is also actively involved...

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Women’s health a cause for concern

Women and girls in developing countries face a myriad of health issues which need special consideration chief among them lack of access to menstrual products. Cancer, reproductive health, maternal health, HIV and AIDS and gender based violence are some of the key health issues affecting women and girls around the world. Lack of access to menstrual products for the girl child took centre stage at Investing in Women’s Health National Dialogue by Katswe Sistahood and the SADC PF sexual and reproductive health and rights desk that was held in the capital. Parliamentarians Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga and Beatrice Nyamupinga spoke highly...

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Harare City ladies volleyball team aims high

Harare City ladies volleyball team is aiming to leave an indelible mark at the African Club Championships which roars into life in Cairo, Egypt from the 4th to the 16th of March. Being the first Zimbabwean ladies team to participate at the African Club Championships, has motivated Harare City to target to leave a mark at the volleyball showdown. The team believes it will build up from their last year’s Zone VI fine performance which saw them scoop a gold medal and in the process book a date with other volleyball power houses. Harare City coach Tawanda Pamire is...

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Potato ‘Virus Y’ threatens tobacco yields

The potato ‘virus Y’ is spreading fast within Mashonaland Central Province with tobacco farmers in Guruve counting losses. Several hectares of tobacco are under threat from the virus which is likely to affect yields while also affecting foreign currency projections by the central bank this season. The virus requires farmers to uproot the affected plants which might leave some farmers with nothing to harvest amid calls by the Tobacco Research Board acting head of division plant health services Dr Cleopas Chinheya for farmers to stick to the planting dates of the crop to avoid breeding of the virus. Tobacco...

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War vets children pledge support for President

Children of war veterans from Umguza district have pledged their support for the Zanu PF first secretary Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa who is also the Zanu PF presidential candidate during the harmonised elections to be held later this year. The children of war veterans in Umguza district met in Nyamandlovu, yesterday afternoon to build the structure of their association as well as familiarise with the structure of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association. According to children of war veterans’ provincial secretary for information and publicity Cde Delay Ncube, the association in Umguza has unanimously agreed to support the President and will work using guidelines from the Zanu PF leadership in the province. “We are behind the President ED Mnangagwa during these coming elections. We are also working hand-in-hand with the party for all our programmes. As children of war veterans we will support the party in mobilising youths to register to vote and also to vote for the party Zanu PF,” he said. Efforts are being made to organise workshops which are meant to train youths in various skills so that they can start income generating projects in the district. The association which was formed in 2013 is on a drive to boost its membership through its awareness and publicity...

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Govt intensifies savings, credit-co-operatives

The Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs has intensified the nationwide capacity building initiative for savings and credit co-operatives with over 100 women and youths from Matabeleland North being the latest beneficiaries under the training programme. Government’s on-going capacity building programmes for savings and credit co-operatives is part of the broader efforts to formalise the small to medium enterprises’ businesses so as to enhance their contribution to the economy. Women and youths from Matabeleland North Province who graced the one-day capacity building workshop held at Chinotimba Hall in Victoria Falls applauded government for the initiative and pledged to play...

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Judo for visually impaired set for launch

The Zimbabwe Judo Association will this week launch judo for the visually impaired at the Rolf Valley in the capital from the 22nd to the 23rd of this month. Zimbabwe Judo Association president Smart Deke said the launch follows his trip to Japan last year and as part of preparations for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and paralympics. Several regional countries including Zambia, Malawi, South Africa and Botswana will attend the training programme. “It’s not just about Zimbabwe but the region, we have experts from Japan coming in on the 21st of February together with regional delegates from Zambia, Malawi and...

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