Day: August 18, 2018

Bulawayo youths on drive to shun drug, alcohol abuse

Bulawayo youths came together today to shun drug and alcohol abuse while appealing to the society to believe in their dreams for new ideas to shape the future of the country as they marked the International Youth Day in belated celebrations held in the City of Kings. The youths began their celebrations with a march from the city centre to the Centenary Park as they sought to increase awareness against destructive habits like engaging in prostitution and dangerous addictive substances among others. Bulawayo junior mayor, his warship Councilor Admire Dube and some youths who participated in the awareness campaign...

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JUST IN: ZBC to broadcast live Concourt proceedings

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has granted the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), the rights to broadcast live the proceedings of the Constitutional Court hearing involving the electoral challenge to the results of the 2018 presidential elections held on the 30th of July 2018, by the MDC Alliance. In a letter written to ZBC by the JSC secretary Mr Walter Chikwana, the national broadcaster has also been given the capacity to distribute the live signal feed to other broadcasters who may be interested in covering the court proceedings live.  The Constitutional Court hearing will take place on Wednesday the 22nd...

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JUST IN: ED returns from SADC Summit

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned home from the 38th SADC Summit held in Windhoek Namibia where he was elected the deputy chair on politics, defence and security of the regional grouping. President Mnangagwa will be deputising President Edgar Lungu of Zambia. SADC executive secretary Dr Stergomerna Lawrence Tax reading the communiqué asked those who imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe to remove them and that also Tanzania will host the next SADC Summit in 2019. The issue of industrialisation of the region has been rolled to the fifth year beginning in Victoria Falls in 2014, Botswana 2015, Mbabane 2016, Pretoria 2017...

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Command Livestock Scheme benefits 46 farmers in Beitbridge East

46 farmers have benefited from the Command Livestock Scheme in the Beitbridge East area with more targeted as the programme is expanded to ensure food security. This came out during the installation of Mr Azviambiri Mdou as headmen Tshikwelengwe in the Chief Matibe area. Beitbridge District Administrator Mrs Kelibone Ndou told the people at the gathering that ambitious programmes in the area have been carried out to improve health, education, water and sanitation. The DA also said government intends to conclude the issue of several traditional leaders who are yet to be installed as substantive. There are 18 substantive...

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Govt walks the talk on NRZ revival

The government took a giant step towards the resuscitation of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) by signing an agreement with the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG). The agreement has seen DIDG commencing operations to manufacture railway slippers at a plant set in Working with a local company Avenge Infraset, the DIDG Group has started manufacturing a railway slipper in Gweru in a move touted as a giant step towards the resuscitation of NRZ. Speaking during a tour of the manufacturing plant in the Midlands capital, Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Joram Gumbo said it’s a lifeline...

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BREAKING: Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

The former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80. International diplomats said Mr Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. Mr Annan’s tenure coincided with the Iraq War and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The former UN chief died in the Swiss capital of Bern today after a short illness. According to the Kofi Annan Foundation...

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