Category: Features

Normal rainfall patterns expected this year

 

climate.jpgClimate experts have predicted that the Southern Africa rainfall patterns for the October 2010 to March 2011 rainfall season will be between normal to above normal, with the second part of the season which is January to March, likely to be characterised by extreme weather conditions such as floods and cyclones.

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Poultry ban lift: The pros and cons

chickens.jpgThe recent lifting of the government ban on importing genetically-modified poultry products has brought the poultry industry under the spotlight, after local producers expressed dismay at the move deemed as a setback to the development of chicken farming.

 

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What’s in a name?

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By Panganai Nzira

 

A few years ago residents of what is now called Westlea caused a furore when they mocked and eventually snubbed the recommendation to use the name Warren Park North for the new suburb. They snubbed it on the grounds that it demeaned their high status and the choice of the name Westlea confirmed their craving for recognition as upper class residents.

 

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Child sexual abuse on the increase

child sexual abuse.jpgCases of child sexual abuse continue to make headlines in various media with statistics showing that there has been a 20 % increase in such cases as compared to the same period last year.

 

On Monday this week, ZBC News carried three stories where three men appeared at before Harare magistrates on charges of raping minors.

 

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