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ZEC registers 4.3m potential voters

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has registered 4.3 million potential voters since the beginning of the biometric voter registration (BVR) process on September 14 this year. This comes as the electoral body meets the media to update them on the progress made in the BVR registration. ZEC acting chair Commissioner Emmanuel Magade said his organisation is working hard to ensure all those who want to participate in the electoral process are accommodated. Commissioner Magade revealed that the resignation of Justice Rita Makarau as ZEC chair has not in any way affected their operations adding they will cherish her work...

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UPDATED: Central Committee members’ lifespan extended

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the lifespan of the Central Committee members for the next five years so that they can stop jostling for positions ahead of the 2018 general elections. Cde Mnangagwa made the call at the Zanu PF headquarters in Harare while addressing the 107th ordinary session of the party’s Central Committee for the first time as President and First Secretary of the party. He said recent events in the party where procedures were not followed should not be allowed to take place again. Cde Mnangagwa also urged people not to take vengeance against people whom they...

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Govt committed to KPCS reforms: AG 

The government is committed to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme’s reform agenda amid proposals by the plenary to start the implementation of some of the reforms. The KPCS family converged in Brisbane, Australia, for the plenary session amid pressure to reform the organisation in line with the obtaining environment. The plenary session has set up an adhoc committee to spearhead the reform agenda which will see the setting up of a permanent secretariat by the first quarter of the year. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the plenary session Attorney General Advocate Prince Machaya said government is committed...

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MDC alliance’s US crusade disappoints govt

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Major General Dr Sibusiso Moyo says it is shocking to watch fellow Zimbabweans led by Tendai Biti, Dewa Mavhinga and Peter Godwin take turns before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee to tarnish and further soil the image of their country, Zimbabwe. In a statement to the ZBC News, Dr Moyo said it is ironic that fellow Zimbabweans were performing their macabre charade only hours after he had met the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Harry Thomas Junior in his office in Harare, amicably to outline how the two nations could...

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Zim, Japan discuss ICT sector cooperation

The Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Toshiyuki Iwado and the Minister of ICT and Cyber Security, Cde Supa Mandiwanzira met today and deliberated on how Zimbabwe and Japan can work together in promoting the ICT sector. Discussions focused on possible areas of co-operation in the ICT sector and cyber security. Ambassador Iwado was satisfied with preliminary discussions which explored on possible areas of co-operation between Zimbabwe and Japan in the ICT sector. Cde Mandiwanzira said working with Japan will be an ideal opportunity to tap into the knowledge and expertise which is key in developing the ICT industry. Also part of the discussions were representatives of a leading Japanese technological company, NEC, which has been heavily involved in infrastructural development at NetOne and TelOne. Japan boasts of numerous technological innovations in the ICT sector and Zimbabwe stands to gain from partnerships which are key to stimulating growth in the...

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