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China dominates tobacco export earnings

21 July 2017 CHINA continues to dominate Zimbabwe's tobacco exports, as the Asian country has so far purchased 13,8 million kilogrammes (kg) of the crop valued at $114,5 million at an average price of $8,28/kg.

Tryson, Progress rope in managers

21 July 2017 WHILE musicians Progress Chipfumo and Tryson Chimbetu once shone in the showbiz, lack of proper management has seen the two artistes grounded again.

Jeyman happy to be back

21 July 2017 FORMER Black Aces midfielder Francis "Gazza" Jeyman says he will forever be grateful to Aces Youth Soccer Academy (AYSA) for affording him an opportunity to launch a coaching career.

Draw lessons from by-elections

21 July 2017 THE main opposition parties might be boycotting by-elections caused largely by natural attrition but they should not let the crucial lessons from the polls escape their planning for the critical 2018 elections.

Zanu PF makes peace with Soul Jah Love

7 July 2017 Crowd-puller Soul Jah Love may have had the last laugh after Zanu PF youth league political commissar Innocent Hamandishe conceded that the Zimdancehall chanter is king after all.

Students demand flavoured condoms

3 July 2017 STUDENTS in tertiary institutions are demanding flavoured condoms as compared to the cheap freely distributed ones, MDC senator for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Siphiwe Ncube has said.

Sex workers raped in graveyard

3 July 2017 THREE Harare sex workers were forced to strip at Mbare West Cemetery by three men who later took turns to force themselves on each of them without wearing protection.

Man offers rape victim $1

3 July 2017 A MAN who offered a 13-year-old girl one dollar to silence her after rape appeared in court this week. Zivanai Madzima, 21, of Whitestone, Hatfield in Harare was advised to apply for bail at the High Court when he appeared before magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa.

Youths set tollgates in ghettos

3 July 2017 UNEMPLOYED youths in Harare's high density suburbs are erecting backstreet tollgates and charging 50 cents per entry as commuter omnibuses (kombis) evade police roadblocks.

'4 701 children live on the streets'

3 July 2017 CHILDREN and adults living on the streets have become a menace in Zimbabwe, as government and local authorities struggle to find a solution to get them off the streets.

We no longer need new parties

3 July 2017 WITH over 40 political parties currently in the country, can Zimbabwe, small as it is, still accommodate any more political parties ahead of the 2018 elections?

'Golf industry can bring $2bn'

3 July 2017 GROWTH of the golf industry can help bring at least $2 billion into the Zimbabwean economy, a Tanzanian entrepreneur has said.

Lack of focus paralyses dance industry

3 July 2017 LACK of creativity and poor management has hit hard on the dance industry, a development that has seen the majority of dance groups folding.

'We'll uphold Edzai's legacy'

3 July 2017 A NUMBER of ex-footballers have pledged to continue with soccer development programmes that were initiated by the late Warriors' winger Edzai Kasinauyo.

Nkomo could have been 100

3 July 2017 KNOWN for his nicknames, Umafukufuku, umdalawethu, Chibwechitedza and Father Zimbabwe, such was how popular and lovable the late Vice President Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo.

Man rapes Grade 6 pupil in bush

23 June 2017 POLICE have launched a manhunt for a 36-year-old Harare man who would waylaid a Grade Six pupil from his neighbourhood on her way to school before raping her in the bush, a court heard.

Mugabe now target of jokes

23 June 2017 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe (pictured) became a butt of jokes after opening an Internet café in Mutare during his visit there last week.

Fraud cases on the increase

23 June 2017 ZIMBABWEANS are increasingly falling victim to fraud with police battling to contain the upsurge of scams whose monetary value is now hovering above $1 million, according to the latest police wanted list.

'Zim law doesn't criminalise trafficking'

23 June 2017 ZIMBABWE's laws do not criminalise the act of trafficking but only related elements such as abduction and assault, International Labour Organisation senior programmes officer Adolphus Chinomwe said.

'Corruption killing our economy'

23 June 2017 ZIMBABWE'S economic condition will not improve unless corruption, which has brought the country on the brink of collapse, is seriously dealt with, newly-elected Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSAZ) president Paradza Paradza has said.

Who is a real hero?

23 June 2017 ZANU PF's decision not to grant the late Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx national, hero status yet again brings alive the debate on who truly deserves to be accorded the highest honour in the country after death.

Warriors out to shine

23 June 2017 AFTER the Warriors' failure in the last two editions of the Cosafa Castle Cup, Zimbabwe is hoping to go a step further this year.

Pokello humbled in war of words

13 June 2017 FORMER Big Brother Africa (BBA) contestant Pokello Nare was last weekend dressed down in a Facebook war, as her nude pictures resurfaced and her marriage to Ghanaian tailor Elikem Kumordzie was questioned.

'Polygamy saves me from women'

5 June 2017 MUSICIAN Taruvinga Manjokota aka Sugar Sugar believes his two wives are a blessing, saying they play the crucial role of saving him from contracting sexually-transmitted infections.

Nakamba in fitness battle

5 June 2017 WARRIORS star midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has been handed a discrete fitness training programme by interim coach Norman Mapeza after the Vitesse Arnhem player showed signs of tiredness when joining camp.

Govt gets it right

5 June 2017 GOOD news is rare in Zimbabwe. The little that comes once in a while is worth celebrating.GOOD news is rare in Zimbabwe. The little that comes once in a while is worth celebrating.

'Weed out fake prophets'

5 June 2017 IT COULD soon become a criminal offence to falsely claim the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, if Harare East Zanu PF member of Parliament Terrence Mukupe (pictured) has his way.

Council workers make a killing from public toilets

5 June 2017 VENDORS and women in Harare have accused council employees of privatising public toilets in the central business district (CBD).

'Zanu PF will bring dead bodies for BVR'

5 June 2017 CORNERED Zanu PF will bring dead bodies to register for Biometric Voters Registration (BVR), the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC national youth assembly chairperson, Happymore Chidziva, has said.

Sex workers prey on school boys

5 June 2017 HIGH school boys are flocking to prostitutes were they use their allowances to pay for sex.

Mapeza pleased by Galatasaray reunion

28 May 2017 FC PLATINUM and Warriors interim coach Norman Mapeza says he is really honoured to be recognised among the best players to ever wear the shirt of Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Shamein dazzles in Mzansi

28 May 2017 A Durban-based Gokwe musician and dancer Shamein Chidhobhe (pictured)is making waves on the South African music scene where she is rubbing shoulders with a host of internationally-acclaimed artists.

Are we prepared for Ebola outbreak?

28 May 2017 HISTORY has shown us that as a country we are often caught flatfooted when disasters strike and there is therefore need for Zimbabweans to be worried and be on high alert after the virulent Ebola disease was detected in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Telecel back on the market

28 May 2017 TELECEL Zimbabwe is back on the market with new products offering to reclaim its market share after spending over 18 months on the periphery of the country's telecommunications industry.

High tea craze hits Zim

28 May 2017 A HIGH tea craze has swept through Zimbabwe, with upwardly mobile women taking the tea parties as empowerment platforms.

Headmaster jailed 2 years for fondling student

28 May 2017 A Headmaster at a college in Epworth who fondled an 11-year-old student because she had school fees arrears was awe-struck after he was slapped with a two years prison term.

'Talking' kombi stuns residents

28 May 2017 DUSTY, rusty and falling apart, an abandoned white commuter omnibus (kombi) at a popular fuel station along Bulawayo road in Harare has spawned a weird mystery tale.

Good news for depositors

12 May 2017 THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is set to review electronic transaction fees further downwards, in a move aimed at encouraging depositors to use plastic money in the face of a worsening liquidity crunch.

Club owners must not obstruct coaches

12 May 2017 THE Zimbabwe Football Association must ensure their affiliate - the Premier Soccer League (PSL) - does not allow club owners, as well as administrators, to interfere in the coaching affairs of the football clubs they run.

Varsity students indulge in 'semester marriages'

12 May 2017 TUDENTS' poverty at tertiary institutions has resulted in "semester marriages" which are entered into by students who want to cut costs by sharing living quarters and expenses.

Prophet to avail God's phone number

12 May 2017 IT IS total madness for Paul Sanyangore, a controversial "prophet" to promise his congregants God's phone number, Presbyterian preacher Obadiah Musindo has said.

Brother punishes sister by watching her naked

12 May 2017 A HARARE woman has complained of how her brother violated her privacy after he stormed into her room and starred at her naked while demanding gate keys.

Man fined $50 over 25c dagga

12 May 2017 A 31-year-old man has been slapped with a $50 fine for possession of a 25 cent dagga stub.

Musicians fail to maintain their children

12 May 2017 WITH the harsh economic environment prevailing in the country, a number of artistes have been dragged to courts of law and making headlines in media for failing to look after their children.

Match-fixing law on the cards

12 May 2017 ZIMBABWE will soon enact a law against match-fixing in local sport in order to stem the scourge that at one time threatened to destroy the country's football.

Poor form worries Madzivanyika

5 May 2017 AFTER five Castle Lager Premiership matches without a win, Harare City coach Mike Madzivanyika is concerned by his side's poor start in the 2017 season.

Byo artiste selected for 'Unified Women Project'

5 May 2017 NOMA Damasane better known in arts circles as Lady Tshawe has come first ahead of many talented young women who responded to the open call for female Zimbabwean scriptwriters in March.

NetOne reaches out to churches

5 May 2017 NETONE has shifted its focus to churches in an unprecedented effort to reclaim its pole position in the telecommunications sector.

Grace dances for Cde Chinx

5 May 2017 FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe left a gathered crowd at Dick Chingaira's handover ceremony eating from her palm after she danced for the revered musician who is battling ill health.

Let's celebrate our heroes while they live

5 May 2017 THE late national hero, Edgar Tekere once famously said he did not want anyone, let alone those from Zanu PF, "to speechify over his dead body", and we couldn't agree more.