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Zim in bid to revive cotton farming

4 November 2016 GOVERNMENT has removed fabric from the Open General Import Licence (OGIL) under Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 in a bid to revive the country's dying cotton sector, a Cabinet minister said.

Bustop TV's Magi ready to conquer

4 November 2016 BUSTOP TV comedians Sharon "Magi" Chideu and Samanatha "Gonyeti" Kureya, who recently won Zimbabwe International Women Awards (Ziwa) gong in the People's Choice Award category, are making their mark in Zimbabwe's male-dominated comedy arena.

'We can do it'

4 November 2016 MIGHTY Warriors captain Felistus "Figo" Muzongondi says they quickly need to put their challenges behind and start focusing on their upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon)scheduled for Cameroon later this month.

Outrage over police abuse female MPs

2 November 2016 REPORTS from Parliament that police abused female legislators during Wednesday's sitting have been slammed by Zimbabweans from across the divide with some calling for a full probe into the disturbances.

Ema, Mines ministry clash

24 October 2016 AFIERCE battle is brewing between the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) and the Mines ministry over unhealthy, illegal and land degradation in Mutoko's Mudzi district.

Faith keeps Chabvonga going

24 October 2016 CHIMURENGA artiste Jairos Chabvonga is not worried about packing venues at the moment as his focus is to give loyal fans value for money.

Warriors' tough Gabon road

24 October 2016 THE Warriors will have to be at their best to make an impression at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon after they were drawn in a difficult Group B on Wednesday night.

Council employees forged certificates

24 October 2016 FOUR Harare City Council employees have been reported to the police after an audit revealed they had allegedly worked at the local authority with forged qualifications.

Zesn concerned over violence, vote buying in Norton

24 October 2016 ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (Zesn) a non-partisan group of 34 member organisations is concerned by continued reports of violence, intimidation and vote buying using food aid, residential stands and farming inputs in Norton ahead of the by-election scheduled for this weekend.

Chief attacks opposition

24 October 2016 THEIR propensity for stubbornness is beyond question but Chief Chivero insists he will compel his subjects to vote for the domesticated animal over an opposition politician as long as the donkey is donning Zanu PF colours.

Sex workers terrorise Avenues

24 October 2016 SEX workers are causing havoc in the capital's Avenues area where they are harassing and robbing men going about their business.

Zim livestock under threat

18 October 2016 ZIMBABWE'S livestock production is facing serious threats from Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which kills at least 700 000 people annually.

Rastafarians breathe fire

18 October 2016 LOCAL reggae artistes, who claim to be true Rastafarians, were left bitter with the promoter of the Jamaican international reggae family, Morgan Heritage's show.

Big blow for Bosso

18 October 2016 CASTLE Lager Premiership giants Highlanders will have to play their next home game in an empty stadium after they were penalised for their fans' violent behaviour.

Woman 'fixed' by hubby's lover

16 October 2016 J JILTED Harare woman this week dragged her husband's lover to court claiming she had used juju on her because she could not use the toilet for three weeks.

Chiefs, headmen support Moyo

16 October 2016 TRADITIONAL leaders here this week leapt to defence of under fire minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Jonathan Moyo who is facing serious fraud, money laundering and criminal abuse of office charges.

Villagers trap, loot food aid trucks

16 October 2016 VILLAGERS and farmers in remote districts of Zaka in Masvingo province have resorted to spilling oil on highways so trucks carrying donated food aid are involved in accidents after which they can steal the aid.

I don't have a boyfriend: Mujuru

16 October 2016 FORMER vice president and widow of the late general Solomon Mujuru, Joice who has since her ouster from Zanu PF been attacked by former colleagues for her supposed "illicit love affairs" says she has had no boyfriend, five years after her husband's death.

Another earthquake 'to hit Zim'

10 October 2016 A HARARE man has sensationally claimed that Zimbabwe will be hit by another earthquake between now and February next year.

Minister rants over bond notes

10 October 2016 GAFFE-prone minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Manicaland, Mandi Chimene has made a startling claim that bond notes were a sanctions busting measure.

Vendors live in fear

10 October 2016 AFTER the recent abduction of their friend Kudakwashe Kambakunje and burning of their market wares in September, a group of four young male vendors is living in fear after signs that they might be targeted, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association reports.

'Universities fuelling HIV'

10 October 2016 FEMALE university students are fuelling the spread of HIV in Zimbabwe, officials say, as the population becomes a headache for the Health ministry.

Zim eyes DRC market

10 October 2016 ZIMTRADE is exploring the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to find investment opportunities for local companies.

Bustop TV join forces with DJ Fydale

10 October 2016 BUSTOP TV has collaborated with top producer DJ Fydale incorporating top Zimdancehall musicians to produce the Bustop riddim.

Zifa gets strict on coaches

10 October 2016 IN A BID to implement strict standardisation for local football coaching Zifa has lined up coaching courses programme for the remainder of the year and early next year which caters for both those in need of Caf and local badges.

Zimra invokes God on tax defaulters

1 October 2016 THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is stoking the spirit of fear among tax defaulters by invoking the name of God.

Global citizenship for Gurira

1 October 2016 Danai Gurira (pictured) is an enthusiastic citizen of an increasingly connected world. She loves to travel. She celebrates social media - the way it collapses the distance between people, the way it democratises.

'Mtukudzi is like Mandela'

1 October 2016 PROMINENT music critic and academic Fred Zindi went into overdrive praising musician Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi at his album launch last week to the extent of likening him to South Africa's first black president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.

Thieves pounce on Borrowdale couple

1 October 2016 THE ring-leader of a suspected gang of thieves that pounced on a Borrowdale couple and looted property in a car they found at the residence before fleeing the scene appeared in court yesterday.

ZDA moves to stem silent killer

1 October 2016 THE Zimbabwe Diabetic Association (ZDA) is set to scale up prevention and enhance surveillance of diabetes by establishing diabetic pharmacies and clinics as thousands of Zimbabweans continue to die of the disease without even knowing it.

Wedding fiasco an indictment on society

1 October 2016 REPORTS of a man whose wedding was scuttled by his wife at the Harare Magistrates' Courts is of great concern and is an embarrassment not only to the husband but also men in general.

Council in n'anga headache

30 September 2016 THE battle between Kuwadzana-based traditional healer Ithamar Mudzengerere and the Harare City Council rages on with the former claiming there are forces in council against his practice.

Ndiraya warns charges

30 September 2016 NGEZI Platinum Stars coach Tonderai Ndiraya has warned his charges against underrating struggling Tsholotsho when the two teams clash in the Chibuku Super Cup quarterfinals tomorrow at Baobab Stadium.

Girl attempts suicide over prophet

23 September 2016 A SELF-styled Kuwadzana prophet reportedly molested a 15-year-old girl at his residence after convincing her that he wanted to conduct "deliverance sessions", a court heard this week.

66-year-old granny convicted of fraud

23 September 2016 A 66-year-old granny has been slapped with a six-month jail term following her conviction on two counts of fraud.

Magistrate rebukes man for dating old woman

23 September 2016 A Cowdray Park man who severely assaulted his elderly girlfriend after he found her in their house with another man has been ordered to look for a woman of his age and stop the habit of fighting for "sugar mummies".

Mysterious plant choking crops

23 September 2016 COMMUNITIES here are battling to contain a mysterious plant that is choking other plants and crops as it multiplies so fast.

Is Mutasa to blame?

23 September 2016 SPECULATION about Lloyd Mutasa's future at Dynamos has dominated the news in the past week.

WeUtonga celebrates 10 years of marriage

23 September 2016 WHILE one of Hollywood's power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting divorced, musician Edith WeUtonga and her husband filmmaker Elton Mjanana are celebrating 10 years of marriage.

Zim needs new key economic reforms

23 September 2016 AS ZIMBABWE hurtles towards a post-Robert Mugabe era, the country should urgently implement key economic reforms to regain its once-prized position as a thriving economy within sub-Sahara Africa.

Zim to establish empowerment bank

23 September 2016 ZIMBABWE is set to establish an empowerment bank to facilitate financial inclusion of the unbanked, as part of the implementation of the country's financial inclusion strategy.

Security guards sleep in parks

23 September 2016 THEY are custodians of expensive company properties, but their personal welfare coupled with a tumbling economy, has pushed many security guards to live in recreational parks to cut on transport costs.

Streets turned into restaurants

23 September 2016 AS Zimbabwe's economic situation worsens, street corners in the capital have turned into restaurants, as hot meals and beverages get sold from pavements.

Homosexuals fail to access treatment

23 September 2016 CONSIDERED a key population group in the fight against HIV and Aids, homosexuals are still not receiving proper treatment in healthcare facilities.

Popular pastor sued over models

23 September 2016 DESTINY for Afrika Network (DANet) leader and strong Zanu PF sympathiser Obadiah Musindo has been issued with summons for civil imprisonment for a debt amounting to over $10 000 that he allegedly owes Bulawayo-based Strides Models pageant run by Sipho Mazibuko.

Chibuku Cup roars into life

16 September 2016 THE Chibuku Super Cup kicks off this afternoon with defending champions Harare City hosting Border Strikers at Rufaro Stadium hoping to salvage a difficult season with at least some silverware.

All-female jam session on cards

16 September 2016 CITY Sports Bar's weekly event Jam Session has gone a gear up following its decision to have an all-female session on Monday next week.

Zim fights terrorism, money laundering

16 September 2016 ZIMBABWE has intensified efforts to counter terrorism and illicit financial outflows by establishing a dedicated money laundering investigation unit within the police.

Defining moments for Zimbabwe

16 September 2016 IT IS without doubt that Zimbabwe is entering uncharted waters, as the winds of change are slowly blowing in a country that has only known one leader since independence from the British colonisers in 1980.

Thieving boy drags captors to court

16 September 2016 A 12-year-old boy who was caught hiding two pork pies under his armpits while making his way out of a Savemore supermarket in Westlea, has dragged the shop officials to court for assaulting and pouring a flour mixture on him.