13 000 children drop out of school

20 March 2015 APPROXIMATELY 13 253 school children dropped out of primary and secondary schools in 2013 government has said.

900 000 live with disability

20 March 2015 PREVALENCE of disability in Zimbabwe is estimated to be seven percent, equivalent to over 900 000 individuals, says a 2013 survey on Living Conditions among Persons with Disability.

'Disability is not inability'

27 February 2015 THE phrase disability does not mean inability is not very feasible in Zimbabwe, says Memory Mutatiwa 24, who is Young Aids Network and National Disability Council Mashonaland East representative.

Tale of breast cancer survivor

20 February 2015 "IT is all in the mind, you cannot keep thinking that you are half a woman, confidence is key especially when having a cleavage is everything," a breast cancer survivor said.

Corporal punishment: To be or not to be?

20 February 2015 MEMBERS of Parliament want government to reintroduce corporal punishment in schools arguing that its scrapping has encouraged errant and mischievous behaviour among students. The new Constitution which came into effect following a referendum in March 2013, outlaws corporal punishment.

Harmonise traditional, medical knowledge on cancer: Medical expert

13 February 2015 MEDICAL expert Sunanda Ray has called on stakeholders to find ways of harmonising traditional and medical knowledge on cancer to reduce the mounting impact of the disease.

Boost for Manicaland farmers

6 February 2015 ZIMBABWE's development partners have set sights on strengthening the agricultural sector through funding of key market-driven activities as opposed to giving handouts, a top official has revealed.

Beer, condoms, Bible at club

6 February 2015 IN THE wee hours of a Sunday morning, music blasts, drunkards shout obscenities, fighting each other as is the norm in most beer drinking joints.

Zim hit by shortage of schools

6 February 2015 CASH-STRAPPED Zimbabwe government needs to build over 2 000 schools to match the increasing number of children who enrol for both primary and secondary education.

Luta Shaba lights up Orange Day

30 January 2015 LUTA Shaba, a women's rights activist-turned spirit medium and mbira musician serenaded fellow activists and diplomats last week at a function dubbed "Orange Day on Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls". Delegates in attendance got the opportunity to sample her new album, Vepasi Mbira.

Hospital runs out of surgical drills

30 January 2015 THE recent bus accident along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway that claimed 26 people has exposed the local health system's inadequacies as there is no equipment to fix broken bones.

Chipanga wants to join politics

23 January 2015 CONTROVERSIAL sungura musician Hosiah Chipanga wants to join politics full time as he believes his church's ministry cannot achieve much without the political connection.

Sex talk shows a hit on radio

23 January 2015 EXPLICIT sexual discussions have become a hit on Zimbabwe's national radio stations, presenting a listening shift in a society that always considered itself as conservative.

'Red Cross advocates for rights of migrants'

16 January 2015 ZIMBABWE Red Cross Society, (ZRCS), with the support and financial assistance of the EU and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is launching "Rights of Migrants in Action" in Zimbabwe, which seeks to promote and protect the rights of migrants.

'Prophet rapes heavily pregnant woman'

16 January 2015 A self-styled prophet from Triangle who has been on police wanted list for the past five years after raping a heavily pregnant woman while healing her was hauled before Masvingo magistrate courts last week.

USAid extends $1,1 billion to Zim

9 January 2015 USAID has for the past 12 years extended about $1,1 billion to Zimbabwe for humanitarian assistance.

Vocational training beneficial

30 December 2014 VOCATIONAL or technical education programmes for high school can provide students with the opportunity not only to learn a trade but also be immersed in their desired field to determine whether that career path is the right choice for them.

Independent MPs seek to re-join Zanu PF

30 December 2014 INDEPENDENT legislators, Jonathan Samukange, MP for Mudzi South in Mashonaland East province and Munyaradzi Kereke for Bikita West in Masvingo province are mooting moves to re-join Zanu PF.

'2015 health budget falls short'

30 December 2014 COMMUNITY Working Group on Health (CWGH) have noted with concern that despite pressure from a wide section of the society, and from parliamentarians, the health budget in 2015 still falls massively short of the needs.

'Time to unpack MDGs'

30 December 2014 JOURNALISTS have been urged to report on State performance and analyse the underlying obstacles in achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), as they come to an end in 2015.

'Girls walk against gender violence'

13 December 2014 MORE than 190 girls from Kambuzuma and Glenview suburbs had their lives changed recently when they took part in the first ever Gender-Based Violence (GBV) mentoring walk alongside successful women from the medical, legal, commercial, religious, civil society and government sectors in Zimbabwe.

Dad up for rape, denied bail

13 December 2014 A 53-YEAR-old Mvuma man is languishing in remand prison after a High Court judge turned down his application for bail on charges that he raped his 11-year-old daughter at knifepoint.

Cellphone gives away armed robbers

13 December 2014 REGIONAL magistrate Chrispen Mberewere has sentenced three armed robbers who last month robbed a Trek Petroleum Services garage in the city cash amounting to $160 000 and R59 000 to 12 years each.

Treat doctors well to avoid loss of life

21 November 2014 GOVERNMENT should be sincere when dealing with doctors' issues so as to avert a national disaster and the loss of life in hospitals.

Glam Angels mentoring girls, women

14 November 2014 HOW far would you go to outshine every girl in the room? For most young women this question has popped up in their minds often enough that they have gone crazy, caught up in the dilemma of principles and getting easy money to spend on facials.

Parliament's holiday extension unnecessary: Gonese

7 November 2014 PARLIAMENT has taken yet another month's break as it adjourned to November 25, although they had been on another break since September 25.

Woman in trance as Parly opens

3 November 2014 THERE was drama at Africa Unity Square this week during the opening of the second session of the 8th Parliament when a woman suddenly fell into a spiritual trance, possibly responding to the traditional drum beats and singing at the ceremony.

Epworth families to sue council, police

17 October 2014 Over 50 families in Epworth that had their houses demolished by the Epworth Local Board escorted by police are planning to sue for their losses.

I'm not to blame - Gono

17 October 2014 FORMER Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono said he is not to blame for the country's economic woes.

Minister blasts headmaster over trees

10 October 2014 MINISTER of Energy, Dzikamai Mavhaire, last week took Bubi District Education Officer, (BDEO) together with the headmaster of a local school to task for failing to plant trees.

Red Cross clinic for Makoni District

6 October 2014 ZIMBABWE Red Cross Society (ZRCS) is set to construct a clinic for the Nemaire community in Makoni District, Rusape.

No to men's advances: Zanu PF women

27 August 2014 Women have come out guns blazing accusing men for initiating hatred among them and causing divisions in the political realm.

Power couples in same professions

27 August 2014 When they wowed that; "In sickness and in health, till death do us apart" they really meant it as witnessed by those couples in the same profession.

Junior councillors bemoan ZNA children recruitment

27 August 2014 Junior councillors have expressed concern over the recruitment of youths as young as 16 years and below into the Zimbabwe National Army.

39 000 girls married off each year

27 August 2014 Africa has the highest number of child marriage prevalence, African Union (AU) Goodwill Ambassador for Child Marriage Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda said.

Blind Senator fights stigma, aims high

15 July 2014 ZIMBABWE last year broke new ground when it allowed people with disabilities to elect their representatives to the Senate, in accordance with provisions of the new Constitution.

Bush fuel business spreads

13 December 2013 THREE young men sit by the roadside seemingly waiting for something to happen.

Ordination divides Anglicans

13 December 2013 THE ordination of women in the Anglican Church has taken an interesting twist.

Children's accidental burns rise

13 December 2013 A RECENT visit to Harare Children's Home's paediatric hospital has exposed the rising numbers of children succumbing to accidental burns while playing at home.

Democracy not dirty work: Harare mayor

13 December 2013 DEMOCRACY is not dirty work but an asset to any nation's well-being, newly-elected Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni remarked on his return from observing Danish local government elections that were held in Denmark recently.

The 'crime' of belonging to MDC

8 November 2013 ZANU PF party members are allegedly mocking MDC supporters in their respective constituencies saying they should "go to Harare or Bulawayo", the only two cities where the MDC won resoundingly.

Violent thunderstorms hit Matabeleland

8 November 2013 VIOLENT thunderstorms left a trail of destruction in Matabeleland last week after authorities and individuals failed to heed calls from the Meteorological Services Department to brace for violent storms as the rainy season begins.

Namatayi Chipanga vies for top award

1 November 2013 FORMER Oliver Mtukudzi's Black Spirits band member and co-founder of Chalenum Rhythms Namatayi Chipanga is vying for a top award in Women in Enterprise Awards event to be held today in Harare.

'Senators gobble thousands each week'

1 November 2013 THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is shocked by reports in the press that Senators are struggling to come up with motions affecting their constituencies which has seen the upper house sometimes sitting for less than an hour.

Couple sells newspapers full-time

1 November 2013 FOR Felistas Gogo and her husband, newspapers are their prized products as they sell them each day of the week albeit dangerously dodging cars at traffic robots.

Kasukuwere scores high on Twitter

25 October 2013 SAVIOR Kasukuwere, minister of Environment, Water and Climate is taking his ministry to the people through Twitter.

School struggles to enroll

25 October 2013 AN ELITE private school owned by Zanu PF stalwart Joosbi Sams Omar in Zvimba district is facing difficulties in finding students due to high fees which are seemingly beyond the reach of prospective recruits.

Boy loses legs

25 October 2013 A SEVEN year old Norton boy's dream of playing football has been shattered after he lost both legs due to "Zesa Holdings negligence".

Hospital staffer in soup for stealing drugs

25 October 2013 HERE are some of the highlights to court cases that were heard in the Bulawayo courts.

Reading nourishes the mind: Majome

25 October 2013 READING is an important part of our lives but it has been losing its significance among the youth in a country that is welcoming the social media.