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‘Eat vegetables’ – Mnangagwa tells crowd complaining about meat prices

‘Doctors want you to use vegetables as relish so that you stay strong and in good health’ HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa was confronted by a crowd about the rising cost of meat on Friday, and then drew howls of disapproval after telling residents of Kuwadzana in Harare to eat vegetables instead. Mnangagwa had just participated in a clean-up exercise,… Read More
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Hospital fees go up . . . Scrapped maternity fees reintroduced

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter GOVERNMENT has increased hospital user fees and reintroduced maternity fees. Health and Child Care Permanent Secretary Dr Agnes Mahomva announced the new hospital fees in a circular to hospitals dated December 31, 2019. “The Ministry has approved new hospital fees with effect from the 1st of January 2020. Please note that the decision has been reached after… Read More
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Striking airport workers temporarily ground RG International airport

A FRIDAY morning strike by air traffic controllers at Zimbabwean airports temporarily affected much of the country’s airspace before the Transport ministry intervened to persuade workers to return to work. The early morning strike by air traffic over salary concerns in the face of skyrocketing inflation and safety concerns meant flights were unable to take off or land. Civil Aviation Authority… Read More
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Japan Reveal Why Japanese Companies Are Avoiding Zimbabwe

His Excellency Mr Toshiyuki Iwado, told Sunday Mail Chief Reporter, Kuda Bwititi during an interview that Zimbabwe needs to reform in a number of ways so as to attract Foreign Direct Investment. Below are excerpts from the interview. Bwititi: What is your assessment of the reforms being undertaken by President Mnangagwa’s administration? Have they not attracted Japanese investors? Iwado: Zimbabwe… Read More
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Economics improve for Zimbabwe lithium project

Perth-based lithium developer Prospect Resources has improved the economics for its Arcadia lithium-tantalum project in Zimbabwe after completing an updated definitive feasibility study. The project’s estimated mine life has increased to 15.5 years from 12 years, during which it is expected to produce 173,000 t/yr of spodumene concentrate, 122,000 t/yr of petalite concentrate and 173,000 lbs/yr of tantalite concentrate grading… Read More
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Parliament doubts Ncube’s growth figures

PARLIAMENT has described Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s projected economic growth for 3% next year as unrealistic given the acute electricity shortages and drought facing the country. Ncube last month proposed a $636 billion national budget for 2020 where he focused that the economy would bounce back from a -6.5% decline this year. He said the revival would be driven by… Read More
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Diasporans to pay more in passport fees

Harare Bureau GOVERNMENT has authorised the Civil Registry Department to charge US$318 for passport applicants in the diaspora while local charges remain unchanged. Last month Government revealed that passport fees would be increased significantly to enable the Registrar-General’s office to clear the huge backlog. Addressing the media yesterday, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe said: “The Ministry is… Read More
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NGAIBAKE:Nash Paints holds special event to honour Macheso

Advertisement UNDISPUTED Sunguru music kingpin Alick Macheso is set to be honoured by Nash Paints today at a special event to be held at ZimParks Gardens. Macheso has been brand ambassador of Nash Paints since its inception, effectively becoming the face of Nash Paints on most of its outdoor media billboards and other campaign materials such that he has come… Read More
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UN expert: Zimbabwe hunger ‘shocking’ for country not at war

‘I urgently call on government, all political parties and international community to put an end to this spiraling crisis’ HARARE — Zimbabwe is on the brink of man-made starvation and the number of people needing help is “shocking” for a country not in conflict, a United Nations special expert on the right to food said Thursday. Hilal Elver said she… Read More
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Zimbabwe signs 2,000MW solar power deal with UAE

Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a 2 000 megawatts solar power deal, which will go a long way in solving Zimbabwe’s power deficit once implemented in 18 months. The first phase is production of 1 000MW, roughly the same size as Kariba South Power Station’s output, when operating at full throttle. This was said by President… Read More