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EU confronts Mnangagwa over rights abuses

THE European Union (EU) has raised issue with Zimbabwean authorities over their tough handling of human rights in the country in the wake of fierce crackdown on opposition supporters by State police. This was inadvertently revealed Tuesday by Information Minister Monica Mutsvwangwa during a post-cabinet media briefing at the Munhumutapa government offices in Harare. According to the Minister, EU representatives… Read More
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PICS: Tragedy Strikes As 2 People Die After Tree Crashes Into Kombi During Harare Heavy Rainstorm

2 people die after tree crashes  into kombi during Harare heavy rainstorm ZRP has confirmed that two people died in Harare’s Mbare area during this Monday afternoon heavy storm in the capital. Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the sad development in a telephone interview with ZBC News. It also left a trail of destruction with huge trees being uprooted while others… Read More
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OPINION: Mr President, Zimbabwe needs a new narrative

SO, the Health Services Board (HSB) has stood by its commitment not to “brook any nonsense” from the striking junior and middle level doctors? To live up to its threats, the board threatened Thursday to fire the striking doctors – 88 of them – simply because they refused to attend what already looked like a predetermined “disciplinary hearing.” We have… Read More
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Use your energy on reforms, US senate foreign relations chair tells Mnangagwa

‘Zanu PF should focus on the needs of the Zimbabwean people instead of their bad governance, corruption, and state capture’ By Tony Karombo Not moved … US Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Jim Risch WASHINGTON, United States – The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime of trying to deflect blame for the country’s economic… Read More
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Russian mega deal? NRZ seals 100-wagons-agreement

BARELY four days after canceling the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) deal, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed a new agreement with a Russian firm that will see the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) receive 100 wagons. The deal worth US$10 million, however, could trigger a legal battle with DIDG who are still weighing their legal options in the aftermath of government’s… Read More
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African Youth Leaders Tell UN: We Are Force for Change

UNITED NATIONS – African youth activists called on the international community Wednesday to view the 220 million young people on their continent as a positive force for change, not a problem requiring solutions. “We must change the narrative about African youth to become a narrative of collective, positive actors, among the most informed, the most resilient generation of Africa,” said… Read More
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Zimbabwe’s media at the crossroads

By Nigel Nyamutumbu The journey towards realising citizens’ communicative rights to access information, free expression and media freedom in Zimbabwe is at a precarious crossroad. In what could potentially be a swim-or-sink affair for citizens and the industry in particular, government has, for the first time in more than a decade, given the greatest hint of reforming the media and… Read More
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Zimbabwe Senior Doctors Threaten to Join Strike

Scores of senior doctors in Zimbabwe’s public hospitals have threatened to strike starting Thursday, if the government fails to meet their demand for better salaries and working conditions. They would join hundreds of their junior counterparts, who’ve been on strike since September 3 for the same reasons. Patients are being turned away from public health facilities amid the southern African… Read More
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Zimbabwe Rejects U.S. Claim Diamond Mine Uses Forced Labor

HARARE (Bloomberg) — Zimbabwe accused the U.S. of ignorance after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it’s blocking rough diamond imports from the Marange fields because they were produced with forced labor. “It’s unfortunate that the U.S. authorities have been misinformed or misled to believe that Zimbabwe is mining diamonds through forced labor,” government spokesman Nick Mangwana said Tuesday… Read More