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Nigeria begins screening of travelers from high-risk countries

Africa’s most populous country is taking no chances and Health Minister Isaac Adewole told CNN that people traveling from the Central Africa country where 17 people are suspected to have died from the viral hemorrhagic fever, will undergo temperature screening at all borders of the country. “We are increasing surveillance …

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Seven people found dead in Western Australia

The bodies of four children and three adults were discovered in the town of Osmington, 280km (170 miles) south of Perth, on Friday. Authorities would not say how the victims died, but confirmed that two firearms were found at the scene. There was no ongoing threat to public safety, police …

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‘Young workers in hazardous jobs risk’

BY TINOTENDA MUNYUKWI /TALENT GUMPO Kagonye’s sentiments come as the number of work-related injuries have remained high according to the Labour ministry with, 5 007 serious injuries and 65 fatalities recorded last year alone. Globally, workers’ lives continue to be under threat as an estimated 270 million occupational accidents and …

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One die in Mazowe accident

By Simbarashe Sithole The truck which was being driven by Jeremiah Nheweyembwa (30) from Waterfalls, Harare, overturned at the 6km peg along Mazowe-Jumbo road. Mashonaland Central acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Petros Masikati confirmed the incident. “We received that report and the name of the deceased is not yet known, …

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ED pleads for war vets support

KUDZAI MUCHENJEKWA Addressing his inaugural meeting with veterans of the armed struggle, Mnangagwa who is now their patron after former President Robert Mugabe’s ouster, said his administration was working on increasing monthly allowances for the ex-freedom fighters as well as increase their access to health care. He said various issues …

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Opposition urged to boycott polls

BY RICHARD CHIDZA Speaking at a public debate hosted by the Southern African Political and Economic Series Trust on Thursday, Tony Reeler, an academic with the Research and Advocacy Unit warned that Zimbabwe would likely descend into chaos whatever the result of the presidential election. “The broader playing field is …

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‘Bold actions needed to realise free trade benefits’

BY NDAMU SANDU IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Speaking at the committee of experts meeting in Addis Ababa yesterday, UN undersecretary general and executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, said the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that was signed has ushered a new era of …

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Mazowe villagers recount Grace’s terror

BY TAPIWA ZIVIRA “It was around 8pm and I was coming from Harare Central Hospital where my mother was admitted,” he recalled. After being dropped off, the 24-year-old narrated how he started his 7km walk to his place of residence, Jumbo Mine, which is adjacent to part of the former …

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Zimplats rescues people living with albinism

By Nokuthaba Dlamini According to the Zimbabwe Albino Association Matabeleland region director Sanders Munsaka, the campaign saw close to 200 people living with albinism coming from Hwange, Lupane and Binga and surrounding communities converging at Manjolo business centre. “It was a busy day. We are humbled by the communities’ response. …

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