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Zimbabwe marks 37 years of independence amid economic crisis

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has marked the country’s 37th anniversary of independence with a call for tranquility even as the economy has collapsed to the point where livestock is being accepted in place of cash. The 93-year-old Mugabe broke his tradition of walking the 100 meters …

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Zimbabwe to conquer challenges, prosper

Emmanuel Makandiwa Herald Reporters Millions of Christians all over Zimbabwe converged at different venues for conferences and meetings over the Easter holidays which ended yesterday to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The general message characterising the conferences was about the hope in the death and resurrection of …

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Universities challenged to embrace industry

Auxilia Katongomara in DAEJEON, South Korea ZIMBABWE’S universities should transform into industrial hubs rather than specialise in being graduate producing and certificate awarding institutions, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has said. Prof Moyo who is leading a delegation comprising of Vice Chancellors and …

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Sadc agric ministers head to Swaziland

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter Ministers of agriculture from SADC are expected to meet in Swaziland soon to come up with ways of solving crop and livestock pests and diseases that have wreaked havoc in the region. Zimbabwe will be represented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development deputy …

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Independence Day carnival ready to roll

Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter All is set for the 37th Independence celebrations with thousands of people expected to converge at various centres countrywide where ministers of state for provincial affairs will preside over festivities. The main celebrations to be presided by President Mugabe will be at the National Sports Stadium in …

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Govt resettles 61 Mhangura youths

Walter Nyamukondiwa in MHANGURA Government has resettled at least 61 youths in Mhangura and has warned illegal settlers to move after harvesting. Speaking at the handover of offer letters to the youths in Mhangura recently, Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Dr Douglas Mombeshora, said those who settled on land illegally …

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Kasukuwere slammed over Caledonia saga

Cde Kasukuwere Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter Representatives of housing cooperatives at Caledonia have accused Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere of using his office to allocate stands at the settlement to his cronies, pocketing thousands of dollars in the process. Caledonia was placed under the management of …

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Today in History: April 18th, 1980: Mugabe to lead independent Zimbabwe Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe has won a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister.

1980: Mugabe to lead independent Zimbabwe Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe has won a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe’s first black prime minister.Mr Mugabe’s radical Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front) party or Zanu (PF) won 57 of the 80 black seats being contested in the country’s first election since …

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Grace Mugabe: “Zimbabwe citizens are idiots”

Zimbabweans are so stupid that even if President Robert Mugabe dies and they are asked to vote for his corpse, they will happily do so, his wife Grace says. Addressing hundreds of starving villagers force-marched to a rally in Buhera districts on Friday, Grace said “If God decides to take …

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