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Conference tackles armyworm outbreak in SADC region

Harare – The false armyworm outbreak is a major threat to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, experts said on Tuesday, highlighting the need to step up early warning and response mechanisms. The United Nations Agency for Food and Agriculture (FAO) is organising a three-day conference on how to …

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BREAKING:6 cops injured after clash with vendors

SIX municipal and two Zimbabwe Republic Police officers were Tuesday seriously injured when they were attacked by vendors while on duty in Eastlea, City of Harare said in a statement. “Six municipal police and two ZRP officers doing duty in Eastlea were today (Tuesday) severely injured when they were waylaid …

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Vendor sues city council

Anesu Chakabva Herald Reporter A HARARE vendor has sued Harare City Council for $8 000 as compensation for assaulting him and confiscating his wares. John Gumini is being represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. It is alleged that on July 10, 2015, municipal police publicly assaulted and humiliated Gumini. This was after …

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‘Raise export incentive to 20pc

HARARE – The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) should increase the level of the current export incentive to 20 percent for selected sectors, a business representative body has said. The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) has called for a plethora of strategic moves by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor …

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Govt starts collecting health fund levy

HARARE – Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa last week said the health fund levy of $0, 05 cents taxed on every dollar of mobile phone airtime and data had  come into effect starting this month. Minister Chinamasa had initially erroneously stated that Zimbabweans with mobile  phones would start being …

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Dairibord consolidates operations into two subsidiaries

By Own Correspondent Dairibord group chief executive officer Anthony Mandiwanza MILK processor, Dairibord Holdings has consolidated operations into two subsidiaries namely Dairibord Zimbabwe (Pvt), Dairibord Malawi in an exercise that will see the group achieve at least 10 percent savings on costs. The initial phase of group restructuring commenced in …

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Soya beans hectarage declines

  The country has a soya bean crushing capacity of 450 000 tonnes but the industry is currently operating below 10 percent of its installed capacity. HE 2016/17 soya beans hectarage declined by 47 percent to 17 000 hectares from 29 730 hectares last year. Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development …

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Strong dollar threatens Zim exports

Zimbabwe’s bid to grow exports is under threat from a strong dollar which makes exports uncompetitive. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA The threat comes after International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss, Christine Lagarde warned that the continued rise in American interest rates would challenge global trade. Lagarde made the comments in response to …

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Mushohwe grilled over radio licences

INFORMATION, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Christopher Mushohwe yesterday got emotional, while being grilled by journalists over the government’s reluctance to issue community radio licences. BY MUNESU NYAKUDYA Mushohwe told the journalists that instead the government needed time “to do the right thing”. “We were still waiting for the radio …

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