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Women’s Day marked

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Reporter Zimbabweans will today join the rest of the world in commemorating International Women’s Day, which is running under the global theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The commemorations, which will take place at Nemangwe Cotton Marketing Board in Gokwe, Midlands province, will also run …

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Zim, SA BNC opens

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter The third session of the Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission opened in Harare yesterday with a meeting of senior officials which called for vigorous implementation of bilateral agreements between the two countries. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Secretary Ambassador James Manzou and South African Director-General of the …

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Govt Hires Trump Lobby Firm to Represent it in Washington

Cape Town — The Zimbabwean government has hired a lobby firm to represent it in Washington, Politico reports. Politico says that Ballard Partners will be the first firm to lobby on the country’s behalf in more than a decade. “Brian Ballard, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s campaigns, and …

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Zim must embrace higher standards

THE United States has announced the extension of sanctions against targeted individuals and institutions in Zimbabwe, and officialdom cried “bad wolf!” Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo says the US is perpetuating hostilities … against efforts by the government towards implementation of its national reform agenda, including the engagement and …

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Kenya, Somalia row over offshore rights rooted in carve up of Africa

The borderlines separating Kenya and Somalia were first drawn in the late 19th century. Like everywhere else on the continent, this was the work of cartographers, working for European colonial powers. Across the continent they replaced porous spaces in which people engaged openly across culture, language, religion, kinship, and ethnicity …

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What Buhari’s re-election means for Nigeria’s economy

Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected as President of Nigeria in late February, winning 56% of the vote share in a poll shrouded in controversy. After polling day was delayed by a week on the eve of the election, the result was met with allegations of election irregularities. Turnout was low, and …

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Mutare dangles carrot to ratepayers

BY KENNETH NYANGANI MUTARE City Council has intensified efforts to raise revenue by introducing a competition, whereby ratepayers who settle their outstanding bills will win grand prizes, including residential stands. This was revealed at a full council meeting held on Tuesday, where it was also revealed that the grand draw …

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Man axes wife over ‘poor’ budgeting

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Police in Mutawatawa, Mashonaland East province, have arrested an elderly Pfungwe man for allegedly axing his wife, accusing her of recklessly using grocery without putting into consideration the current economic challenges. Patricia Nyauziyo (41) of Siyakurima village, under Chief Chitsungo was rushed to Mutawatawa District Hospital by …

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MDC MP Hwende remanded in custody

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE KUWADZANA East Member of Parliament Chalton Hwende (MDC Alliance), who is facing charges of trying to subvert a constitutional government by inciting people to protest, was yesterday remanded in custody to March 30 by a Harare magistrate. Hwende was arrested on Tuesday at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe …

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Zanu PF Mash West meets over social media abuse

THE ruling Zanu PF Mashonaland West province has called for a meeting with WhatsApp administrators within its ranks to discuss what it called “rampant and gross social media abuse” in that province. The alleged social media abuse by party members was directed at the leadership, provincial youth leader Vengai Musengi …

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