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Content creators commend Zim-Digital’s outreach programmes

Content creators have commended the outreach programmes that have been conducted by the Zim-Digital team in Matabeleland North Province as they have clarified a number of issues that are of concern in the industry. The three day outreach programme for content creators has ended in Matabeleland North Province with a …

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Mayor bemoans Mushore lengthy suspension

HARARE – Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has bemoaned the absence of a substantive town clerk for the city following the suspension of James Mushore. He said politics was interfering with Harare City Council (HCC)’s affairs and functions. While giving a State of the City Address recently, Manyenyeni said Mushore — …

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Brace for more rains — Met Departmen

HARARE – Most parts of Zimbabwe are set to receive rains over the weekend, the Meteorological Service Department (Met) has predicted. In yesterday’s forecast, the department’s forecaster Chenai Sithole said the rains should be expected on Sunday, while cold temperatures will persist throughout the country. The rains come after the …

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400 GZU students barred from lessons as govt fails to remit fees

MORE than 400 Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) students on scholarships and specialising in indigenous languages have been barred from lectures due to non-payment of fees by the government for two consecutive semesters. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Students, who spoke to Southern Eye on Thursday, said their fees were being paid by …

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Mawarire refusal of remand application dismissed

Harare magistrate, Barbara Chimboza yesterday dismissed pro-democracy activist and #ThisFlag founder, Evan Mawarire’s third application for refusal of remand, saying the cleric must be patient considering progress made by the State. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Pastor Evan Mawarire Mawarire is being accused of trying to subvert a constitutionally-elected government and inciting …

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ZPP launches political violence early warning system

The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) on Thursday launched a violence monitoring and aggregating project that seeks to work as an early warning system on political violence as the country braces for make-or-break elections next year. BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU The human rights watchdog said the project, Early Warning Indicators of Political …

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Govt unfreezes 2 000 nursing posts

GOVERNMENT has begun deploying unemployed nurses to various work stations across the country following the unfreezing of 2 000 posts, the Health Services Board (HSB) has said. Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa The deployments were being done in three phases. The first group started this month, the second …

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Tonga’s forsaken craft centre

Bumi Hills Arts and Craft Centre was a ray of hope for mostly Tonga villagers, who had an opportunity to showcase their craftsmanship to the world. By Nhau Mangirazi The abandoned Bumi Hills Arts and Craft Centre Established in 1995, the project was aimed at economically empowering the rural folk, …

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Competition shoots Zimbabwe Bird out of the skies

THE flying Zimbabwe Bird has over the past five years slowly become a rare sight in the air and it could be extinct soon considering the arrival of big birds of prey in the ultra-competitive aviation industry with very thin profit margins. By PAIDAMOYO MUZULU In the past few weeks, …

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Underfunding stifles Zacc operations’

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) was last year allocated a paltry $1,6 million in the National Budget, but no disbursements were ever made, it has emerged. BY VENERANDA LANGA Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa The Zacc 2016 annual report, which was tabled by Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa before Parliament adjourned recently, said …

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