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39 000t Maize Seed Expected

By Elita Chikwati The seed industry is expecting 39 000 tonnes of certified maize seed on the market as preparations for the 2019/20 summer cropping season take off. Farmers usually require between 35 000 and 40 000 tonnes of maize seed, but this may vary depending on demand. Zimbabwe Seed …

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Agric Revival Critically Needed

By Faith Zaba Government last week said nearly seven million Zimbabweans, in both urban and rural areas, face starvation due to drought. This is an alarming food insecurity situation, as those vulnerable constitute 42% of the country’s total population. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube said last week at the Alpha Media …

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Re-Engagement Drive – Govt Should Prioritise Its Citizens

By Tinashe Kairiza Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister Sibusiso Moyo’s recent humiliation in the United Kingdom at the hands of hecklers dampened Zimbabwe’s re-engagement thrust with the West, as attention was deflected to government’s apparent lethargy in addressing the intractable crisis gripping the southern African nation. The development comes …

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‘Fight Against Corruption Relies On Political Will’

Corruption has become one of the major threats to economic development in Zimbabwe — particularly in government and state entities — costing the country billions of dollars. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently approved a Staff-Monitored Programme meant to assist the country implement a raft of macro-economic and structural reforms …

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Four Armed Robbers Gunned Down

FOUR suspected armed robbers who committed a spate of robberies targeting foreign currency, gold and jewellery were on Wednesday killed, while one was injured in a shoot-out with police. The survivor, Michael Vioma (34), is admitted at a local hospital. Three other robbers managed to escape during the exchange of …

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