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WFP to Boost Food Security

By Thupeyo Muleya The World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has started rolling out a $22 million Lean Season Assistance programme for the 2018 /19 season that is aimed at supporting over 430 000 food insecure Zimbabweans. In a statement recently, …

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Civil Servants Demand Pay in Usd

CIVIL servants have demanded salaries in United States dollars following the price increases and the rejection of the bond note and electronic transfers by some shop owners and service providers. The Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association (Zina) and the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) said their salaries were too low and no longer …

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Trade deficit narrows to $127m

Golden Sibanda Senior Business Reporter Zimbabwe’s negative trade balance narrowed markedly in August this year, falling 42 percent to $127,2 million on the back of strong growth in exports, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said in its monthly economic review for August. This came as overall merchandise trade increased …

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Zim on course to record gold delivery

Ishemunyoro Chingwere Business Reporter  Zimbabwe is on course to achieving record breaking gold deliveries this year with the set target of 34 tonnes for the year expected to be surpassed. Speaking at the official send-off of the gold mobilisation task-force on Sunday, Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando implored …

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‘Zimbabwe could be gateway to investment’

Business Reporter Zimbabwe could be the gateway to investment into Africa through establishment of an Offshore Investment Centre with strong links to the local one-stop investment shop for processing investments. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube, said this dream was part of the country’s Vision 2030 …

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Oil prices down on Iran sanction exemptions

LONDON. — Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Washington granted sanctions exemptions to top buyers of Iranian oil, lifting supply concerns and turning the market’s focus to worries that an economic slowdown may curb fuel demand. Benchmark Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 53 cents at $72,64 a barrel by …

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‘Cassava Smartech Initiative Way to Go’

By Michael Tome Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Ministry says it highly upholds technological innovations that seek to develop agriculture productivity. This follows advances made by Cassava Smartech’s EcoFarmer to digitally enhance farming tips through mobile platform, which is a one-stop solution platform that gives farming tips, location-specific …

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Zimpapers Gives to Tsholotsho Kid Helping Hand

Minor surgeries and tests in preparation for a major operation on a 10-year-old child from Tsholotsho, who has both female and male sexual organs, have started, with Zimpapers yesterday donating $1 500. Well-wishers have so far donated $4 200 for a series of operations to get rid of one of …

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