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Zimbabwe: Thousands of Villagers Facing Eviction

PRESS RELEASE Johannesburg — The Zimbabwe government is evicting thousands of people from an indigenous minority group from their communal land, Human Rights Watch said today. The order affects more than 13,000 people of the Shangani minority. On February 26, 2021, the Local Government, Urban and Rural development Minister, July …

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Zimbabwe: Sables Rebrand, Turn Focus to World Cup

By Takudzwa Chitsiga THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union are leaving nothing to chance, in their quest to ensure the Sables will be part of the 2023 Rugby World Cup jamboree, when it rolls into life in France. The Union have, through the Sables Committee (the special marketing vehicle for the senior …

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Zimbabwe: Mapisa Commits to Big Afcon Matches

By Collin Matiza WHILE a dark cloud hangs over the availability of many Euro-based members of the Warriors, for this month’s AFCON qualifiers, goalkeeper, Martin “Neur” Mapisa, will be available. Warriors coach, Zdravko Logarusic, recently named a bloated 38-man squad, which is mainly composed of foreign-based players, dotted around the …

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Zimbabwe: Michael Banana Buried in UK

MICHAEL Banana, son to Zimbabwe’s first President Canaan Banana, was buried in the United Kingdom last month after efforts to repatriate the body failed under unclear reasons. He was buried on February 18 in Liverpool. Michael died on November 17 last year. Family spokesperson Mr Nathan Banana had said his …

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa Forced to Dump Ally

By Political Editor AMID intense bickering in the crumbling MDC-Alliance, party leader Nelson Chamisa was on Wednesday forced to push out his ally Chalton Hwende from the post of secretary-general. This comes as the MDC-A has lately been hit by defections that saw two former legislators Ms Lillian Timveos and …

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Zimbabwe: Treasury Ready to Fund Jabs

By Zvamaida Murwira Treasury is ready to provide US$100 million for the Covid-19 vaccination programme, half of which is from the 2020 National Budget. Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube yesterday said Government had also tightened procurement of Covid-19 material such as personal protective equipment (PPE) to curb …

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Zimbabwe: India Vaccine Modalities Complete

By Mukudzei Chingwere Modalities for the shipment of 75 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines donated to Zimbabwe by India have been finalised. This was disclosed by Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga, who is the Minister of Health and Child Care, following his meeting with Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Vijay …

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Africa: Why Community Engagement is Critical in Fight Against Malaria

By Sethi Ncube Johannesburg — Partners in malaria elimination have come together on community engagement in malaria control and elimination, and shared tools and experiences on fighting the parasitic disease. The gathering on February 19 included researchers, community leaders, academics and international partners. Opening remarks were by Kelly Harvard, a researcher at …

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Zimbabwe: Business Welcomes Relaxation

By Ishemunyoro Chingwere The business sector has welcomed the relaxation of Covid-19 induced lockdown measures and noted the new regulations will give the economy breathing space and a restart. President Mnangagwa this week announced a new set of Covid-19 mitigatory restrictions, which effectively reopened the economy having previously curtailed normal …

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