Junior doctors ‘grudgingly’ end crippling strike; say may not report for work every day

Junior doctors ‘grudgingly’ end crippling strike; say may not report for work every day 1

By Staff Reporter & Agencies HARARE: Junior doctors on Thursday “grudgingly” ended a crippling 40-day strike for better pay and conditions without a deal on salary increases, their union said, but warned that members may not report for work daily due to acute fuel shortages. The development was confirmed in a statement by the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA). “ZHDA is delighted to inform the membership, and the public that the industrial action by doctors in government hospitals has come to an end. Our members have begrudgingly resumed work with…

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Egypt in race against time to host Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt in race against time to host Africa Cup of Nations 3

By AFP Chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt faces a race against time to get ready for the event in five months, but experts say it will meet the challenge. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday said it selected Egypt ahead of South Africa to stand in for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and security concerns. Since the announcement, the government and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have given assurances the country is ready, a point they have…

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No longer invincible, PSG in need of new faces as revived Man Utd loom

No longer invincible, PSG in need of new faces as revived Man Utd loom 5

By AFP Paris Saint-Germain were seen as heavy favourites to beat Manchester United when the sides were drawn together in the last 16 of the Champions League less than a month ago, but fans of the French giants may not be so confident right now. While United fired Jose Mourinho in the wake of that draw and have since enjoyed a resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, PSG have stuttered either side of the French winter break. Wednesday’s shock 2-1 home defeat against Guingamp in the League Cup quarter-finals does not…

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Govt starts disciplinary hearings against striking doctors

Govt starts disciplinary hearings against striking doctors 7

By African News Agency HARARE: The government on Wednesday said it commenced disciplinary hearings against junior medical doctors who embarked on a month-long strike action. Health and child care secretary Gerald Gwinji said the hearings “will be fair and transparent”. “While we cannot determine outcomes of disciplinary procedure, we would like to assure all affected that fair and transparent disciplinary procedures are and will continue to be carried out,” he said. Government encouraged the striking doctors returning to work to subject themselves to the process and dismissed as “misleading and…

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Doctors ‘begrudgingly’ call end to strike, press government to honour promises

Doctors ‘begrudgingly’ call end to strike, press government to honour promises 9

HARARE – Junior doctors called an end to their strike after 40 days on Thursday, bringing relief to patients and easing pressure on the embattled government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The doctors, who stopped reporting for work on December 1, have been demanding to be paid in United States dollars while protesting a lack of basic medicines and protective clothing. The government rejected their push to be paid in United States dollars, while offering to review their conditions of service with no clear timelines. Senior specialist doctors had joined the…

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Over 400 Police Constables Graduate

Over 400 Police Constables Graduate 11

By Own Correspondent| At least 487 police constables graduated on Thursday at Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot In Bulawayo. The officers will be deployed in various provinces in the near future. Of the 487 graduates, 287 are male while 187 are female. While addressing the graduates, Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Cde Cain Mathema said: “Today’s graduation is unique because it is taking place on a piece of land that has so much historical significance to the development of the country we now call Zimbabwe and policing in our…

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Zim bans livestock imports, products from SA after foot and mouth outbreak

Zim bans livestock imports, products from SA after foot and mouth outbreak 13

10th January 2019 Zimbabwe By Fin24.com The Zimbabwean Government has with immediate effect suspended all imports from South Africa of live cloven-hooved animals and their products following an outbreak of Food and Mouth Disease (FMD).   In a statement released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday, the southern African country said the suspension has been taken following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) affecting the non-vaccination disease free zone in the Limpopo Province, reported on January 7, this year.  “The control of foot and mouth disease involves implementation…

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Flexin’ in her Complexion: Bullied girl a messenger of hope

Flexin’ in her Complexion: Bullied girl a messenger of hope 14

By Associated Press Kheris Rogers NEW YORK: Kheris Rogers was in the first grade in a predominantly white private school in Los Angeles when she felt the bite of racism among her peers — she was being bullied because of her dark skin. She tearfully kept it to herself, eventually turning to her older sister, Taylor Pollard, and switching to a more diverse school, where colourism among fellow African-American students surprised and confused her. With her young sister’s self-esteem bruised, Pollard inadvertently launched Kheris to social media fame in 2017…

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Delta Zimbabwe parent company to invest $120 million dividends in RBZ bonds

Delta Zimbabwe parent company to invest $120 million dividends in RBZ bonds 16

Global brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Inbev will invest more than $120 million of its dividends and fees that are trapped in Zimbabwe in the central bank’s savings bonds, Delta Corporation said today. AB Inbev owns a 40 percent stake in Zimbabwe’s largest brewer and soft drinks maker Delta Corporation, which has been struggling to repatriate dividends and import raw materials due to a severe shortage of dollars in the economy. Delta said last week it had abandoned a plan to accept only hard currency payments to cope with the crippling shortage…

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Kenyans mourn mass camel ‘poisoning’

Kenyans mourn mass camel ‘poisoning’ 18

At least 94 camels have died in northern Kenya from suspected poisoning after drinking water in an abandoned well. Some of the camels that died had just calved and the community fears the newborns will now starve At least 26 others were in critical condition, Shanda Guyo, a veterinary officer in the Marsabit arid region, told the BBC. The deaths were a huge loss for the animal owners, he added. Camels are culturally revered and loved among the Gabra people who use them for transport, meat and milk. The pastoralists…

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