Mugabe kicked off Mazowe farm

Mugabe kicked off Mazowe farm 1

BY CHARLES LAITON/NUNURAI JENA FORMER President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, along with their family business, Gushungo Holdings have been evicted from a Mazowe farm following an application by three farmers who were claiming ownership of the land. Adonia Makombe, Sahungwe Hungwe and Nyika Chifamba issued summons at the High Court against Mugabe in June last year, seeking his eviction from Lot 1A Teviotdale Farm in Mazowe district of Mashonaland Central province. The three argued that they were holders of offer letters for the land, which they grabbed at…

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DeMbare sign Indomitable Lion

DeMbare sign Indomitable Lion 3

Herve Vincent Mbega BY HENRY MHARA DYNAMOS have snapped up ex-Cameroon youth international Herve Vincent Mbega after he impressed coach Lloyd Chigowe. He could be the team’s last major signing of what has been a very busy transfer window for the Harare giants. The former Cameroon Under-20 World Cup midfielder is one of the many foreign players, particularly from West Africa, who flocked to Dynamos training ground since the start of the year to try their luck. The club is currently going through a rebuilding process after a poor season…

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Zim’s Glorious Melodies for Asian festivals

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BY WINSTONE ANTONIO LOCAL choral music, Glorious Melodies Choir is set to raise the country’s flag high, having qualified to showcase their musical prowess at two major festivals in China and Singapore. In China, the choir is set to perform at the fourth edition of the The Heart of Chorus International Choral Festival and the competition pencilled for May 19 to 31 in Shanghai, China while two months later, they are scheduled to fly for the 12th edition of the Oriental Concentus International Choral Festival set for July 29 to…

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Banking sector stable, but assets quality deteriorates

Banking sector stable, but assets quality deteriorates 8

BY MISHMA CHAKANYUKA ZIMBABWE’S banking sector remained generally stable and adequately capitalised during the year ended December 2018, but the quality of assets deteriorated as reflected by the increase in the average non-performing loans (NPLs) to total loans ratio, the central bank has revealed. The country has 19 banking institutions, which include commercial banks, building societies and a savings bank. Presenting the Monetary Policy Statement on Wednesday, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya said the banking sector’s aggregate core capital had increased by 15,32% to $1,58 billion as at…

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Village Superhero keeps clean water flowing in rural Zimbabwe

Village Superhero keeps clean water flowing in rural Zimbabwe 10

Rural WASH programme Martha is one of the 96 VPMs in Mutare district who are part of the Community Based Management programme, which is a component of the Rural WASH programme aimed at capacitating members of the community to protect, maintain and repair their boreholes. They were trained by the Government of Zimbabwe’s District Development Fund through Care International, a UNICEF implementing partner. Since 2012, UNICEF has supporting the Government of Zimbabwe, through the Rural WASH programme which is funded by the UK government through the Department of International Development…

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Minister Mupfumira calls on EMA & mines collaboration

Minister Mupfumira calls on EMA & mines collaboration 12

by Online Reporter Minister Of Environment, Tourism & Hospitality Industry Priscah Mupfumira has called on the Environmental Management Agency and the Zimbabwe Mining Federation to work closely in order to avert mining disasters. Mupfumira was speaking on the sidelines of the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangwagwa’s tour of the site where the tragic drowning of 24 artisanal miners at Cricket and Silver Moon mines in Battlefields occurred last week. “I call upon EMA, Mines Ministry and the Mining Federation to work together to avoid such disasters from happening in the…

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Nigerians can sack an incumbent like in 2015 – Atiku’s final message

Nigerians can sack an incumbent like in 2015 – Atiku’s final message 25

by Africa News Nigeria opposition chief Atiku Abubakar says the delayed polls are crucial for the future of Nigerians and thus, voters should turn out and vote irrespective of their preferred candidates. With hours to the closure of a campaign period, the former vice-president who leads the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, said the result of the 2015 vote gave him hope and belief that the opposition could win. Atiku said in a message posted on his social media handles that the defeat of then Goodluck Jonathan made him proud as…

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Sri Lanka reduce South Africa to 73-4 at lunch

Sri Lanka reduce South Africa to 73-4 at lunch 27

by Times Live Sri Lanka’s Vishwa Fernando produced an excellent display of swing bowling and struck two early blows to rattle South Africa who were reeling on 73 for four at lunch on day one of the second and final test at St George’s Park on Thursday. Having won the toss and elected to bat, South Africa were in early trouble at 15 for three as Fernando (2-18) caused panic in the home dressing room with a fine spell. Opener Aiden Markram (37 not out) and captain Faf du Plessis…

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South Africa Pledges 49 billion ESKOM bailout

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By Africa News South Africa’s struggling state-owned monopoly power utility company, Eskom is set to receive a bailout. The debt-laden firm will receive 4.9 billion US dollars, the biggest bailout in the nation’s history after the government stepped in to prevent its collapse. According to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, the emergency funds will be meted out over three years. “We are setting aside 23 billion rand a year to financially support Eskom during its reconfiguration. The fiscal support, this is very important, is conditional on the appointment of an independent…

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Zambia opposition to report president to ICC

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by The East African Opposition parties in Zambia said Wednesday they will report President Edgar Lungu to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for alleged political violence against his rivals. Ten opposition figures told journalists in Lusaka President Lungu was to blame for an increase in violent crackdowns on opponents, including main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. They showed an undated video of Mr Hichilema fleeing police firing teargas. The footage also purported to show shell casings left over from the firing of live rounds. Mr Hichilema last week claimed…

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