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“We are sidelined from developmental issues” -Youths

YOUTHS in Bulawayo’s Nketa 9 suburb are complaining of being excluded on the constituency’s developmental issues, a situation they said threatens to influence them not to take part on the forthcoming 2018 watershed elections. They cautioned that there is need for platform to be provided ...

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New political party formed

ANOTHER political party has joined to contest in the upcoming 2018 elections aiming to gain votes among diaspora and working populace in the country. Zimbabwe Communist Party has been established and it seeks to play a vanguard role in the countries politics which they deem ...

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HIV/AIDS prevalence and incident rates drop

ZIMBABWE continues to register a decline in both HIV and AIDS prevalence and incident rates, the Bulawayo City Council’s department of Health Services has reported. According to the recent council report, the trend is attributed to the immense contributions by different stakeholders in the national ...

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Former Chief Justice Chidyausiku dies

FORMER Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has died at a South African Hospital. It could not be immediately established what ailment he succumbed to. He was 70. Chidyausiku resigned in February this year and was replaced by Chief Justice Luke Malaba.

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Civic movements pester Gvt to address the economic crisis

THE country’s social movements are in a relentless bid to pester government to offer solutions to the economic crises that have resulted in a declining economy characterised by cash shortages and a ballooning unemployment. Addressing journalists in Bulawayo Tuesday, Zim Movement Bulawayo chairperson Albert Mavunga ...

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Demand for goat meat increases: AMA

AGRICULTURAL Marketing Authority (AMA) says goats are in high demand in international markets hence Matabeleland goat farmers should capitalise to generate forex for their produce. A member of AMA, Martin Maphosa said goat farmers should aim for international markets to sell goat meat considering there ...

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Zim slides backwards in world press freedom rankings

ZIMBABWE has registered a drop in the international press freedom index, sliding from 124 to 128 between 2016 and 2017. Released a day before the commemoration of the International World Press Freedom Day, the world press freedom index shows that the press in Zimbabwe has ...

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Govt urged to formulate new policies for the informal sector

MATABELELAND Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has urged government and local authorities to formulate new policies for informal workers and ensure fundamental human rights are respected. In a statement, MIHR secretary general Benedict Sibasa said as they join the world in commemorating the 2017 International ...

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‘Deplorable Nkayi roads hampering development of the district’

BUSINESS people in Nkayi Business Centre are bemoaning the poor roads linking the district with Bulawayo, Kwekwe, Lupane and Victoria Falls saying the state of the network is curtailing potential investment and business growth. In an interview, a businessman in the Matabeleland North district, Bennius ...

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Calls for devolution of power get louder

CAMPAIGNERS for Devolution are calling for the implementation of the devolution of power as a means of eradicating unemployment, poverty and inequality in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe yesterday joined the world in commemorating the International Workers’ Day with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions holding commemorations under ...

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