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Met Office warns horticulture farmers

Met Office warns horticulture farmers

By Samantha Ndebele The Meterological Services Department has issued a warning to horticulture farmers to take cautious measures to protect their crops in the winter season. Horticulture farming is related to the cultivation of natural products such as vegetables, fruits, herbs and ornamental plants among ... Read More »

‘Freedom of the press vital to democracy’

‘Freedom of the press vital to democracy’

Former Commissioner in the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) and academic Dr Lawton Hikwa has said freedom of the press is vital in emerging democracies such as Zimbabwe’s and there is need for government to notice how the press can enhance development. Speaking during the belated ... Read More »

A call for men to empower women

A call for men to empower women

“Make it Happen”, is the 2015 theme for International Womens Day. But what is it that we must make it happen? This theme and campaign is directed to society – us the people- to push for effective action in empowering women. The struggle for empowerment and ... Read More »

Zim vulnerable to climate change

Zim vulnerable to climate change

By Wendy Dube ZIMBABWE is among a few African countries which are severely vulnerable to climate change, an expert has said. Addressing the journalists at a workshop on climate change in Bulawayo recently Collen Mutasa, a climate change expert, said it was evident that the country ... Read More »

Legislators push for ban on child marriages

Legislators push for ban on child marriages

PARLIAMENTARIANS have moved a motion to stop child marriages due to a rise of such cases across the country. MDC-T legislators Jessie Majome and Webster Maondera, moved the motion in parliament last week stressing that the practice should be outlawed in the country. They also suggested ... Read More »

EU Commission unveils €95K relief to flood victims

EU Commission unveils €95K relief to flood victims

The European Commission has provided €95,312 relief package to flood victims in Zimbabwe. Incessant rains that fell in the country late last year resulted in floods which hit many parts of the country, especially in Mashonaland West and Manicaland, claiming lives and leaving behind a ... Read More »

Zim migrants stuck at Lindela

Zim migrants stuck at Lindela

South Africa’s Lindela Repatriation Centre, where illegal Zimbabwean migrants are held before deportation, is reportedly overcrowded after hundreds of asylum seekers were declined permission of staying in the neighbouring country. The overcrowding at the Krugersdorp facility has been attributed to a temporary suspension of the ... Read More »

Elephant trade in Zim legal: CITES

Elephant trade in Zim legal: CITES

THE sale of Zimbabwe’s elephants to other countries is above board, as the country is conducting an individual transaction and subscribes to a global treaty that governs the endangered species trade, it has been reported. Zimbabwe is planning to export elephants to United Arab Emirates ... Read More »

Zim-Bots strike coal exportation deal

Zim-Bots strike coal exportation deal

BOTSWANA has enlisted the assistance of Zimbabwe to export its vast coal reserves to regional markets, a move that is will strengthen the two Southern African countries’ economic ties. Botswana, which is north east to Zimbabwe is landlocked and has decided to rely on Zimbabwe’s rail ... Read More »

South African special permits holders’ fears allayed

South African special permits holders’ fears allayed

Zimbabweans living in South Africa holding special permits awaiting renewal have been told not to panic following reports they are being granted five days to be in that country at Beitbridge border post. Scores of retuning locals at the weekend had their passports stamped five ... Read More »