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Culture of corruption deep rooted in Zimbabwe

Culture of corruption deep rooted in Zimbabwe

While Government officials have talked tough on corruption, there has been little action taken, with Zimbabwe miles away from wiping out the deep rooted scourge. The country was at some point in the beginning of this year rocked by a salary scam implicating senior executives ... Read More »

Most workers to miss out on annual bonus

Most workers to miss out on annual bonus

EVEN though the 2015 National Budget maintained the tax threshold for bonuses at $1 000, it is unlikely every worker will receive their 13th cheque as most businesses are struggling to stay afloat, as the economy continues to perform badly. Since 2011 to date, recent ... Read More »

Taijul debut hat-trick seals 5-0 win over Zimbabwe

Taijul debut hat-trick seals 5-0 win over Zimbabwe

Taijul Islam‘s hat-trick, the first by an ODI debutant, spun Zimbabwe out for 128 and spurred Bangladesh to their second 5-0 series win. The home side won with 25.3 overs and five wickets to spare, with Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman unbeaten on 51 and 13 ... Read More »

Bringing Education to African Girls

Bringing Education to African Girls

By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE THE HAGUE — Two decades ago, when Ann Cotton, a British educator and philanthropist, started examining the problem of low school enrollment among girls in rural Zimbabwe, she was struck by the crushing poverty, which to her presented an even bigger ... Read More »

Zim women frown at one-party state system

Zim women frown at one-party state system

More and more women in both rural and urban setups in Zimbabwe are showing less support for a one-party state, findings from Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) published by Afrobarometer have shown. According to the study titled,  “Women and Democracy in Zimbabwe, Insights from the ... Read More »

EU finalising €234m support to Zim

EU finalising €234m support to Zim

NEW European Union (EU) ambassador to Zimbabwe, Philippe Van Damme has re-affirmed the bloc’s commitment to support Zimbabwe saying the European Development Fund (EDF) programme to Zimbabwe amounting to  €234 million will be finalised next week. The EU recently lifted measures under Article 96 of ... Read More »

Calls for local research on sperm banks

Calls for local research on sperm banks

Calls have been for local researchers to venture into sperm bank research also known as sperm cryopreservation or semen storage as it would be vital to the success of global heath endeavours. In an interview, a practicing Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who requested anonymity due ... Read More »

Doctors give Govt Ebola ultimatum

Doctors give Govt Ebola ultimatum

THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has given Government 14 days’ ultimatum to come up with a comprehensive response to the possibility of an Ebola outbreak that will protect them, other health workers and their families from the deadly disease. In a statement sent to ... Read More »

Major facelift for country’s road, rail networks

Major facelift for country’s road, rail networks

The country’s road and rail networks are set for major facelift following ongoing discussions with the People’s Republic of China on dualisation of a number of key highways and purchasing of locomotives, Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Dr Obert Mpofu announced. Speaking during a breakfast ... Read More »

Zim records alarming teen pregnancy rate

Zim records alarming teen pregnancy rate

ZIMBABWE has recorded a sharp increase in teenage pregnancy with current reports revealing that “92 percent of all sexually active girls aged 15 to 19 are in some form of a marriage,” due to cultural or religious norms. Statistics obtained from the United Nations Population ... Read More »