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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 »

Choppies to assist in fight against Ebola

Choppies to assist in fight against Ebola

Choppies Enterprises has indicated that it is ready to assist health ministries in its host nations in Southern Africa to prevent the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease. The group’s spokesperson Otsile Marole in Botswana told The Voice newspaper, that the regional retail giant ... Read More »

Zimbabweans can stay, for now – Gigaba

Zimbabweans can stay, for now – Gigaba

 The government on Tuesday said around 250 000 Zimbabweans living in the country on temporary visas due to expire this year can get three-year extensions, delaying a possible mass expulsion of workers. Home Affairs Minister Melusi Gigaba  said a scheme that allowed Zimbabweans to flee the ... Read More »

“Special economic zones might not work in Zim”

“Special economic zones might not work in Zim”

SPECIAL economic zones might not yield the expected benefits in Zimbabwe, as the country is one of the high cost business destinations in the world and is far from the sea unlike other countries; factors that might push away investors, economists have pointed out. The ... Read More »

Mine Entra 2014 goes digital

Mine Entra 2014 goes digital

THE Mining, Engineering and Transport exhibition (Mine Entra 2014 )which is set to be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre (ZIEC),Bulawayo will be digital, as an online application would be made available for exhibitors to exchange information, network and create business opportunities. The Mine Entra mobile ... Read More »