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November, 2017

  • 1 November

    Bitcoin at record levels in Zimbabwe

    The most expensive bitcoin in the world are flying off virtual shelves in Zimbabwe.

  • 1 November

    Let’s restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe – The Guardian

    The GuardianLet's restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe's Robert MugabeThe GuardianRobert Mugabe, 93, says he has been shocked by the number of recent murders in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP. Robert Mugabe. Let's restore death penalty, says Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. President says he is in favour of lifting ...Zimbabwe's Mugabe reaffirms support for death sentenceXinhuaZimbabwe's Mugabe says he favors resumption

October, 2017

  • 31 October

    GZU student dies in swimming pool accident

    MASVINGO: A 25-year-old student at Great Zimbabwe University drowned while swimming in a pool with fellow students, police have confirmed. Anusa Tennis of Mashava GZU campus, about 40km from Masvingo, teamed up with two students and went to a swimming pool some distance from the campus where he drowned.

  • 31 October

    Zimbabwe:University Gives Mugabe Honorary Doctorate

    Members of the MDC Alliance said the granting of President Robert Mugabe an honorary doctorate degree in Agricultural Sciences by Lupane State University is a "thoroughly ill" and not funny joke. According to LSU, President Mugabe was honoured for his outstanding work in promoting agriculture and food security in the country.

  • 31 October

    Zimbabwe:NetOne Pledges Lower Charges

    Speaking at the launch of the NetOne mobile money service, OneMoney in Harare last week, the mobile phone network operator's chief operating officer Clever Isaya said it was high time customers benefitted by getting affordable services. "Our tariffs are the most affordable on the market and this is a result of us being a customer-centric organisation," he said.

  • 31 October

    Zimbabwe:Analysts Trash Opposition’s Election Delay Call

    Analysts have rubbished MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu's suggestion that elections due next year should be postponed because neither the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission not the opposition were ready for the crunch ballot. Gutu said the 2018 elections should be delayed to allow the implementation of electoral reforms, re-organisation of the opposition, mobilisation of funds and completion of the Biometric Voter Registration process.

  • 31 October

    Uhuru Energy Secures U.S.$51 Million for Solar Project

    [The Herald] Independent Power Producer, Uhuru Energy, has secured $51 million from a Chinese State-owned firm for the first phase of its $300 million solar photovoltaic project. Under the project, Uhuru Energy will set up combined solar photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of 310 megawatts, making it the country's

  • 31 October

    Zimbabwean gov’t offers incentive to boost voter numbers

    The Zimbabwean government has come up with an ingenious way of encouraging people to register to vote in the 2018 elections by dangling a reward of food to the district that registers the highest number of voters under the ongoing Biometric Voter Registration . The state run newspaper Herald reported Monday that Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Happyton Bonyongwe told traditional leaders in Bulawayo last week that the district with the highest number of voters in each of the country's 10 provinces would receive 30 tonnes of rice.

  • 31 October

    Rhodesians Must ‘Come Back and Rebuild the Country’, War Vets Say

    [News24Wire] Zimbabwe's former freedom fighters have reportedly called on Rhodesians "scattered across the world" to come back and rebuild the southern African country.

  • 31 October

    Poor Zimbabwe Teachers Forced to Fund Broke Zanu-PF’s Congress

    [CAJ News] Harare -PAID meagre salaries and sometimes going for weeks without payments, impoverished Zimbabwean teachers are ironically forced to fund the upcoming conference the cash-strapped Zanu-PF party of President Robert Mugabe is organising.

  • 31 October

    Telecoms Giant Grows Revenue, Profits

    [The Herald] Econet has released its results for the half year ended August, 31, 2017 showing significant growth in both revenue and profits. Revenue for the period was up by 17 percent to $353 million while profit was up 228 percent to $49 million from $14,9 million prior year comparative. The company's Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) rose by 31 percent to $139 million from $106 million recorded in the same period last year.

  • 31 October

    I’ll Trim Cabinet if Elected, Vows Presidential Aspirant Moyo

    [New Zimbabwe] Former Industry Minister and 2018 presidential aspirant Nkosana Moyo says he will impose land tax and further trim cabinet to 16 ministers if he became president.

  • 31 October

    West Indies crawl to 78-1 in 2nd Test against Zimbabwe

    BULAWAYO: A cautious West Indies crawled to 78 for one in their first innings at the close on the second day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. The tourists took 49 overs, in which they hit six boundaries, to reach a score that left them with a first-innings deficit of 248 runs after they had bowled Zimbabwe out for 326.

  • 31 October

    Zimbabwe:Kwese Ushers in New Mobile TV Experience

    KWESE subscribers can now watch the television platform through their mobile phones. The subscribers in Zimbabwe will soon be able to do "TV roaming" in other countries where Kwese is available.

  • 31 October

    .com | Kenyan man arrested over Australian wife’s murder released

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly accused NGOs of interfering in Kenya's elections, and Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has won an election that was boycotted by the main opposition group. Nairobi - A Kenyan court has released a man whom police had called the prime suspect in the murder of his

  • 31 October

    Zimbabwe:Rhodesians Must ‘Come Back and Rebuild the Country’, War Vets Say

    Zimbabwe's former freedom fighters have reportedly called on Rhodesians "scattered across the world" to come back and rebuild the southern African country. According to New Zimbabwe.com, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association said that the current government led by President Robert Mugabe had failed.

  • 31 October

    Zimbabwe:Irate Vendor Assaults Municipal Cops, Damages Council Vehicle

    An irate vendor who recently ran amok and attacked three municipal cops before smashing the windscreen of their patrol vehicle during a blitz was caged three months. Makala, however, suspended three months on condition that he pays $80 fine and compensates the vehicle damages to the City of Mutare.

  • 31 October

    Self-Proclaimed Mnangagwa Ally Mutodi Disowns Facebook Page

    [The Herald] Businessman Mr Energy Mutodi has disowned the Facebook page on which two Cabinet ministers--Dr Sydney Sekeramayi and Dr David Parirenyatwa were accused of poisoning Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying someone could have mischievously abused his name and picture to open the account. Opposing the duo's $40 000 defamation lawsuit, Mr Mutodi said he

  • 31 October

    See You in Court, Politician Mliswa Tells Traditional Chiefs

    [New Zimbabwe] Independent legislator Temba Mliswa has vowed to take chiefs' president Fortune Charumbira to court for aiding Zanu PF's election campaign by urging traditional leaders to mobilise voters for the ruling party.

  • 31 October

    Mugabe’s Food Security PhD Is ‘Thoroughly Ill’ Joke

    [News24Wire] Zimbabwe's opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has described as "thoroughly ill", the granting of an honorary doctorate in agricultural Sciences to President Robert Mugabe by the Lupane State University (LSU), says a report.