FARMER

‘African farmers need urgent help

ROME. — Some 23 million farmers in drought-hit Southern Africa need urgent help to prepare for the next planting season with only a few weeks left before it begins, the UN Food and Agriculture Organi...
Zambian Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe (centre) being shown some of the Zimbabwean products at the ongoing Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show. Looking on are ZimTrade communications manager, Mr Dillon Kamutenga (right) and ShoePack general manager Mr Thembinkosi Wena

‘Leverage on proximity to Zambia’

Happiness Zengeni in LUSAKA, Zambia ZIMBABWEAN companies have not taken advantage of Zambia’s proximity to exploit huge trade opportunities within that country, as it emerged it accounts for only 3 p...
A Muslim man trades in fabric in Masvingo (Photo — The World Elsewhere)

Muslims court Varemba community

Musavengana Hove : Features Correspondent Varemba, accounts of whose origin alternate between Hebrew and Arabic stock, are a peculiar Zimbabwean community with roots in the Ancient Near East. An over...

Korfball squad announced

Tedious Manyepo Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national Under-21 korfball coach Percy Samugadza has announced his 21-member provisional team to play in the World Cup qualifiers next month.
ZESA

Dema plant adds 100MW to grid

Felex Share Senior Reporter— Zesa Holdings’ power supply capacity got a 100-megawatt boost last week following the commissioning of the Dema Emergency Power Plant. The project is one of the sho...
Southern Africa has experienced a phenomenal change in rainfall patterns making crop planning quite difficult and drought patterns more prevalent

Should Zim be compensated for drought?

Nick Mangwana View from the Diaspora Zimbabwe and a large part of Southern and East Africa has been grappling with one of the most devastating droughts not experienced in recent times. Thirty six mil...
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Death row prisoner goes berserk

From George Maponga in Masvingo A 39-year-old Chikombedzi prisoner on death row for murder, caused a stir at the Chiredzi Regional Court last week after he refused to stand trial and shouted obscenit...
Chris Mutsvangwa

War vets, or ventriloquists?

On Thursday, a handful of members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association leadership issued a cheeky statement in which they purported to be withdrawing support for President Mu...
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Mozambique govt in talks with Renamo

MAPUTO. — Mozambique’s government and members of the rebel Renamo movement held the first round of peace talks aimed at ending a conflict that has killed hundreds of people in the southern African na...
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ZCC Mbugo: An inviolable religious beacon

Freedom Mupanedemo Features correspondent It’s a windy Friday morning and to the eastern side of Masvingo city, the Christian community’s euphoric mood is underlined by an incessant, rich sound of tr...
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ZERA blocks tariff increase

Felex Share Senior Reporter The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has shot down a proposal by Zesa Holdings to increase electricity tariffs by 49 percent, declaring the average power charge...
Tanganda plantations

Tanganda targets $22m revenue increase

Martin Kadzere : Senior Business Reporter ZIMBABWE’S largest tea producer, Tanganda Tea Company aims to more than double export revenue to $22 million by 2019 through increased sales of packed tea an...