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CIVIL servants are today convening an urgent meeting to discuss remuneration for their members in the wake of calls by some Apex Council members for an industrial action to arm-twist government into improving workers conditions of service. ...

THE main opposition MDC youth wing yesterday said it would take to the streets in mass protests against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government over its failure to arrest the spiralling cost of living, saying nothing would stop them from confronting Zanu PF. ...

OVER 500 party faithful are seeking appointment into the opposition Movement for Democratic Change’s national executive and standing committees, officials said yesterday. ...

GOVERNMENT has lauded the on-going road rehabilitation programme, saying despite economic challenges, roadworks in each district are going according to plan. ...

Recently, President Emmerson Mnangagwa signed the Tripartite Negotiating Forum Bill (TNF) into law, bringing labour, government and business to the negotiating table for legally binding decisions. ...

The opposition MDC has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of being divorced from reality, claiming his views and understanding of the situation obtaining on the ground do no tally with the current situation. ...

SOUTH Africa’s border town of Musina has witnessed a slump in business as the number of cross-border traders has dropped drastically due to economic problems of its northern neighbour. ...

PRICES for goods in Masvingo are higher than those in the capital, Harare, despite the country’s first urban settlement being closer to South Africa where most of Zimbabwe’s imports come from, the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) has said. ...

AT least 30 African countries will be taking part in the inaugural African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) Wildlife Economy Summit to be held in Victoria Falls from June 23 to 25. ...

Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Ellen Gwaradzimba has bemoaned the collapse of industry and companies in province due to the country’s deepening economic woes. ...

TRADITIONAL leaders in Manicaland province have halted the planned exhumation and reburial of hundreds of people believed to be buried under rubble when the province was hit by Cyclone Idai in March, saying the exercise would only be carried out after they have conducted some cleansing ceremonies. ...

In pictures: Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) today gathered in Harare to commemorate the day of the African Child ...

THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC party yesterday dismissed threats by Zanu PF youths to counter their demonstrations, saying the ruling party had no mandate to stop their constitutional right to protest. ...

TREASURY has approved the disbursement of $12 million to be shared between Zanu PF and the opposition MDC Alliance under the Political Parties Finance Act, but the two parties yesterday said the money was not enough for their needs. ...

DYNAMOS’ record in the league matches that they have played in Bulawayo this season is horrible. ...

HIGH Court judge Justice Pisirayi Kwenda has upheld Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya’s decision to dismiss an application for discharge filed by former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairperson Stanley Kazhanje, who is accused of concealing his business interests in Wicknell Chivayo’s controversial company, Intratrek Zimbabwe. ...

Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development executive director Janet Zhou has said while Western sanctions imposed on the country were negatively affecting the economy, it was trite to note that gross mismanagement of public funds by the Zanu PF government was largely to blame for the current economic mess. ...

A MIDDLE-SABI-BASED police officer was fatally stabbed by a suspect he had arrested over an undsiclosed offence at Chibuwe Business Centre in Chipinge on Thursday. ...

POLICE in Manicaland province have launched a manhunt for eight suspected armed robbers who raided a Chipinge woman’s home on Monday and got away with US$24 000, ZWL$240 and R18 000. ...

Chirumanzu Zibagwe MP, Prosper Machando (Zanu PF) stunned the court early this week when he offered to pay ZWL$50 for the upkeep of a four-year-old child he sired with a Mvuma woman. ...

WITTY Zimbabweans never run short of humour to drown their sorrows, particularly now when the economic chips are down. ...

BULAWAYO MDC Alliance councillor Clayton Zana nearly had his property attached last week after he failed to pay US$7 000 for malicious defamation to members of his burial society. ...

THE country is only left with one month’s supply of wheat as another consignment remains holed up at Beira Port in neighbouring Mozambique awaiting payment before it can be released, the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has revealed. ...

NATIONAL Social Security Authority (NSSA) former executive assistant Tirivavi James Chiuta on Wednesday walked out of court a free man following his acquittal on charges of criminal abuse of office. ...

NAIROBI — Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions. ...

Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo yesterday launched the Zimbabwean HIV and Health Situation Room, a software designed to help the government make informed decisions about policies and programmes related to health, including HIV. ...

A 29-YEAR-OLD Concession man was recently nabbed and taken to the Bindura Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday, facing carjacking and robbery charges after he allegedly stole two cars inside 48 hours and dumped them in separate places. ...

Multiple award-winning Midlands State University (MSU) lecturer Gift Mehlana was recently chosen to represent the radioactive chemical element, Californium, on the periodic table of chemical elements in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of chemistry. ...

There were fireworks at the Tongogara Rural District Council’s (RDC) meeting this week when councillors and management clashed over the proposed use of United States dollars in pricing residential stands owned by the local authority. ...

BUSINESSMAN Frank Buyanga, who has been embroiled in a vicious legal wrangle with his estranged girlfriend, Chantelle Tatenda Muteswa, over access to their child, has successfully obtained a court order granting him access to the minor child’s passport. ...