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GOVERNMENT has approved Bulawayo City Council’s $2 779 412 294 budget, which will see rates increasing by about 416%, four months after a 300% hike. ...

MEDIA experts have challenged government to free the airwaves and put in place modalities to ensure easy and affordable registration of more radio stations saying the status quo in which the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is the dominant broadcaster is retrogressive. ...

EMBATTLED former Zanu PF national political commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu has defended his call for dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his political foe, MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, saying corruption was a national problem that needed collective effort to address it. ...

MAKONDE villagers have appealed to aid agencies operating in the area to dole out food aid to all community members as they were food insecure. ...

A BULAWAYO teenage girl (17) has gone missing following a dispute with her guardian over a school report that had no class position. ...

VILLAGERS in Uzumba, Maramba and Pfungwe in Mashonaland East province are facing acute food shortages with most families now surviving on one meal per day. ...

MASHATE, Masvingo — A desecrated wetland ripped apart by the effects of the 1970s war of liberation has regained its potential, promising huge benefits to thousands of villagers in drought-prone Masvingo central constituency, about 50km from the country’s first urban settlement. ...

GOVERNMENT recently transferred Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) secretary-general Robson Chere from Goromonzi to Marondera East constituency, fined him $200 and froze his salary. ...

IT was early February in Mankonkoni area of Gwanda South, Matabeleland South. The sun was unrelentingly hot. All around into the yonder horizon there was hardly any sign that the village had received a heavy downpour just a week before. With temperatures hovering above 33 °C the roads were so sun-baked that a thick cloud of dust rose behind our vehicle as it negotiated its way to Mankonkoni Irrigation Scheme along Shashe River which marks the Zimbabwe-Botswana border. ...

Chiredzi South legislator Kalisto Gwanetsa last week called a meeting with all school heads in his constituency after it recorded poor results during the 2019 Grade 7, Ordinary Level and Advance Level Zimsec examinations. ...

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has unveiled a credit control and debt collection policy that seeks to maintain predictable cashflows and allow for improved management of debtors, among others. ...

Beitbridge youths have raised concern over escalating unemployment and failure to access loans for entrepreneurial projects due to lack of collateral. ...

OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa will today meet the party's divided structures in Bulawayo, as part of efforts to mend rifts which have cost them votes in the past elections, Southern Eye has learnt. ...

THE opposition MDC has again suspended Masvingo mayor, Collin Maboke, and the entire provincial executive due to continued bickering and maladministration. ...

TWENTY-ONE families were left marooned and road infrastructure destroyed in Binga, Matabeleland North province, following flash floods that hit the area since the weekend, with the Local Government ministry revealing that the Air Force of Zimbabwe and other organs were co-ordinating evacuation efforts. ...

MIDLANDS Provincial Affairs minister Larry Mavima yesterday called upon all stakeholders to join hands with the police and decisively deal with machete gangs before they become warlords who have a potential to start a civil war. ...

Chinese-owned Golden Peacock Hotel in Mutare yesterday dismissed reports that it might have guests infected with the deadly coronavirus. ...

CHIVI South legislator Killer Zivhu has launched an ambitious project to provide affordable sanitary pads to the less-privileged women and girls under his Killer Zivhu Foundation. ...

CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) have expressed concern over alleged militarisation of civilian processes and interference by the army in several non-military institutions, including the Judiciary and electoral bodies. ...

A CHIKOMBA acting headmaster died after hanging himself with a belt a few hours before the school held its annual general meeting (AGM). ...

BOARDROOM squabbles have emerged at State-owned mobile telecommunications company, NetOne, resulting in the resignation of board chairperson James Mutizwa at a time management is expressing concern over undue interference from the board, NewsDay can reveal. ...

WHILE Zimbabwe has taken great strides in advancing gender equality, women are becoming more vulnerable to sexual abuse in the absence of both political and economic muscle to restore the balance. ...

Over five hundred less-privileged families in Rushinga yesterday received groceries, blankets and sanitary pads from First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s Angel of Hope Foundation worth several thousands of dollars. ...

PRESSURE is mounting from business, labour and informal traders for government to abandon the Zimbabwe dollar, which is being rejected as a medium of exchange because of lack of confidence and its instability. ...

Twenty-seven people were yesterday seriously injured after a Zupco bus they were travelling in veered off the road and landed on its side in Beatrice. ...

A REGISTRAR-GENERAL Office cashier appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday facing fraud charges after he allegedly converted US$32 090 paid for the processing of passports to his personal use. ...

A HARARE magistrate has dismissed an application for removal from remand filed by 10 vendors, who were brutalised by the police while in custody, resulting in the death of their colleague, Hilton Tamangani in October last year. ...

Government yesterday approved an increase in the price of subsidised mealie-meal, with a 10kg packet now selling for $70 up from $50. ...

TWO of the three former Zanu PF youth leaders, who were axed from their positions last week, allegedly extorted goods and services from businessman and Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara before accusing him of being corrupt. ...

BY TAPIWA ZIVIRA With children and adolescents under 18 accounting for a third of internet users around the world, risks of anonymous bullying, exposure to inappropriate content, the ...