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Government has threatened to deduct salaries of civil servants who went on strike without the blessing of the Apex Council. ...

ZIMBABWE’s rail parastatal is registering huge losses annually in the passenger train business, a situation further compounded by lack of government financial support, a National Railways of Zimbabwe official has said. ...

A 29-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man was this week jailed for life and will serve an additional 71-year jail term after a South African High court convicted him of murder, robbery and escaping from custody. ...

Former ICT minister Supa Collins Mandiwanzira yesterday filed an application for exception to the charges that he corruptly engaged a South African company, Megawatt to do consultancy work for NetOne without due process, arguing that the State-owned mobile operator was not a public enterprise and was not covered by procurement laws. ...

A 29-YEAR-OLD serving Zimbabwe National Army officer yesterday appeared before a Harare magistrate facing two counts of robbery after he teamed up with two accomplices to rob foreign currency dealers in Chitungwiza. ...

EDUCATION minister Paul Mavima has said parents are not obliged to buy school uniforms from specific suppliers to ensure there in no monopoly in pricing and selling of the products. ...

A 40-year-old maid employed by a Harare family was on Wednesday sentenced to 30 years in prison for indecent sexual assault after she forced herself on her employer’s 10-year-old son and deliberately infected him with a sexually transmitted infection. ...

SCHOOL development committees in Bikita have petitioned Parliament over the $300 000 Better Schools Programme in Zimbabwe (BSPZ) building, which they claim has been grabbed by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. ...

LOW rainfall in drought-prone Chivi district in Masvingo has forced villagers to device new ways of survival, with many now supplying marula brew (Mukumbi) to Chiredzi and Masvingo, resulting in a boom in the trade. ...

United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa’s wife, Ruth, through her humanitarian organisation Agape Family Care, has donated a container, sanitary pads and groceries worth $8 000 to Childline Zimbabwe. ...

THE suspension of Zanu PF secretary for youth affairs Pupurai Togarepi, his deputy Lewis Matutu and three others could open floodgates of purging for under-performing officials as the ruling party seeks to re-energise its structures in the face of a deteriorating political situation. ...

THE memorial of the late MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been moved from this month to May, with the opposition party saying the current environment characterised by a crackdown against protesters and democracy activists was not conducive to hold a befitting commemoration for the party founder. ...

A LOCAL banker has urged stakeholders in the renewable energy sector to up their game in order to meet international standards. ...

HIGH Court judge Justice Thompson Mabhikwa yesterday jailed a Shurugwi gold panner to 35 years for killing a fellow panner with a machete in a fight over gold. ...

CHITUNGWIZA magistrate Joshua Mawere on Tuesday blasted the State for shoddily investigating a case in which 18 residents appeared in court charged with public violence. ...

Bulawayo City Council says infrastructure such as road traffic signs worth $300 000 was destroyed in last month’s deadly protests, piling more woes on the financially hamstrung local authority, a latest council report shows. ...

MBIZO legislator Settlement Chikwinya (MDC Alliance) has bemoaned the appalling conditions at Kwekwe Remand Prison after spending two weeks behind the institution’s walls following his arrest for allegedly inciting unrest in the country. ...

Police in Sadza have arrested a 24-year-old suspected mental patient who fatally stabbed his father with a spear, accusing him of failing to provide $500 for his school fees. ...

THE MDC Veterans’ Association (VA) has called on all victims of recent army brutalities to come forward and receive medical treatment to avoid long-term health complications. ...

INTERNATIONAL vendors’ representative group, StreetNet International, has condemned the government’s crackdown on vendors in Harare, Gweru, Chitungwiza and other towns, saying it was a repeat of the 2005 Operation Murambatsvina and vowed to take the issue to the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

MASVINGO High Court judge Justice Joseph Mafusire on Wednesday granted MDC organising secretary, Amos Chibaya $1 000 bail in a case in which the opposition legislator is accused of attempting to overthrow government. ...

Germany’s competition regulator has told Facebook it will have to substantially restrict how it collects and combines data about its users unless they give it explicit consent. ...

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By The East African A few days before April’s Fools Day last year, Botswana President Ian Khama, spoke glowingly about his choice of successor, his then deputy Mokgweetsi ...

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo demanded mining deals be more beneficial for Africa on Tuesday, calling on governments to end fiscal incentives traditionally used to attract investment to countries long viewed as rife with risk. ...

Tens of thousands of Teachers demonstrated in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Wednesday to demand bonuses and improvements in working conditions. ...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African police arrested five people, including a witness at a judicial inquiry into alleged influence peddling, on charges of corruption and fraud in the ...

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, facing near-daily demonstrations against his government, took a newly conciliatory tone with the protesters on Wednesday, saying they are mostly young with poor prospects, and pledging to release detained journalists. ...

GWERU vendors have rapped police over the auctioning of confiscated wares, which they said were less than the quantities seized. ...

A MEETING between the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) and the Beitbridge Municipality-called by the former to hand over water supplies ended in a deadlock last week, Southern Eye has heard. ...