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White former commercial farmers yesterday welcomed a pledge by government to give them advance payments for losses suffered under the land reform exercise while awaiting a full compensation package. ...

SUSPENDED Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe yesterday refused to be tried by a serving or retired magistrate in Zimbabwe or from the Sadc region. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched a $614 million appeal to deal with the effects of Cyclone Idai, whose death toll has risen to 344. ...

MDC’s ongoing congress nomination process has produced some surprises in the individuals chosen for the main elective congress scheduled for next month. ...

GOVERNMENT has rescinded its order for mandatory vacation lessons during the April and August holidays for schools in Matabeleland North province. ...

SUSPECTED copper thieves on Monday night vandalised Zesa Holdings’ main line to a range booster, affecting normal power supplies to Gweru’s major water reservoir, Southern Eye has established. ...

A HARARE court yesterday deferred to tomorrow the ruling on an application for exception to the charges filed by the just-retired University of Zimbabwe vice-chancellor Levi Nyagura who is facing criminal abuse of office charges. ...

BEITBRIDGE Municipality will soon undertake a skills audit for its employees to refine their service delivery. ...

There was drama at a service station in Marondera on Monday afternoon after officials there allegedly sold 400 litres of diesel to a motorist who was driving a Honda Fit, while other motorists were being restricted to only 40 litres. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday pledged to facilitate the exhumation and reburial of Gukurahundi victims, provision of counselling and medical assistance to victims and survivors as well as issuance of identity documents to the affected. ...

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa on Monday reportedly slammed the Bulawayo provincial leadership for the party’s poor showing in a recent council by-election won by Zanu PF. ...

Media Alliance of Zimbabwe and Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe yesterday jointly called for the decriminalisation of the journalistic profession through reviewing of media laws that infringe on freedom of expression. ...

Police have started re-training junior officers to equip them with the latest policing trends after being exposed by the recent anti-government protests that rocked the country where their crowd control skills were questioned. ...

PUBLIC health advocacy group, Health Watch Zimbabwe, has called on government to introduce grants for people with disabilities to cushion them against poverty. ...

HOME Affairs minister Cain Mathema and Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi now face a three-month jail term after they were convicted of contempt of court by the High Court. ...

INFORMATION Communication and Technology (ICT) minister Kazembe Kazembe yesterday said the country was employing a litany of initiatives to create and promote an enabling environment for internet connectivity and the telecommunications sector in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ICT access for all by 2030. ...

A 41-YEAR-OLD Chiredzi woman was last week sentenced to 36 months behind bars for defeating the course of justice after she treated lacerations on her 10-year-old daughter’s private parts with methylated spirit to conceal sexual abuse by her lover. ...

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is in a dilemma after Mutasa Central ward 10 councillor Frank Chitembwe (MDC), whose seat was declared vacant following his incarceration for public violence, resurfaced this week after being granted bail pending appeal. ...

A HARARE police officer, who on Monday appeared at the Rusape Magistrates Court charged with stealing foodstuffs donated to victims of Cyclone Idai in Manicaland, has been granted $200 bail and remanded to April 29. ...

BULAWAYO City Council has divided public opinion after it announced plans to set up a solar plant at one of its cemeteries to ease power shortages. ...

A lawmaker in Tanzania has proposed extending president John Magufuli’s stay in office, beyond 2020, when the latter’s current term of office expires. ...

Two-year-old Thayi loves the aerosol therapy room at Senegal's Albert Royer Children's Hospital, where she gets to fall asleep on her mother's lap, breathing deeply - something that is usually hard to do. ...

Zimbabwe’s government said on Monday it would start compensating white commercial farmers whose properties were seized nearly 20 years ago under Robert Mugabe’s land reforms. ...

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has denied an allegation by a local newspaper that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gave him $30m (£22m). ...

Heavy gunfire has been heard outside the army headquarters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum where thousands of protesters have been holding a sit-in for the third night in a row. ...

ORAL evidence of the Parliamentary Privileges Committee set up to look into a matter involving four legislators affiliated to the Mines Committee who allegedly demanded a $400 000 bribe from businessman James Goddard to facilitate a contract with Hwange Colliery Company (HCC), failed to kick off yesterday after the accused legislators’ legal team stopped the proceedings on a technicality. ...

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has been nominated to remain in his current position by one province, which has left Nelson Chamisa without a challenger for the party presidency two weeks before the close of nomination. ...

A SERIAL Harare conman, who allegedly masqueraded as former Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Mafios Cheda to dupe several prominent people, yesterday left the court in stitches when he told Defence deputy minister Victor Matemadanda that the only service he had received from him was being his minister. ...

DISTURBING reports have surfaced from some remote parts of Mbire district in Mashonaland Central where some fathers are allegedly raping their daughters and forcing them into incestuous relationships which they believe guarantees them a bumper crop harvest. ...

Hwange Colliery in 2016 lost a $111 million loan from government to fund its revival due to mismanagement, reckless trading and money laundering which has sucked in Mines minister Winston Chitando, an audit report has revealed. ...