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MORE than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of “starvation”, the United Nations food agency has said while launching a $331,5m aid appeal to help the southern African country recover from a devastating drought. ...

THE world might be evolving and getting better ways to understand and deal with problems it faces, with mental health being one of the least understood topics, especially in Africa and in particular Zimbabwe. ...

JUSTICE minister Ziyambi Ziyambi recently launched a national pre-trial diversion (PTD) programme aimed at advancing a non-custodial system for child offenders to ensure that the mistakes of youths would not stalk young people for the rest of their lives. ...

The use of paper based transacting methods and its associated shortcomings that include but not limited to risk of loss of documents of title, delays due to movements of paper documents between different offices and different participants is slowly but surely fading away. ...

When maize farming, which had been a lucrative enterprise for many years, ceased to be profitable due to a number of challenges, Francisca Paramu of Umsungwe Block in Vungu Rural District Council thought she was down and out. ...

HARARE East MP Tendai Biti yesterday tore into Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s 2019 supplementary budget, describing it as a big fraud and misrepresentation of the true state of the economy. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa last night said his deputy Constantino Chiwenga was now set to undergo “actual treatment” following the completion of “extensive tests” required by the Chinese medical team taking care of him. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government yesterday approved the production of industrial hemp to be used to source for foreign currency and produce fuel. ...

Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, who is being sued by a Lebanese businessman together with former First Lady Grace Mugabe in a US$4 million defamation lawsuit, has approached the High Court seeking permission to file his response to the lawsuit late. ...

BULAWAYO city fathers have resolved to recycle industrial and domestic sewerage to augment water supplies as shortages of the precious liquid persist. ...

GOVERNMENT in conjunction with the World Food Programme (WFP) and other international development partners yesterday launched a revised humanitarian appeal of almost US$500 million to assist people in need of food aid following a poor cropping season. ...

Metbank has been ordered to pay back $20 million worth of Treasury Bills to the National Social Security Authority (NSSA), after a judge said the bank’s court bid to keep the TBs had come “tumbling down in humpty-dumpty fashion”. ...

THE Finance ministry yesterday came under fire over how it managed to spend US$3,2 billion in six months, allegedly under the government flagship command agriculture programme between 2017 and 2018. ...

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday revealed that government was coughing about $13 million every month to subsidise the country’s public transport system through Zupco buses. ...
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THERE is no doubt that the most popular social media platforms locally, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, have become the major media for personal and business communication, marketing and sharing of content. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday committed to pay civil servants their bonuses in November this year, adding that days of staggering payments were over. ...

ACTING Finance secretary Zvinechimwe Churu yesterday angered legislators from the Public Accounts Committee when he suggested that he doubted the integrity of Auditor-General Mildred Chiri’s audit reports. ...

High Court judge Justice Erica Ndewere yesterday dismissed an application by Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Priscah Mupfumira to have her case referred to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) for determination saying she had rolled over the matter to Monday (yesterday) for bail application. ...

THE enigma of Friday Chisanyu just won’t fade away. Founder of the Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association and board chairperson for the Traditional Medicines Practices Council (TMPC), the man is passionate about health and has dedicated his life to ensure that traditional medicines are recognised and earn their rightful place alongside modern medicine. ...

A MONTH after the Zanu PF youth league named alleged corrupt Zanu PF bigwigs, ministers, government officials and business people, the matter seems to be slowly dying a natural death. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has challenged Zimbabwean businesses to take advantage of a visiting Chinese delegation to create linkages that will benefit the country. ...

SPORTS minister Kirsty Coventry has said the decision taken by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban Zimbabwe is cold-hearted and immoral, because it has hurt the players more — the same people that the cricket world body purports to be protecting. ...

KAMBUZUMA MP Willias Madzimure (MDC Alliance) yesterday demanded that Vice-President Kembo Mohadi or his counterpart, Constantino Chiwenga, should come to Parliament to explain the gripping electricity crisis in the country. ...

HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira has said educational qualifications offered by institutions of higher learning that do not offer practical solutions to the development of the country’s economy will, in the long run, be phased out. ...

SERIOUS cases of cyberbullying and traditional bullying have been reported at Petra College and George Silundika School, with parents fearing that their children may be pushed to committing suicide. ...

TEACHERS unions, represented by the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Union (Zimta) and the Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), yesterday demanded that government pays salaries above the poverty datum line given that the consumer basket was now around $3 600. ...

Post-independence Zimbabwe’s first Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General (Rtd) Andrew “Sandy” Maclean has died. ...

HOME Affairs secretary Melusi Matshiya on Monday warned that security forces, who are deployed to man the country’s border posts without receiving allowances, are prone to corruption and underhand dealings. ...

AILING Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga has been flown to China for expert medical attention after his health deteriorated further although government insists he is on a path to recovery. ...

FOREIGN Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo yesterday told Parliament that Zimbabwe is working on normalising relations with the United States and British governments to end decades of isolation. ...