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Zimbabwe issues flood warning as Cyclone Kenneth sweeps into Comoros
'It confirms the increasing intensity and frequency of cyclones in the Indian Ocean'
Chiwenga says price hikes act of terrorism, threatens to shut down companies
'Others coming to say we will make sure this will not work. No, it will work, you will not work'
Dumiso Dabengwa flown to India for treatment, foundation confirms
'Dabengwa has since November reduced his public appearances as he seeks medical treatment'
New Health and Public Service secretaries named, Dinha NRZ boss
'The appointments of Dr Mahomva and Mr Masanga as permanent secretaries are with effect from May 1, 2019'
Premier League star Kaondera ‘unconscious’ after twin brother’s death
'He has responded so well to both medical and psychological counseling'
Bulawayo, News, Politics
Poorly ZAPU leader Dabengwa wheeled to plane in wheelchair
'To see him like that was quite sad, especially for a man who did so much for his country'...
Frank Buyanga shops ex to police in battle for son's passport
Mat South, News
34 escape burning Greyhound bus near scene where another bus killed 42
Accident not too far from where a Brooklyn bus caught fire in November last year, killing 42 people
Celebs, News, Showbiz
Tinashe says 'proud of Zimbabwean roots' after Twitter attacks
'I am not ashamed of my Zim roots at all, in fact I’m super proud'
Celebs, News, Showbiz
'Y’all just mad for no reason': Tinashe finds citizenship row rather bemusing
Tinashe in Twitter storm after unexpected response to question about whether she is from Zimbabwe
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Mat North, Mat South, Midlands, News, Politics
Dumbutshena, Chihambakwe reports 'have been lost': NPRC chairman
'The government is still looking into the whereabouts of the reports'
Business, News, Telcos
Price all goods in South African rand, Masiyiwa tells Zimbabwe
'This is not the same thing as joining a rand monetary area, or customs union'
Man falsely accused of kidnapping children badly beaten in Bulawayo
'They shouldn't have beaten him but should have just brought him to a police station'
Mat South, News
Mohadi axe raid on ex-wife spills into court, he says she's aggressor
Vice President says ex-wife has tried to storm his government office and home
We need price controls to protect poor, says deputy minister Mutodi
'Another great Zimbabwe idea on how to further destroy the country’s economy'
Health minister Moyo escalates plan to sack Parirenyatwa boss
Madziva summoned to appear before investigation committee to answer charges of 'your absence from duty'
Mnangagwa raises spectre of controls to stop price spiral of essentials
'It’s not good business for them to make super profits the same day they begin their businesses'
Lawyer accused of raping client seeking help in custody battle
Woman reported case 4 months later while holding out for conclusion of case, she told police
Mash Central, News
2 soldiers die, one injured in fight with gold panners 'over prostitutes'
Police, army round up dozens of women suspected of being prostitutes following death of soldiers
ZUPCO gets 28 new buses, Mnangagwa says life to be 'easier'
'We will work to ensure all the people of Zimbabwe are on board'
Strive Masiyiwa says Botswana's Mascom to list by October after takeover
'This is what I have always wanted to do ... I have never held enough shareholding to push it through'
Business, Companies, Energy
China's Tsingshan expands plans for Zimbabwe steel plant
The new deal allows it to build a 600-megawatt power plant in two phases as well as to mine lithium
Zimbabwe attracts two new investors to develop platinum mining
The two new mining ventures would be situated in the Mhondoro-Ngezi platinum belt
Zimbabwe GDP growth below target at 4 percent in 2018: treasury
'Zimbabwe is facing deep macroeconomic imbalances, with large fiscal deficits and significant distortions in foreign exchange'
Zimbabwe mulls 'use it or lose it' approach to mining rights
'Currency convertibility is a big issue for investors'
Mash West, Mining, News
Gold mine brutal assault video thug named, calls for police action
'No-one should take the law into their own hands, no-one is above the law'
ZESA seeks 30 percent tariff increase, warns it may be forced to cut power
Zimbabwe is producing 1,604MW of electricity from its coal-fired and hydro power plants against peak demand of 2,000MW
Caledonia Mining to expand gold exposure in Blanket Mine
Currency impact, power outages have delayed output increase; bureaucracy delaying share stake purchase
Alrosa will insist on controlling stake in Zimbabwe mine
'Of course we’ll only be ready to participate in projects in cases where we can have management control and operational control'
Zim eyes $350m from POSB, NetOne, TelOne and Telecel sale
The government has targeted selling some or all shares in 43 of its companies, most of which are loss-making
Construction, Manicaland, News
Chamisa calls for international help as he tours cyclone devastation
'This is a natural disaster, it’s not man-made, so we need to have a collective and concerted effort to rebuild these communities'
Life & Style
Diet & Fitness, Life & Style
At dawn, a township road in Bulawayo turns into a fitness club
'Fitness is the key to a healthy life -- you have to fight against high blood pressure and diabetes'
Culture, Life & Style, Travel
Travels through Zimbabwe: the country's struggles are far from over
The tourist boom has evaporated as the country grabbed global attention with its latest bout of violent state repression of dissent
Africa, News, Travel
Air Tanzania relaunches Harare, Lusaka service after two decades absence
Air Tanzania is in talks with the Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority for flights to Victoria Falls starting in mid-July
Author and actor Charles Mungoshi dead at 71, family announces
He was a prolific and multi-award winning novelist, poet, short story writer and actor
Arts & Culture, Culture, Showbiz
HIFA cancelled, organisers say Zimbabwe has other 'important issues'
'The decision has been taken after much thought, soul-searching and discussion'
Life & Style, Travel
Bulawayo's 'Freedom Train': one thing that works in Zimbabwe
'It is impossible to afford the kombis, even if they are faster'
Life & Style, Travel
Black Panther star Danai Gurira in Zimbabwe on anti-poaching campaign
'We’re losing our heritage and an important attraction for our tourism industry'
Culture, Life & Style
ZTA cancels Harare International Festival over poor economy
'Without adequate resources and a conducive environment, it would be a disservice to the Harare International Carnival brand'
Culture, Harare, Life & Style
Village in the city tries to save Zimbabwe traditions
'There are many things children of today don’t know about like the fact that a child should kneel when greeting elders'
Life & Style, Travel
Zimbabwe named 3rd best country to visit in 2019
Zimbabwe was one of only two African countries in the top 10
Culture, Food, Life & Style
A drinker's guide to surviving beer shortage in Zimbabwe
I proffer this advice with a heavy heart. But if you can’t get beer, not even Eagle, what’s the point?
Cyclone Idai: for Zimbabwe battling a myriad of problems, it never rains
Zimbabwe: a country without government
If we recognise that we cannot depend on the government, it is time we devise solutions to our problems
Why Southern Africa must brace for more tropical cyclones
Unfortunately, southern Africa struggles to cope with the effects of even category 1 tropical cyclones
Zimbabwe's economic crisis: counting the cost of removing Mugabe
More than a year after Mugabe’s departure Zimbabwe’s economy is far from bouncing back and frustration has crept in
Transcript: Khama on Masisi fallout, BDP congress, China and Zimbabwe
'That’s just not an atmosphere that we are used to in Botswana, there’s a lot of intimidation and fear'
Has Zimbabwe entered an enduring new cycle of tyranny?
'Dictators have far more staying power than we like to admit... There are few happy endings'
Sanctions and the European Union policy fudge on Zimbabwe
EU’s seventeen years of restrictive measures on Zimbabwe are a case study in policy failure and the limits of global influence
How did it all go so wrong, so soon, for Emmerson Mnangagwa?
'The much-touted technocratic finance minister, Mthuli Ncube, is out of his depth'
Resort to military will radicalise Zimbabweans, who may soon be left with nothing to fear
'Instilling constant fear might be the only solution available to the unpopular'
Why Mnangagwa’s rule in Zimbabwe may not last very long
'Don’t waste your time waiting for Zanu PF to be booted out at the ballot box'
Zimbabwe's politics will remain toxic as long as the military is at the centre of it
'Until the military is removed from civilian spaces, Zimbabwe will only plunge into deeper political and economic misery'
Adiona Chidzonga unveiled as presenter of Our Perfect Wedding Zimbabwe
'There’s nothing like watching a happy couple taking a walk down the aisle to pledge their love for one another'
Celebs, Radio, Showbiz, TV
ExQ wins big at NAMAS as Mai Patai sends tongues wagging
The NAMAs paid tribute to the late Oliver Mtukudzi and writer Charles Mungoshi
Celebs, Radio, Showbiz
Tributes paid to Dorothy Masuka as jazz legend dies aged 83
'Her music was the soundtrack of some of our most joyful moments'
Celebs, News, Politics, Showbiz
Chatunga, Riky Rick mock Zimbabwe crackdown on camouflage
Ricky Rick was in Zimbabwe for a performance at Club Sankayi in Harare on Saturday night
In Your Area, Mash Central, News, Radio, Showbiz
Chamisa, Muchinguri square off as Oliver Mtukudzi laid to rest in front of thousands
Defence Minister Muchinguri accused MDC leader Nelson Chamisa of “trying to steal the limelight”
Celebs, In Your Area, Mash Central, Mash West, News, Radio, Showbiz
Mtukudzi family snubs Heroes Acre burial, singer to be laid to rest in Madziva
'These are Oliver’s express wishes. He wanted to be buried amongst his ancestors'
Celebs, Harare, In Your Area, News, Radio, Showbiz
Mtukudzi declared national hero as Mnangagwa, Chamisa lead tributes
Mnangagwa said he was in a meeting when he heard the news, and he had broken off the meeting
News, Radio, Showbiz
Presidents, party leaders, ministers pay tribute to OIiver Mtukudzi
'We shall drink forever from Tuku’s musical genius, both as the people of the South, and the world'
News, Radio, Showbiz
Performing with Mtukudzi was like playing for national team: Mono Mukundu
'Where I come from you don't get to sing a song if you have nothing to say'
News, Radio, Showbiz
Thomas Mapfumo pays tribute to 'great musician' Oliver Mtukudzi
'He was such a great inspiration to those who were upcoming'
News, Radio, Showbiz
Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi dies aged 66
Mtukudzi had cancelled performances over the last month while battling an undisclosed ailment
Tonderayi Ndiraya accepts 'big challenge' as he is re-appointed Dynamos coach
'It may take time, but I’m confident that by the end of the year we would have restored the team’s pride'
Dynamos sack Lloyd Chigove, line up Ndiraya as replacement
Team manager Richard Chihoro is in temporary charge assisted by club captain Edward Sadomba
Football, Harare, Sport
Highlanders lift Independence Trophy after second half show
Game played on a wet and uneven turf which had just hosted Independence Day displays by the military
Tiger Woods completes one of sport's greatest comebacks with Masters win
'When I tapped the putt in, I don’t know what I did but I know I screamed'
Football, Midlands, News
Dynamos fan dies in Shangani accident before Chicken Inn clash
Chipo Nyikayaramba of Mkoba died in hospital from her injuries
Zimbabwe draw hosts Egypt in Africa Cup of Nations finals
Zimbabwe to get tournament underway against hosts on June 21
Zimbabwe make short work of UAE in first ODI in Harare
On a sunny and humid morning Zimbabwe won the toss and put the UAE in to bat
CAPS United denied at the death in Bulawayo, Dynamos falter
'We were not that bad in terms of our overall performance'
Mtawarira bails out Zimbabwe Sevens team as he makes SA history
'I’m truly overwhelmed by all the messages of congratulations on this amazing day'
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe struggle without World Cup on horizon
'Nothing beats game time and hopefully the administration resolves that next season'
CAPS United off to flyer, Bulawayo Chiefs recall Thulani Sibanda
Chapungu emerged the biggest winners of the opening day of the season
Blackberry shuts down BBM after 14 years
'Though we are sad to say goodbye, the time has come to sunset the BBM consumer service, and for us to move on'
Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram messaging
'With interoperability, you'd be able to use WhatsApp to receive messages sent to your Facebook account without sharing your phone number'
Facebook announces plan to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger
'As you would expect, there is a lot of discussion and debate as we begin the long process'
Legal opinion: why Zimbabwe's internet blackout is illegal
'The Act certainly does not empower the government to shut down the internet or any part of it'
High Court orders internet blackout lifted, judge rules minister acted illegally
'It has become very clear that the minister has no authority to make the directive'
News, Politics, Tech
Zimbabwe orders 'total shutdown of the internet' again, says Econet
'We also urge the reinstatement of full internet access, consistent with citizens’ constitutional right to freedom of expression'
News, Tech, Telcos
Econet says government partially lifts internet blackout, social media still banned
'Such abrogations of constitutional and basic legal rights are not what the people of Zimbabwe were promised'
MultiChoice Zimbabwe CEO Lovemore Mangwende dies, company announces
Mangwende joined MultiChoice Zimbabwe in 2005 and has been the CEO since 2008
Apple said to miss 2019 rapid 5G takeoff, sitting out tech shift
The delay may make it easier for rivals like Samsung Electronics Co. to win over consumers to phones with 5G networks
Dubai police hoverbikes show glimpse into future of policing
'It does have some pretty major limitations, with the max speed being capped out at 96 km\h'
Apple, Samsung hit with huge fines for slowing phones
'They encourage system updates for older phones which slow them down, thereby encouraging the purchase of new phones'
Editors 'furious' after Ncube blasts own paper over RTGS dollar devaluation
'There’s anger here over how Trevor has gone about this. The editors are fuming'
NewsDay, Standard and Independent journalists on go-slow over pay
Newspapers face foreign currency challenges... while they sell in RTGS dollars, they must source newsprint abroad
Journalist Edmund Kudzayi acquitted of 'embarrassing' camouflage umbrella charge
'The law is clear on what constitutes camouflage uniform. An umbrella is not listed'
Bulawayo, Mat North, Mat South, Media, News
Court frees journalist Zenzele Ndebele after arrest at Mnangagwa event
Ndebele's colleagues said his arrest was harassment for his outspoken views about Mnangagwa's role in the 1980s Gukurahundi genocide
Bulawayo, Media, News
Two journalists detained at Mnangagwa event in Bulawayo
'They went into his office for about 10 minutes and left without saying a word to us'
Surprises as parliament releases list of 133 nominees for 9 ZACC posts
Former Zimpapers board chairman Tommy Sithole and former Chronicle editor Geoffrey Nyarota among nominees
ZBC's Judith Makwanya dies suddenly, colleagues pay tributes
'She was a committed journalist and an inspiring voice who challenged crude gender barriers in Zimbabwe's broadcasting industry'
Gilbert Nyambabvu named ZBC head of news, current affairs
ZBC’s planned 24-hour news channel, which the state broadcaster hoped to launch this month, will fall on Nyambabvu’s shoulders
Military police detain journalist Edmund Kudzayi over camouflage umbrella
'They wanted me to pay a $100 fine for unlawful possession of a camouflage uniform'
Herald to name new editor after Joram Nyathi finally gets the sack
Several senior journalists have been invited to resubmit their CVs for the minister's attention
Zimpapers doubles newspaper prices as economic reality hits home
'The haemorrhage just became too much'
Chiyangwa releases video to denounce claims he bought woman a car
'If you see anything that’s generated from those accounts being used for Phillip Chiyangwa it’s all fake, total hogwash'
Jim Kunaka on Zanu PF's history of violence, and complicity of security services
He believes on occasions, Zanu PF youths have put on police uniforms to attack opposition leaders
Prophet sees death of a leader on December 3
'I'm looking at the date of December 3. Why are people gathering, what is it? Is it the judgment of God, is it a natural happening? '
Grade 7 school dropout breaks internet with home-made generator
'Whilst children of his age are stuck in all manner of vices, this boy gives me hope'
World famous aviation blogger reviews Air Zimbabwe, and burns money
By changing his valuable United States dollars for bond notes, he discovered he could fly much, much cheaper
Videos emerge showing police brutality on Harare streets
Police have been accused of brutality on the streets of Harare in an ongoing crackdown against street vendors
Apostle Chiwenga says he sees two coffins that will change Zimbabwe
Now, Apostle Chiwenga is using the Biblical story of King David in 1 Kings 1 to explain what will unfold in Zimbabwe
New minister Davis Marapira filmed boasting about his cars
In the background are four vehicles - a Land Rover Discovery, a Range Rover, a Mazda BT50 and a Ford Ranger
Cholera death toll much higher, claims man who lost mother
A man who lost his mother to cholera has put out a video challenging the death statistics released by the Zimbabwe government
Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration speech
'Measures will be taken to correct the fiscal imbalances that threaten to undermine the viability of the financial sector'
Advocate Thabani Mpofu reflects on Constitutional Court judgment
'The fact that ZEC changed its result three times over is not disputed, the fact that ZEC made a declaration on the wrong figures is accepted'