‘African Swine Fever Kills Over 600 Pigs In Mashonaland Central- 2Months’-Last Reported 1992

Mashonaland Central has been hit by African swine fever that has killed more than 600 pigs, the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has said. The disease was last reported in 1992 in Beitbridge. Currently it is confined to free ranging pigs, but can easily spread into commercial pig units if adequate control measures are not put in place. In an interview on Thursday, DVS director, Dr Josphat Nyika said the disease had affected Mukumbura and…

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‘Tightening Economy Triggers Mass Exodus Of Zimbabweans Into South Africa’-Economist Eddie Cross

‘Tightening Economy Triggers  Mass Exodus Of Zimbabweans Into South Africa’-Economist  Eddie Cross

ECONOMIST Eddie Cross has claimed that the tightening economic situation in Zimbabwe has triggered a mass exodus of Zimbabweans into South Africa. In an article titled The deepening crisis in Zimbabwe, Cross has estimated that up to 5 000 people a day are now crossing the country’s southern border into South Africa, a number he said could translate to more than 40 000 a week or two million people by the end of this year….

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‘7Chinese Vets At Hwange National Park, Prepare 170 Elephant Calfs For Shipment To China’

‘7Chinese Vets At Hwange National Park, Prepare 170 Elephant Calfs  For Shipment To China’

ZIMBABWE is preparing to ship at least 170 baby elephants to China as it has emerged that seven Chinese veterinarian doctors are camped at Hwange National Park preparing the animals for the rigors of a long-distance flight. The elephants are destined for Chimelong Safari Park in Guangdong Province of China, which has reportedly ordered 200 elephants from Zimbabwe. In June, Zimbabwe exported 24 elephants to China to fulfill part of the order, but preparations are…

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Morgan Tsvangirai To Attend ‘Missing Itai Dzamara’ At Mandava Stadium In Zvishavane,

Morgan Tsvangirai To Attend ‘Missing Itai Dzamara’ At Mandava Stadium In Zvishavane,

MDC T President Morgan Tsvangirai tomorrow heads to Mandava stadium in Zvishavane, Midlands province for the Itai Dzamara prayer rally. President Tsvangirai and the MDC leadership will join the church, leaders of the political parties and civic society groups to pray for the missing Dzamara, abducted by State agents in Harare on March 9, 2015. The abduction of Itai shows that the safety and security of the citizen remains under serious threat even though it…

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SADC Heads Bar 258 Million SADC Citizens Access To Illegally Reconstituted Regional court’

SADC Heads Bar 258 Million SADC Citizens Access To Illegally Reconstituted Regional court’

Following the decision to deny the 258 million SADC citizens access to the regional court of the SADC Tribunal, taken during the 35th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in Botswana [17-18 August 2015], SADC Tribunal Rights Watch is gravely concerned. The SADC leaders have taken this retrogressive step unilaterally – and without consultation with the people of SADC.  This flies in the face of Article 4 of the SADC Treaty where SADC…

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Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) Reportedly Dismisses 6More Journalists : ‘Supreme Court Ruling’

Alpha Media Holdings  (AMH) Reportedly Dismisses  6More Journalists : ‘Supreme Court Ruling’

Alpha Media Holdings yesterday reportedly fired six more journalists in a bid to cut down on operational costs. This is the second time the publishers of NewsDay, The Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard newspaper, have fired workers in the wake of the July 17 Supreme Court ruling. The landmark ruling allows employers to terminate contracts of employment with a three-month notice at any time without giving severance packages. Last month, AMH fired an undisclosed number…

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Judge Justice Andrew Mutema Dies At Mater dei Hospital In Bulawayo

Judge Justice Andrew Mutema Dies At Mater dei Hospital In Bulawayo

A Bulawayo judge, Justice Andrew Mutema, has died. Justice Mutema died today at Mater dei Hospital in Bulawayo where he had been admitted. Judicial Service Commission deputy secretary Walter Chikwanha said the judge collapsed yesterday before he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. – Source-chronicle photo-The late Justice Andrew Mutema

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Zimbabwe Consulate In South Africa Names 4 Accident Deceased Zaoga Band Members

Zimbabwe Consulate In South Africa  Names 4 Accident Deceased  Zaoga Band Members

THE Zimbabwe Consulate in South Africa has released the names of Zaoga band members based in South Africa who were killed in a road accident in Pretoria on Thursday morning. Moments of Praise band members, not More Praise band as earlier reported, died near the Nellmapius off-ramp in Irene when their vehicle collided with a speeding car, a year after they rose to fame with their song Zaoga Yafamba. It emerged yesterday that four were…

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Zimbabwe Gvt Gazzettes 23 Of Last 300 White Owned Farms For Compulsory Acqusition

Zimbabwe Gvt Gazzettes 23 Of Last 300 White Owned Farms For Compulsory Acqusition

The Zimbabwe government took a major step towards eliminating the once-thriving white ­commercial farming sector this week by gazetting 23 of the remaining 300 farms owned by white Zimbabweans for ­expropriation. The planned seizures in the Matabeleland North and South provinces were announced despite an admission by Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party that it had failed to compensate more than 96% of white farmers already dispossessed since 2000, regardless of a constitutional obligation to do…

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President Ian Khama African New (SADC) Chair, Attacks Leaders Who Cling To Power

President Ian Khama African  New (SADC) Chair, Attacks Leaders Who Cling To Power

  BOTSWANA President Ian Khama, the new chair of the South African Development Community has said the region needs to be a beacon for democracy for Africa, and blasted leaders who cling to power. At a press briefing after taking over the Sadc leadership Wednesday, Khama slated Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza whose country has been plunged into violence after he ran for a third-term despite strong domestic opposition. “It doesn’t matter how you got there….

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