US Government To Build New ($199 million) Embassy Compound In The Bluff Hill Area

US Government To Build New ($199 million)  Embassy Compound  In The Bluff Hill Area

THE US government will this year begin the construction of a new Embassy compound in Harare valued at $199 million. This comes after the Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) awarded a tender to B.L. Harbert, International of Birmingham, Alabama for the construction work. The new Embassy will be located on a 16.5-acre site in the Bluff Hill area. The complex will include an office building and associated support facilities. US ambassador…

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‘Ongoing Job losses , Good For The Industry’-Industry &Commerce Minister, Mike Bimha

‘Ongoing Job losses , Good For The Industry’-Industry &Commerce Minister, Mike Bimha

Industry and commerce minister, Mike Bimha said the ongoing wave of job losses is good for the industry. The minister said local companies had been saddled with ‘excess workforce’ before a recent Supreme Court ruling gave employers leeway to fire workers without the costs associated with retrenchment packages. President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday that over 9,000 workers had lost their jobs since the Supreme Court’s July 17 ruling which allowed employers to dismiss workers…

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Poachers Shoot Another Zimbabwean Lion , ‘Jericho’, Dead , Actually Cecil’s Brother

Poachers Shoot Another Zimbabwean Lion , ‘Jericho’,  Dead , Actually  Cecil’s Brother

Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe, park officials have claimed. The beloved animal was protecting Cecil’s lion cubs after he was killed by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world. Jericho was reportedly gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon. Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: ‘It is with great…

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Austria’s Top Female Pole Vaulter , Kira Grunberg, (21), Paralysed After Training Accident

The parents of Austria’s top pole vaulter Kira Grunberg were watching when their daughter landed on her head during a training exercise and was left paralysed. Her manager Thomas Herzog has said Grunberg, 21, landed on her head and neck next to the mat during a routine training jump on Thursday morning in Innsbruck. The accident left Grunberg’s cervical vertebrae fractured. Despite several hours of work by surgeons at Innsbruck’s University Clinic, her family were…

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Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwe Bans Hunting Of Lions, Leopards & Elephants  In Response To Cecil Killing

Zimbabwean wildlife authorities say they have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favored by hunters following the killing of a lion popular with tourists. The National Parks and Wildlife Authority said Saturday that bow and arrow hunts have also been suspended unless they are approved by the authority’s director. The authority says it is also investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal. It says…

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Osama bin Laden Sister & Stepmum Feared Dead In UK Plane Crash Into Car Auction site.

Saudi ambassador offers condolences to the family amid reports that relatives of the al-Qaida leader were among four killed in light aircraft crash in Hampshire The sister and stepmother of notorious al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were reportedly among the dead after a business jet crashed at a private airport in Hampshire and ploughed into a car auction centre. Without confirming the identities of the victims, the Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf…

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Supreme Court Chaos: ‘Nikuv promised 2million Jobs Yet 10 000 Dismissed In 14 Days’:

Supreme Court Chaos: ‘Nikuv promised 2million Jobs Yet 10 000 Dismissed In 14 Days’:

With an overall estimated total of at least 10 000 workers having been dismissed from their  jobs  by their employers within a short space of 14 days, following a controversial Supreme court ruling. That particular judgement makes it easier to lay off one’s work force, and we can all now safely argue that President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF circus show may have successfully rigged elections and become filthy rich multimillionaire criminals, whilst the nation has been…

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Supreme Court Ruling: National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) To Lay Off 1500 Workers

Troubled National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) Friday became the first government entity to fire workers following the Supreme Court ruling which gave employers permission to terminate contracts on notice, strategically placed sources said. About 1000 to 1 500 workers are set to lose their jobs, according to the sources. The controversial Supreme Court ruling, which President Mugabe described as an “ass” , has already claimed close to 10 000 jobs in a fortnight. Sources who…

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UK: Zim Man, A Soldier Charged With Murder & Firearms Offences Over Zim Nurse Death

UK: Zim Man, A Soldier Charged With Murder & Firearms Offences Over Zim Nurse Death

A Zimbabwean man has been charged with murder after a woman, also from Zimbabwe, died from knife wounds in a disturbance in Greater Manchester. Armed police were called to reports of gun shots being fired on Shawclough Way in Rochdale, at about 21:50 on Tuesday. Miriam Nyazema, 35, was found with stab injuries and treated by paramedics, but later died in hospital. Josphat Mutekedza, 35, was charged with murder and firearms offences when he appeared…

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Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 % Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Gvt To Cut Public Sector Wage Bill From Current 80 %  Down To 40% Of Total Revenue

Finance minister on Thursday said government plans to cut the public sector wage bill to 40 percent of total revenue from the current 80 percent. The development signals a move to reduce the government’s bloated civil service, amid a lower economic growth forecast of 1,5 percent from the initial 3,2 percent. Presenting the Mid-Term Fiscal Review in Parliament on Thursday, Patrick Chinamasa said 83 percent of government’s $2 billion costs were going to the salaries of…

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