Zimbabwe Owing 2015 AU Subsciption: R600 Million Needed To Settle, Foreign Missions Debt

Zimbabwe Owing 2015 AU Subsciption: R600 Million Needed To Settle, Foreign Missions Debt

Zimbabwe has not yet been able to pay its 2015 annual subscription to the AU although President Robert Mugabe is the current chairman of the organisation. Nor can it pay its rent at most of its 45 missions around the world and it has not paid its foreign staff for much of this year, according to the parliamentary portfolio committee on foreign affairs, which this week heard reports of the sorry state of Zimbabwe’s diplomatic…

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Over 200 Bulawayo’s ‘Old Nic Mine’ Workers Sent Home As Zesa Cuts Power To Mines

MORE than 200 workers at Old Nic Mine in Killarney, Bulawayo have been sent home amid indications that more mines are facing closure following the directive by Zesa to reduce their power consumption by 25 percent. Olympus Golden Mines Limited, which owns Old Nic Mine, Golden Quarry Mine in Shurugwi, Venice Mine in Kadoma and Turk Mine in Inyathi, announced on Monday that it was sending all the workers at the Bulawayo mine on unpaid…

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‘Sir’ Wicknell Monudaani Chivayo, Awarded US$128 Million Gairezi Mini Hydro Power Plant Tender

THE State Procurement Board has awarded the contract for the construction of the 30 megawatt Gairezi hydro power station to local firm, Intratrek Zimbabwe. Wicknell Monudaani Chivayo, who is also known as B.I.G or Sir Wicknell on Facebook, has some business interests in Intratrek Zimbabwe. The hydro power project was awarded to the lowest bidder to specification at a cost of US$128 million, sources privy to the developments told our Harare Bureau this week. “The…

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Mps denied Full Access To Mining Sector, Especially Marange Diamond Mines

Mps denied Full Access To Mining Sector, Especially Marange Diamond Mines

MPs are being denied full access to the mining sector particularly the goings on in the Marange diamond mines, Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) has reported. CNRG said MPs have been excluded from mining decisions and it appears information is a preserve of the executive. In its report which was launched Wednesday, the NGO said the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy was denied the right to exercise its oversight role on Marange…

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Zimbabwean White Farmers Start Anew In Chimoio, Mozambique

Zimbabwean White Farmers Start Anew In Chimoio, Mozambique

  CHIMOIO: A middle-aged white man wearing a khaki shirt and shorts stands on a flat, fertile piece of land surrounded by a group of young black men in bright orange uniforms. Bill Creswell, 58, owns a farm in the agricultural town of Chimoio in Mozambique’s Manica province. The young men in uniform are his employees. Altogether about 45 of them are working the fields. Creswell is one of more than 50 white farmers who…

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‘Rise In Zim Gvt Hospitals Operating Theatre Deaths Due To Power Cuts’

‘Rise In Zim Gvt Hospitals Operating Theatre Deaths Due To Power Cuts’

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is alarmed by reports that there is an increase of patients dying in government hospitals while undergoing operations in theatres following electricity blackouts with ZESA and the government remaining clueless on how to solve the national crisis. During its provincial assembly meetings that are being held across the country, the party leadership has heard shocking reports from relatives, friends and neighbours narrating how they have lost their loved ones who…

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Budget Airline ‘Fly Africa’ Surrenders Its Zimbabwe Operating License

Budget Airline ‘Fly Africa’ Surrenders Its Zimbabwe Operating License

Fly Africa’s operations have been suspended after the airline surrendered its operating licence due shareholding disputes and failure to meet statutory requirements.   The low cost airline’s planes have been grounded after the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) suspended the airline’s operations.   Earlier this week, the airline surrendered its operating licence citing operational challenges.   Close sources say the decision to surrender the operating licence is a result of boardroom squabbles and shareholding…

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Zimbabwe Gvt In Fast Track Preparation For Mass Civil Service Retrechments

Despite public protestations to the contrary, President Robert Mugabe’s cash-strapped government is moving with speed to identify and retrench tens of thousands of civil servants in a bid to contain its ballooning wage bill that is sucking most of its resources, the Daily News on Sunday has established. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last month that the government would implement a raft of measures, including slashing its onerous civil service…

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‘No More Land For Green Fuel, Billy Rautenbach Owes Villagers A Lot’- Minister Nandi Chimene

‘No More Land For Green Fuel, Billy Rautenbach Owes Villagers A Lot’- Minister Nandi Chimene

CHISUMBANJE: Government is not going to dish out more land to Green Fuel project until the owner Billy Rautenbach full-fills some pledges he made to the local people, a minister has said. Provincial Affairs minister for Manicaland, Mandi Chimene, said this on Friday when she toured the ethanol plant alongside some members of the Provincial Joint Operation Command (JOC). Local villagers are accusing Green Fuel of confiscating their land without compensation as well failing to…

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‘African Americans Are Very Lazy, Lamenting How They Were Discriminated’ Donald Trump

‘African Americans Are Very Lazy, Lamenting How They Were Discriminated’  Donald Trump

ONCE again, US business magnate Donald Trump has expressed his deep disgust for Africans by referring to them as lazy fools only good at eating, lovemaking and thuggery.   Speaking in Indianapolis, Trump who is also the republican Presidential torch bearer, reiterated his promise to deport Africans especially those of Kenyan origin including their son Barrack Obama.   “African Americans are very lazy. The best they can do is gallivanting around ghettoes, lamenting how they…

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