Warning:-Hands off Security Sector Issues, Security forces, Succession & Commander-in-Chief Defence Forces!

Warning:-Hands off Security Sector Issues, Security forces, Succession & Commander-in-Chief  Defence Forces!

Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Christopher Mushohwe , yesterday said journalists should not meddle in security sector issues, urging them to appreciate the peace and freedom the forces ensure in the country.   Officiating at the Herald editorial end-of-year party at Meikles hotel in Harare yesterday, Dr Mushohwe said some journalists were losing their way by treading into sensitive security sector matters.   “Some of the media houses seem not to understand which…

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Unattended Haulage Truck Rolls, Rams Parked Car And Chinhoyi Shop Trapping Customers

Unattended Haulage Truck Rolls, Rams Parked Car And Chinhoyi Shop Trapping  Customers

A parked haulage truck rolled on a steep slope in Chinhoyi’s central business district (CBD) and smashed a parked Toyota Hilux vehicle before ramming into a shop and trapping people inside. The haulage truck was left with its engine running when its driver disembarked and started arguing with another motorist who was offloading goods from his lorry. Witnesses say the haulage truck rolled down along a delivery pathway unattended and hit a parked Toyota Hilux,…

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Five People Died In Unity Day Road Accidents

Five People Died In Unity Day Road Accidents

  FIVE people died in road traffic accidents across the country on Unity Day this year, police have confirmed. Four people died on the same day last year. National police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said 78 traffic accidents were recorded this year, compared to 85 last year. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to inform the nation that the following road traffic accident statistics were recorded on December 22, 2015 compared with the…

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Zimbabwe School Council (Zimsec) Deliberately Lowers Pass Marks

Zimbabwe School Council (Zimsec) Deliberately Lowers Pass Marks

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has been accused of lowing pass marks to allow low-scoring candidates to achieve distinction grades.   Based on a Zimbabwe Independent report, grades have been reduced to as low as 30% for some subjects, contrary to the popular view that a grade C pass starts with a 50% mark.   “An ‘A’ starts at 56% here. A mark in the forty-something range will give you a B and the…

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Kenya-British American Tobacco (BAT) Tactics To Undermine Tobacco Control Regulation..

Kenya-British American Tobacco (BAT)  Tactics To Undermine  Tobacco Control Regulation..

  Kenya has the highest recorded smoking prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa, and ten percent of 13-15-year-olds smoke. Since Kenya’s ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2004, the Ministry of Health has been advocating for legislation that decrease the prevalence of smoking.   Kenya’s efforts to try and introduce tobacco control legislation that regulates the marketing and sale of tobacco products has been resisted by British American Tobacco (BAT) and other tobacco…

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25 Killed And 100 Injured In Saudi Arabia Hospital Fire

25 Killed And 100 Injured In Saudi Arabia Hospital Fire

A hospital blaze that broke out in a a southern Saudi Arabia Hospital, starting in the intensive care unit resulted in at least 25 people deaths  and 100 people injured.  The devastating fire  in the intensive care and maternity departments of the Jazan General Hospital was later brought under control, and the injured were transferred for treatment at private and general hospitals in the area. By Sibusiso Ngwenya photo- theguardian

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Bethlehem Christmas Decorations And Lights Subdued Because Of West Bank Violence

Bethlehem Christmas Decorations And Lights Subdued Because Of West Bank Violence

The  biblical birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem is a prime destination for Christian pilgrims-particularly over Christmas. But  recent violence between Palestinians and Israeli’s has led to a decline in bookings and cast a pall over celebrations. West Bank has been shaken by violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces this year. Bethlehem has seen its own share of unrest, and local officials fear this may have turned visitors away. With Christmas around the corner, the…

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‘Islamic State Of Somalia Bans Christmas Celebrations: ‘Because They Are Contrary To Our Culture’

‘Islamic State Of Somalia Bans Christmas Celebrations: ‘Because They Are Contrary To Our Culture’

Islamic nation of Somalia follows Sultan of Brunei’s example and bans Christmas celebrations because ‘they are contrary to our culture’ Security forces primed to break-up festivities in the capital Mogadishu Feared Christian events may provoke attacks by Al Shabaab terror group Sultan of Brunei has threatened to jail Muslims who celebrate Christmas President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has banned Christmas celebrations because they ‘contrary to Islamic culture’ Somalia has banned Christmas and New Year…

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Sultan Of Brunei Bans Christmas ‘Because It Could Damage Muslim Faith’

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah  Photo: EPA Tiny conservative nation on Borneo warns citizens that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim Faith.  Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, warning that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country’s Muslim faith. The conservative Islamic country on the island of Borneo allows non-Muslims to celebrate Christmas, but only within their communities, and they must first alert the authorities. At…

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