Zimbabwe ruling ZANU supporters cheer for President Robert Mugabe upon his arrival at Harare International airport, July 4, 2008. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai touches his head during a news conference at his home in Harare, Zimbabwe June 27, 2008.
Like many small-scale farmers, Elizabeth Mpofu from drought-hit Zimbabwe has had to adapt her homestead to cope with a changing climate, which the United Nations says threatens to push millions globally into poverty and hunger. She has found ways of adapting such as collecting and storing rainfall underground, and using mulch to lock moisture in the soil, which have kept her family comfortable despite living in southern Zimbabwe's Masvingo province, one of the country's driest regions.
In any other country in the world, displaying one's national flag would be seen as a show of patriotism, a symbol of the bond between citizen and country. This crude fact classifies the country as one of the most extraordinary nations on this planet where the ruling party has all, but privatised patriotism, nationalism and all things associated with them.
Construction industry players have expressed concern over substandard cement bricks flooding the market from informal manufacturers, exposing homeowners to danger. Council inspectors are allegedly approving houses with poor quality cement bricks in Harare and failing to ensure quality at critical stages of construction.
At least 80 000 school-going children in Zimbabwe are reportedly at risk of losing out on education because of hunger "which has reached alarming levels". Harare - A young white farmer takes his gun and creeps round the outside of a homestead in the dark at the peak of President Robert Mugabe's land seizures.
A Zimbabwean man based in Harare is one happy man when a local court found him not guilty after he shot his father twice as they fought for a woman. According to court reports, Edward Radzaka shot his father on both legs after he tried to attack him with a machete over allegations that he was bedding his stepmother.
Redoubtable Shriti established the lobby group in August, enlisting London Stock Exchange Boss Xavier Rolet and Morgan Stanley's Robert Rooney. Since then, I'm told, certain members have begun to wonder if she's the right candidate to lead them.
Zimbabwe today joins Mozambique in commemorating the death of founding president Samora Moises Machel, who died in an air crash on October 19, 1986.Cde Machel died with 33 others on his way back from Mbala, Zambia to the Mozambican capital Maputo when the Tupolev Tu 134 jetliner he was travelling in crashed into the Lebombo Mountains of Mbuzini, near the Mozambican border. The crash followed a meeting by the three frontline leaders; himself, former Zambian president Dr Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia and President Eduardo dos Santos of Angola at Mbala to confront the then Zaire president Mobutu Sese Seko for channelling funds to UNITA, which was destabilising Angola in alliance with apartheid South Africa.
SALINI Impreglio JV, the Italian company contracted to build Tokwe-Mukosi Dam in Masvingo Province has agreed to be paid the outstanding amount in US dollars, paving way for the completion of the country's largest inland dam, sources have said.Salini is owed about 12 million euros, but the Government had not been able to raise the funds in euros due to foreign currency shortages. Officials at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development confirmed the Italian firm has now agreed to be paid in US dollars.
POLICE have not arrested Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo because no report has been made to that effect, Acting Police Commissioner-General, Senior Assistant Commissioner Josephine Shambare, said yesterday.Prof Moyo is accused of abusing $450 000 from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund . Snr Asst Comm Shambare said this in response to Harare vendor Mr Hardlife Mudzingwa's application seeking to compel the police to arrest the minister and cause his prosecution.The matter has been set for hearing today at the High Court.