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Rubbish Piles Up in Harare

[GroundUp] Ivory Park residents complain of poor city services (AllAfrica)

Court Ends Traditional Leaders' Illegal Role in Politics

[CAJ News] Harare -The Zimbabwean High Court has ruled against the decades-long dabbling in partisan politics by traditional leaders. (AllAfrica)

Govt, South African Firm Seal U.S.$5,2 Billion Fuels Deal

[The Herald] Government yesterday signed $5,2 billion deal with a South African company -- Nkosikhona Holdings -- that will see the country produce over 8 million litres of liquid fuels per day from coal in Lisulu, Hwangwe. (AllAfrica)

Coca-Cola Pledges to Invest U.S.$65 Million

[The Herald] The world's largest beverage company, Coca-Cola Company has promised to invest $65 million in the country over the next three years as Government's "Zimbabwe is Open for Business" mantra continues to yield results. (AllAfrica)

Zanu-PF Primaries Row - Vice-President's Mother-in-Law Sues Ruling Party

[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's mother-in-law Helga Mubaiwa has taken Zanu PF party to court over the ruling party's chaotic candidate selection process. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Finance Minister Says Corruption Can Be Good

[New Zimbabwe] DEPUTY Finance Minister Terrence Mukupe surprised guests to a roundtable discussion in Harare Tuesday after he said corruption could be positive for the country. (AllAfrica)

Academic Predicts Zanu-PF Defeat in Election

[New Zimbabwe] SENIOR academic and publisher Ibbo Mandaza says continuous internal rifts have weakened Zanu PF and placed it at the most probable danger of defeat by the opposition in elections due this year. (AllAfrica)

Rainstorm Kills 2, Leaves Over 100 Homeless

[The Herald] Two children were killed, while more than 100 families were left homeless in Masvingo Province on Tuesday after a rainstorm left a trail of destruction and damaged property worth thousands of dollars. (AllAfrica)

Angry Villagers Drag Minister Mpofu to Court

[Zimbabwe Independent] Umguza Community Share Ownership Trust has dragged Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu to court for allegedly grabbing borehole drilling equipment and accessories valued at US$600 000 from the trust. (AllAfrica)

Vendors Union Slates 'Selfish Opposition'

[The Herald] The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) yesterday savaged opposition political parties, branding them hypocrites of the highest order fighting Government for personal benefit. (AllAfrica)

Continental Bank Pledges U.S.$50 Million Loan for Companies

[Zimbabwe Independent] The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it is ready to extend up to US$50 million in loans this year to Zimbabwe's private sector amid ongoing negotiations with the government to settle its US$600 million arrears to the lender before it can resume accessing fresh capital. (AllAfrica)

New Firm to Reopen Beitbridge Hotel

[The Herald] The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has identified a new company that will re-open its $39 million hotel in Beitbridge which was closed in May 2016. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Escalates Dabengwa Talks

[Zimbabwe Independent] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has renewed efforts to lure Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa into Zanu PF structures and government, this time sending a top military commander to engage the ex-home affairs minister. (AllAfrica)

16-Year-Old Gets Four Strokes For Impregnating Minor

[The Herald] A 16-year-old boy from Murape Village, Seke, will receive four strokes of the cane for bedding and impregnating a minor. (AllAfrica)

Thomas Mapfumo and the Language of Zimdancehall

[This is Africa] Thomas Mapfumo says Zimdancehall artists need the Queen's grammar book or else they will forever be stuck in the ghetto of the music world. But Stanely Mushava says, the Chimurenga guru might want to nuance his criticism of young dancehallers a bit. (AllAfrica)

Man Murdered in Cold Blood

[The Herald] A 37-year-old Gokwe man was murdered in cold blood by an unknown assailant who wanted to rob him at Machakata Business Centre last Friday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Committed to Occupational Safety

[The Herald] Government will continue ensuring that workers are protected through enacting responsive legislation and seeking to improve safety and health standards in the workplace, the Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Owen Ncube has said. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Has Done a Great Job, Says Mathema

[The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has within a few months of his inauguration turned around the economic fortunes of the country showing his commitment to transform the lives of Zimbabweans, Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Cain Mathema has said. (AllAfrica)

Nelson Chamisa Thinks Women Are Chattel for Politicians to Barter With

[This is Africa] Nelson Chamisa, Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, made such inappropriate gender remarks during his recent election campaign that Zimbabweans are questioning his leadership ability (AllAfrica)

Qatar a Missed Opportunity

[Zimbabwe Independent] Last week President Emmerson Mnangagwa was on a three-day official state visit to the Arabian peninsula city-state of Qatar, hot on the heels of his regional trips and more recently a state visit to China. (AllAfrica)

Power Utility to Cut Off Businesses

[The Herald] Businesses, including miners and manufacturers, who owe money for electricity risk being cut off by Zimbabwe's power distributor after the lapse of a six months grace period to settle their bills. (AllAfrica)

Mbwando Backs Newboy Lunga

[The Herald] Former Zimbabwe international George Mbwando has backed the Warriors' move to infuse a new pool of players plying their trade in European and other foreign leagues and is particularly charmed by the call-up of Bonner SC striker Kelvin "Kelly" Lunga. (AllAfrica)

Matsika Partners Rugby Stars

[The Herald] Zimbabwe rugby's appeal to the corporate world continues, with one of the emerging vehicle dealerships in Harare this week appointing former Sables and Cheetahs internationals Jacques Leitao and Daniel Hondo their Mazda brand ambassadors. (AllAfrica)

Airzim Saga - Tale of Half-Truths, Lies and Deception

[Zimbabwe Independent] As someone - unknown - once said "if words don't add up, it's usually because the truth wasn't included in the equation". (AllAfrica)

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 70 Years On

[The Herald] Harare stands in a unique position regarding the Middle East, especially Israel and Palestine. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Continue Supporting National Social Security Authority

[The Herald] Government is concerned with the social security of its citizens and remains committed to creating favourable conditions for the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to continue executing its role of collecting contributions and providing decent monthly payouts to pensioners. (AllAfrica)

Respect Traditional Leaders, Ruling Party Tells Members

[The Herald] Zanu-PF party members in Masvingo have been urged to respect traditional leaders and the role they play in communities as the custodians of the country's cultural norms and values. (AllAfrica)

VP Mohadi Calls for Peaceful Polls

[The Herald] The new dispensation led by President Mnangagwa has opened up political space in the country allowing citizens and political parties to campaign freely and express their opinions without fear, Vice President Kembo Mohadi has said. (AllAfrica)

Why the Sekeramayi Project Failed

[Zimbabwe Independent] Former president Robert Mugabe's project to appoint former defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi as his successor failed due to an array of reasons: his lack of gravitas, weak support from the deposed veteran leader as well as from the Zanu PF commissariat and critical party structures. (AllAfrica)

U.S., Canada Among Our Main Targets - Minister Moyo

[Zimbabwe Independent] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration, which took over from former president Robert Mugabe in November last year, has embarked on a diplomatic charm offensive to re-engage the international community and restore diplomatic, trade, financial and investment relations, as well as attract investment and new funding. Zimbabwe Independent senior political reporter Wongai Zhangazha (WZ) this week spoke to Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister, Retired Lieutenant-General Sibusiso Moyo (SB) about (AllAfrica)

Visually Impaired Potential Voters Demanding Braille Ballot Papers

[263Chat] Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to print ballot papers in a manner accessible to some visually impaired potential voters so that they can exercise their right to vote by secret ballot during the forthcoming 2018 general election. (AllAfrica)