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Govt Turns to China and Cuba As Doctors Impasse Continues

[New Zimbabwe] HEALTH Minister Obadiah Moyo on Wednesday admitted government was hiring doctors from China and Cuba but denied this had anything to do with the sacking of 448 doctors over their participation in what the Labour Court has said was an illegal strike. (AllAfrica)

Patients Call for Doctors to Return

[The Herald] Patients seeking treatment from public health institutions countrywide have pleaded with junior doctors to end their impasse with the Government over salaries and find it in their hearts to assist them. (AllAfrica)

Skewed Laws Blocking Potential Investments - Hollard Chief

[Zimbabwe Independent] OVER the years, a number of companies have been eyeing Zimbabwe for investments. However, there has been little movement, with a number of investors on the Zimbabwe stock market trapped in the country, as they fail to repatriate their funds. This has been caused by the capital control statutes currently in place that make it difficult for foreign investors to send money out of the country. On the other hand, the economic situation has done little to attract new investments. Recently, business reporter (Mel (AllAfrica)

Police, Army in Joint Swoop On Artisanal Miners

[263Chat] Mutare -Ministry of Mines has roped in the police and army to halt illegal mining operations at Odzi 1 and 2 mines, where at least four artisanal miners have been killed. (AllAfrica)

Malnutrition Induced Child Deaths On the Rise - UN

[263Chat] United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Hilal Elver has raised alarm on the plight of women and children who are bearing the brunt of the Zimbabwean crisis. (AllAfrica)

Hippo Valley in the Eye of a Storm

[The Herald] South African and Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed sugar producer Tongaat Hulett (THL) yesterday said it intends to institute civil claims against former and current top executives at Hippo Valley Estates Limited and Triangle Limited, over misstatements in its financial reports. (AllAfrica)

ZRP Blitz Nets Over 250 Ex-Ximex Mall Dealers

[The Herald] Harare's most difficult place for passers-by -- the former Ximex Mall area, the commuter bus terminus near Road Port and Copacabana -- have attracted the attention of the police following numerous reports of abuse, especially against women. (AllAfrica)

Be Patient With Us - ZACC Boss

[The Herald] Marondera -THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has assured the nation that it will continue investigating corruption until the nation is free from the vice. (AllAfrica)

President Caps ZOU Graduates

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday capped 2 897 graduates at Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) and installed Professor Paul Henry Gundani as the institution's substantive Vice Chancellor. (AllAfrica)

President Condemns Attack on Civilians

[The Herald] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed "deep concern and strongly condemns" the attacks on civilians and the resultant violent demonstrations against United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) peacekeepers. (AllAfrica)

Zesa to Bill Exporters in Foreign Currency

[The Herald] Exporters will now have to pay Zesa in foreign currency, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) ordered yesterday in a statutory instrument, and Zesa can only use that foreign currency to pay for electricity imports, spare parts or critical equipment, foreign loan repayments and foeign insurance premiums. (AllAfrica)

Do Not Ill-Treat Prisoners - VP Mohadi

[The Herald] VICE President Kembo Mohadi has warned Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) officers against ill-treating inmates, saying their conscience should be guided by the need to observe human rights. (AllAfrica)

Firearms and a Stolen Vehicle Recovered in Nyanga and Harare

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One Dies, Several Injured As Car Ploughs Into Flea Market

[The Herald] One person died, four are feared dead among them minors while 10 others were seriously injured after they were hit by a speeding vehicle in Mbare this morning around the Mupedzanhamo flea market area. (AllAfrica)

Third Zimbabwe Open University Vice Chancellor Installed

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has today officially installed Professor Paul Henry Gundani as the Third Vice Chancellor of the Zimbabwe Open University during a graduation ceremony of 2 897 students. (AllAfrica)

Mureza Primate Car to Be Showcased in Harare

[263Chat] African automobile making start-up, Mureza Auto Company will showcase its debut car, the Primate (Mureza Prime8) for the first time in Zimbabwe at Harare's Cresta Lodge tomorrow, 263Chat Business has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Brace for Tough Times, Zimbabweans Warned

[263Chat] The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Elvar Hilal has revealed in her report that the number of food insecure households is expected to double in early 2020 amid indications that the majority of peasant farmers who produce 70 percent of cereals are vulnerable. (AllAfrica)

Planned Parenthood Critical in Zimbabwe

[263Chat] The low income community of Epworth is home to twenty- five year old Virginia Gondo, a mother of three. (AllAfrica)

Doctors Reject Govt Moratorium, Masiyiwa Incentives

[The Herald] Junior doctors have vowed not to return to work despite the 48-hour moratorium given by President Mnangagwa yesterday and incentives offered by Higher Life Foundation (HLF) anticipated to commence in January 2020 arguing that both interventions do not preserve the value of their salaries nor guarantee provision of adequate tools of the trade. (AllAfrica)

Fuel Woes Ground City Refuse Collection Trucks

[The Herald] Harare City Council has grounded its refuse collection trucks citing fuel shortages. This means residents will live side-by-side with garbage until council secures the fuel to resume collections. The Herald understands that Clean City, a private firm contracted by council to assist in garbage collection, is also grounded. (AllAfrica)

Country on Brink of Man-Made Starvation, UN Expert Says

[VOA] A U.N. official is warning that Zimbabwe is on the brink of starvation, with millions facing food insecurity. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$215 Million Lawsuit for Minister Matiza, National Railways

[Zimbabwe Independent] The Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) has instructed its lawyers Atherstone and Cook Legal Practitioners to sue Transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza and the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) for US$215 million after cabinet controversially terminated the consortium's US$400 million bid to recapitalise the rail operator. (AllAfrica)

Doctors Reject Govt Moratorium, Masiyiwa Incentives

[The Herald] Junior doctors have vowed not to return to work despite the 48-hour moratorium given by President Mnangagwa yesterday and incentives offered by Higher Life Foundation (HLF) anticipated to commence in January 2020 arguing that both interventions do not preserve the value of their salaries nor guarantee provision of adequate tools of the trade. (AllAfrica)

Declare Harare a Wetlands City, Govt Urged

[263Chat] Harare residents have raised concern over the destruction of wetlands by land developers calling on relevant authorities to declare Harare a wetlands city. (AllAfrica)

'Put Your House in Order, Promote Productivity,' UN Tells Govt

[263Chat] The United Nations (UN) has urged the Zimbabwean government to implement policies that promotes productivity for food self-sustenance in the face of continued threats of starvation by more than five million citizens. (AllAfrica)

Local Businesses Embrace Black Friday

[263Chat] Local retailers could make a killing today after embracing the Black Friday shopping fiesta, cutting down prices by as much as 50 percent, a snap survey by 263Chat Business has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Churches Want Stake in National Dialogue

[The Herald] Churches have thrown their weight behind political dialogue, which was initiated by President Mnangagwa immediately after last year's harmonised elections, but want the engagements to be comprehensive and broad-based. (AllAfrica)

Reprieve for Fired Junior Doctors

[The Herald] Fired doctors have 48 hours to return to work without reapplying or being asked many questions, President Mnangagwa has said in response to a request by Catholic bishops. The doctors were dismissed after being found guilty of absenteeism following a court ruling declaring their strike illegal. (AllAfrica)

83 Students Off to Russia, Algeria

[The Herald] Scores of students continue to benefit from the Presidential and National Scholarships programmes annually with 83 more leaving for Russia and Algeria to study sciences. (AllAfrica)

Aviation System Crisis Rattles Security Chiefs

[Zimbabwe Independent] The Joint Operations Command (Joc), which brings together the army, police and intelligence service chiefs, convened an urgent meeting after the country's aviation traffic control system broke down on Monday, disrupting flights, after Zimbabwean airspace was temporarily closed. (AllAfrica)

Most Zimbabweans Still Ignorant of Own Constitution - Survey

[New Zimbabwe] A recent survey carried out by a local NGO has revealed that the majority of Zimbabweans are not knowledgeable about their country's constitution. (AllAfrica)