Author Archives: admin

Zimbabwe is divided between filthy rich few with veto vs voiceless filthy poor majority

A house divided cannot stand the test of time. A nation divided cannot thrive. Zimbabwe is a nation tiring apart because we have become a divided nation of the filthy rich ruling elite few, on the one hand, and on the other the desperately poor majority. The rich few live in massive mansions such as General Chiwenga’s C&M mansion and ...

Read More »

Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago

Bitcoin has begun trading on a major exchange for the first time. It launched on the CBOE Futures Exchange in Chicago at 23:00 GMT Sunday, allowing investors to bet on whether Bitcoin prices will rise or fall. In the lead-up to its futures debut, the value of the digital currency has surged. Bitcoin’s introduction to the CBOE has been seen ...

Read More »

Escalation of stray dogs worry BCC

Bulawayo City Council authorities have expressed concerns over the increasing number of stray dogs in the city. Latest council minutes states that the Committee considered the matter and Councillor Monica Lubimbi observed that there were a lot of stray dogs resulting in dogs bites. “It was very difficult to ascertain if these stray dogs had been vaccinated against rabies. A ...

Read More »

Councillors concerned over mining activities around Bulawayo city

Bulawayo City Councillors have expressed concerns over the mining activities around the city as they discussed an application for a Special Grant To Mine at Wood Lock Mine. (During the full concil meeting the Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo declared an interest and recused himself during consideration of this item. Councillor Gideon Mangena was opposed to the recommendation of the Town ...

Read More »

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants. It released a number of fake profiles allegedly used for this purpose. BfV head Hans-Georg Maassen said ...

Read More »

Zifa probe exposes Jonathan

ZIFA have branded former chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze a tainted debtor and fraudster who bled the soccer mother body to its knees with the association further pressing for litigation against him for allegedly siphoning the institution of $700 000. Mashingaidze, who was relieved of his duties by the association when his contract with ZIFA expired last year, has launched a ...

Read More »

‘No quick fix to cash shortages’

Finance and Economic Planning Minister Patrick Chinamasa, last Friday said the prevailing cash shortages will not disappear “overnight”, and urged people to be patient as Government starts implementing measures to address the shortage of banknotes. He also hinted that Government may consider building gold stocks to back up the local currency in the event it decides to reintroduce it. Addressing ...

Read More »

Mt Hope installed as ‘UK’s highest peak’

Britain has a new tallest mountain. Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft). Hope is now put at 3,239m (10,626ft); Jackson is 3,184m (10,446ft). The map-makers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) were ...

Read More »

Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, says the country’s main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year’s presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency. Leaders from the Justice First, Popular Will and Democratic Action parties boycotted the vote because they said the electoral system was biased. ...

Read More »

Tsvangirai courts Trump over polls

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai has dispatched a high-powered three-member delegation on a global campaign, including a visit to United States President Donald Trump’s offices in Washington DC, to ratchet up international pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to implement electoral reforms and level the political playing field ahead of next year’s general elections. The team, ...

Read More »