Environment

Angry farmer bites off snake head after reptile bit him on leg

A farmer reportedly chewed off a snake’s head in revenge after the reptile bit him, with his attending doctors saying they had never come across such a bizarre case. The incident took place in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state in Hardoi district at the weekend, when the man identified only by his first name, Sonelal – was rushed to a ...

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Nurse in trouble over Tsvangirai photo

A HOSPITAL staffer suspected to have circulated a picture of then hospitalised and now late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai could be in hot water after outraged Zimbabweans wrote to the South African Nursing Council (SANC) demanding action, NewZimbabwe.com reported. The image which was supposedly taken at Johannesburg’s Wits Gordon Hospital where Tsvangirai was hospitalised shows the MDC-T leader lying seemingly ...

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Tsvangirai moved to ICU

Ailing MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has been placed into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Johannesburg hospital. People in the know said Tsvangirai’s situation is critical and he will be lucky to survive another week. Tsvangirai is under the care of specialist physician and pulmonologist Dr Gunter K Schleicher who is working with a specialist anaethetist and another physician. ...

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Zimbabwe targets HIV free generation by 2030

Zimbabwe has reiterated its commitment to end AIDS as well as achieve an HIV/AIDS free generation by 2030. This was said by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa when she addressed the 20th Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, (OAFLA) Ordinary General Assembly held at the old African Union buildings in Addis Ababa. Amai Mnangagwa made her inaugural appearance ...

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Rhino Poaching Stats: Slight Decrease But still Far Too High

The small decrease in overall poaching in 2017 has been overshadowed by a growing concern for the increase and broadening of poaching elsewhere in South Africa as only 1 in 10  rhino poachings resulted in convictions. A total of 1028 rhino were poached from 1 January to 31 December 2017, marking a small decrease of 26 animals compared to 2016, ...

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Tsvangirai situation now too desperate

UNWELL MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly been stopped from flying to Germany for further treatment after South African doctors who have been attending to him have said the long flight to the European country was not safe for his deteriorating condition. Sources within the MDC-T told NewZimbabwe.com Thursday that the former Prime Minister’s situation has gone dire hence the ...

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Grace Mugabe’s PhD thesis published – finally

Almost four years after she submitted it, the PhD thesis of Zimbabwe’s former First Lady Grace Mugabe has been released for all to see. The 226-page document, entitled The Changing Social Structures and Functions of the Family, was published on the University of Zimbabwe’s website under Mrs Mugabe’s maiden name. The degree has been controversial ever since it was awarded ...

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Mnangagwa to champion HIV/AIDS fight

The First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and UNAIDS Country Director, Mr Girmay Haile this Tuesday agreed to embark on a historic partnership where the First Lady expressed commitment to play a strategic national and international advocacy role in ending HIV and AIDS. In a meeting held yesterday at Zimbabwe House, Mr Haile briefed the First Lady on upcoming events of the ...

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Confusion as Zimbabwe promises review of elephant exports amidst global condemnation

Three weeks after 31 young elephants were exported, presumedly to China, Zimbabwe’s office of the president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, announced the nation would examine its conservation policies. “In light of the recent export of elephants from Zimbabwe, the government is reviewing conservation decisions of the previous dispensation and formulating a policy to move forward,” said Christopher Mutsvangwa, the Chief Advisor to ...

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ZCLDN applauds President, First Lady’s calls to end drug misuse

The Zimbabwe Civil Liberties and Drug Network (ZCLDN) applauds the initiative made by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa in joining the growing calls to fight drug misuse in Zimbabwe. The President and the First Lady last Saturday held a meeting with over 500 school children from Harare where they urged them to desist from drug misuse but ...

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