Environment

Cold weather kills 12

TWELEVE people have died of common cold and influenza in the country this year while 9 962 cases of the diseases have been reported in one week countrywide. According to the recent weekly surveillance report from the Ministry of Health and Child, Masvingo and Midlands provinces recorded the highest number of cases. “The cumulative figures for common cold and influenza ...

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Govt blocks BCC from converting waste into usable energy deal

Government has blocked the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) from engaging into partnership with the private consulting firm Pragmaleaf Consulting Diverflex (PVT) Limited in a deal in which they intended to conduct a waste management project that will see them converting waste into usable energy. The Financial Director Kempton Ndimande had reported that Council had resolved to grant Management authority to ...

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Govt audit to clamp down on land barons

THE Government is finalising its land audit where it is looking into various land use countrywide in order to clamp down on land barons that have prejudiced home seekers of their hard earned cash. Addressing hundreds of Zanu-PF supporters during a rally at Friendship High School in Harare’s Hatcliffe suburb yesterday, Acting President Constantino Chiwenga said a report they had ...

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‘5 million Zimbabweans live in extreme poverty’

OVER five million people in Zimbabwe are living in extreme poverty, throwing into doubt the country’s capacity to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to end extreme poverty by 2030, a new report by World Poverty Clock has revealed. According to the report, 5 679 092 people in Zimbabwe were living in extreme poverty, with a target escape rate ...

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Muchinguri loses breast, airlifted for special treatment

MINISTER of Water, Environment and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, who was injured in a bomb blast at White City Stadium has been airlifted to South Africa for reconstruction surgery after her breast was ripped off during the explosion, a Cabinet Minister from Manicaland has revealed. The Minister of State in the President’s Office Responsible for National Scholarships Christopher Mushohwe who ...

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Victoria Falls re-opens White water rafting season

VICTORIA FALLS has reopened the White Water Rafting season, following its suspension early this year due to high water flows in the Zambezi River. The adrenaline-pumping adventure closes every year during the rainy season until water levels subside in winter. Company spokesperson Clement Mukwasi confirmed the reopening and said they were excited that the water levels had dropped at a ...

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Mpilo unveils 2 more X-ray, CT scan machines

MPILO Central Hospital yesterday commissioned two more X-ray and CT scan machines that had been lying idle for more than three years due to lack of working space. The hospital has been renovating the X-ray centre in preparation for the installation of the new machines which were delivered to the health institution in March 2015. The machines were donated by ...

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Zimbabwe to launch national geo space agency

GOVERNMENT will soon launch the country’s first National Geo Spatial and Space Agency aimed at harnessing satellite technology to solve problems. The agency is being pioneered by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development as part of its 100-day plan. In an interview yesterday on his ministry’s 100-day goal achievements, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and ...

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Girl 12 flees home to hang with prostitutes

There was drama at Gatu Township in Mashonaland Central this morning when a twelve year old girl was reportedly spotted in a local bar indulging in sex work by her aunt. Sources familiar with the incident allege the girl is from Mzika in Guruve area and was reported missing two weeks ago only to be found today in a bar ...

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400 000 undergo cervical cancer screening

United Nations Population Fund has screened more than 400 000 women since it embarked on the National Cervical Screening Programme, UN senior staffer has said. Launching the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) campaign in Mutare on Wednesday afternoon, U.N chief, Bishow Parajuli said his organisation has established 101 Cervical Screening sites in Zimbabwe. He said the national scale will cover 63 districts ...

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