Environment

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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Typhoid resurfaces in Harare

Typhoid, a highly contagious bacterial disease, has resurfaced in Harare with about 200 new suspected cases having been recorded throughout the city barely two months after another outbreak hit Mbare in October 2017. Latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care showed that 87 of these cases were treated. Fifty-eight people were treated at institutions in southern suburbs ...

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Harare City Council to engage German experts

Harare City Council is set to get experts from Germany, who will work on a voluntary basis to assist in turning around the fortunes of the city, which is struggling to provide basic services such as portable water. Harare has a twinning arrangement with German City, Munich. Harare City Council has been receiving technical assistance from City of Munich in ...

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Met Department warns of high temperatures

THE Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned of a heatwave with isolated thunderstorms expected in Matabeleland provinces and parts of Bulawayo today. In a statement yesterday, the department attributed the high temperatures to Tropical Cyclone Ava which is moving off the southeast of Madagascar. “Tropical Cyclone Ava is moving off the southeast of Madagascar and continues to dry out Zimbabwe ...

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Over 20 homes destroyed by hailstorm

THE Civil Protection Unit is on high alert for any disasters including floods this rainy season and Government has since released $1,2 million for any eventualities. This comes as more than 20 homes and a school were severely damaged by hailstorms which pounded Umguza District, leaving some villagers homeless. Umguza District Administrator Mr Tapiwa Zivovoyi said the CPU had been ...

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Struggling hospitals facing ‘huge tragedy’

Patients are at risk in overcrowded hospitals as the NHS struggles to cope with the deluge of patients seen in recent weeks, a senior doctor has said. Prof Suzanne Mason, from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, described it as a “huge tragedy”. Reports have emerged of patients facing long waits for treatment and being stuck on trolleys in corridors ...

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Met department warns of thunderstorms

THE Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned of scattered thunderstorms in some parts of the country, with some localised rain. In a statement yesterday, MSD said although there was widespread precipitation countrywide on Monday, only a few places such as Logan Park (Harare) and Mvurwi had heavy downpours, with 48mm and 33mm respectively. “Accordingly, tomorrow, 3 January 2018 (today), we ...

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Research Council of Zimbabwe addresses renewable energy issues

The Research Council of Zimbabwe has said it is engaged in efforts to address issues on Renewable Energy Integration, Electricity Reliability and Energy Efficiency and its deadline has been set for 15 January 2018. “The Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) is currently seeking research proposals with an aim to address issues ...

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Miners wreak havoc in Shamva

Upstream mining activities are causing massive land degradation in Shamva and water bodies in the surrounding areas are now polluted, while siltation is threatening the reservoirs’ water holding capacity. A visit to Shamva Wepp Mine, which is five kilometres away from Shamva growth point, revealed one of the worst mining activities in Zimbabwe where land degradation is massive. The miners ...

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Zimbabwe struggles with maternal deaths

Zimbabwe is struggling to contain maternal deaths with the ministry of Health and Child Care revealing that at least 242 women died while giving birth in 2017, almost half the number of deaths recorded in 2016. Observers say the number could be higher since some cases are never reported. Zimbabwe records between 500 000 and 700 000 pregnancies per year. ...

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