The Zimbabwe Mail
EU lifts Zim sanctions

EMMERSON NJANJAMANGEZI – The European Union (EU) has lifted part of sanctions effected on Zimbabwe in 2002, a move that will see the Union engaging with government in development finance co-operation. EU’s decision will see financial support being channelled through government as opposed to the status quo where financial aid was coming through non-governmental organisations (NGOs). […]

Value-addition more profitable

DUMISANI SIBANDA  -   Zimbabwe could have made a staggering  $6,6 billion – enough to fund the country’s annual budget-  if it had processed its tobacco from the last season  into cigarettes, a local  policy analyst,  Butler Tambo said on Thursday. Addressing participants at a Bulawayo Agenda-organised workshop dubbed “Ideas Festival” in the city, on […]

Culture and heritage policy to be finalised

CRISTABEL KAONZA –     The ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture is finalising the drafting of the Culture and Heritage Policy that is expected to sync the arts industry with other forms of business, and enable artistes to access bank loans, expand and create employment, minister Andrew Langa said this week. Officially opening a […]

MDC-T congress kicks off

RICHARD CHIDZA – Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai who fronts the opposition MDC-T will lead his charges into a watered down elective congress, that has since lost its yesteryear lustre beginning today. Tsvangirai, who seemed to have weathered a revolt precipitated by his humiliating poll loss to President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF last year, […]

Thousands demand VP’s resignation

XOLISANI NCUBE – Scores of Zanu PF supporters on Thursday tightened the screws on Vice-President Joice Mujuru and her perceived allies, demanding that she resigns with immediate effect. Taking advantage of a crunch politburo meeting that was meant to discuss, among other issues, Mujuru’s shaky position in the party following startling revelations of corruption and […]

Mujuru, Mnangagwa to be probed

SENIOR REPORTER – President Robert Mugabe will soon set up a commission of inquiry to look into allegations levelled against Vice-President Joice Mujuru and factionalism within the party. Addressing journalists after a ‘tense’ politburo meeting which discussed among other issues a report from the women’s league that contained various allegations against Mujuru which were raised […]

China: Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

Beijing – A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming. The Higher People’s Court of Yunnan Province rejected appeals and upheld sentences handed out last month by […]

US hopeful of peaceful Burkina Faso transition

Washington – The United States on Thursday said it hoped for a peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso following a violent uprising sparked by anger at President Blaise Compaore’s 27-year reign. The explosion of violence in Burkina Faso left around 30 people dead and 100 injured according to opposition figures, after tens of thousands […]

Police deny Meyiwa suspect held at Beit Bridge

Johannesburg – Police on Friday denied reports that a suspect in Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa’s murder was arrested at Beit Bridge on the border with Zimbabwe. “The rumours that someone was arrested at Beit Bridge are untrue,” Brigadier Neville Malila said. No arrests had been made and no questioning had taken place. “Investigations are continuing,” […]

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

Joseph Campbell

Emirates welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

BUSINESS REPORTER – Emirates Airline, which flies daily from Harare to Lusaka and Dubai, celebrated another milestone on Wednesday with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest, long-range twin engine commercial aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ER forms the backbone of the Emirates fleet with the aircraft type currently operating to 77 destinations […]

Diasporans to invest £3bn in tourism

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA – Zimbabweans living in London will soon sign a partnership deal with local tourism company Mosi-A-Tunya Investments to invest £3 billion towards the development of infrastructure in the hospitality industry. The plan entails the construction of a four-star hotel in the resort town of Victoria Falls and the establishment of the London-Diaspora Business […]

Steward Bank posts $3,7m loss

BUSINESS REPORTER – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe controlled commercial bank, Steward Bank, posted an operating loss after tax of $3,7 million for the six months ended August 31 2014. The loss was inspired by the extra-ordinary expenditure incurred in the bank’s ongoing business model re-alignment. The performance was however better than the $22m loss posted by […]

Zim slips in ‘Doing Business’ rankings

BUSINESS EDITOR – A World Bank 2015 Doing Business report has ranked Zimbabwe 171 out of 189 economies in the world, one place down the rung from last year’s ratings. In the report entitled ‘Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency’ released on Monday, Zimbabwe is ahead of only a few countries namely Liberia, Angola, Democratic […]

Byo hosts poultry expo

BRIDGETTE BUGALO – Bulawayo’s first poultry expo organised by Sondelani Ranching begins today (Wednesday)  at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). Higrow manager Sona Mpofu told the Zimbabwe Mail on Tuesday that at least 200 farmers were expected at expo. The expo will be graced by Agriculture Deputy Minister Paddy Zhanda and several international speakers who […]

WFP abandons aid on funds shortage

TATENDA MACHEKA – Shortage of funds has forced the United Nation’s relief agency, the World Food Programme (WFP) to abandon a vital health and nutrition programme, which was benefitting close to 200 000 poor people. WFP Country Director Sory Ouane said WFP has been assisting beneficiaries under its Health and Nutrition programme, who include malnourished […]

Milk production slightly up

BUSINESS REPORTER – Milk production for September increased year-on-year but dwindled from August’s output. Statistics from the Dairy Services Department in the ministry of Agriculture Livestock Division show that raw milk production in the nine months to September was up 1,63% to 41,1 million litres compared to 40,6 million litres in the same period last […]

Fertiliser and utilities costs beyond farmers

TATENDA MACHEKA – Farming inputs among them fertilisers and utilities are being sold beyond the reach of many farmers. Addressing the official opening of the second session of the eighth parliament, President Robert Mugabe lamented the high costs of inputs. “It will also be necessary to address the high cost of fertilisers, water and electricity, […]

Slight change in tobacco grower numbers

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA – The number of tobacco growers so far registered for the 2014/15 season is lower than 77 290 recorded in the same period last year, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has said. The TIMB said in its latest tobacco weekly bulletin, only 76 545 growers have registered this year compared to […]

Cde Chinx wins big at Zima

PROBLEM MASAU – Although songstress Cynthia Mare bagged the most gongs at the Zimbabwe Music Awards on Wednesday night, it appears veteran singer Dickson Chingaira, popularly known Cde Chinx, walked away the biggest winner in terms of material value. He was given a four bedroomed house by Zimbabwe Music Awards chairperson  Joseph Nyadzawo as a […]

Cynthia Mare dedicates awards to late mother

NIGEL PFUNDE – Soulful diva Cynthia Mare emerged as the biggest winner, bagging three gongs at the glitzy Zimbabwe Music Awards event held at Harare International Conference Centre on Wednesday night. Mare shrugged off stiff competition from hot favourites like Pah Chihera and Edith Weutonga and she told The Zimbabwe Mail that she dedicates the […]

Fireworks expected at Sting 2014

NIGEL PFUNDE – The home of reggae, Harare City Sports Centre, will reverberate to decibels emanating from the heavy basslines and riddims of Zim dancehall music, while the fans will showcase the ‘Clucks’ dance moves when the inaugural Sting 2014 roars to life on November 8. The Sting 2014 will attract most of the top […]

Noel Jones demystifies prosperity gospel

NIGEL PFUNDE – Visiting charismatic American preacher Bishop Noel Jones demystified the complex phenomenon of prosperity gospel that has taken the nation by storm. Speaking to The Zimbabwe Mail soon after his arrival on Wednesday, Jones said there is a general misconception of prosperity gospel and people must not use the pulpit for purposes of […]

Prophet Fodrick descends on Chitungwiza

JAIROS SAUNYAMA – Fast rising Daily Gospel Unstoppable Ministries (DGUM) founder Prophet Fodrick Fodrick will tonight conclude his three-week long conference dubbed 21 Days of Deliverance with an all-night vigil that will see the miracle performer unveiling new anointing water at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex. Fodrick, well known as the ‘Apple Prophet’ because of his use […]

Uncle Ritchie for Njama awards

ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER – The star continues to shine for Uncle Richie of the Zvirikumbofamba Sei fame as corperates and showbizz continue to show faith in him. Tonight, he will  entertain guests at the annual National Journalism and Media Awards (Njama) ceremony at a local hotel in the capital. Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development  […]

Motsepe donates $1 million to fight Ebola

South African businessman Patrice Motsepe (pictured) has donated $1 million to the Ebola Fund in Guinea to help fight the disease. This was revealed by African Rainbow Minerals (Arm) on Tuesday. The donation was made on behalf of the Motsepe Foundation and Arm, of whom Motsepe is the executive chairperson, Arm said in a statement. […]

Call for HIV prevention education for sex workers

MARY TARUVINGA – Studies have revealed that if sex workers are given HIV prevention initiatives, HIV prevalence and incidence rates will drop down. This comes at a time when supporting prostitutes in any way is still viewed as promoting a taboo, especially in the African context, including in other parts of the world. In her […]

Imminent HIV trial vaccine hailed

MARY TARUVINGA – One of Zimbabwe’s leading  HIV advocates, Tendai Kateketa-Westerhof, on Wednesday hailed scientists for co-ordinating the global conference, saying it was convenient considering that the virus was still causing mayhem in the world particularly in Zimbabwe. Speaking with The Zimbabwe Mail on the side-lines of the ongoing biomedical research conference being held in […]

Fifa appeals to Zifa creditors, govt

DON MAKANYANGA – A senior official with world football governing body Fifa has admitted that the local mother body, Zifa, is not in a position to repay the $5 million debt it is currently saddled with and called on government to partner the troubled association in order to move local football forward. Speaking during a media briefing […]

Caps United fined over post-match commotion

SPORTS REPORTER – Former premiership champions Caps United have been slapped with a $2 750 fine by the Premier Soccer League after being found guilty of misconduct. The charge of misconduct emanated from Caps’ PSL clash with How Mine at Rufaro Stadium in the capital on September 21 which ended goalless, but was marred by […]

DeMbare win 8-goal thriller

JAIROS SAUNYAMA – HARARE CITY………..(0)3 DYNAMOS……………(1)5 Dynamos on Wednesday maintained their three-point lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League log table after cruising past 10-man Harare City in an eight-goal thriller at Rufaro Stadium in Harare. Striker Washington Pakamisa scored a brace as the Glamour Boys blasted five goals past Sunshine […]

Zim ladies confident ahead of World Cup qualifiers 

GRACE CHIRUMANZU – National women cricket team vice captain Precious Marange is confident their current tour of South Africa will be an eye-opener for the side ahead of the regional qualifiers for the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Cricket World Cup. Zimbabwe left for South Africa’s port city of Cape Town on Wednesday for practice matches […]

Zimbabwe prepare against spin threat

Hamilton Masakadza is among five Zimbabwe batsmen who are familiar with the conditions in Bangladesh and therefore, entrusted with the responsibility to counter the home side’s spin attack. However, the collective experience of Hamilton, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor and Elton Chigumbura amounted to only one half-century in the Dhaka Test, as Bangladeshi spinners […]

‘Taijul out-thought Zim batsmen’

The moment the fourth ball of Taijul Islam’s fifth over during the third day of  first test against Zimbabwe on Monday left his hand, it looked like a full-toss. The release had just not seemed right. All his previous deliveries, including the numerous flighted ones, were headed in the forward direction but this one appeared to […]

Charamba leads Zambezi Tour money list

SPORTS REPORTER – Seasoned professional golfer Tongoona Charamba currently leads the Zambezi Tour Order of Merit with just weeks remaining in the season. Charamba, who has featured in all eight Zambezi Tour events staged this year and picked up prize money in all but one of those competitions, has $8 230 in earnings so far. […]

Steyn, Bentley qualify for BMG Classics

SPORTS REPORTER -  Zimbabwean professional golfers Sheldon Steyn and Greg Bentley Wednesday qualified for the BMG Classic which begins at Glendower Golf Course in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday. Bentley carded a 73 to finish tied for seventh place in the BMG Classic qualifier yesterday, while Steyn was placed 10th after posting a 75. Jeffrey […]

Zim golfers head for BMG Classic Qualifier

SPORTS REPORTER – Five Zimbabwean professional golfers Sheldon Steyn, Greg Bentley, Tongoona Charamba, Ignatius Mketekete and Micky Hough are set to compete in the Bearing Man Group (BMG) Classic Qualifier at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa this week. The Zimbabwean quintet are among the 66 golfers who will be bidding for a place […]

Zheng Feng, an amateur climber, takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zheijang province, China. China Daily/Reuters
Zheng Feng, an amateur climber, takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zheijang province, China. China Daily/Reuters
Teach me teacher: Unpacking self-esteem

I firmly believe that finding out the meaning of what one wants to talk about makes a difference in how one understands that thing. For that reason, it is important that we consider some definition of self-esteem before we go into detail about the topic. The fundamental question is: What is self -esteem? The Oxford Advanced […]

Daily Inspiration

There is fire in you “There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it’s the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.” [Anthony Robbins]. There is a fire within each and every one us. That’s desire, that passion that you feel every time, you are […]

Daily Inspiration with Arthur Marara

Keep the fire burning “Purpose may point you in the right direction but it’s passion that propels you.” [Travis McAshan]. A life that is lived without passion cannot be counted as having been lived. You can achieve anything that you want in life if you apply your mind towards it and punctuate it with passion. Some […]

Key priorities for Harare residents

Residents’ needs, which have to be addressed by the City of Harare urgently are: Residents of Harare want complete services within their communities. This can only be best achieved if the 2015 City Budget allocates plus 15% of total property tax revenue generated in each of the district offices as part of the creative ways […]

‘We welcome the British’

I read with disbelief that a British trade delegation was coming to Zimbabwe after more than 10 years of sour relations between the two countries which also meant no meaningful trade between that country and Zimbabwe. The British have since realised that we need each other and not us only needing them, they are our colonial […]

Leave Vapositori alone

Why is it there are people who seem to be shocked that the members of the Apostolic sect lead by Madzibaba Ishmael Mufani in Budiriro suburbs have gone back  to their shrine? I don’t see the problem in them occupying their shrine. I think they have the right to occupy their shrine as Zimbabwean citizens. […]