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‘No-one would have cared if Man City were 25 points clear’

LONDON. — Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, says it’s unlikely anyone would have cared if the English Premiership was halted today with Manchester City having established a 25-point lead at the top of the table. But, because it’s Liverpool, who haven’t won the league for 30 years, the whole world appears to be singing in […]

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New energy policies set tone for green future

Joseph Madzimure and Nesia Mhaka PRESIDENT Mnangagwa yesterday launched two energy policies, effectively setting the tone for the development and sustainable exploitation of renewable energy. The National Renewable Energy policy and Biofuels policy of Zimbabwe seek to promote optimal supply and utilisation of energy for socio-economic development. Government is seeking to prioritise the exploitation of […]

Business
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Govt engages IFC over venture capital fund

Tawanda Musarurwa Senior Business Reporter Government says it has engaged the International Finance Corporation (IFC) over a possible investment into the National Venture Capital Fund. Last November Treasury announced plans to set up a National Venture Capital Fund that would work to provide venture capital financing to start-ups and small to medium enterprises with strong […]

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Editorial Comment: Renewable energy policies vital for power sustenance

The launch of the National Renewable Energy Policy (NREP) and the Bio-fuels Policy of Zimbabwe represents a major milestone in our country’s efforts to catalyse the transition to renewable energy — a key step in the attainment of Strategic Development Goal (SDG) number 7, which seeks to ensure universal energy access to all. It is […]

Sports
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Mapeza’s impact continues to be felt in SA

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor NORMAN MAPEZA might have left Chippa United three weeks ago but his impact continues to be felt, and celebrated, with AFCON Cup winner, Mark Williams, the latest influential figure in South African football to salute the Zimbabwean coach. Mapeza quit the Chilli Boys at the beginning of this month, after […]

Zimbabwe
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‘No going back on land reform, Zimdollar’

Manicaland Bureau President Mnangagwa on Wednesday stressed that land reform was irreversible and the Government would not substitute the local currency — the Zimbabwe dollar — despite machinations to destabilise and destroy it. He made the remarks when he addressed a rally at Bumhira Secondary School in Nyanga North after having commissioned Nyakomba Irrigation Scheme […]

Zimbabwe
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President orders schools, colleges to close next week

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Reporter All schools, colleges and universities must close next Tuesday as the Government steps up efforts to ensure any outbreak of coronavirus in Zimbabwe is controlled and minimised. So far, no case has been confirmed yet. While originally the Government was prepared to let the normal term end, President Mnangagwa yesterday said, […]

Crime & Courts
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5 armed robbers killed in shoot-out

Freeman Razemba Crime Reporter FIVE armed robbers accused of robbing two Harare businessmen — Messrs Tawanda Nyambirai and Rodney Dangarembizi — of over US$220 000, were yesterday killed in a shoot-out with detectives. Two of them survived and were arrested. Police sources suspect the five were part of the gang that robbed money changers of […]

Zimbabwe
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Covid-19 preparedness plan launched

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa yesterday launched Zimbabwe’s US$26 million preparedness and response plan for coronavirus aimed at building an integrated and coordinated strategy on preventing the spread of the virus causing Covid-19 and mitigating its effects. He said coronavirus was almost certain to reach Zimbabwe, hence the need for a detailed plan to […]

Zimbabwe
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Malawi president sacks army chief

LILONGWE — Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday fired the country’s Army Commander General Vincent Nundwe and his deputy Lieutenant Clement Namangale,

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