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The country of Zimbabwe is 390,580 sq km and is bordered on all sides by other countries. Zambia lies to the northwest with the Zambezi river and its Victoria Falls forming the border. Mozambique lies to the northeast with its border formed by the Eastern Highlands. Botswana lies to the southwest and South Africa to the south (its border formed by the Limpopo River)
 

Government

 

President to officially open show

 
  PRESIDENT Mugabe will officially open the 104th edition of the Harare Agricultural Show tomorrow, running under the theme “Sustaining and transforming Agricultural growth”. This comes against the backdrop of his assumption of the Sadc chairmanship and he will be officiating at the event for the seventh time since independence.<<Read More>>  
     
 

Scheme to downplay President rapped

 
 

AS factional scheming and jostling for leadership positions in Zanu-PF escalates ahead of the party’s elective Congress in December, some individuals who are allegedly plotting Vice President Joice Mujuru’s ascendancy have come up with a new slogan which observers say is divisive and downplays the powers of the President and First Secretary of the ruling party ,<<Read More>>

 
     
 

Dell’Ariccia completes Zim mission

 
  The incoming European Union Ambassador to Zimbabwe will continue to press for the total removal of illegal sanctions imposed on the country when the bloc’s representatives meet in November to review the embargo, an official said yesterday.Former EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Aldo Dell’Ariccia, who left the country yesterday after finishing his tour of duty, <<Read More>>  
     
 

Zim sets up Ebola monitoring at borders

 
 

Government has started setting up health ports to strictly monitor visitors coming in via air or land routes and quarantine them if necessary in a bid to curb a possible Ebola outbreak in the country. Director of Epidemiology in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Portia Manangazira confirmed the development yesterday.<<Read More>>

 
     
 

White farmer gets offer letter

 
 

The fifth largest dairy farmer in Zimbabwe, Mr Gerald Douglas Davison, has been allowed to continue operating on Xekene Farm in Seke in line with Government policy to boost fresh milk delivery and to increase the national herd. Sub-division A of Xekene Farm, measuring 170 hectares, had been compulsorily acquired by Government under the land reform programme, <<Read More>>

 

Initiatives

President requests industry status report

 

PRESIDENT Mugabe has requested the Industry and Commerce Minister to compile a detailed report on the state of industry with a view to finding solutions to the constraints that the private sector is facing. Industry and Commerce Minister Michael Bimha told the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries congress in Mutare yesterday that President Mugabe wants a sector-by-sector report on industry. <<Read More>>

 
   

Land sub-leasing law on cards

 

Government is drafting a regulatory framework on contract farming that is expected to deal with cases of resettled farmers who are leasing farms to white former commercial farmers, a senior official said last week.The new farmers are leasing the land under the disguise of engaging in contract farming, it was established. <<Read More>>

 
   

Secure coastal trade routes — Sekeramayi

 

DEFENCE Minister Sydney Sekeramayi has underscored the need to secure Sadc coastal trade routes as 80 percent of the region is dependent on them for business. Officially closing a month-long Sadc Special Forces training in Kariba yesterday, Minister Sekeramayi said the bloc has witnessed an upsurge in crimes on coastal areas. <<Read More>>

 
   

 

Entertainment

Chinotimba snubs comedy show

Efforts to bring Buhera South Member of Parliament Joseph “Chinoz” Chinotimba back to the Book Café comedy stage hit a brick wall yesterday after the legislator refused to be ‘used for free’.Chinotimba was billed to be part of a comedy show set for the Book Café tonight as a guest act.<<Read More>>
 

Storm brews in Madzibaba camp

All is not well in sungura godfather Nicholas Zakaria’s camp following band members’ protest over remuneration.The musician last week cancelled a show that was slated for Chikwanha Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza after two of his band members quit his Khiama Boys over a salary dispute.<<Read More>>

 

Blessing’s new ‘audio Bible’

If Blessing Shumba is not the man of the moment, then he is the man of eternity. The gospel thoroughbred’s new album “Holy Psalms Vol 1: NdiJesu” will not only spread devotional shockwaves but will also immortalise him as one of the best psalmists ever to emerge from the country.<<Read More>>

 

Continental fame beckons for Big Brother hotshots

More Swag, More Glamour, More Big Brother Africa! The continent’s biggest reality show returns for its ninth season on Sunday September 7 with the housemates competing for a massive prize pot of USD 300 000 – with more twists than ever before! AfricaMagic can reveal that the new season will be known as Hotshots. <<Read More>>

 

Sport

DeMbare crack whip

 
CHAMPIONS Dynamos have suspended skipper Murape Murape and striker Roderick Mutuma following a training ground bust-up in which the duo exchanged blows allegedly over the bonuses row that led to a strike at the club last week. <<Read More>>  
   

Zifa appointments clarified

 
ZIFA vice-president Omega Sibanda may have distanced himself from the appointment of junior national team coaches, but it has emerged that he is bound by a board resolution which decided to restructure all the Young Warriors’ sides and disband the senior side.  <<Read More>>  
   

Aussies taking Zim seriously

 
SYDNEY. — Captain Michael Clarke yesterday insisted Australia’s visit to Zimbabwe was not a “token tour” or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international cricket action.14-man squad departed yesterday for Harare to play a two-week series that also involves South Africa<<Read More>>  
   

Motocross junior sensation Muzinda gets her bike

 
ZIMBABWE motocross junior sensation Tanya Muzinda was yesterday officially handed her new KTM motorbike by the outgoing European Union Ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell’Arricia.Muzinda was in May appointed European Union’s ambassador for food security in the rural areas,<<Read More>>  
   

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 06:14