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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 off to Equatorial Guinea

 
  African Union Deputy Chair President Mugabe yesterday left Harare for the 2nd Africa-Turkey Summit that will be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, today and tomorrow. President Mugabe was seen off at Harare International Airport by Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru; Senior Minister of State Simon Khaya Moyo; Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi; Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo; Minister of State for Harare Provincial Affairs Miriam Chikukwa; Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda; and service chiefs.<<Read More>>  
     
 

Sadc hails Zim’s stance on gender

 
  Zimbabwe has achieved a lot in terms of gender mainstreaming and women empowerment in various sectors including education, agriculture and trade, but more needs to be done in dealing with structural differences and imbalance within societies. This was said by head of the Sadc Gender Unit Mrs Magdeline Mathiba-Madibela during a courtesy call on Women’s Affairs<<Read More>>  
     
 

Continue upholding Sata legacy: President Mugabe

 
  THE greatest tribute that Zambians can give their late fifth republican president Cde Michael Chilufya Sata is to continue with his great works and ensure that they speak to future generations, President Mugabe said yesterday. When he was announced as the next speaker on the programme, rapturous applause rang out throughout the Heroes Stadium <<Read More>>  
 

 

 
 

Mnangagwa assumes Sadc justice ministers’ chair

 
 

Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday took over the chairmanship of the SADC Committee for Ministers of Justice and Attorneys-General and was tasked to ensure the setting up of the SADC Administrative Tribunal. The sadc Administrative Tribunal will deal with disputes involving the regional body’s employees. <<Read More>>

 
     
 

Govt to help fund dam construction

 
 

GOVERNMENT will early next year issue a $300 million bond to help fund and speed up countrywide dam construction, a key defence against climate change and global warming.. <<Read More>>

 
     
 

Government launches housing scheme

 
 

Government on Thursday launched the Harare chapter of the National Housing Delivery Programme under Zim-Asset that will see more than 105 000 housing units being built in the capital city by 2018. The programme will also be launched in other provinces in the coming weeks <<Read More>>

 
     

Initiatives

Mavhaire commissions biogas project  
Government and its developing partners have embarked on a five-year domestic biogas project which seeks to construct 8 000 digesters in rural areas. Energy and Power Development Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire, in a speech <<Read More>>  
   

Airport Road Project: Phase 1 almost complete

 
THE Zimbabwe National Road Administration will complete the first phase of the Airport Road resurfacing programme by next month, acting chief executive officer Mr Moses Juma, has said <<Read More>>  
   

ZDF urged to adapt to technology

 

Zimbabwe Defence Forces should be equipped with military technology to adapt to the changing warfare, Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, has said. Speaking at a ceremony marking the graduation of 52 officers of Junior Staff Course Number 62 at the Zimbabwe Staff College in Harare yesterday, Dr Sekeramayi said it was important to equip the Defence Forces with military technology because of innovations in information technology. <<Read More>>

 
   
ZimTrade moves to revive textile industry   
Zimtrade has put in place initiatives to revive the collapsing clothing and textile industry, which in recent years has gone through significant decline. ZimTrade CEO Mrs Sithembile Pilime said there was need to restore the clothing and textile industry to its glory days when Zimbabwe exported products in vast amounts to the European Union, SADC and the United States <<Read More>>  
   

IMF approves successor SMP

 

The International Monetary Fund said the successful implementation of the successor Staff Monitored Programme will address Zimbabwe’s precarious external position, large current account deficit and growing external arrears. <<Read More>>

 
   

Ministry of Health develops baby food supplements

 

The Ministry of Health and Child Care will in early 2015 introduce new food supplements for infants between six months and two years old to prevent stunting. Stunting — defined as retarded growth — is caused by persistent malnutrition in early childhood and becomes irreversible at 36 months. <<Read More>>

 
   

 

Entertainment

Another test for Peter

When Peter Moyo launches his debut DVD for “Mushonga Mukuru” at Private Lounge tonight, he opens a new chapter of comparisons that have littered his budding music career for the past three years. Since he took over the reins at Utakataka Express from his late father, Tongai, in 2011, Peter has been inevitably compared to the departed stylish sungura star, with many critics saying he falls far below Tongai’s standard.<<Read More>>

 

Macheso in farewell show

Alick Macheso will tonight bid his fans farewell at a show at Ice and Fire Pamuzinda ahead of his tour of South Africa next week. The sungura master will share the stage with Peter Moyo in a show that will also celebrate the latter’s DVD “Mushonga Mukuru” that was launched last night. Macheso has travelled to South Africa several times this year and the upcoming show is likely to be his last across the Limpopo River before he goes on a festive season national tour.<<Read More>>

 

Sabhuku Vharazipi brews up a storm

Magical Films director Edward Chombe and creator of popular production Sabhuku Vharazipi series, David Dzatsunga, have described the main characters of the production as “rebels” that broke away from the rest of the team when they did another production and went on a separate national tour. <<Read More>>
 

Vimbai returns to BBA as . . . Zimbabwe housemates eye top 10

With just 20 days away from the grand finale at the Big Brother Africa — Hotshots, Zimbabwean housemates are on the verge of making it to the final top 10. There are only 12 housemates left and many fans are hoping that Zimbabwe will not only be in top 10 but top five as well. <<Read More>>
 

Sport

DeMbare not giving up: Murape

 

HARARE giants Dynamos may no longer have the destiny of the championship in their hands but the defending champions have vowed to “fight to the bitter end’’ in their quest for a fourth straight Castle Lager Premiership title. Dynamos slipped into second place and two points behind ZPC Kariba when the electricity men came from behind to win the decisive encounter 2-1 at the National Sports Stadium two weeks ago. <<Read More>>

 
   

2017 AFCON BID FLOPS…Zimbabwe fail to meet CAF criteria l Kenya, Sudan fall by the wayside

 
ZIMBABWE’S quest to host the 2017 Nations Cup finals has collapsed, at the very first hurdle, with the Confederation of African Football leadership ruling that the bid submitted by the country fell short of the criteria set for such an assignment. The decision by the CAF executive committee, at their meeting in Cairo, Egypt<<Read More>>  
   

THE FAIR PLAY COACH

 
FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza says he would have preferred to battle Harare City in the Chibuku Super Cup final showdown on Sunday away from his team’s home ground at Mandava. There has been concern, in the Sunshine Boys camp, that their opponents have been handed an advantage and will start the match on the front foot because the big match is being held in their stadium where they have built a fortress under Mapeza. <<Read More>>  
   

CITY BOYS EYE SUNSHINE

 
A THREE-MONTH journey that started at Rimuka in Kadoma, with Osborne Mukuradare’s priceless header making all the difference in a 1-0 win over ZPC Kariba in the first round, reaches its climax at Mandava when Harare City plunge into a winner-take-all showdown against FC Platinum in the 2014 Chibuku Super Cup final tomorrow. <<Read More>>  
   

Pasuwa, Chaminuka unite for national duty

 
FOR the cause of the nation, the rivals in this year’s Castle Lager Premiership title race — Saul Chaminuka and Callisto Pasuwa — will unite and work together when they lead the Young Warriors in an international friendly this weekend <<Read More>>  
   

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 05:44