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Kenya’s new fake news bill might be a saviour

Kenya's cyber crime bill may just be what the country needs writes Daniel Kipchumba Ngetich
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill, 2018 and Public Trustee (Amendment) Bill, 2018 this week arousing hope among Kenyans...

Opinion: Chamisa is seriously fake and dishonest

Nelson Chamisa engineered a deathbed coup in the MDC-T
By Nomazulu Thata Comrade Douglas Coltart said in his twitter “This kind of sexist joke might get the crowd laughing but it detracts overall message: worst of all it is...

Dear Nelson Chamisa, is God really in it?

Is God really in it, asks Munya Hoto.
Come July of this year, Zimbabweans will exercise their constitutional right to elect a new government in a harmonised general election. The stage upon...

Corruption, mismanagement at ZESA threatens to dump Zim into darkness

Sources familiar with the jobs for pals scheme told Khuluma Afrika that technicians outsourced by ZESA were being paid as much as four times more than those employed by ZESA despite at times holding less qualifications, less experience, and working on a part time basis.
Harare - Massive corruption, nepotism, jobs for pals schemes, and blatant mismanagement at Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) and Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) are threatening...

Police remain mum on civilian shootings, killings

Armed Zimbabwean police battle rioters in Harare, Monday, July, 4, 2016.Police in Zimbabwe’s capital fired tear gas and water cannons in an attempt to quell rioting by taxi and mini bus drivers protesting what they describe as police harassment.The violence came amid a surge in protests in recent weeks because of economic hardships and alleged mismanagement by the government of President Robert Mugabe.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Harare - The Zimbabwe Republic Police has remained tight lipped on the killing of two unarmed civilians and injuring of four others by members of...

Full list of foreign currency externalisers

Zim govt has released a list of foreign currency externalisers which features some well known companies
CATEGORY I :      Illicit Financial Flows – Funds Externalised through Non Repatriation Of Export Proceeds Name of Exporter Sector Amount (USD) 1.              African Associated Mines Mining 62,049,622 2.              Marange Resources Mining 54,238,249 3.              Canadile...

Kenya: Biting baboons of Nakuru

In Nakuru county, some 160 km from Kenya's capital city Nairobi, the primates and residents of Lake view estate engage in a war of might daily.
By Daniel Kipchumba Ng’etich. The nice vicinity, bordering the vast lake Nakuru, one of the leading tourism destinations in the world, hides a deep...

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Toward a New Zimbabwe

After all, Mnangagwa has been in charge for 7 days. He has promised elections in just a few months. This is an interim cabinet. The real cabinet will be seen after July / August polls.
Guest Column by Zimbabwe's President, Emmerson D Mnangagwa (Originally published on New York Times HARARE, Zimbabwe — In November, the Zimbabwean people, led by our...

Democracy & the curse of the divided vote

The two MDCs put together had a higher vote than ZANUPF in Mangwe, Bulilima West, Matobo North, Umzingwane, Gwanda South, Matobo South. However they lost to ZANUPF candidates because they split the vote.
This article appears on Hopewell Chin'ono Facebook page and is published here with his permission.  Democracy as practiced in the west and how it is...

A Doctor’s view on the strike: We are in a difficult...

Dr Benson Mudiwa is a General Practitioner, trained in Zimbabwe and has worked at Harare Central Hospital and Musiso Hospital in Zaka, Zimbabwe. He is currently based in Swaziland and writes in his personal capacity
Guest Column by Dr Benson Mudiwa On 1 March 2018, Zimbabwe’s government Doctors embarked on yet another industrial action. Doctor strikes in Zimbabwe have become...

African Union bosses laugh at Mugabe’s complaints

Mugabe is now stuck in no man's land, and all boats have sailed
In a major blow to former president Robert Mugabe and his followers, it has emerged that the high-level African Union (AU) mission that met...

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The army's disaster management units trained in China some 3-4 years ago were deployed on the 10th of March across the country's airports, and on the 11th of March across all land borders. 

Army deployed at border to fight COVID-19

Harare - Zimbabwe's military has deployed its most elite disaster management personnel and units across all of Zimbabwe's ports of entry to help fight the...
At least 60,000 people cross Beitbridge in and out of South Africa every week according to SA's latest stats. Another additional 60,000 are thought to cross the border illegally.

20 passengers quarantined at Beitbridge border

Musina - At least 20 passengers travelling into Zimbabwe from South Africa have been quarantined at Beitbridge Border Post after a Malawian national onboard a...
Flight BA58 was scheduled to take off from Cape Town International Airport for London at 6.45pm and was already taxiing for take-off when it was turned back. 

BA flight stops during take-off after learning coronavirus positive passenger onboard

Cape Town - British Airways grounded a Boeing 747 on Tuesday night after it received an alert that a woman who had tested positive for...
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a raft of measures meant to delay the onset of the virus as well as limit its rapid spead

Corona Virus in Zimbabwe: 4 important talking points

Harare - Zimbabwe is still waiting for its first confirmed case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV2) commonly known as COVID-19 or much...
Ndiweni’s spokesperson, Nothiwani Dlodlo described Masuku as a fountain of knowledge on traditional and cultural issues of Matabeleland.

Chief Ndiweni mother dies

Bulawayo - The late Chief Khayisa Ndiweni’s widow Agnes Masuku Ndiweni and mother to dethroned ‘Chief’ Nhlanhla Ndiweni has died. She was 96. The Ndiweni family...