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  • 70 diamond cutting, polishing firms close shop

    January 5, 2014 8:00 AM 60

    The country’s diamond cutting licensing policy which includes a US$100 000 licensing fee that is renewed annually and an additional 15 percent sales tax which is levied on any company that buys diamonds from the producing companies for purposes of cutting and polishing on the domestic market has been described by industry experts as restrictive. Concerns

  • An insider from Zimbabwe's ruling government has posted information suggesting that longtime president of the African nation Robert Mugabe has collapsed.

    January 5, 2014 2:05 AM 50

    Happyton Bonyongwe, the Director-General of the Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Organisation, has reportedly tightened security at State House in Zimbabwe, a day after fears for Mugabe's health surfaced, according to internet commenter Baba Jukwa. Baba Jukwa, an insider in the ruling Zanu-PF party who uses a Facebook page to expose corruption in the regime

  • ‘Medical issue’ rocks Tsvangirai marriage

    January 4, 2014 7:57 AM 47

    AN undisclosed but sensitive medical issue which has seen MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai frequently visiting Nigerian prophet TB Joshua is at the centre of the former premier’s marital problems, a state newspaper reported Saturday. Tsvangirai this week confirmed his wife, Elizabeth, was no longer living with him at the Harare mansion acquired for him by the government

  • JB declares 2014 year of possibilities for Malawi: Hits at ‘shameless’ Seodi and ‘failure’ Mutharika

    January 4, 2014 1:11 AM 54

    President Joyce Banda on Thursday fired the starting gun on the 2014 election campaign when she addressed a rally at Namitambo in Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu hitting at one of her challengers in May 20 polls Peter Mutharika and human rights activist Seodi White. Clad in full People’s Party attire, President Banda told the massive

  • Attempts to sanitise Mugabe offensive

    January 3, 2014 5:35 PM 61

    IF THE evil that Robert Mugabe has visited upon Zimbabweans was a light matter, the very desperate attempts by his hired pundits and aspiring spin doctors to restore him to national popularity would have been entertaining. But since the diabolic inventory of Mugabe’s crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe includes a genocide of Biblical scale, and political

  • Inept politician and jilted lover

    January 3, 2014 4:30 PM 123

    HATE or love the man but Morgan Tsvangirai is one of a kind, a man who radiates an obliviously imprudent invincibility and an unworldly endearing nature born out of a starry-eyed inclination to pacify his funding and founding stakeholders. The man is unconscious to the uncanny sophistry of the elite behind the dishonest and deceptive Zimbabwe regime

  • Rick Ross Legally Gets to Keep His Name, Shares "Bound 2" Freestyle

    January 3, 2014 1:30 PM 86

    It's a big day for Rick Ross, who is finished with his three-year legal battle with drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross. "Freeway" Ross sued the rapper (born William Leonard Roberts) in 2010 for appropriating his name and likeness. Now, an appeals court has dismissed the trial on First Amendment grounds, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Thus, Rick Ross is still

  • Zim seeks London bullion market return

    January 3, 2014 1:26 PM 54

    ZIMBABWE intends to seek re-admission into the London Bullion Marketing Association (LBMA) by the end of the first quarter this year, a senior government official said on Friday. The development follows the resumption of gold refining by Fidelity Printers and Refineries in December last year to become the sole buyer and exporter of gold in Zimbabwe effective

  • Snowstorm hammers northeastern US

    January 3, 2014 12:20 PM 60

    January 3 2014 at 02:17pm Boston - A major snowstorm producing blizzard-like conditions hammered the northeastern United States on Friday, causing more than 1 000 U.S. flight delays and cancellations, paralyzing road travel, and closing schools and government offices. The first major winter storm of 2014 brought bone-chilling temperatures and high winds

  • Foreign Retailers Not Banking - Nieeb

    January 3, 2014 7:47 AM 157

    AT least 90 percent of applicants seeking indigenisation compliance certificates in sectors reserved for indigenous Zimbabweans under the Indigenous and Economic Empowerment Act do not have bank accounts, confirming suspicions the bulk of the country's cash is being smuggled out of the country. This startling revelation was discovered during the processing