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  • Soccer Star of The Year Finalists

    November 24, 2013 2:14 PM 95

    Chicken Inn midfielder Kuda Mahachi returned on the XI Soccer Stars calendar for the second season running following a selection process held in Harare on Saturday. Football writers, coaches and Footballers Union of Zimbabwe met and voted for the XI season’s best. The 21-year-old’s club teammate Tendai Ndoro also found his way on the list courtesy of being

  • Zimbabwe orders foreigners to close shop

    November 23, 2013 3:00 PM 141

    HARARE - Zimbabwean authorities say they have given foreign shop-owners - mostly Chinese and Nigerian nationals - an ultimatum to shut down their businesses by 1 January. A top official of the black empowerment ministry said only Zimbabweans had the right to run shops that have sprung up across the country and are termed foreign businesses targeted under

  • The diamond curse rocks Zimbabwe

    November 23, 2013 10:05 AM 100

    in Opinion / on November 23, 2013 at 9:59 am / Last week I attended a National Endowment for Democracy (NED) roundtable discussion on Africa’s resource curse led by eminent scholar Larry Diamond. The Council on Foreign Relations recently published Diamond’s article Petroleum to the People, co-authored by Jack Mosbacher, in which they explain how Africa’s

  • Zimbabwe banks limit withdrawals as cash crunch bites

    November 23, 2013 7:49 AM 70

    in Business, News / on November 23, 2013 at 9:03 am / LIQUIDITY conditions have worsened in the last two weeks with more banks limiting cash withdrawals in recent days amid fears the financial services sector is headed for troubled times. Information gathered by the Zimbabwe Independent shows some banks, particularly indigenous ones, have resorted to withdrawal

  • 26 killed on SA roads

    November 23, 2013 7:31 AM 97

    JOHANNESBURG – Two accidents on South African roads have resulted in 26 people being killed in less than 24 hours. The first accident was in Limpopo outside Makhado where 11 people died and 47 others were injured after a bus collided head–on with a car. Another happened in KwaZulu–Natal on Friday afternoon where a taxi driver lost control and crashed

  • Investors put off by Air Zim debts, official

    November 23, 2013 4:48 AM 82

    AIR Zimbabwe is scaring potential foreign investors away with its legacy of unresolved employee salary disputes, a senior government official has revealed. Transport and Infrastructural Development ministry secretary Munesushe Munodawafa this week told a Parliamentary portfolio committee that investors had shown keen interest in the struggling national

  • Govt plans new law to boost mining

    November 23, 2013 1:33 AM 83

    THE government, which has the world’s second-biggest platinum reserves, is planning a new mine law that may compel companies to use exploration concessions or face losing them and will determine how much miners pay to use land. The new act will include “a whole range of things” including a “use-it-or-lose-it” policy and rules to ensure value is added

  • Telecel Zimbabwe attempts wooing subscribers with cheap SMS bundles

    November 22, 2013 11:59 AM 99

    Zimbabwe mobile operator Telecel is trying to get its subscribers to send more text messages. In an age where internet instant messaging services such as WhatsApp are killing off the SMS across the globe, Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced a promotion allowing pre-paid subscribers to purchase text message bundles in bulk. The new bundles on offer include

  • Economic Indigenization and the Struggle for Social and Economic Justice in Zimbabwe

    November 22, 2013 11:25 AM 80

    in Opinion / on November 22, 2013 at 11:18 am / Let me begin by expressing my gratitude to ZIMCODD for inviting me to this important meeting. It is one of the few meetings where I know I would not be out of order for referring to participants here present as comrades. Mainly because we not only share the same ideals and principles around debt and development

  • Donors weigh into MDC-T power scrap

    November 22, 2013 9:42 AM 407

    THE MDC-T’s acrimonious power struggle, which has seen party leader Morgan Tsvangirai battling a revolt by senior party officials seeking leadership renewal after the party’s dismal July 31 elections loss, has spilled into the donor community putting the party in a precarious position as it seeks to regroup to challenge Zanu PF. Since Tsvangirai’s controversial