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  • Fraud-accused Air Zim bosses refused bail

    February 20, 2014 3:25 AM 80

    THREE former Air Zimbabwe bosses accused of swindling the national airline of more than 5.0 million euros and US$2.0 million have been denied bail. Suspended chief executive officer Innocent Mavhunga is jointly charged with sacked company secretary Grace Pfumbidzayi, who is also charged on separate court record alongside former chief executive officer

  • Markit: Households optimistic about finances in 2014

    February 20, 2014 12:15 AM 25

    Households across the UK are feeling more positive about the outlook for their finances than at any time since 2009, according to new research. The HFI, which is based on a survey of 1500 UK households, rose to 42.1 in February from 41.7 in January. Any figure under 50 reflects a deterioration in finances. Over 50 reflects an improvement. But while families

  • Former US Congressman Appears in Zimbabwean Court

    February 19, 2014 10:12 PM 69

    A former US congressman has appeared in court in Zimbabwe on charges of possessing pornographic images and staying in the country without a valid visa. Mel Reynolds, 62, a convicted sex offender in the United States, was arrested at a hotel on Monday and faces a maximum two-year jail term or a fine if convicted on the pornography charge. Asked by reporters

  • Teacher sodomises 10 primary school boys

    February 19, 2014 8:27 PM 34

    A PART-TIME Inyathi teacher has admitted 15 counts of sodomy against 10 boys but claimed to have been under a spell when carrying out the heinous attacks. Nkosiyazi Sibanda, 20, allegedly sodomised 10 primary school boys between September 2012 and October 2013 but claimed to have been unconscious in all instances when he appeared this week before Bulawayo

  • Couch Potato Today, Wheelchair Tomorrow? Study Links Sitting, Disability

    February 19, 2014 6:47 PM 55

    Here's another reason desk jockeys need to get up and move. Researchers are finding that sedentary behaviors like sitting even just an hour extra per day can up your risk for disabilities in later life — even if you are a moderately active gym rat. The study published Wednesday in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health is the first to show that sedentary

  • $616m expected as tobacco sales open

    February 19, 2014 9:12 AM 20

    THE 2014 tobacco marketing season opens on Wednesday with earnings expected to top the $616 million achieved in the prior year on higher output, providing relief to an economy starved of liquidity. Output is seen between 175 million kilogrammes and 185 million kg after 91, 000 farmers – mostly small-scale growers – registered to grow the crop for the current

  • $1m road repair for Mugabe bride

    February 19, 2014 3:20 AM 38

    Harare city officials have been ordered to spruce up roads linking Zimbabwe's State House and President Robert Mugabe's private home in Borrowdale Brooke in preparation for the wedding of Mugabe's daughter, Bona. The urgent road upgradings are expected to cost the state about $1-million, local reports said. It is understood that Harare officials have been told that the project

  • Cats and Dogs May See in Ultraviolet

    February 19, 2014 12:13 AM 108

    A house cat's bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. The kitty may be seeing things that human eyes can't. Unlike humans, many animals see in ultraviolet, and a study now suggests that cats, dogs and other mammals can, too. Knowing these animals see things invisible to humans could shed some light on the animals' behavior, the researchers

  • Couple seeks funds in US for children

    February 18, 2014 7:01 PM 152

    CHRISTOPHER and Nancy Maphosa arrived in the United States at the beginning of the month, and they are on a mission. A mission to raise awareness, and funds, for their Zimbabwean children’s ministry: Today for Tomorrow. “We do HIV and AIDS prevention (teaching) to children of 14 years and below,” he said. “We are determined to contribute significantly

  • Ukraine police storm main Kiev protest camp

    February 18, 2014 6:20 PM 27

    Ukrainian police are storming the main anti-government protest camp in the capital, Kiev. Loud explosions are taking place, fireworks are being thrown and water cannon have been deployed. During the day, at least nine people were killed, including two policemen, as protesters and security forces clashed in the worst violence in weeks. Security forces