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  • Street kids feel the heat as economy fails

    February 23, 2014 4:48 AM 54

    NATHAN Shambare set his foot in Harare as an eight-year-old, with a distant dream of finding a future home in this bustling city. Thirteen years on, Shambare had to keep dreaming, as the country’s economy experienced a prolonged free-fall. As a kid, Nathan said, well-wishers used to give him a few coins out of sympathy. To survive, he joins his peers

  • Gwindi award angers Harare residents

    February 22, 2014 8:52 PM 71

    RESIDENTS lobby group, the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA), has reacted angrily to a decision by the Council to award “best sports administrator in 2013” to spokesperson Leslie Gwindi. Gwindi serves as chairperson of Premier Soccer League club Harare City whose franchise is owned by the local authority. “While we don’t have anything against

  • BancABC Sup8r Cup off the calendar

    February 22, 2014 5:10 PM 33

    The BancABC Sup8r Cup has been struck off the PSL calendar following the pulling out of sponsors BancABC. The knockout tournament which featured top-eight teams from the previous season had become the second richest tournament in Zimbabwe, even richer than the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele confirmed the financial

  • signs of health trouble

    February 22, 2014 3:10 PM 31

    SPEAKING in an interview with the ZBC ahead of his 90th birthday - which he passed in a Singapore clinic - President Robert Mugabe repeated his now yearly claim that his is as ‘fit as a fiddle’. Again when he turned 89 last year, the Zanu PF strongman, who is rumoured to be battling advanced prostate cancer, also denied senility insisting that: “The 89 years

  • Police Target Tsvangirai Loyalists, Youth Leader Arrested Over Mangoma “Assault”

    February 22, 2014 2:51 PM 28

    - Zimbabwean police have charged MDC-T youth leader James Chidhakwa with assaulting the opposition party’s deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma as it emerged that a manhunt has been launched for the arrest of some senior party leaders loyal to party leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Chidhakwa, the MDC-T youth secretary for security and defence was arrested

  • Parly should regulate salaries, Speaker

    February 22, 2014 4:50 AM 28

    PARLIAMENT should draft a policy regulating the remuneration of executives running State, the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda has said. Mudenda said the law making house should come up with a policy that creates a remuneration commission to rationalise state enterprises salaries. “During the constitution-making process, there was a lot of debate

  • A savvy Girl Scout is selling cookies at a cannabis clinic in San Francisco

    February 21, 2014 6:11 PM 47

    By Colin Daileda, Mashable Any patients at The Green Cross with the munchies didn't stand a chance. In two hours on President's Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic — people gobbled up all her Dulce de Leches and blazed through the Tagalongs. According to her mother, Carol, that's 37 more boxes than what she sold during the same two-hour period

  • Kiev caught in crossfire as EU and Russia put pressure on authorities

    February 21, 2014 4:31 PM 29

    At stake is the political and economic future of the nation of 46 million people, which is becoming increasingly cleaved between the largely pro-Russian east, which backs President Viktor Yanukovych, and those who want to bring down his government and forge closer ties with the EU. The conflict has sent relations between Brussels and Moscow to their

  • The little steps we have to walk

    February 21, 2014 2:42 PM 33

    THE current state of our national affairs does not need anyone from Mars to alert us. We are all too aware of the poor state of our economy in which companies are closing every other week. We are all too aware of the poor state of our road and rail networks and the death trap that is the vehicles that ply them. We are also all too well aware of the appalling

  • Zimbabwe Wins Sochi Olympics When Medals Depends on 1-to-1 Ratio

    February 21, 2014 11:19 AM 34

    Should Luke Steyn defy the odds to win Zimbabwe’s first Winter Olympics medal, the Alpine skier says that the landlocked African nation should leapfrog Norway and the U.S. to lead the medals table at the Sochi Games. “Gold medals are important, but it should be the number of medals divided by how many people are on the team,” the 20-year-old skier, who is Zimbabwe’s