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August 15, 2018 8:43 AM Gweru typhoid death toll rises to 7

The death toll due to the typhoid outbreak in Gweru has risen to seven, with fresh cases being suspected in Ascot and Mtapa high-density suburbs. It is suspected that the number of people who succumbed to the disease could be higher as some cases were not reported after Gweru City Council allegedly concealed the disease for close to a month before it was discovered 13

August 15, 2018 7:05 AM 41 deaths from Ebola in Congo, health officials ‘worried’

Fifty-seven cases of Ebola have been identified in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO said yesterday. Of those cases, 30 have been confirmed and 27 are probable cases. Forty-one people have died from the viral haemorrhagic fever so far in this outbreak. The outbreak, in the North Kivu province, is challenging because it is an active 15

August 5, 2018 8:05 PM ‘Ancestors’ order woman to stay in bush

A family from Bulawayo’s Emganwini suburb reportedly “deserted” their home to stay in the bush after getting an order from their ancestors. Despite the plummeting temperatures that the Meteorological Services Department warned people about in the past month the family “braved” the freezing weather. Some congregants of an Apostolic sect became worried 39

July 23, 2018 3:07 PM Over 50 percent of prostitutes HIV+

More than half of commercial sex workers in the country are HIV positive, UNAIDS has revealed in a report. According to the 2018 report released on Thursday, the country has 45 000 sex workers who have a HIV prevalence of 56.2 percent. The reports notes that although about one in two sex workers are HIV positive, almost all of them know their status 21

July 21, 2018 5:47 PM Prophet arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of him and repeatedly yelling "Belay, wake up". An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of him and repeatedly yelling “Belay, wake up”. It was not successful 19

July 16, 2018 4:19 PM Govt explains shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland

The shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland is a result of sparse population density caused by migration of local citizens to neighbouring countries, government has said. This comes amid bitter complaints over a critical shortage of primary health care facilities in the three Matabeleland provinces. So dire is the situation that villagers are being forced 47

July 16, 2018 3:39 PM NatPharm looks for hospital equipment

State-run National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm) is seeking bidders for the supply, installation and commissioning of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment. In a Government Gazette published on Friday, NatPharm said tenders close on September 11 for the supply of the equipment. The pharmaceutical company — which has been battling to restore 39

July 12, 2018 2:13 PM Potraz in telemedicine initiative

Telecommunications regulator Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is supporting local health facilities to access specialist services through its innovative tele-medicine programme, a Cabinet minister has said. Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Supa Mandiwanzira told delegates and residents 17

July 11, 2018 1:51 PM Tobva tadii paya crew speaks

The Zimbabwean teenage gang known as ‘Tobva tadii paya’ whose case grew popular on social media after going on a raping spree of sex workers have reportedly urged all who have heard their story to accept them when they come back into the community. Thabani Gazi (19) who is said to be the ring leader on the night of the rape, the video narrator Romeo 28

July 10, 2018 1:13 PM New Nigeria opposition alliance aims to defeat Buhari

Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has formed an alliance with dozens of other parties in a bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election. The coalition, including a faction of the governing party, plans to field a single candidate. Mr Buhari, whose first term has been blighted by ill health, says he will run in 2019. A similar 28