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August 16, 2018 5:19 PM Mali president wins second term in country plagued by violence

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita secured a second five-year term after beating former Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse in the Aug. 12 runoff election by a landslide. Keita secured 67 percent of the vote against Cisse’s 33 percent, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization Mohamed Ag Erlaf said in a broadcast on state television

August 14, 2018 4:32 PM It’s not the economy

Over the years, local sports bodies and teams have cried out for funding and sponsorship ahead of crucial matches and assignments. Shortly before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, the Zimbabwe government had to fork out $1 million to bankroll the Warriors’ participation in Gabon. Just last month, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced they would 12

August 9, 2018 12:35 PM City offers discounts on bill payments

Harare City Council is offering discounts on bill payments for residential properties for 90 days from July 23 to October 23. In a statement issued by council’s acting finance director Mr Stanley Ndemera yesterday, the city said the discount was only targeting a few. “Targeted ratepayers are residential properties, which are paid up, residential properties 16

August 5, 2018 8:22 PM Money in the bank for fired Amini

STRUGGLING Castle Lager Premier Soccer League outfit Bulawayo City will pay their former coach Amini Soma Phiri, a monthly salary of between $1 000 and $1 500 till the end of year, B-Metro Sport has learnt. Phiri, a former Highlanders player, team manager and coach, was shown the exit at Amakhosi late last week, after his charges posted a string of poor results 40

August 2, 2018 6:33 PM Full details of Zim election’s parliamentary seats results

The result shows 69 percent parliamentary representation for Zanu-PF and 30 percent for the MDC-Alliance. President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu-PF have amassed a total of 144 seats while the MDC Alliance got 64 from the general elections, according to the final poll results released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Commissioner Qhubani 47

July 31, 2018 1:59 PM Delta revenue up 41pc

Zimbabwe’s largest beverage maker, Delta Corporation reported a 41 percent increase in revenue for quarter ended June 30 after strong performance in lager beer while volumes increased 33 percent. Pearson Gowero, the company’s chief executive, told shareholders at Delta’s annual general meeting on Friday that lager beer volumes increased 56 percent while 33

July 27, 2018 4:03 PM High Court throws out Chamisa suit against Mnangagwa

The High Court yesterday dismissed an application by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa seeking an order barring President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Zanu PF from interfering with the independence of traditional leaders. Chamisa had dragged his main rival in next Monday’s crunch national elections to court for remarks that the Zanu PF leader made at a ruling 19

July 26, 2018 4:29 PM Zinara seeks $30m to buy new equipment

The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) is seeking close to $30 million to purchase road construction equipment. Transport minister Joram Gumbo said government will contribute $20 million while the roads administrator will chip in with $8,3 million. “You will be aware that 60 percent of funds disbursed to road authorities are taken up by equipment 19

July 25, 2018 1:49 PM 17,5 percent civil servants allowance not one-off payment’

The government has said the 17,5 percent allowance awarded to civil servants was not a one-off payment. This comes amid claims that it was a vote-catching gimmick ahead of the July 30 vote. Public Service Commission chair Vincent Hungwe said in a statement yesterday that there were people who were lying that the government will reverse the increment 20

July 24, 2018 3:25 PM ZSE surge persists as polls approach

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) defied the edgy election mood last week, ending the session with the mainstream All Share Index soaring 2,75 percent to 117,29 points while the Industrials added 2,84 percent to 394,35 points which was 2,06 points shy of the year high of 396,41 points. Equities research firm EFE Securities said the 3,40 percent rise in the Top Ten Index 21