Monthly Archives: June 2015

Jonathan Moyo fuels Twitter wars

The Standard By Everson Mushava 28 June 2015 Jonathan Moyo’s social media spats using unrestrained language are uncalled for and unstrategic for someone who doubles as a “Information minister and government spokesperson”, analysts have said. Moyo was last week chucked out of Cabinet by President Robert Mugabe on a supposed technicality after he won the […]

Controversial export of Elephants to China appears under way

National Geographic By Christina Russo 25 June 2015 A grim fate likely awaits young elephants plucked from Zimbabwe’s wild. Chinese crews in a Zimbabwe park are reportedly preparing young elephants and lions captured there for transport to China, triggering alarm among activists who fear that the animals are doomed to a life of suffering. Sources […]

Is politics behind chaos at ZIFA?

Radio VOP By Sij Ncube 19 June 2015 Harare, June 18,2015 – Chaos is reigning supreme within the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA), the country’s soccer controlling body, amid indications it is just a matter of time before the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) dissolved the embattled Cuthbert Dube executive, risking the country’s isolation from international […]

Zimbabwe Prosecutor General ‘a danger to our girls’

News 24 19 June 2012 Zimbabweans have taken to Twitter to express their disgust after the country’s prosecutor general Johannes Tomana made comments that seemed to suggest that girls as young as 12-years-old should be allowed to have sex and get married. According to a state-owned newspaper, the Chronicle, Tomana said girls as young as […]

Zimbabwe needs $300m for food imports

News24 By a correspondent June 16 2015 Harare- The fact that Zimbabwe has to find $300m to import food this year because of a massive drop in maize production is due to the ruling party’s ruinous agricultural policies, the main opposition party said Tuesday. The situation in Zimbabwe could not be “more desperate than what […]

Coltart blames Chiyangwa for demise of Bulawayo industries

The Zimbabwean By Edgar Gweshe 15 June 2015 Former Education Minister David Coltart has accused flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa of enriching himself at the expense of Zimbabwe’s working class. In a recent interview with The Zimbabwean, Coltart said Chiyangwa, who has developed a taste for expensive cars and clothes, was behind the closure of most […]

Day 98: Where is Itai Dzamara?

Daily News June 15 2015 By Thelma Chikwanha HARARE – “Dear God, I know that you will bring my father back,” is a prayer that Nenyasha, daughter of the missing journalist-cum-human rights activist Itai Dzamara recites every night before going to bed. The three-year-old, who has not seen her father for almost 100 days, is […]

U.S Observers urge Washington to monitor tense situation in Harare

VOA By Blessing Zulu June 6 2015 WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s government that recently dispatched a high level delegation to Harare is now being urged to monitor the situation in Harare as there are fears the nation might degenerate into chaos. In an article titled, Omnious Warning Signs Resurface in Zimbabwe, which appeared in […]

Dokora fiddles while schools burn

The Zimbabwe Independent By Herbert Moyo June 5 2015 EVELINE Girls High, a former Group A school situated in the heart of Bulawayo has, among a host of challenges, is reeling from a serious shortage of learning resources while the teachers’ morale, like elsewhere, especially at government schools, is low due to poor remuneration. The […]