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Zim’s new mining minister offers fresh hope
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Zim’s new mining minister offers fresh hope

Staff Reporter - Dec 08, 2017

By Kuda Bwititi, Southern Times Business Writer Harare – Zimbabwe’s new Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando, is targeting immediate growth in the sector, amid…

Zim-China sign $220 mln deals to fund infrastructure development
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Zim-China sign $220 mln deals to fund infrastructure development

Staff Reporter - Dec 06, 2017

Harare- Zimbabwe and China on Wednesday signed agreements worth about $220 million for the development of key infrastructure in the country. The funding is divided into a…

New sheriff in town …. as Mnangagwa implements economic reforms
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New sheriff in town …. as Mnangagwa implements economic reforms

Staff Reporter - Dec 01, 2017

By Southern Times Writer Harare - Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved swiftly to kick-start the implementation of sweeping reforms that are expected to spur economic…

Mnangagwa sworn in as President
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Mnangagwa sworn in as President

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Former Zimbabwe vice president, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has been sworn in as President replacing long-time ruler, President Robert Mugabe who resigned on Tuesday, 21…

Adios Mugabe, time to rebuild Zimbabwe
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Adios Mugabe, time to rebuild Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Nov 24, 2017

“You have inherited a jewel in Africa, don’t tarnish it.” These were the words of the late Tanzanian founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere to the then new…

Re-engagement on top of government agenda
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Re-engagement on top of government agenda

Editor Southern Times - Oct 27, 2017

Harare  - The Zimbabwe government is keen to normalize relations with countries that have maintained a hardline stance against Harare, while also strengthening bilateral ties with friendly…

A woman’s strength is unlimited, says award-winning UN peacekeeper
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A woman’s strength is unlimited, says award-winning UN peacekeeper

Editor Southern Times - Oct 27, 2017

“Being a girl child, I dreamt of occupying a powerful position to influence and create change in the community. It was the segregation of women that I…

Veld fires a threat to food security
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Veld fires a threat to food security

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Veld fires are proving to be one of the greatest biodiversity challenges in Zimbabwe and other southern African countries as they lead to the…

New Mat South Minister of State pledges to revive the province
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New Mat South Minister of State pledges to revive the province

Editor Southern Times - Oct 11, 2017

Harare – Newly appointed Minister of State for Matabeleland South Province Aaron Maboyi on Wednesday said he will prioritize rejuvenation of the cattle ranching industry in the province while…

ZTA elated at SA presence at premier tourism expo
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ZTA elated at SA presence at premier tourism expo

Editor Southern Times - Oct 02, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire in Bulawayo Despite reeling under the burden of economic sanctions imposed by the West, Zimbabwe has remained an irrestistible tourist destination judging by…

August – darkest month in Namibia, Zim
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August – darkest month in Namibia, Zim

Editor Southern Times - Sep 04, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire August is one of the most revered months on Zimbabwe and Namibia's annual calendars. It is during this month the two nations mark…

Access to safe water improves in rural areas
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Access to safe water improves in rural areas

Editor Southern Times - Sep 04, 2017

By Charity Ruzvidzo Harare - Zimbabwe continues to prioritise its citizen’s health as evidenced by the increase in access to improved sources of water and sanitation in…

Mugabe hails regional support
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Mugabe hails regional support

Editor Southern Times - Aug 22, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire President Mugabe recently hailed regional countries' support in resisting Western pressure, particularly from Britain which once contemplated a military invasion of Zimbabwe. President…

Mind the gap: Why Zimbabwean researchers need to work with farmers
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Mind the gap: Why Zimbabwean researchers need to work with farmers

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Sally Nyakanyanga Maize seed in drought-prone regions of  should by now come with a government health warning: “Planting can seriously damage your well-being”. That’s because although…

Iran/Zimbabwe cement bilateral ties
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Iran/Zimbabwe cement bilateral ties

Staff Reporter - Aug 09, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Bonded by historical trade ties that have since been shaped by post-independence similar predicaments, Zimbabwe and Iran this week held bilateral talks meant…

AMA back on the market to raise $80m
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AMA back on the market to raise $80m

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

HARARE – The Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) said on Tuesday it is seeking to mobilise an additional $80 million, through Treasury Bills, to be used by the…

Bread basket status beckons for Zim
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Bread basket status beckons for Zim

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - Zimbabwe is set to reclaim its breadbasket status following the runaway success of the Command Agriculture programme initiated by government to…

Father Zimbabwe, a selfless leader
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Father Zimbabwe, a selfless leader

Staff Reporter - Jul 03, 2017

By Walter Mswazie Masvingo – 1 July marks 18 years since Zimbabwe's most decorated and celebrated freedom fighter, unifier, selfless nationalist and political icon, the late Vice…

Cde Chinx and the rhythms of unity
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Cde Chinx and the rhythms of unity

Staff Reporter - Jul 03, 2017

By Ranga Mberi It was 1980. The war was over, freedom was in the air. Within days, a new country, Zimbabwe, would be born. There had been songs…

Plastic money pushing business in rural Zimbabwe
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Plastic money pushing business in rural Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Harare - In Zimbabwe, just like in most African countries, a marriage could not take place without some form of gift or payment of animals,…