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  • #WarVets trial postponed indefinitely

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016 CHANNELZIM

    A Zimbabwe court on Wednesday indefinitely postponed the trial of five war veteran leaders charged with insulting longtime President Robert Mugabe, citing bungling by the prosecution. The five were facing charges for authoring a highly-critical statement accusing Mugabe of "dictatorial"...

  • Zimbabwe war veterans in court for insulting Mugabe

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016 CHANNELZIM

    HARARE - Five prominent Zimbabwe war veterans arrested earlier this year in a crackdown on critics of President Robert Mugabe, appeared in court Tuesday for insulting the 92-year-old leader. The...

  • Industrial capacity utilisation rises to 47pct, but firms not excited about protectionism

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016 CHANNELZIM

    HARARE  – Zimbabwe’s industrial capacity utilisation rose to 47.4 percent in 2016, up from 34.3 percent last year, mainly driven by an import ban imposed by the government earlier in the year, a...

  • Haemorrhaging ZESA sees loss doubling to $233 mln

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016 CHANNELZIM

    HARARE – Zimbabwe’s power utility ZESA Holdings has incurred a loss of $140 million in the nine months to September, which is expected to widen to $233 million by year end,  an official has said....

  • Zimbabwe’s power group owes $18m to Eskom

    Wednesday, 23 November 2016 CHANNELZIM

    HARARE - The Zimbabwean Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) has warned that the current dollar crunch could result in its foreign electricity suppliers such as Eskom and Mozambique switching the...

  • Bulawayo City Council plans for future water supplies

    Thursday, 22 September 2016 Radio Dialogue

    BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo City Council has recorded growth as it is able to provide 3 000 housing stands per annum and has already made adequate plans to ensure consistent future water supplies amid...

  • Matabeleland dams diminishing

    Thursday, 22 September 2016 Radio Dialogue

    BULAWAYO - Water and climate change expert Piette Velde has revealed most dams in Matabeleland have turned into white elephants and the projects died due to a lack of investment in maintenance of...

  • UNICEF: El Niño Affects Thousands of Children in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, 22 September 2016 VOA Studio 7

    WASHINGTON DC — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the 2015-2016 El Niño, which devastated crops and decimated livestock in Zimbabwe, affected thousands of children in the southern...

  • Upgrade to Zimbabwe’s highway to SA will cost $2.7bn

    Tuesday, 23 August 2016 CHANNELZIM

    Zimbabwe has agreed to a $2.7bn deal with companies from Austria and China to upgrade the country’s busiest road linking SA with countries to the north. The deal will be one of the country’s biggest...

  • PDP Dismisses Govt's Command Agriculture Programme

    Wednesday, 17 August 2016 Radio VOP

    HARARE - The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed government’s newly introduced command agriculture programme which seeks to ease the country’s perennial grain shortages by...

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