Monthly Archives: February 2010

China throws birthday bash for Mugabe

China said on Monday its embassy in Zimbabwe had thrown a birthday party for president Robert Mugabe, a rare sign of foreign support for a leader reviled by many Zimbabweans and criticised by the United States and Europe.

Secret Russian mine uncovered at farm

The Center for Research and Development (CRD) in Zimbabwe reported that a Russia-based company, DTZ/Ozego, was secretly mining diamonds at Charleswood Estate, a large commercial farm formerly owned by MDC party treasurer Roy Bennett.

UN chief faces row over Zimbabwe cholera deaths

Harare - A former UN official is due to give evidence against Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, accused of undermining humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe and blocking action that could have helped to stop the death of 4,000 people.

Clapperton Mavhunga named NY University Poesis Fellow

New Initiative:Clapperton Mavhunga, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Society (STS), has been selected among the first group of Poesis Fellows, a new initiative based at the Institute for Public Knowledge, located at New York University.

Zimbabwe gender forum discussion

“What difference would engendering the constitution-making process bring?”The Book Café, Fife Ave Mall (upstairs).Thursday 25 Feb 2010 – 5.30-7pm

Woman strangles newborn to conceal her infidelity

A woman from Lupane whose husband works in South Africa gave birth and allegedly strangled the baby and buried it to conceal her infidelity while her spouse was in the neighbouring country, it has been learnt.

Rats invade United Bulawayo hospitals kitchens

One of the city’s major referral centres, United Bulawayo Hospitals, is faced with a problem of a ballooning rat population amid fears that this might cause an outbreak of bubonic plague.

Zim in bid to raise US$50 million from Diaspora

Zimbabwe begging bowl will be extended to the Diaspora once again as the country seeks to raise US$50 million to help finance the rebuilding of the economy.

Listen to Protest singer latest hit song Hapana Mutsvene

The queen of Zimbabwe protest music is back with a music album to celebrate President Robert Mugabe's 86th birthday in style.Viomak is an iconoclast in every sense of the word, producing music that is both relevant , beautiful and challenging.

Chitungwiza bogus NGO exposed

Thousands of people desperate for help countrywide have been swindled out of hundreds of dollars by a bogus Chitungwiza-based non-governmental organisation, World Adult and Youth Organisation of Zimbabwe (WAYOZ), which purportedly mobilises development funds from international donors.