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Saturday, 04-18-15, 6:40Independence Celebrations Marred By Human Rights Failures[AI London] The Zimbabwean government is effectively denying many people their human rights by dragging its heels in aligning the country's laws with the constitution adopted two years ago, said Amnesty International on the 35th anniversary of independence from Britain on 18 April. read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 12:35SA Xenophobia - AU Speaks Out[The Herald] The African Union has described xenophobic attacks in South Africa as "unacceptable," and called for an immediate halting of violence against African immigrants. The AU spoke amid deafening silence from Western nations that are usually first off the block at the slightest skirmish, real or contrived, in Zimbabwe read more...
Friday, 04-17-15, 12:19Parental Advice Can Fill Gap in HIV Response[Key Correspondents] At the age of 27 Tatenda* is a successful business entrepreneur, but he regrets the fact he never got to discuss sex and sexuality issues with his parents when growing up. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 14:40Biz Nuz Cancel Zim Show[The Herald] Award winning kwaito group Big Nuz have canceled their show scheduled for Friday in Bulawayo to concentrate on taking part in efforts to end the xenophobic attacks in their home country of SA. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 12:44Zimbabweans Threaten to Disrupt Cassper Nyovest's Bulawayo Show[The Daily Vox] Following the violent xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal, some Zimbabweans have told South African hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest that he is not welcome in Zimbabwe. Nyovest is set to perform in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on 25 April, but some say that because South Africans don't want Zimbabweans in South Africa, Zimbabweans don't want Nyovest in Zimbabwe. RA'EESA PATHER explains. read more...
Thursday, 04-16-15, 8:14Zimbabwe Ready to Evacuate Citizens[The Herald] ONE Zimbabwean died in escalating xenophobic attacks in Durban, South Africa, as Government yesterday set up an inter-ministerial team to facilitate the immediate return of those displaced by the attacks. Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said in a statement yesterday that reports indicated that the attacks were serious and close to 800 Zimbabweans had been displaced and fled to a camp established in Chatsworth, Durban. read more...
Wednesday, 04-15-15, 7:59Another Top Ruling Party Official Fired[The Herald] The Zanu-PF Mashonaland East province interim executive committee has passed a vote of no-confidence in acting provincial chairman Cde Aeneas Chigwedere on various charges that include failure to convene meetings and making unilateral decisions among others.The provincial interim executive committee that met in Marondera yesterday also recommended the expulsion of five senior party members and five-year suspensions of 14 others. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 8:39MTN Group Mum on Reported Expansion to Zimbabwe[CAJ News] THE MTN Group is tight-lipped over the reported acquisition of Zimbabwe's embattled Telecel's operating licence. read more...
Tuesday, 04-14-15, 7:38Govt Scraps Civil Servants' Bonuses[New Zimbabwe] THE government has, with immediate effect, suspended bonus payments to civil servants as it moves to reduce recurrent expenditure, particularly its massive wage-bill which is gobbling about 80 percent of income. read more...
Monday, 04-13-15, 10:26Where Is Leading Rights Activist Dzamara?[HRW] It has been a month since five armed men in civilian clothes kidnapped Itai Dzamara, a prominent Zimbabwean human rights activist, near his home in the Glenview suburb of Harare. Witnesses said that, on March 9, the unidentified men handcuffed Dzamara, forced him into a white pickup truck, and then drove off. Dzamara, a former journalist and leader of the Occupy Africa Unity Square (AUS) protest group, has not been heard from since. read more...

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