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Crop season threatened as Zim cooks

Crop season threatened as Zim cooks

RECORD heat temperatures in Zimbabwe and most parts of the southern African region are now taking a toll on people, livestock and crops. In its latest report, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) says Zimbabwe’s area cropped for the 2015 and 2016 season is expected to be below average due […]

Zim trade deficit widens to $3bn

Zim trade deficit widens to $3bn

ZIMBABWE’S trade deficit widened in November last year amid a broad decline in exports, adding to concerns that the country could be heading into recession as the manufacturing sector’s production capacity continues to decline. Zimbabwe posted a $3 billion deficit in the 11 months to November compared to $2,97 billion in […]

Biti’s PDP slams ‘Zanu PF’ indigenisation

Biti’s PDP slams ‘Zanu PF’ indigenisation

GOVERNMENT must repeal the country’s “poisonous” indigenisation laws rather than seek to make piece-meal changes to it, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said. In a statement this week, PDP spokesperson Jacob Mafume said even after the “so called new framework” the policy remains a “contamination to the country’s […]

Civil servants savage govt

Civil servants savage govt

FED-UP civil servants have accused President Robert Mugabe’s broke government of using divide and rule tactics in its dealings with them, after it was announced that soldiers, the police and prison officers would receive their salaries ahead of everyone else this month. This emerged after government negotiators met with representatives of […]