Unemployment blamed for the deadly Sabi gold War

By Watmore Makokoba Worsening economic conditions culminating into high levels of poverty, unemployment and stiff competition for resources are the main causes of the recent deadly clashes that have claimed lives at Sabi gold mining community in Zvishavane, a human rights and community watch organisation warned. The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has urged the Ministry of Mines and mining Development to look into the issue … Continue reading Unemployment blamed for the deadly Sabi gold War

Zvimba community faces health risk

By  Watmore Makokoba Residents from Zvimba communal area have been pushed to bear the brunt of an ineffective waste management system from the neighboring Harare culminating into garbage being illegally dumped into their community causing conflicts, a threat to human life and animals. The locals in rural Rainham Ward 25, located a couple of kilometers from Dzivaresekwa extension expressed dismay on the rate at which … Continue reading Zvimba community faces health risk

Our ivory has no value internationally …we are the only ones seeing its value: Muchinguri

By Daniel Chigundu Environment, Water and Climate Change Minister Oppah Muchinguri has said the country’s stockpile of 96 tonnes of elephant and rhino tusks is worthless on the international market. Answering a question in Parliament on whether it was possible to use the country’s stockpile of ivory as collateral in accessing funding from the international financing institutions, Minister Muchinguri said the ivory only has value … Continue reading Our ivory has no value internationally …we are the only ones seeing its value: Muchinguri

Katswe Sistahood implicated in cruel Cyber Crime Bill

  By Daniel Chigundu Harare West legislator Jessie Majome says the draft Computer and Cyber Crime Bill could be a result of Katswe Sistahood’s advocacy on revenge pornography that went horribly wrong. Katswe Sisterhood petitioned Parliament to enact a law barring revenge pornography to protect individuals from having their nude pictures or videos published without their consent. In the petition, they raised concern at the growing … Continue reading Katswe Sistahood implicated in cruel Cyber Crime Bill

Cash-strapped government in dilemma to dispose US$9.6billion worth of ivory

By Nyasha N Mukapiko Zimbabwe has a stockpile of 96 tonnes of ivory which can translate to revenue of US$9.6billion if sold. Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri told parliamentarians this during the question and answer session on Wednesday. Zimbabwe and other countries are currently under a moratorium spanning for nine years, prohibiting them to trade the valuable ivory on the international market. … Continue reading Cash-strapped government in dilemma to dispose US$9.6billion worth of ivory