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September 22, 2017 12:24 PM Late VP Joseph Msika’s widow dies at 89

Late VP Joseph Msika’s widow dies at 89 MARIA Msika, wife to late Vice President Joseph Msika, has died. She was 89. Garikai Msika, son to the late deceased and a family representative, confirmed the incident on Friday. “Mrs Msika passed on this morning at the family home in Highlands (Harare) following a long illness. Garikai Msika said the family was set to issue 1

September 15, 2017 2:46 PM Military looted diamonds —report

ZIMBABWE should step up its efforts to improve transparency and plug revenue leakages in the multi-million-dollar diamonds industry, an international diamond watchdog has said. This comes amid revelations that the country’s security forces benefitted from the plunder of diamonds, while Treasury coffers went dry. In a report, titled “An inside job Zimbabwe 3

September 13, 2017 4:49 AM Thank God I’m still alive: Khaya Moyo

ZANU PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said that he is lucky to be alive after being bedridden for nearly a year suffering from hypertension-related illnesses. Khaya Moyo, who described eyeing President Robert Mugabe’s position as treasonous, praised God for the gift of life, saying without prayers he could have died. The Zanu PF spokesperson remained 4

September 11, 2017 3:33 PM 10-day fête comes to an end

Zimbabweans momentarily forgot about bank queues and cash shortages, as they partook in a 10-day merrymaking fête, where public drinking was permissible and Harare was teeming with all sorts of people, but it is over now, as the curtain came down on the Harare International Carnival, yesterday. While Zimbabweans are reeling from the economic crisis 7

September 11, 2017 1:30 PM Campaign group claims Zimbabwe diamonds funding government repression

Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's ruling elite has diverted the country's vast diamond riches to help fund repression by dodging sanctions and raising money for security forces, an anti-corruption campaign group alleged Monday. In a report, Global Witness accused top security and political leaders of secretly profiting from the trade in the country's diamond 12

September 10, 2017 11:32 PM Illicit diamond fortune props up Mugabe’s regime

Just over a decade ago, Zimbabwe discovered one of the world’s richest diamond deposits in an area known now as the Marange diamond fields. This find was supposed to transform the country’s economic prospects and, ultimately, the lives of its people. Instead, as a new report from Global Witness confirms, most of Zimbabwe’s vast oil wealth has been looted 3

September 10, 2017 11:28 PM Diamonds Fund Zimbabwe Political Oppression, Global Witness Says

Zimbabwe’s government is using money earned from diamond exports to fund its Central Intelligence Organisation, blamed for a raft of human-rights abuses as it’s helped to keep President Robert Mugabe in power since 1980, Global Witness said. Diamonds dug from the Marange fields in eastern Zimbabwe are channeled through Dubai, India, Holland and South 1

September 9, 2017 4:26 AM Bhagani: A tale of Zimbabwe’s orphan

Bhagani village in Bulilima constituency, Matabeleland South, is an area teeming with beautiful brick and mortar homesteads. While there are grass-thatched huts, as in other rural settings, many of homesteads in the ward 21 area have tiled or corrugated roofing. But behind the beautiful homesteads, is a village that is hurting. A village that feels central 4

September 8, 2017 3:02 PM President to take bloated entourage to UN summit

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is taking a bloated entourage of more than 70 people, including his family, to the United Nations summit scheduled for September 19 to 23, which has raised the eyebrows of the United States embassy in Harare, the Zimbabwe Independent has learnt. Diplomatic sources this week said the US embassy queried the inclusion of Mugabe’s 4

September 8, 2017 2:42 PM Mugabe says Zimbabwe's economy recovering despite currency woes

HARARE, Sept 8 (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe said on Friday that Zimbabwe's economy, hobbled by foreign currency shortages and a widening budget deficit, was slowly rebounding and would be driven by mining and agriculture. Without giving details, Mugabe told a meeting of the ruling ZANU-PF's Soviet-style central committee that the former British 30