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September 23, 2017 4:00 AM Ex-fencing president banned for three years

Mudongo is accused of leading a rebellion against a legitimately elected committee after he lost the presidency to Mandla Masuku in April. Mudongo received his suspension letter, signed by BNSC chief executive officer (CEO), Falcon Sedimo on Wednesday evening. The letter states that in the next three years, Mudongo is banned from holding any leadership 1

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 22, 2017 4:00 AM BCP wants stiff penalty for mokoko

Dabutha, a BCP member, is contesting the by-election as an independent. In a letter dated September 19, 2017, the BCP want the IEC to move swiftly and halt Dabutha from using its lime colours and “accordingly penalise her for her conduct”. In addition, the party bemoaned that the use of lime colours by Dabutha is causing a lot of confusion amongst its members 1

September 21, 2017 10:30 PM Physical activity helps people worldwide

Boosting physical activity a simple, low-cost global strategy to reduce deaths globally Each step we take reduces the overall risk of premature death, a global study reaffirms. Researchers estimate about one in 12 deaths worldwide would be prevented if everyone exercised at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. In Thursday's issue of The Lancet 1

September 21, 2017 1:02 PM Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

A duck-billed dinosaur skeleton, which the researchers think ate crustaceans, on display in 2009 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fossilized dinosaur feces are challenging some basic assumptions about dinosaur eating habits. Hadrosaurs, a kind of duck-billed dinosaur, are among the most common herbivores of the Cretaceous period 2

September 20, 2017 8:01 AM Nine elephants accidentally electrocuted in Botswana

The elephants died after they knocked down overhead power lines while jostling to drink water from a leaking pipe supplying water to villagers. GABORONE - Nine elephants were electrocuted in central Botswana in a freak accident near the village of Dukwi. The elephants died after they knocked down overhead power lines while jostling to drink water from a leaking 3

September 19, 2017 5:00 AM UDC Recommends BMD Congress Rerun

Insiders have told The Monitor that should any of the two warring factions not take the UDC recommendation, the BMD would possibly be suspended from the opposition coalition. The UDC was mandated to play a mediatory role after the two warring BMD factions held separate elective congresses in Bobonong two months ago. The UDC is expected to deliver the results 5

September 19, 2017 4:24 AM U.S. AIDS strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic

(Reuters) - The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined the priorities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR, a cornerstone of U.S. global health 5

September 19, 2017 2:00 AM Stylish Starlets turn on the style, guards perfect record

A second string Women National Football team, Harambee Starlets beat Swaziland by a solitary goal on Monday to book a date with the host nation Zimbabwe in the second semi-final of the ongoing Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) tournament in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Head Coach Richard Kanyi made a record eight changes to the team that thrashed 6

September 18, 2017 5:01 PM Surviving AIDS: The Extraordinary Power of a Helping Hand

With the news of Broadway composer Michael Friedman’s recent death from HIV/AIDS, we have an opportunity—if not a responsibility—to heighten awareness that the scourge of AIDS still exists in America. This week, as we recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, it seems imperative that we not let complacency keep us from acknowledging the ever-present 7