[East African] Tanzanian security organs are working round the clock to solve the puzzle surrounding the dramatic abduction of billionaire Mohammed Dewji in Dar es Salaam early Thursday morning.
[The Herald] Zimbabwe will not import maize as it has become food secure, with farmers having so far delivered 1,1 million tonnes to the Grain Marketing Board for the 2018 marketing season, thanks to the successful Command Agriculture programme.
[The Herald] Illegal taxis, vendors and commuter omnibuses occupying parking bays within the Central Business District are costing Harare City Council’s parking unit, City Parking, over $2 million in revenue annually. According to the company’s half-year review report to July 2018, the taxis and kombis are occupying 784 parking bays, depriving City Parking of $94 080 monthly.
[The Herald] Chief Justice Luke Malaba has challenged lawyers to critique court decisions as this can have a beneficial impact in the improvement of the country’s legal system. He said the Judiciary was open to robust criticism and would not approve anything that seeks to curry favour with it.
[The Herald] Zimbabwe coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba was left purring yesterday after his Cheetahs defied odds and fought their way to be crowned the 2018 Africa Cup Sevens rugby champions in Monatsir, Tunisia.
[The Herald] United Nations agencies on Friday donated more than $3 million towards the fight against cholera, which has killed 54 people mainly in Harare. The World Health Organisation poured in $1 004 088 for strengthening response to and management of cholera and other epidemic-prone diseases in Harare, while the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) weighed in with $755 030.
[The Herald] Zanu-PF’S heads of department are set to meet today at Esigodini to discuss preparations for the party’s conference in December. The party, early this month, shifted the venue for the event from Gwanda to Esigodini in Umzingwane district.
[The Herald] Zimbabwe’s mining sector is headed for exciting times with foreign investors reportedly reaching lofty heights since the new dispensation rose to power, subsequently staging peaceful and successful harmonised polls, according to Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando.
[The Herald] Two Chinese men who shot Kevin Guzah and Kudzai Nduku after mistaking them for armed robbers in Belgravia early this year were last week sentenced to an effective 33 months in prison, while their Zimbabwean accomplice was sentenced to an effective 21 months in prison.
[SPS] New York -The United Nations (UN) Security Council, which met Thursday in New York, reiterated its strong support to the UN Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler to hold the first round of direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco in Geneva, and called the two sides to engage in these talks in good faith and without preconditions.