[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT Tuesday reacted swiftly and ordered bread-makers to reverse a 50% bread price hike that had been effected earlier in the day.
[The Herald] All roads lead to the National Sports Stadium today for the country’s 39th Independence Day main celebrations where President Mnangagwa is expected to deliver the keynote independence address.
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said his leadership will never allow “mafia-style” handling of Zanu-PF issues and urged party members to follow laid down procedures when settling grievances. The Zanu-PF First Secretary also warned youths to be wary of party cadres with unbridled ambitions who may want to cause disunity in the revolutionary organisation.
[The Conversation Africa] People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. Southern Malawi and Mozambique were already reeling when the cyclone hit: these areas were flooded in the days before Idai made landfall.
[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe’s US$8,2 billion 2019 national budget, presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube at a time the US dollar was officially trading at par with the country’s quasi-currencies on November 22 last year, has effectively shrunk to RTGS$2,6 billion using the official rate due to currency and exchange rate volatility.
[New Zimbabwe] Former Health Minister, David Parirenyatwa has accused the State of tempering with evidence arguing he is likely to go to jail for a crime he never committed.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has signed technical and commercial agreements with Mozambique for the sharing of power in a bid to address a chronic blackouts hitting the country that will give Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) an opportunity to buy 200 megawatts (MW) of power from the Southern Africa Power Pool (Sapp) starting in 2022.
THE CRY rippled through the crowd in the early hours of April 11th, accompanied by the beating of drums and blasts on whistles: “It has fallen. We have won.” And, so it appears, they have. Almost exactly 30 years after Omar al-Bashir seized power in a bloodless coup, shunting aside his democratically elected predecessor, the man who did so much to wreck Sudan has himself been toppled.
[263Chat] Leader of the People’s Rainbow Coalition and former vice President of Zimbabwe Joice Mujuru has dismissed media reports that she is on her way back to the ruling Zanu PF.
[RFI] Boulders as big as motor cars were dislodged in Zimbabwe’s eastern Rusitu Valley by Cyclone Idai, sending a deadly torrent down a river and wiping out 160 houses in its path. The landslides in Rusitu and the nearby town of Chimanimani are the reason so many people are missing, presumed dead beneath the rocks and rubble.