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Wetlands an important resource to support people’s lives

Environmental Management Agency has held a consultative workshop on the Ramsar Convention COP13 draft decisions today at the rainbow towers. The objectives of the workshop were to discuss Ramsar COP 13 draft decisions and to develop a national wetlands position paper. Giving opening remarks the Director for Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Douglas Runyowa had this to say. “It is ...

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US Senator & Presidential nominee McCain dies

John McCain – the celebrated war hero who became a six-term Republican senator and presidential nominee   has died at the age of 81. The Arizona representative, one of the most influential US politicians of his generation, died following a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Mr McCain became known as a political maverick willing to stick to his conservative ideals rather than follow party leaders, ...

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Africa “elder” Koffi Annan dies at 80

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation confirmed Saturday. Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, and was the first to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff. He had been a member of The Elders, ...

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Nigeria fuel tanker brings ‘holocaust’ on highway

LAGOS, A petrol tanker has caught fire in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, killing at least nine people, officials say. More than 50 vehicles, including five buses, were set ablaze after the truck lost control and spilled its contents on a busy motorway during rush hour. BRAKES The tanker is said to have crashed after its brakes failed. Fuel explosions are ...

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Zimbabwe targets 16000 Indian tourists by 2021

The Chief Executive of Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Dr Karikoga Kaseke has revealed that Zimbabwe is targeting at least 1600 Indian tourist by 2021. He said this today as the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has appointed VFS Global (world’s largest technology specialist for government and diplomatic missions)  to promote Zimbabwe as a preferred tourism destination in both India and Gulf Cooperation Council ...

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Spotify “slams” its doors on R Kelly, removes his work from Playlists

While his songs will remain available to stream, the R&B singer will no longer appear in Spotify-curated playlists as part of new ‘hateful conduct’ policy Music streaming service Spotify has removed all R Kelly songs from its own playlists, as pressure continues to build on the R&B star amid sexual assault allegations against him. His songs can still be streamed ...

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Former MP Roy Bennet and wife killed in helicopter accident

Reports coming in just confirmed former MDC-T legislator for Chimanimani Roy Bennet has died. Bennet and his wife Heather were among the five passengers who lost their lives in a Huey UK-1 helicopter crash that happened 24km east of  Raton town, New Mexico in North America. Air Crash investigators from New Mexico-Colorado believe the accident must have happened around 6pm ...

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ED outwitts Bob, refuses to fall in trap

Ousted Vice President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa who the embattled President Robert Mugabe was desperately hoping to return home and enter dialogue to save his skin has outwitted him, refusing to return owing to uncertain personal security. Read the full Press Release here:  ED MUNANGAGWE PRESS STATEMENT 21 NOV Mugabe who through the years has been notoriously rumoured to ruthlessly eliminate ...

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Kenya re-Decides2017: 17 October 2017 confirmed

Nairobi- Kenya’s election commission on Monday set October 17 as the date for a new vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it canceled the results of an August poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenyatta won the August 8 vote by 1.4 million votes. The court on Friday said the election commission had not followed proper procedures and ordered ...

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ZANU PF flexes muscle in Harare

Once again Harare was brought to a near stand-still on Wednesday as ZANU PF supporters from across the country marched through the streets of the city at a short notice call by the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association. Thousands of men and women dressed in their party regalia gathered at several points on the outskirts of Harare and the ...

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