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Russian Scientists Close To Creating Cancer Vaccines

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian scientists were close to creating vaccines for cancer that could soon be available to patients. Putin said in televised comments that “we have come very close to the creation of so-called cancer vaccines…

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Carter Centre Calls for Sweeping Reforms Following 2023 Zimbabwe Elections

By A Correspondent In a scathing report released yesterday, the United States based Carter Centre has urged the Zimbabwean government to undertake comprehensive reforms including amending the Electoral Act in order to give the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission more autonomy. The…

Distressed Villagers Turn To Courts To Stop Govt-Led Evictions

By A Correspondent Several distressed villagers have asked Zimbabwean courts to intervene and stop a fresh wave of evictions being spearheaded by government across the country. In Masvingo province, Phillip Shumba of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, on Monday 12…

Sikhala Sentencing Set For Thursday

By Staff Reporter Harare Magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka will on Thursday sentence former Zengeza West legislator Job Sikhala following his conviction on charges of communicating falsehoods. Sikhala who was last week convicted of communicating falsehoods was arrested in 2021 and charged…

Top Harare Schools Sued For Withholding Students Results

TWO of Zimbabwe’s elite schools have been sued by parents of some aggrieved students, who have challenged their decision to withhold their Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examination results over outstanding tuition fees. Gateway High School, which is based in…

School Authorities Rescind Expulsion Of Dreadlocked Pupil

By A Correspondent Chogugudza Primary School authorities have re-admitted a 12 year-old pupil whom they had chased away from attending lessons for wearing long hair, a practice, which was deemed to be against the learning institution’s regulations. The school head at Chogugudza…

Zimbabwe To Abolish Death Penalty

HARARE, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s cabinet on Tuesday agreed to abolish the death penalty following months of debate in parliament, choosing instead to impose lengthy prison sentences for the worst offences. The cabinet passed a private member’s bill introduced…

ZANU PF Faces Constitutional Hurdles Despite Perceived Majority, Says Academic

By A Correspondent Renowned academic Dr. Phillan Zamchiya has challenged popular perceptions surrounding Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU PF, asserting that the party does not and cannot claim a two-thirds majority in Parliament, a prerequisite for passing constitutional amendments independently. In…

I Am Not Resigning As Mayor Of Bulawayo: Coltart

Bulawayo Mayor, David Coltart has said former Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa and the city residents have overwhelmingly urged him to see out his five year term.   Posting on X (formerly Twitter), Coltart said his earlier…

High Court Stops Harare Polytechnic College’s Illegal Demand Of Payment Of Fees Exclusively In US Dollars

By A Correspondent High Court Judge Justice Gladys Mhuri has stopped Harare Polytechnic College from demanding payment of tuition fees and other levies exclusively in United States dollars. In a judgment handed down on Monday 29 January 2024, Justice Mhuri restrained and interdicted Harare…