Week 45

Four deaths, 1 650 malaria cases in single week | The Sunday Mail

Zimbabwe satellite launch on US soil undermines sanctions rhetoric: embassy

Capacitate us to mitigate, adapt to climate change: ED

Gukurahundi closure needs sincerity, maturity and solemnity

Govt Suspends All Road Projects In Midlands Province

You defeated poverty, hunger, suffering and darkness: Chamisa salutes Bulilima villagers

Minister exposes vote-buying plot

Why COP27 needs a more sophisticated debate about livestock and climate change

Some Zimbabwe embassies so broke they can’t afford a flag: diplomats

Some 2,000 cases of political violence recorded so far; fears of bloody 2023 elections heightened — Report

Four deaths, 1 650 malaria cases in single week | The Sunday Mail

At least four deaths and 1 650 malaria cases were recorded in a single week last month, a Weekly Diseases Surveillance report shows. According to a Weekly Diseases Surveillance report for the period 17 to 23 October, Zimbabwe recorded 1 650 malaria cases and four malaria deaths during the same week. Meanwhile, the 2022 cumulative cases of malaria to date stand at 92 310 and 151 deaths. 

Zimbabwe satellite launch on US soil undermines sanctions rhetoric: embassy

‘U.S. sanctions target 73 individuals and 37 entities… they are not designed to limit Zimbabwe’s economic growth’. President Emmerson Mnangagwa used his address to the COP27 summit in Egypt to call for the lifting of US sanctions HARARE – The launch of Zimbabwe’s first satellite from a NASA facility in Virginia belies rhetoric that the country is under economic sanctions, the United States embassy in Harare said on Tuesday.

Capacitate us to mitigate, adapt to climate change: ED

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appealed to rich nations to capacitate poor countries for them to be able to mitigate, adapt and build resilience to climate change. In his speech to the Climate Change (COP27) Implementation Summit being held in Egypt, Mnangagwa said: “It is most unfortunate that the impact of climate change is disproportionately borne by vulnerable communities that have contributed the least to the current stock of atmospheric carbon. Vulnerable countries must, therefore, be capacitated to mitigate, adapt and build resilience to climate change. The expectation is that the major emitters will scale up mitigation action and show greater interest in adaptation. Decisions at this COP27 should strengthen the implementation of current nationally-determined contributions.”

Gukurahundi closure needs sincerity, maturity and solemnity

“DEAR President Emmerson Mnangagwa,
Your Excellency, as I see it, it is not conscionable for you to rope in tribal chiefs in the process of bringing closure to the Gukurahundi atrocities. Commonly, crimes of violence are beyond their jurisdiction. Chiefs are untaught to undertake a vexatious assignment as Gukurahundi massacres. Ever since your mention of them in this sphere, doubt over your sincerity in resolving the mass killings has been overwhelming me. It gave me the impression that you are by and large dismissive of the departed souls.”

Govt Suspends All Road Projects In Midlands Province

The government has suspended all road projects in Midlands Province until the completion of investigations into a suspected over-pricing racket that is bleeding the economy. This comes amid reports that some service providers pegged their prices based on black market exchange rates as high as $2 000 to the United States dollar.

You defeated poverty, hunger, suffering and darkness: Chamisa salutes Bulilima villagers

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) president Nelson Chamisa has expressed confidence that his party will romp to victory in next year’s elections judging by their performance in the by-elections held in different parts of the country in recent weeks. “People of Bulilima I am so happy. You did very well, you defeated ZANU PF, and you defeated poverty, hunger, suffering and darkness.

Minister exposes vote-buying plot

LANDS and Agriculture minister Anxious Masuka has unwittingly exposed Zanu PF’s plot to use State resources to buy votes ahead of next year’s polls. Addressing villagers in the Chinyamukwakwa area of Chisumbanje, Chipinge, over the weekend while handing over 250 plots from ethanol producer, Green Fuel to villagers, Masuka told villagers that they would receive free farming inputs, but stressed that the inputs were on condition that they vote for Zanu PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Why COP27 needs a more sophisticated debate about livestock and climate change

As the climate conference, COP27, kicks of in Sharm el Sheik in Egypt debates about agriculture and land use will be centre stage. And amongst these discussions the role of livestock in the future of food and agricultural systems will be hotly debated. Unfortunately, many of these debates are poorly informed and misleading, frequently hitting the wrong target. There are strong arguments for reducing the impact of livestock farming in places like the Amazon where expansion of pastures or crops for fodder is encroaching on valuable rainforest areas. Equally there are good reasons for many in the rich West to reduce the consumption of meat and milk from high input industrial systems. But such arguments do not extend to all livestock everywhere. Misleading policy conclusions arise from aggregated statistics, which often miss out on extensive, smallholder and pastoralist livestock systems.

Some Zimbabwe embassies so broke they can’t afford a flag: diplomats

Some of Zimbabwe’s embassies around the world are so broke they cannot afford flags to display outside, diplomats said on Thursday. Responding to information minister Monica Mutsvangwa’s comments that ambassadors should “market brand Zimbabwe,” the diplomats – one after the other – listed a litany of challenges, all caused by lack of funding.

Some 2,000 cases of political violence recorded so far; fears of bloody 2023 elections heightened — Report

In its latest report, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (ZHRNGO Forum) revealed violence was once again raring its ugly head as protagonists employ dirty tactics to gain both political and electoral advantage.

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