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ConCourt scraps Mugabe “insult” law

ConCourt scraps Mugabe “insult” law

Zimbabwe’s highest court has declared unconstitutional a law which makes it a crime to insult the president. Prosecutors should not be overzealous about charging people who comment about President Robert Mugabe “in drinking halls and other social places”, the Constitutional Court said. At least 80 cases have reportedly been filed…

Zimbabwe Elephant Poisoning Death Toll Rises Above 300; Lions, Vultures, Hyenas Also Killed

Zimbabwe Elephant Poisoning Death Toll Rises Above 300; Lions, Vultures, Hyenas Also Killed

More than 300 elephants and other animals have died of cyanide poisoning by poachers in Zimbabwe’s largest game park, a wildlife conservation group said Monday. “In July, around 300 elephants had died from cyanide poisoning in Hwange and were discovered by a group of hunters who flew over the area,”…

Repay indigenisation loans – Nhema

Repay indigenisation loans – Nhema

Government is concerned by the default rate on loan repayments particularly by beneficiaries of the Youth Empowerment Fund, a Cabinet minister has said. Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Mr Francis Nhema made the remarks at a two-day indigenisation and empowerment conference organised by Zanu-PF Harare province last week.…

Zimbabwean win top African scientific award

Zimbabwean win top African scientific award

ZIMBABWEAN Sekai Lana Tombe has won the 2013 L’Oréal-UNESCO Regional Fellowship For Women in Science which honours women scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa for their work. Tombe, a PhD candidate in chemistry and physics at South Africa’s University of the Western Cape, was awarded a fellowship of 15,000 Euros to…

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