Africa’s logistics issues hamper COVID-19 aid

Coronavirus medical supplies from Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation that landed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaADDIS ABABA - AFRICA has received a major boost against the coronavirus (COVID-19) after charity organisations donated millions of medical supplies. However, getting these donations to all 54 countries is a major challenge. This is because of diverse geographic conditions and different levels of infrastructure in the continent.

Pride comes before a thudding fall

True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKA

True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKAWHEN too much pride, inflated ego, excessive greed and too much jealousy possess an individual simultaneously, that person becomes a monster in the making. This happens to the individual with or without their knowledge of such. I feel sorry for that person. While it is...

ZC upgrades venues after Vic Falls stadium failure

Zimbabwe Cricket Media Manager, Darlington Majonga

HARARE - AT a time one of the country’s biggest sports association is in the eye of a storm after some stadia were banned from hosting international matches, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) plans to refurbish its venues. Darlington Majonga, the ZC Media Manager, said this was a priority after plans to build a multi-purpose stadium...

Transformer project poised to end Zimbabwe’s power outages

Harare Institute of Technology

by WELLINGTON TONIHARARE - A PROJECT by the country’s top technology institute is to save Zimbabwe scarce foreign currency used on power imports as well as halt incessant power challenges. The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) is manufacturing the transformers, with the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings set to be the major beneficiary.

Sponsorship holdup delays new PSL season

delta beverages

from WELLINGTON TONI in Harare HARARE - A DELAY in the renewal of a deal between the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (PSL) and its main sponsor look likely to defer the resumption of the 2020 campaign. PSL and Delta Beverages have not put pen to paper ahead of the new season that was initially...

Mixed reactions to COVID-19 ‘punishment’ on America

ZANU-PF chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri

by MARCUS MUSHONGA in HarareHARARE - COMMENTS by a cabinet minister and chairperson of the ruling party that the coronavirus (COVID-19) was God’s punishment on the United States and the West for imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe have further polarised the Southern African country. Defence Minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, made the sentiments while addressing veterans of the country’s liberation at...

New Zambia-Zimbabwe border to increase trade, unity

Kasambabezi border across Zambezi river, which separates Zambia and Zimbabwe countries

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in BingaBINGA – THE opening of a new border post between Zambia and Zimbabwe is set to increase trade and tourism as well as promote unity between the two neighbouring Southern African countries. The Kasambabezi border post has been opened in Binga, on the Zimbabwean side and Mamba town in Zambia. Kembo...

OPINION: Economic diversification a must, as Central Africa faces double-jeopardy with coronavirus

Antonio Pedro, Director for ECA’s Office for the Central African sub-region

YAOUNDE – ECONOMIES within the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) will collectively have a 4.7 percentage point drop in their projected GDP growth this year as a result of the severe impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19), which is also projected to cost the entire continent billions of dollars to fight it and half of its growth...

Schools to the rescue in Masvingo’s water woes

Water scarcity hits Masvingo town

by SUKUOLUHLE NDLOVU MASVINGO, (Lowveld Post) - SCHOOLS in Masvingo have offered residents access to water from their boreholes in the wake of the city council’s struggles to supply the precious liquid. Mayor Collen Maboke welcomed the development, which could alleviate the challenges resulting from the increasing population outpacing the available water resources.

IT firms must strategise against mounting cyber crime

Grant Thornton IT Manager, Tatenda Mujati

from WELLINGTON TONI in HarareHARARE - AN information technology (IT) specialist has urged companies to adopt a holistic digital risk strategy to counter the threats posed by malicious actors set on stealing their intellectual property and personal data. Tatenda Mujati, the expert, said companies must remodel their operations, this becoming imperative after estimations the annual global cost of...