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Fadzai Ndangana

Zim Women Cannot Afford A Nutritious Meal For Their Children: UNICEF Report

Zimbabwean women are failing to provide for a diversified nutrition for their children hence resulting in negative effect on their health, a new report has revealed. According to UNICEF’s 2021 Child Nutrition report, which was based on nutrition statistics from 50 countries across the globe, there are significant gaps in ensuring that young children receive […]

Women Castigate Piecemeal Approach to Equal Representation

Women’s rights groups have castigated piecemeal approach to equal parliamentary and local authority representation. This follows remarks by the Minister of Local government and Public Works, July Moyo who told a Women in Local Authorities symposium of the government plans to create an additional 30 percent quota in all local authorities outside of the already […]

Stop Destroying Cleveland Wetlands, Govt Told

The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has slammed government over its reluctance to take action against the destruction of the Cleveland wetlands through construction of houses and a vocational training centre. In a statement Monday morning, CHRA bemoaned the gap between policy and practice on protection of water sources and ecologically sensitive areas in the […]

Govt Moves To End Smuggling Of Ozone Depleting Substances

The government has tightened security over smuggling of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) in a bid to tackle both ozone layer depletion and climate change. ODS include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, hydrobromofluorocarbons, chlorobromomethane, and methyl chloroform. It traps outgoing radiation thereby contributing significantly to global warming and climate change. Addressing at the […]

Doctors Honor Colleagues Who Succumbed To COVID-19

Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) today held a solemn ceremony in honor of Zimbabwean doctors who succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic. The doctors also unveiled a photo collage of their departed colleagues. Addressing  the ceremony, Dr Enock Maida said even after losing their brothers and sisters, they would not lose hope. “We won’t lose hope but […]

Engage Apostolic Sects, Govt Told

Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has called on the government to publicly engage apostolic sect churches that are still involved in child marriages as part of efforts to tame the vice that continues to destroy the future of young girls in the country. In the Zimbabwe Peace Project Monthly Monitoring Report for August 2021, ZPP urged […]

Pass Marriage Bill Into Law To Combat Child Marriages, Govt Petitioned

A local girl rights advocacy organisation, Shamwari Yemwanasikana (SYS) has petitioned the government to take the passing of the Marriage Bill into law as a matter of urgency so as to strengthen child protection measures. In the petition, SYS highlighted that the Marriage Bill has been tabled in Parliament for debate for about  two years […]

Health Expert Demystifies Imbokodo HIV Vaccine Trial

A local health expert has defended the recently discontinued Imbokodo HIV vaccine study saying it was not a complete failure as the processes involved were crucial in ensuring the world develop a better vaccine in future. In an interview with 263Chat, Principal Investigator for the research in question, Dr Portia Hunidzarira said the Imbokodo HIV […]

We Cannot Borrow Money To Sustain The System: Teachers

Teachers have expressed disgruntlement over Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Tumisang Thabela’s recent utterances where she said they should borrow money to report for work in their respective workstations. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Teacher’s Association (ZIMTA) said teachers expect Thabela to represent issues in a more serious way and […]

First Lady Condemns Child Marriages

The First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has bemoaned the increasing number of child marriages in Mashonaland Central province. This follows reports of over 5000 teen pregnancies having been recorded in the province in a space of two months. The first lady made the remarks during the official opening of Musenhende Clinic where she said it was […]