Saturday, April 10, 2021



72% Nigerians ready to accept COVID-19 vaccine, says Africa-CDC

At least, 72 per cent of Nigerians are ready to accept the COVID-19 vaccine, says the African Center for Diseases Control, Africa-CDC.

Zimbabwean gov’t increases monthly payouts to vulnerable citizens

The Zimbabwean government has reviewed the amount of money given to vulnerable people from 300 Zimbabwe dollars (3.6 U.S. dollars) to 1,500 ZWL per household per month, a Cabinet Minister has said.

Gender equality: WHO urges everyone to respect women

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Director for Africa, has urged everyone to recognise the leadership skills and potential of women toward moving the world closer to gender equality.

COVID-19: China to send vaccine aide to 19 more African countries

China has provided COVID-19 vaccine aid to Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and will aid 19 more African countries as part of its commitment to make vaccines global public goods, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday.

COVID-19: Zimbabwe receives first vaccine doses donated by China

Zimbabwe on Monday received its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, donated to the southern African nation by China.

UK offers to vaccinate percentage of Zimbabwe’s population against COVID-19

Britain has offered to vaccinate 20 per cent of Zimbabwe’s population against the COVID-19 pandemic, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported on Thursday.

BREAKING: Naira bounces back, now N470/$ in parallel market

The naira Wednesday morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market - appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar, the Vanguard reports.

Zimbabwe’s Mapwanya seals deal at Lakowe for second B and E Matchplay win

Zimbabwe’s Visitor Mapwanya on Friday emerged winner of the 2019 B & E Matchplay at Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estates in Lagos.

Mugabe’s family planning to build museum at his rural home – report

The family of the late former Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, is planning to build a museum at his rural home in Zvimba where he lies buried, local media reported.

Nigeria listed among 41 countries in need of food assistance

A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, titled, “Crop Prospect and Food Situation,” has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance.

Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Mugabe’s Funeral – Presidency

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the state funeral for former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

‘Mugabe, the fall of African revolutionary leader turned oppressor’

A political scholar, Prof. Ayo Olukotun, has described the death of former President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a tragedy of a revolutionary African leader, who became an oppressor.

Hundreds defy ban on anti-gov’t protest in Harare 

Hundreds of people defied a court order banning an anti-government protest in Harare on Friday, resulting in violent clashes between protesters and police. The news...

Zimbabwe inflation hits 59.39%

Zimbabwe inflation hits 59.39% Zimbabwe’s inflation rose to a new 10-year high of 59.39 per cent year-on-year in February from 56.9 per cent in January,...

IMF backs Zimbabwe’s currency reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Zimbabwe’s currency reforms are a step in the right direction but require to be further supported by market-...

Zimbabwe borrows $985m from African banks – Official

Zimbabwe’s Reserve Bank has borrowed $985 million from African banks to purchase fuel and other critical imports, its governor John Mangudya told parliament. Mangudya said...

Zimbabweans queue outside banks as new currency begins trading

Queues formed outside banks in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Friday as the central bank opened trading of a new currency, a Reuters witness...

Authorities set to retrieve trapped illegal miners in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean authorities are expected to start retrieving trapped illegal gold miners on Friday but none are expected to have survived flooding in the shafts...

Zimbabwe’s network provider suspends internet services on govt order

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile operator, said on Wednesday its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government...

Zimbabwean civil servants give strike notice over low wages

Zimbabwe’s umbrella body of Civil Servant Unions has given a notice to go on industrial action, while the government says it will announce remuneration...

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Mugabe’s wife

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe over an alleged assault in an upmarket district of Johannesburg...

How my romantic relationship with Grace started – Mugabe

Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has revealed how his love affair with his wife, Grace started. Mugabe, while speaking at the funeral of his mother-in-law,...

Top Zimbabwe opponent detained after failed Zambia asylum bid

Western governments and the UN expressed alarm Thursday as top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti was detained after a failed attempt to flee to...

EU, US warn Zimbabwe over post-election crackdown

The European Union and United States on Tuesday condemned violent attacks targeting the Zimbabwe opposition since elections last week, as 27 supporters of the...

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