Tuku to star at top Malian festival

HARARE – Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will make a maiden appearance at the prestigious Festival Sur le Niger held annually in early February in the Malian city of Segou. The highly-rated festival brings on the same stage rising contemporary and traditional artistes from Mali as well …
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Music stars to perform for charity

HARARE – Zora star Leonard Zhakata, gospel songstress Bethany Pasinawako and Thembalami will headline a fundraising concert to be held at Longcheng Plaza on January 27 to raise funds for orphans. Dubbed “Save a Dream Campaign,” the concert will also feature Tatenda Mahachi, Vabati vaJesu, Simo…
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Zim targets 2,5m tourists

HARARE – Zimbabwe is targeting to have at least 2,5 million tourists visiting the country this year, Tourism minister Priscah Mupfumira has said. The minister told stakeholders yesterday that tourism is a key economic sector that has the potential to contribute towards economic growth. “In …
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RTGS slump drags NPS payments down

HARARE – The value of transactions processed through the National Payments System (NPS) declined by 37 percent, to close the week ending December 29, 2017 at $1, 675 billion according to the latest Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Weekly Economic Highlights. RBZ said the decline was mainly drive…
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EcoCash, Untu Capital partner

HARARE – In yet another opportunity to create financial inclusion, EcoCash has partnered a local micro-finance company to allow the public to participate in the purchase of tradable bonds, set to raise $1 million in debt financing for start-ups and small businesses. EcoCash customers can purch…
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Zanu PF ignores Mugabe birthday

HARARE – Old sages say, “out of sight, out of mind”. Following his forced resignation last November, memories of former president Robert Mugabe seem to be fading away — including in his own party, Zanu PF. This year, the despot’s 94th birthday will be without the pomp and fanfare that used …
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Chihuri case: Summons filed

HARARE – Harare businessman Bigboy Pachirera has formally filed a lawsuit against embattled retired police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri amid claims that the former police boss impounded five of his cars and later changed ownership into his name. Pachirera has listed Chihuri, his wife…
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Moyo takes fight to Chiwenga

HARARE – Ex-Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, expressing his disbelief and disappointment that the government has set up an ad-hoc committee led by the retired general to deal with the thorny issue of skyrocketing prices. In a series of fiery…
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