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Zimbabwe: Bubi-Lupane Irrigation Transforms Lives

[The Herald] Villagers from Mpofu in Lupane, Matabeleland North never thought one day they would contribute to national food security largely due to poor soils in the area.

Zimbabwe: Manicaland Braces for Major Blackout On Sunday

[New Zimbabwe] The greater part of Manicaland Province will Sunday face a day long power outage due to critical maintenance works that will be carried out by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC).

Zimbabwe: CZI Hails RBZ Auction As Zimbabwe Dollar Depreciates By 12,4%

[New Zimbabwe] CONFEDERATION of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has hailed the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) for ensuring realistic stability as the Zimbabwe dollar depreciated by 12,4% on the auction platform, swiftly closing the gap between the parallel market rate.

Africa: SA's Trade With Africa Surpasses Exports to EU Block

[] Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Alvin Botes, has told a sitting of the National Assembly that South Africa's exports to Africa have surpassed those to the European Union in 2021.

Zimbabwe: Shameful, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Says in Damning Response to Zanu-PF Onslaught

[New Zimbabwe] The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF regime as shameful, adding that it was determined to close all democratic spaces following a series of scathing reports "misrepresenting" its agenda.

Zimbabwe: Civil Servants Plot Massive Demonstration Against Poor Wages

[New Zimbabwe] Civil servants under the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (ZCPSTU) are this Friday set to march against government's continued reluctance to pay them in US dollars.

South Africa: Public Urged to Use Revenue Service Website as Workers Strike

[] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has urged taxpayers to avoid coming to its offices amid industrial action by staff over wage demands.

Somalia: Still No Justice in Somalia Health Workers Massacre

[HRW] New Leadership Should Review Pending Abuse Investigations

Zimbabwe: Man Jailed 20 Years for Raping Daughter

[The Herald] A 38-year-old man has been jailed for an effective 16 years for raping his 14-year-old daughter saying he wanted to teach her 'adulthood'.

Zimbabwe: Govt Must Continue Keeping an Eye On Western Sponsored NGOs

[The Herald] The Government of Zimbabwe, under the new dispensation has really reformed many sectors of the economy and society but a hodgepodge of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are still working against this progressive plinth.

Zimbabwe: No Time to Mourn Over Afcon Omission

[The Herald] LEGENDS Football Academy director Farai Dhliwayo believes the authorities have to use the time during the FIFA suspension to go back and establish the basic structures since ZIFA have over the years been overlooking the core aspects of football development in this country.

Zimbabwe: Heritage Pupil Wins Golf Tourney

[The Herald] TOP Zimbabwean amateur golfer Tariro November continued with his fine form as he won the 2022 Heritage School Invitational Golf Tournament at Warren Hills Golf Course at the weekend.

Zimbabwe: Inputs Scam - Gmb Manager Granted Bail

[The Herald] The acting manager of GMB Mushumbi Depot Lovejoy Ngowe was on Tuesday granted $50 000 bail, the same granted to Deputy Minister Douglas Karoro and two other accused on Monday, with all four accused of being involved in the hijacking of inputs from the Presidential Inputs Scheme.

Africa: Kagame Urges Leaders to Prioritise Africa Before Partnering With the World

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has issued a rallying call to African leaders to prioritise their continent before partnering with the rest of the world.

Rwanda: Kagame Hails Pfizer's Patents Accord With Developing Countries

[New Times] President Paul Kagame has welcomed the latest development by global biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to make all of its patented medicines and vaccines available at a not for profit price to 45 developing countries.

Ethiopia: Crackdown on Journalists, Activists - International Concern Grows

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The United States government and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday 24 May joined growing concerns over latest security crackdown against journalists, commentators and activists critical of the Ethiopian government, which saw at least a dozen of them placed under police custody in a span of three days.

Ethiopia: Senior Oromo Liberation Front Leader Free After Nearly Two Years in Detention

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Colonel Gemechu Ayana, senior leader Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), was today released after almost 2 years of detention, sources said. The Federal Supreme Court Cassation bench yesterday ruled to set free Colonel Gemechu Ayana and subsequently ordered his release from police custody. However, his release was finalized this morning.

Tanzania: Ministry Vows to Bring Water to All Health Facilities, Schools

[Daily News] MINISTRY of Water pledged that it would ensure that all health facilities and schools in the country are connected with clean and safe water, the Parliament heard on Wednesday.

Ethiopia: Oromia 8th Grader Generates Electricity for 16 People Using Biofuel

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Student Aden Hussien, an 8th grader at Tulu Wabi primary school in Borena Zone of Oromia state generated electricity using biofuel and provided it to 16 residents, regional state media reported.