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Ways to Protect Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Boris M | 07 August, 2020 Published in Coronavirus The world is an overwhelming place at the moment. Anxiety and uncertainty are common emotions, with the Covid-19 lockdown easing, and social distancing measures changing almost weekly. This is why taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic is paramount. In fact, protecting your cognitive wellbeing has never been so …

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Zimbabwe Government Turns Back South African President’s Envoys Before they Meet opposition and Civil Society leaders

STATEMENT ON CANCELLATION OF MEETING BY SPECIAL ENVOYS APPOINTED BY CYRIL RAMAPHOSA The MDC Alliance was formally requested to be available for a meeting today, the 10 of August 2020, with the special envoys that were deployed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Zimbabwe A delegation remained on standby from 10an this morning only to be …

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Long Serving Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dead after suffering heart attack: Burundi Government

A statement from Burundi’s presidency on Tuesday said long-serving Pierre Nkurunziza was hospitalised over the weekend and that his health “abruptly changed” on Monday. President Nkurunziza, 55 who was preparing to handover power to his successor Evariste Ndayishimiye reportedly died of cardiac arrest in Bujumbura on Tuesday.  Nkurunziza has been in power since 2005, when …

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Legal Profession Continues to be Under Seige: Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

The Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested a Harare Lawyer Tapiwa Makanza. Makanza is the instructing lawyer in Constitutional cases that led to arrest, detention and charging of Advocate Thabani Mpofu with defeating or obstructing course of Justice. He is charged with contravening sec 184 of the Criminal Code, allegations are that he created a fictitious character- …

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The killing of George Floyd a continuation of a deeply entrenched white supremacist legacy

Opinion Piece By Stembile Mpofu The killing of George Floyd a continuation of a deeply entrenched white supremacist legacy By Stembile MpofuAfter spending two months in Australia during his around-the-world voyage of the HMS Beagle (1831-1836), Charles Darwin wrote the following: “Wherever the European has trod, death seems to pursue the aboriginal. We may look …

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Which Other Side Are the Silent “People of Conscience” Afraid to Offend?

Opinion Piece By Dr. Noah Manyika June 5, 2020. I write this to my brothers and sisters in the United States where I spent over two decades working in the American missionfield. I would normally build up to the following statement and put it at the end of my write-up, but I will open with …

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pUBLIC outrage as Zimbabwe Government uses the Army to Takeover Opposition Party MDC-A Headquarters in Harare and Arrested 2 Vice-Presidents

Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leadership were arrested today in Harare after attempting to enter their party offices which was sealed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police who took control of the HQ with the help of the Military during the night. MDC-A leadership which was arrested include two Vice-Presidents, Honourable Tendai Biti and VP Karinye …

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America Warns The WORLD BANK Against Injecting US$7 million COVID-19 response Grant directly into zimbabwe Government Coffers

The United State of America Committee on Foreign Relations yesterday wrote a letter to President of the World Bank Group advising them that Zimbabwe is among “three African countries who are arrears to a combination of the African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, rendering them ineligiblefor regular financing and …

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Racism in the US Must End, and in Zimbabwe, Zanu(PF) Must Go

Opinion Piece By Dr. Noah Manyika June 3, 2020. The recent murder of George Floyd, an African-American man by law enforcement officers in the United States which has triggered nationwide protests, has exposed what all rational people have always known, i.e. that the United States is an “Imperfect Union,” and that equality, liberty and justice …

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Violent Protests Happen When Due Process Moves at Warp Speed for Some, and at a Snail Pace for Others.

Opinion Piece By Dr. Noah Manyika May 29, 2020. When policemen are killed in the line of duty, the investigations are swift, and the expectation of public sympathy is palpable and expected. The message that is sent is that no one will be allowed to get away with killing those who guarantee the safety of …

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ZAMBIA: LUSAKA MAYOR MILES SAMPA FORCED TO APOLOGIZES TO CHINESE COMMUNITY AND OTHER LEADERS.

Statement by Miles B. Sampa, the Mayor of Lusaka. Wednesday 27th May 2020 I wish to review events last week and over the weekend as regards my monitoring and conduct towards some business houses. I accept my error in judgment of physically going to the business premises instead of engaging relevant offices and institutions. I …

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Zimbabwe Government respond to Opposition Member of Parliament and 2 MDA-A Youth leaders’ Abduction

The Government through the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary have released a statement distancing the Police from the abductions. Full Statement: Governmant has noted with concern reports of alleged abductions of three citizens namely, the legislator for Harare West (MDC-T) Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova on 13 May 2020. …

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Zambia Eassy Hard Lockdown: Key points from the Presidential DR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU address

4TH NATIONAL ADDRESS ON COVID-19 BY HIS EXCELLENCY, DR EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA 8TH MAY, 2020 STATE HOUSE Key points from the Presidential address 14 cases have been recorded in last 24 hours The pandemic can get worse for Zambia We need to embrace the “New Normal” The impact of …

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MAGAISA’S Big Saturday Read: The crocodile does not give safe lifts

Opinion and Analysis Piece by Alex T. Magaisa – May 9, 2020 In the beginning Ten years ago, Douglas Mwonzora and I had a conversation on the sidelines of a conference at the Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls. He asked whether I might be available for the constitution-making process, which was by then already …

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ZIMBABWE & BOTSWANA listed on the Comprehensive EU policy on Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

The European Commission has today put forward a comprehensive approach to further strengthen the EU’s fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. Updated List Under the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), the Commission has a legal obligation to identify high-risk third countries with strategic deficiencies in their regime regarding anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing. Pending the application …

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AFRICAN UNION FINALLY SUPPORTS MADAGASCAR’S COVID ORGANICS MEDICINE

The African Union is in discussion with the Republic of Madagascar, through its embassy in Addis Ababa, with a view to obtain technical data regarding the safety and efficiency of a herbal remedy, recently announced by Madagascar for the reported prevention and treatment of COVID19. In this regard, the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs H.E …

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is ZANU-PF The Kingmaker of MDC WARS? Concerning the recall of MDC Alliance MPs

Analysis by Alex T. Magaisa May 5, 2020 When I wrote last week’s BSR on the issue of recalling Members of Parliament from Parliament, I was oblivious of the fact that the issue was already before the legislative body. Today, Parliament was convened to announce that four (4) MPs of the MDC Alliance have been …

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MDC-T Recalls MDC-A MPs from Parliament, ZANU PF Speaker Of Parliament Jacob Mudenda Announces

ZANU PF Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda announced today in the National Assembly that Prosper Mutseyami (Dangamvura), Charlton Hwende (Kuwadzana East), Thabitha Khumalo and have seized to be Members of Parliament after he received a letter recalling them from MDC-T by Thokozani Khupe. The Senate President, Marble Chinomona also announced the recalling of MDC-Alliance …

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