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Headline news 1 December, 2015

More condoms given out and yet more STIs Climate negotiations open in Paris: a perspective from southern Africa ‘Zim should be registering higher economic growth’ China pushes for deeper engagement with Africa Hwange power station risks lockdown Chinamasa ashamed of

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More condoms given out and yet more STIs

via More condoms given out and yet more STIs – New Zimbabwe 30/11/2015 MUTARE: There has been a high demand for male condoms in Manicaland province but still sexually transmitted infections remain on the increase, the Zimbabwe National Family Planning

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‘Zim should be registering higher economic growth’

via ‘Zim should be registering higher economic growth’ | The Herald November 30, 2015 ZIMBABWE should register annual growth rates of between 7 percent and 8 percent over the next ten years to make up for the two decades of

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China pushes for deeper engagement with Africa

via China pushes for deeper engagement with Africa | The Herald November 30, 2015 BEIJING.- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his African counterparts will have much to celebrate at the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg, South Africa this

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Hwange power station risks lockdown

via Hwange power station risks lockdown | The Herald November 30, 2015 THE State Procurement Board has put Hwange Thermal Power Station at the risk of closure by continuing to ignore calls to float a special tender to buy two

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Chinamasa ashamed of his $4bn budget

via Chinamasa ashamed of his $4bn budget – New Zimbabwe 29/11/2015 FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa says he was ashamed as Treasury chief to have stood before an expectant nation to present a slender national budget of only $4 billion. He,

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Germany envoy fears violent 2018 polls

via Germany envoy fears violent 2018 polls – New Zimbabwe 29/11/2015 GERMANY ambassador to Zimbabwe Ulrich Klockner says the resurgence of political violence and the on-going infighting within Zanu PF derail hopes of a free and fair 2018 election. Political

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Over 5000 at Harare global AIDS summit

via Over 5000 at Harare global AIDS summit – New Zimbabwe 29/11/2015 THE 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) kicked off in Harare on Sunday, with more than 5,000 delegates from about 150 countries expected to

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Govt to distribute cotton inputs

via Govt to distribute cotton inputs | The Herald November 30, 2015 THE Government will be distributing free cotton inputs for the next three cropping seasons in order to encourage farmers to grow the crop, a cabinet Minister said last

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Statement by Chinese President Xi Jinping

via Statement by Chinese President Xi Jinping: Let the Sino-Zim flower bloom with new splendour | The Herald November 30, 2015 At the invitation of President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, I will pay a state visit to Zimbabwe on 1-2 December.

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British envoy urges 2018 C/Wealth return

via British envoy urges 2018 C/Wealth return – New Zimbabwe 29/11/2015 BRITISH ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has urged Harare to reconsider inviting back election observers from Commonwealth countries in efforts to ensure more transparency in the conduct of local

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Government focuses on mining sector

via Government focuses on mining sector – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 30, 2015 GOVERNMENT is working towards getting more output from the mining sector through beneficiation and value addition, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. BY VICTORIA MTOMBA Speaking at a

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Zim needs new thinking

via Zim needs new thinking – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 30, 2015 Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last Thursday presented the 2016 National Budget where he indicated he had set aside $4 billion for the coming year. It would, however, appear that

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‘Govt awaits diamond miners decisions on merger’

via ‘Govt awaits diamond miners decisions on merger’ – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 30, 2015 GOVERNMENT is still awaiting decisions from diamond mining companies on whether they want to be consolidated into one entity or not, Mines deputy minister Fred Moyo

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‘Chinese President visit inconsequential’

via ‘Chinese President visit inconsequential’ – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 30, 2015 OPPOSTION parties yesterday scoffed at the “much-hyped” two-day State visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, describing the jaunt as “inconsequential” and unlikely to yield the anticipated boon for Zimbabwe’s

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