‘COVID famines’ – millions face starvation, as donor community struggles

‘COVID famines’ – millions face starvation, as donor community struggles

By Edward Mukaro SLUGGISH funding from the donor community means that millions of lives have been exposed to ‘COVID famines’, as the United Nations struggles to raise the 10.34 Billion humanitarian appeal for the ‘COVID-related nutrition assistance’ to the globe’s worst hunger spots, with only 28% of the amount received, Oxfam has said. It is estimated that COVID-19 has left 55 million people facing extreme hunger, mainly from the seven worst-affected countries including Afghanistan and South Sudan, facing severe-to-extreme levels of food insecurity. The report further states that there are…

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Taflo Sharaz Drops Single

Taflo Sharaz Drops Single

By Tsitsi Florence Nauruma TAFADZWA Sharaunga also known as Taflo Sharaz released a single titled Hamuzeze as the last of the six-track extended-play offering produced by DJ Kelvin Beats under the Stereo Guru music stable. The j8 EP offering has a cypher of 6 artists and features names such as 2014 StarBrite finalist from Gweru Mackman aka Gorilla President with the track Ukadonha and former ZiFM sound engineer Elz Marlonaire with the track Nana. This EP was recorded in a truly collaborative manner with the desire to launch into the…

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In It To Win It

In It To Win It

With Chester Dimairho YOU do not have to close the book to start a new chapter; just turn the page – Billy Cox Thank you, dear reader, for taking a deep interest in what we are discussing in these articles. I hope you had the opportunity to have a look at the model I introduced in last week’s article. If not, please request for and obtain last week’s edition. It is important that you do so as we are now tearing the model apart so that we can put it…

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Bulawayo tables ZWL$1 Billion budget

Bulawayo tables ZWL$1 Billion budget

By Staff Reporter BULAWAYO residents have tabled a ZWL$1 Billion budget, to address the dire water crisis, which is slowly becoming a health time bomb for Zimbabwe’s growing second city. The amount is almost triple the previous ZWL$311 million allocated to the city by Government. The submissions were made during the 2021 national budget consultations by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development Goals Committee in Bulawayo. According to the Centre for Innovation and Technology, Bulawayo is currently enduring a 144-hour-water-shedding schedule, which the local authority is…

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Virtual Power Stations to solve Zim’s US$15m bill

Virtual Power Stations to solve Zim’s US$15m bill

By Wellington Zimbowa AS the country grapples in its march for the 2030 Upper Middle Economy vision, virtual power stations have been identified as an apparatus with the potential to guarantee energy security, while boosting economic progress and salvaging the nation from millions of hard currency haemorrhage, through power imports annually. Government’s energy policy, which is in line with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) energy guidelines, dovetails with Sustainable Development Goal 7, concerning the increase of renewable energy, while doubling the improvement of energy efficiency by 2030. In 2019,…

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