Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians

Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians Lazarus Chakwera, the new president of Malawi. Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty Images Adem K Abebe, University of…

Why the African Union has failed to ‘silence the guns’

Why the African Union has failed to 'silence the guns'. And some solutions A soldier from Niger patrols near the border with Nigeria. Porous borders with Nigeria and Mali are…

Hachalu Hundessa: Popular Ethiopian protest singer shot dead

DEMONSTRATIONS have broken out in Ethiopia following the shooting dead of musician Hachalu Hundessa, well known for his political songs. Two people have died during protests in one town, a…

Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

A NEW strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can…

Rugby Union receives COVID-19 relief fund

By ZBC Reporter THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union says it is working round the clock to ensure they comply with World Rugby guidelines for the eventual resumption of the sport after…

Import substitution strategies continue to bear fruit

By ZBC Reporter GOVERNMENT’S export promotion and import substitution policies continue to bear fruit, with local companies expanding their production capacity. The Second Republic’s thrust to reduce imports and increase…

SOUTH AFRICA: First quarter GDP falls by 2% as recession continues

SOUTH Africa’s economy decreased by 2.0% in the first quarter of 2020, Statistics South Africa reported on Tuesday morning. This extends the technical recession that the country found itself in…

Hong Kong security law: China passes controversial legislation

CHINA has formally adopted a controversial security law, giving it new powers over Hong Kong and deepening fears for its freedoms. It is set to criminalise secession, subversion and collusion…

SRC working on modalities for the resumption of all sport codes

By ZBC Reporter THE country’s supreme sports body, the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) says it is working on modalities for the possible resumption of medium and high-risk sport codes…

500 health workers to be employed by govt

By ZBC Reporter THE government is committed to addressing health challenges facing certain communities, and various measures are being put in place to address challenges like water shortages. Giving an…