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Meta says removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content
By Reuters Sep. 27, 2022
News in depth: Corruption, opulence and a showy attitude in a sea of poverty
News in depth: Corruption, opulence and a showy attitude in a sea of poverty

Reports are that Wadyajena never paid any duty for the said vehicle, an incident that exposes how the politically-connected elite cost the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) by evading taxes.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Marange chieftaincy wrangle rages on

The ministry came under the spotlight in the recent Chief Marange succession wrangle where two families (Dzoma and Makarara) are challenging the selection of  Bernard Makangauta Murwira as the rightful heir to the throne.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Mine standoff with unpaid contract workers

Zimbabwe Diamond Allied and Mineral Workers Union (Zdamwu) secretary general Justice Chinhema told Sunday Southern Eye last week that the mine contracted a company called Capafare Investment to do general work in and around the mine.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Chinese miner denies violations charges

Kunyu Mine was responding to two investigations by The Standard early this year where it was established that tens of workers had approached the National Employment Council (NEC) for the mining industry complaining about unfair dismissals.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Stanley Masaiti’s moving send-off

Masaiti (65) took his life at the sound of a gun, all in protest of a debt summing up to US$3 million allegedly owed by his brother Daniel.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Human rights bodies move to address xenophobia

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) chairperson Elasto Mugwadi told The Standard on Friday that they were worried about the abuse of African immigrants in South Africa.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Rapist terrorises own family

Since his release from prison, the 29 year-old has allegedly been pestering his young sister, now in Form 3 to commit incest with him.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Chipinge suffers brunt of human wildlife conflict

BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI Uncontrolled settlements that are mushrooming along the Save Valley Conservancy have been blamed for an explosion in wildlife conflicts in Chipinge district, leading to the deaths of many villagers. The Save Valley Conservancy, located in the Lowveld, is one of the largest private game reserves in Africa. It consists of privately-owned, government-owned […]

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
In Conversation with Trevor : ‘Coups inspired me to groom leaders’

At the age of four years my family had to leave the country in a hurry because a military coup had just happened and my father was a lawyer and Jerry Rawlings at the time had conducted a military coup and had been sprung out of jail and he came back into society.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Residents protest ‘wrongful billing’

Amhlohe Sibanda of stand number FN 1478 Ferspruit has launched a complaint with the rural district council accusing it of contravening clause 16 of the updated lease agreements of Rural District Council Act of 1996.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Experts express confidence in REITS

“Your real estate investment trust is the key to unlock opportunities,” Chihota told the inaugural Zimbabwe Investor Forum on Wednesday.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Zanu PF speaks on links to King Mzilikazi commemorations

Reports emerged last week that Zanu PF was involved in plans to host the King Mzilikazi commemorations set for September 10 at Mhlahlandlela, Mzilikazi’s last known capital.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
Zacc fails to recover stolen US$7billion

“Zacc is in the process of recovering assets from U.A.E, UK and South Africa. Assets from South Africa have been located with a value of approximately US$1.5 million,” Zacc spokesperson John Makamure told The Standard in an emailed response.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
News in depth: Govt’s claims that Gukurahundi is closed chapter stir hornet’s nest

Paul Themba Nyathi, chairperson of the National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG), described Ziyambi’s statements as unhelpful, reckless, and unfortunate.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Chiwenga new law raises alarm

The Bill says children under the age of 18 cannot access health services without their parents or guardians.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
BBR CEO Moyo retires

According to the firm, Moyo was appointed CEO of BBR in December 2015, becoming the first woman to lead a railway operation in Zimbabwe and southern Africa.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Wadyajena’s super cars towed

The cars were towed back to the capital allegedly on the instructions of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc).

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Groups want Chinese penalised

In a joint statement, the Solidarity Centre, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, Domestic Workers’ Association of Zimbabwe, African End Sexual Harassment Initiative, Zimbabwe Domestic and Allied Workers’ Union noted an increase in labour rights violations.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Ngozi Mine’s young mothers suffering in silence

Teenage mothers as young as 14, some of whom claim to have been forced into marriages because of poverty among other reasons, face unimaginable abuse from their partners.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
MPs revolt over fuel coupons

Zanu PF chief whip Pupurai Togarepi claimed the meeting was only organised for legislators to be given an update on their fuel coupons.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
In Conversation with Trevor: Chisamba: Let’s be proud of ourselves

There is nothing as wonderful as being Ndebele, there is as nothing as wonderful as being Shona.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Council under fire over US$84k loan

The residents said the loan extended to Dube also coincided with a decision by the city council to sell an industrial stand in unclear circumstances.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Veld fires ravage Beitbridge

Over the last three days, more than 100 firefighters including villagers have been trying to put down the fires sweeping across resettlement and commercial farms in Beitbridge West.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Poaching syndicates trap vulnerable villagers

Police in areas such as Hwange, Kamativi and Victoria Falls in Matabeleland North have in recent months arrested people found trying to sell pieces of ivory on the streets.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Ukraine now a weapons hub for international crime

For experts, the situation had been clear for a long time and the reality that this step would really turn the situation on its head not only for Kiev, but also in European countries, came immediately after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky decided to uncontrollably distribute weapon civilians.

By The Standard Aug. 19, 2022
Chamisa lashes at ED over rally bans

Police refused to sanction yet another rally by Chamisa, which was scheduled for Chipinge yesterday claiming that CCC supporters attacked Zanu PF members when they celebrated the party’s victory in the March 26 by-elections in the district.

By The Standard Aug. 14, 2022
Cattle rustler jailed 63 years

Dzingai Kambanje of Marine village, Madziva pleaded guilty to seven counts of stock theft when he appeared before Bindura magistrate Samantha Dhlamini. 

By The Standard Aug. 14, 2022