. . . Chitungwiza Strikes Street Lights Deal

[The Herald] Cash-strapped Chitungwiza Municipality has struck a $1 million barter deal with a local company in which the firm will install about 300 solar power street lights in return for billboard advertising rights.

[The Herald] Cash-strapped Chitungwiza Municipality has struck a $1 million barter deal with a local company in which the firm will install about 300 solar power street lights in return for billboard advertising rights.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Past Lessons Should Keep You Focused, Kagame Tells Troops

[New Times] President and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces Paul Kagame has called on members of Rwanda Defence and security forces to consider trends and past lessons as a reminder to stay vigilant, focused and determined. The call was part of his Ch…

[New Times] President and Commander in Chief of Armed Forces Paul Kagame has called on members of Rwanda Defence and security forces to consider trends and past lessons as a reminder to stay vigilant, focused and determined. The call was part of his Christmas and End of Year message to the troops.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

CAPS United Step Up Preps

[The Herald] Zimbabwe soccer kings CAPS United will meet in the capital today to roll out their programme of action ahead of their return to the Champions League after more than a decade in the wilderness.CAPS United last took part in the 2006 Champion…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe soccer kings CAPS United will meet in the capital today to roll out their programme of action ahead of their return to the Champions League after more than a decade in the wilderness.CAPS United last took part in the 2006 Champions League tournament but were unceremoniously booted out of the competition for use of improperly registered players -- Malawians George Martins and Gift Makolini.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Don’t Give Armed Robbers a Chance

[The Herald] There have been four armed robberies in Harare in little over a fortnight, with one of them leading to the murder of the victim and attempted murder of a neighbour who had run to help.In all four cases the gang responsible seemed to know t…

[The Herald] There have been four armed robberies in Harare in little over a fortnight, with one of them leading to the murder of the victim and attempted murder of a neighbour who had run to help.In all four cases the gang responsible seemed to know their victims were carrying cash or had large sums of cash in a safe, far more cash in fact than just about everybody usually carries on their person or in their wallet or handbag.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

When You Get That Sinking Feeling . . .

[The Herald] There are times when consequences of stoicism and stubbornness become dire for human beings. A Mutare family lost a child recently when a house built on a wetland collapsed due to flooding.Authorities have battled for years to stop people …

[The Herald] There are times when consequences of stoicism and stubbornness become dire for human beings. A Mutare family lost a child recently when a house built on a wetland collapsed due to flooding.Authorities have battled for years to stop people from invading wetlands for residential purposes, with the pleas falling on deaf ears.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

When the Party Is Over

[The Herald] Truth sometimes will be found in the most unlikely places, especially painful truth. I never thought that one day I would find it necessary to quote the words of an erstwhile president of the Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe. This unio…

[The Herald] Truth sometimes will be found in the most unlikely places, especially painful truth. I never thought that one day I would find it necessary to quote the words of an erstwhile president of the Commercial Farmers Union of Zimbabwe. This union was essentially a segregated gathering, which is to say it was a white people's organisation and therefore a relic of pre-independence days.The Independence cabinet set up after April 18, 1980, was essentially a mosaic of compromises, with former Rhodesian cabinet minis

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Standard Bank Brings Clarity to Africa’s Transaction Landscape

[The Herald] Standard Bank says it is well positioned to give sound advice on investment and transaction opportunities across Africa on the back of over 150 years of experience and presence in over 20 countries in the continent.The bank said that level…

[The Herald] Standard Bank says it is well positioned to give sound advice on investment and transaction opportunities across Africa on the back of over 150 years of experience and presence in over 20 countries in the continent.The bank said that level of experience and presence in the continent gives it a deep and textured insight into continental realities and opportunities.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Relief for Chikurubi Female Inmates

[The Herald] Female inmates at Chikurubi Female Prison received 4 500 packets of sanitary wear from Heart of a Woman Trust in Harare. The pads were donated by well-wishers who took part in the “pad party” campaign held on December 17.The donation is ai…

[The Herald] Female inmates at Chikurubi Female Prison received 4 500 packets of sanitary wear from Heart of a Woman Trust in Harare. The pads were donated by well-wishers who took part in the "pad party" campaign held on December 17.The donation is aimed at improving hygiene in female prisons.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Makonese On Verge of Joining Swaziland Outfit

[The Herald] Ageless defender Zvenyika Makonese is on the verge of joining Swaziland Premiership outfit Manzini Wanderers after impressing the technical team were he scored a goal during a friendly match. Manzini Wonders are on the fourth position on t…

[The Herald] Ageless defender Zvenyika Makonese is on the verge of joining Swaziland Premiership outfit Manzini Wanderers after impressing the technical team were he scored a goal during a friendly match. Manzini Wonders are on the fourth position on the log table

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland