Prevention Crucial in Fight Against HIV

[The Herald] Eighteen million people, just slightly under half of the people living with HIV and AIDS globally, are now taking life-saving medication, but global efforts to end the disease still largely depend on prevention. While efforts to expand ant…

[The Herald] Eighteen million people, just slightly under half of the people living with HIV and AIDS globally, are now taking life-saving medication, but global efforts to end the disease still largely depend on prevention. While efforts to expand antiretroviral treatment have been relatively successfully, prevention efforts have been more mixed. With the help of treatment, mother to baby transmission has dropped significantly. Transmission between adults aged 30 and over has also dropped.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nation Makes Strides On Women in the Workplace

[The Herald] Zimbabwe has made significant strides over women in the workplace and is now ranked sixth out of 27 countries including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries on the African continent, a recent s…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe has made significant strides over women in the workplace and is now ranked sixth out of 27 countries including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries on the African continent, a recent study has shown. According to the Ashish Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index report for this year, which is the first in an annual series, African countries show huge potential not only for entrepreneurship in general, but especially among women.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kiir Denies ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Underway in S. Sudan

[Deutsche Welle] UN human rights experts told journalists Friday that “ethnic cleansing” was under way in South Sudan. President Salva Kiir strongly denied the allegations.

[Deutsche Welle] UN human rights experts told journalists Friday that "ethnic cleansing" was under way in South Sudan. President Salva Kiir strongly denied the allegations.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

U.S. Gives KDF Helicopters to Fight Al-Shabab in Somalia

[Shabelle] The United States government has given six new helicopters to the Kenya Defence Forces to shore up the campaign against Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Two other choppers are expected to be delivered in May 2017.

[Shabelle] The United States government has given six new helicopters to the Kenya Defence Forces to shore up the campaign against Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Two other choppers are expected to be delivered in May 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

HIV-Negative People to Get ARVs

[The Herald] Government has adopted new World Health Organisation guidelines which will see the roll-out of anti-retroviral drugs to HIV negative people at high risk of contracting the disease. This is a preventive measure. Currently, anti-retroviral d…

[The Herald] Government has adopted new World Health Organisation guidelines which will see the roll-out of anti-retroviral drugs to HIV negative people at high risk of contracting the disease. This is a preventive measure. Currently, anti-retroviral drugs are being administered to people who have been tested and found to be HIV positive. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is the administration of anti-retroviral drugs before exposure to prevent HIV negative people from acquiring the virus.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Minister Kasukuwere to Present Audit Report

[The Herald] Innocent Ruwende -Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere is today expected to present the findings of an audit of Harare City Council books to councillors. Councillors had already acted on the repor…

[The Herald] Innocent Ruwende -Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere is today expected to present the findings of an audit of Harare City Council books to councillors. Councillors had already acted on the report before it was officially presented. The councillors, who got sight of the report before it was presented, used its findings to suspend acting town clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube and human capital director Dr Cainos Chingombe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kenya, Tanzania Police Team Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

[Citizen] Tarime -Tanzanian police in the Tarime/Rorya Special Zone and their Kenyan counterparts have agreed to cooperate in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM).

[Citizen] Tarime -Tanzanian police in the Tarime/Rorya Special Zone and their Kenyan counterparts have agreed to cooperate in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM).

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Nation o Access Climate Funding

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE is to get $300 000 from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help make the country ready for further adaptation funding from the South Korea-based financier. The GCF is a United Nations-backed fund that aims to help poor nations in Afr…

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE is to get $300 000 from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help make the country ready for further adaptation funding from the South Korea-based financier. The GCF is a United Nations-backed fund that aims to help poor nations in Africa and elsewhere cope with climate change by funding projects that cut emissions, improve access to renewable energies, food security and others.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Firm Seeks U.S.$60 Million for New Flats, Houses

[The Herald] Conrad Mwanawashe -THE National Building Society is in the market to raise over $60 million for housing projects through a funding strategy that includes additional capital from the shareholder and external lines of credit, managing direct…

[The Herald] Conrad Mwanawashe -THE National Building Society is in the market to raise over $60 million for housing projects through a funding strategy that includes additional capital from the shareholder and external lines of credit, managing director Ken Chitando said. The society is also looking at the possibility of floating a bond when it grows its loan book. The capital raising mix will involve an injection of $45 million by the society's major shareholder, the National Social Security Authority, and $15 million from external ins

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe