Zimbabwe a Fragile State – IMF Insists

[New Zimbabwe] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rated Zimbabwe among the world’s fragile states, saying the southern African country is struggling with severe social and political turmoil as well as deep developmental challenges.

[New Zimbabwe] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rated Zimbabwe among the world's fragile states, saying the southern African country is struggling with severe social and political turmoil as well as deep developmental challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

When the Woman Is the Family Breadwinner

[New Times] It was a perfect marriage for Lovence Mukabalisa. She had a good paying job while her husband was a high flying senior civil servant. Everything was going as expected in her matrimonial home until events took an unexpected turn. Her husband…

[New Times] It was a perfect marriage for Lovence Mukabalisa. She had a good paying job while her husband was a high flying senior civil servant. Everything was going as expected in her matrimonial home until events took an unexpected turn. Her husband lost his job and months down the road he became a house-husband and the roles reversed as Mukabalisa had become the sole family breadwinner.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Lightning Shuts Bulawayo Airport

[The Herald] Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo was temporarily closed on Tuesday night after the Traffic Control Tower was struck by lightning, resulting in a blackout which affected lighting on the runway. The closure of the airpo…

[The Herald] Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo was temporarily closed on Tuesday night after the Traffic Control Tower was struck by lightning, resulting in a blackout which affected lighting on the runway. The closure of the airport affected an Air Zimbabwe plane from Harare, which aborted landing and made a U-turn back to the capital. The same plane was supposed to depart back to the capital the same night if it had landed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kawangware ‘Ongwaro’ Residents Pick Up Pieces After Chaos

[Nairobi News] Traders whose businesses were destroyed during the violence that hit Nairobi’s Kawangware in the wake of the repeat presidential election started rebuilding their structures Wednesday.

[Nairobi News] Traders whose businesses were destroyed during the violence that hit Nairobi's Kawangware in the wake of the repeat presidential election started rebuilding their structures Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

High Court Orders Former Mayor Kombayi Reinstatement

[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Nicholas Mathonsi, has ordered Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to reinstate fired Gweru mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi.

[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Nicholas Mathonsi, has ordered Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to reinstate fired Gweru mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

60 MPs Could Lose Seats in New Election Petition

[Monitor] Kampala -Sixty-eight individuals who lost parliamentary seats or election appeals could be handed a new political lifeline after lawyer Krispus Ayena Odongo petitioned the Constitutional Court to annul any election judgments delivered outside…

[Monitor] Kampala -Sixty-eight individuals who lost parliamentary seats or election appeals could be handed a new political lifeline after lawyer Krispus Ayena Odongo petitioned the Constitutional Court to annul any election judgments delivered outside the timeframe set in law.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Is Biometric Voter Registration On the Right Track?

[The Herald] The second phase of the voter registration blitz was launched in Murehwa, Mashonaland East province, on the backdrop of increasing confidence by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission that it will meet its target of registering seven million vo…

[The Herald] The second phase of the voter registration blitz was launched in Murehwa, Mashonaland East province, on the backdrop of increasing confidence by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission that it will meet its target of registering seven million voters by the time the process ends. Mr Speaker Sir, while ZEC chairperson Justice Rita Makarau expressed satisfaction with the 1,2 million people registered in the first phase, political parties are of a different opinion with the major parties saying the requirement of pr

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Meet Uwizerwa, Nyundo’s Blossoming Songbird

[New Times] Tabitha Uwizerwa is a final year music student at the Nyundo School of Music and Art in the Western Province. She joined the school in 2015, and explains that before that, she was “just singing from home.”

[New Times] Tabitha Uwizerwa is a final year music student at the Nyundo School of Music and Art in the Western Province. She joined the school in 2015, and explains that before that, she was "just singing from home."

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda