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Zim faces huge food deficit

ZIMBABWE faces another huge food deficit in 2009 due to continued falls in farm production, mounting political uncertainty and economic instability, a report by a farmers’ union said yesterday.The country is battling hyperinflation and has endured food shortages since 2000, when government began seizing farms from whites to…

More firms seen closing

The Financial Gazette heard this week that several companies  extended their shutdown periods from mid-January to mid-March with others having deferred their re-opening to more distant dates hoping by then there would be positive change in the country's economy.Industry had hoped for rapprochement between the country's main political…

Cash injection fails to stem cholera

The United Nations Children’s Fund said governments across the world, including those critical of Zimbabwe, have channeled more than US$10 million in aid through various organisations, in drugs, equipment and cash to procure water treatment chemicals to fight the fast spreading disease, but the country’s collapsing economy was…

Mukoko files urgent application

Her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, filed the application with the Supreme Court on Tuesday.Mukoko, together with about 15 Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) activists, are being accused of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe through unconstitutional means. The accused have been in custody for nearly two months.On Monday Mukoko…

British journalist skips bail

 Taylor was last Friday granted $150,000 bail and ordered to surrender his travel documents.He had been expected to appear in court on allegations of practicing journalism in the country without accreditation.He is however, thought to have jumped the border after evading immigration officials at Beitbridge Border post.Taylor was…