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UK Not To Copy EU Demand For Common Charging Cable

The UK government says it is not “currently considering” copying European Union plans for a common charging cable. The EU has provisionally agreed all new portable electronic devices must, by autumn 2024, use a USB Type-C charger, a move it says will benefit consumers. Critics say it will stifle innovation. …

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Government Buckles To Farmers’ Demands

By Daphne Nyakanyanga On Tuesday government bowed to pressure from maize producers who were reneging to sell the product to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) citing poor prices which required a review. An uproar from the farmers pressured Cabinet to offer them a US$90 per metric ton incentive (backdated to …

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ZERA Hikes Fuel Prices As Zim Dollar Crumbles

By Daphne NyakanyangaFuel prices continue to rise in the country after the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) hiked the prices of diesel and blend with immediate effect. The new prices are contained in a statement released by the energy regulator Tuesday. Diesel and blend prices rose from US$1.74 to US$1.76 …

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Binga Folks Eke Out A Living On The River Of Dreams

LUCKY Mugombe (23) and his friend Emmanuel Mudenda (21) sit around a fire near the Zambezi River in Binga’s Simatelele village as they warm themselves on a winter morning. The two fishers have endured a cold night on the perilous Zambezi which has now become their second home. It is …

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Binga’s Tourism Potential Sabotaged By Bad Roads

IT is a long bumpy ride into one of Zimbabwe’s most beautiful but often forgotten places. Binga. Tucked away in Matabeleland North province, one of the most arid regions in Zimbabwe, Binga is the home of the BaTonga people whose relatives can also be found on the other side of …

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Zimbos Against War Veterans Compensation

A SURVEY by a local non-governmental organisation has revealed that Zimbabweans are unhappy over government’s plans to pay more compensation to over 160 000 war veterans who were recently vetted. The study by the Zimbabwe Coalition for Debt and Development (Zimcodd) sampled people in Bulawayo, Harare, Mutare, Gweru and Masvingo …

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