Friday, 22 February, 2019


Mnangagwa flies as Zimbabwe burns, General CHIWENGA takes over

Vladimir Putin says Mnangagwa flies as Zimbabwe burns, General CHIWENGA takes over
Bennie Garza | 14 January, 2019, 21:27

Six people were gunned down by the Zimbabwe National Army in August previous year following protests over delays in announcing results of the July presidential election won by Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced an sharp increase in fuel prices in a measure to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst petrol shortages in a decade.

A crew of journalists hired a taxi in an attempt to move into the heart of demonstrations in the city centre‚ but the protesters who toyi-toyied threw missiles at them - afraid that their faces would be photographed and used later to track them down by authorities.

Announcing the price increases, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said customers were expected to use multiple currencies, including the troubled bond note, to purchase the precious liquid.

The mainstream opposition in Zimbabwe appeared to have been taken by surprise by the disorder.

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, which represents most labour unions in the southern African nation, issued the call Sunday, a day after the government boosted prices of gasoline to $3.11 a litre from $1.34 and diesel to $3.21 a litre from $1.49.

In his televised address late Saturday, Mnangagwa said the prices of petrol and diesel would more than double to tackle a shortfall caused by increased fuel usage and "rampant" illegal trading.

Although this will most certainly have an adverse effect on the way businesses respond to this, Mngangagwa, according to My Zimbabwe News, assured his people that the increase would not see price hikes in the retail environment.

Government doctors went on a 40-day strike beginning in early December demanding salaries in U.S. dollars and improved working conditions, while teachers' unions called a strike this week for better pay but their calls went largely unheeded.

Government has accused the strike organisers of pushing a political "regime change" agenda and of "subversive political activities".

"We want Mnangagwa to know our displeasure in his failure", said another Bulawayo protester, 22-year-old Mthandazo Moyo.

Doctors in state hospitals went on a 40-day strike beginning early December demanding salaries be paid in USA dollars. Workers in Zimbabwe are not paid in dollars, so where do they get the money from?

The government claims fuel prices were lower than in other regional countries, saying some foreigners were taking advantage and buying fuel in bulk for resale elsewhere.

Teachers unions also called a strike this week for better pay, though their calls went largely unheeded.

Mnangagwa had on Saturday also announced "a package of measures to cushion government workers".

President Emmerson Mnangagwa touched down in Russian Federation today, which is the first leg of his 5 nation trip which will end at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

When he took over from Mugabe, Mnangagwa pledged to revive the moribund economy and end the country's worldwide isolation.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Government shutdown impacting breweries, wineries and distilleries

    Government shutdown impacting breweries, wineries and distilleries

    As a result, Washington, D.C., craft brewer Atlas Brew Works can't fully distribute its new apricot I.P.A., "The Precious One". KIRWAN: But Katchever can't bottle more than 500 cases of beer until his label gets approved by the bureau.
    FDA inspections impacted by government shutdown

    FDA inspections impacted by government shutdown

    But only "a few dozen" inspections haven't happened so far this week, Gottlieb said, which is hardly a crisis. Anton says past year , they conducted more than 900 inspections at more than 400 establishments.
    PG&E to declare bankruptcy

    PG&E to declare bankruptcy

    It went on to say that a Chapter 11 reorganisation was the only viable option for meeting these goals. The cause of the Camp Fire is still under investigation, according to state fire officials.
  • Pompeo: US wants accountability for Khashoggi murder, and Saudis agree

    Pompeo: US wants accountability for Khashoggi murder, and Saudis agree

    Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, all USA allies, began a blockade of Qatar in June 2017 that continues today.

    How the Meat Industry Affects Our Planet

    The two most popular reasons , however, are eating healthier and a strong objection to killing or using animals for food products. Highly processed meats and other food items lead to higher risks of type II diabetes, coronary heart disease, and some cancers.
    How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.
  • Donald Trump's trade war hits Chinese exports

    However, its trade surplus over America - the gap between exports and imports - expanded past year to the widest point on record. That reflects the impact of Beijing's retaliatory tariffs and encouragement to importers to buy more from non-U.S. suppliers.

    Ford Explorer ST with 400 hp and Explorer Hybrid revealed in Detroit

    Hell, a previous-generation 2017 Explorer Platinum with the EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6 made the zero-to-60 sprint in 5.8 seconds. 2020 Ford Explorer ST As auto enthusiasts, we can't help but be most excited about the sporty Explorer ST.
    Samsung reveals the notch, features and launch date for Galaxy M

    Samsung reveals the notch, features and launch date for Galaxy M

    The Galaxy M30 is also said to come with a 5,000mAh battery and may also be Samsung's cheapest phone with a triple camera system. To counter the likes of Xiaomi , Realme and Asus among others, Samsung is changing the strategy as early as this month.
  • White House asked for options to strike Iran, reports WSJ

    White House asked for options to strike Iran, reports WSJ

    In 2015, while working for a think tank, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times titled "To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran". The Times tried to create distance between Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , writing, "But Mr.
    Chinese court hands death sentence to Canadian amid Huawei CFO row

    Chinese court hands death sentence to Canadian amid Huawei CFO row

    Schellenberg's family said they anxious China would use him as a bargaining chip following Meng's arrest. The sentence must still be examined and ratified by China's highest court, the Supreme People's Court.
    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

Cadillac reveals its first electric vehicle Cadillac reveals its first electric vehicle Due out in 2022, the SUV will be one of the first purely electric models released under the Cadillac moniker. The new platform will be flexible, and adaptable to front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations.

The Best from the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet The Best from the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Gaga, 32, posted the sad news on her Instagram , including an image of her and Arabella on a stunning ride in front of the ocean . While Black Panther didn't bring home the Best Picture award, the record-breaking film certainly didn't go home empty-handed .

Game of Thrones final season teaser, premiere date released Game of Thrones final season teaser, premiere date released The voices of their dead family members talk, including Jon's mother, Lyanna Stark, while they past their funeral statues. As fans know, the TV show has veered off from Martin's books due to necessity, as a new book hasn't come out since 2011.

Powerful start for Rafa Nadal at Australian Open Powerful start for Rafa Nadal at Australian Open Fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson won his first match at Melbourne Park since 2015 when he beat Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. The former world number one was far from flawless , committing three double faults and eight unforced errors.

Apple AirPower: Wireless charging mat may finally launch this year Apple AirPower: Wireless charging mat may finally launch this year If it were to launch soon, a new wireless AirPods charging case release at the same time would be fitting as well. Many peg AirPower to cost around $149 Dollars , or about $200 Canadian.

Seppi, de Minaur advance to Sydney final Seppi, de Minaur advance to Sydney final His reward is a return on Wednesday to play Mirza Basic or Henri Laaksonen for a likely third-round shootout with the great Rafael Nadal.

Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder found Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder found The voice recorder was recovered about 165 feet from where the plane's flight data recorder was found three days after the crash. The transport committee's chairman, Soerjanto Tjahjono, said the device will be taken to the investigators' "black box" facility.

SpaceX To Reduce Its Staff By 10 Percent SpaceX To Reduce Its Staff By 10 Percent Also Friday, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 communications satellites. The first uncrewed test flight was delayed due to the partial government shutdown and is slated for some time in February.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaks Tip LPDDR5 RAM, Storage, and Camera Details Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaks Tip LPDDR5 RAM, Storage, and Camera Details The former includes the regular S10, the S10 Plus, and the S10 Lite (or S10 E , depending on which leak you're looking at). If true, this means the company will not be waiting for MWC 2019 to unveil its flagship smartphone for the year.

Polish mayor stabbed while on stage during a charity event Polish mayor stabbed while on stage during a charity event Pawel Adamowicz was attacked on stage at the country's biggest charity event, which was raising money for children's hospitals. The attacker reportedly shouted from the stage that he had been wrongly imprisoned when the mayor's former party was in power.

Know the Career Benefits of Undergoing a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training Most importantly, it will maximize your career opportunities across several companies, which employs agile methods and practices. When your company has started to implement the Scrum technology, you have to upgrade your skill to sustain in your position.

General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

The 10 best football players in the world The 10 best football players in the world But even so, there’s no denying that he has impressive skills and he managed to lead all his football teams to big titles. Now at PSG, there are a lot of rumors that he might come back in Spain to play for life-time rivals of Barcelona, Real Madrid.

The Early 2018 World Series Favorites The Early 2018 World Series Favorites People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.