Bumper harvest lifts Zimbabwe 2017 growth outlook to 2.8 pct

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Zimbabwe’s economy will grow 2.8 percent this year, from 0.7 percent in 2016, due mainly to a bumper maize harvest as the southern African nation recovers from severe drought, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

However, Harare’s total debt stock would continue to grow, it added in an economic report, putting pressure on long-time president Robert Mugabe’s government to stick to commitments to bring down fiscal deficits ahead of national elections in 2018. Read more

Bumper harvest: Zimbabwe to export grain

(iStock)Harare – The Zimbawean government is reportedly looking to export grain following a bumper harvest that saw most farmers surpassing the targeted yield per hectare under the country’s command agriculture programme.

According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, several farmers surpassed the government benchmark target of five tons per hectare.

Most farmers in Mashonaland Central province, for example, harvested at least 9–11 tons of grain per hectare. Read more

Charambas in Studio, new album out in August

THE first family of gospel music pastor Charles and wife Olivia Charamba have apologised to their followers for taking long to come up with a new project.

Their last project was WeNazareta which was released in 2014.

To make the apology sweet, the gospel couple has come up with a double project meant for August and according to Pastor Charamba it is something worth waiting for.

He said the projects carry what their followers have been missing. He also answered some of the burning questions regarding the previous release WeNazareta.

Below is a chat between H-Metro’s BLESSING MASAKADZA (BM) and PASTOR CHARAMBA (PC) . . . read more!

People Judge me because I am beautiful and successful – Jacqueline Ngarande

Image result for Jacqueline Tinovimba ngarandeSOCIALITE, model and entrepreneur, Jacqueline Tinovimba Ngarande, reckons she has created more foes than friends owing to her beauty, self esteem and progress in life.

Simply known as Jackie, the model believes haters stalk her on social networks, pubs and even in town as they are bitter with her newly found fame, circles of friends and success.

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Jackie, who turns 27 in October, exclusively told H-Metro that she would defend her name at all costs.

Since she rose to prominence, Jackie has been accused of dating married celebrities, attention-seeking and at one point being a cellphone thief among other accusations. Read more

US President Donald Trump has sacked his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus

US President Donald Trump has sacked his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus. Trump made the announcement this evening in a tweet stating that he has appointed Homeland Security boss John F Kelly to replace Priebus.

Priebus’ sack comes 24 hours after Trump’s new communications chief, Anthony Scaramucci, went on a furious rant about Priebus and tweeted but quickly deleted what looked like a threat. Read more

New North Korean Missile capable of striking US mainland

North Korea continues to create tension with its continuous tests of nuclear weapons and now the country has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), describing it as a “stern warning” for the US.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved that the entire US was within striking range, state media reported. Confirming the latest launch, the North said the ICBM flew for just over 47 minutes and reached an altitude of 3,724km (2,300 miles). Read more

‘Break up with Nicki Minaj was a big loss – Meek Mill

Six months after Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj ended their relationship, it appears that the Philadelphia rapper is still mourning the bitter split.

Opening up in an honest interview, the 30-year-old rapper admitted to Philadelphia Power 99 Philly radio station, that breaking up with Nicki was ‘a loss’ to him.

Speaking about his new album, aptly titled ‘Wins and Losses’, the rapper admitted that getting the female rapper had been a life-long goal. Read more

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