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Sana Food Court Restaurant closed over poor sanitation

Minister of Trade, Tourism and Industry Salim Bagus has closed down Sana Food Court over poor sanitation standards. Bagus closed the restaurant after inspecting the facility this morning. Speaking to the press after closing the restaurant, Bagus said he was dismayed by what he saw,arguing poor hygiene is tarnishing the reputation of the tourism industry. Meanwhile Bagus said the restaurant will be opened in three days...

SA, Mozambique and Malawi to benefit from Flanders’ grant

Three African countries are going to receive €1 million from the Government of Flanders, a region in Belgium. The money will support five projects in South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi aimed at transition towards climate resilient and low-carbon development. The Birdlife South Africa and South South North organisations in South Africa have been selected to implement two projects. The main goals are to support ecosystem-based...

Scientists Just Spotted an ‘Impossible’ Black Hole 70 Times the Size of Our Sun

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in the Milky Way so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve, researchers said Thursday. LB-1 is 15,000 light years from Earth and has a mass 70 times greater than the Sun, according to the journal Nature. The Milky Way is estimated to contain 100 million stellar black holes but LB-1 is twice as massive as anything scientists...

MZIMBA YOUTHS START TO KEEP BEES TO SAVE FORESTS

Youths from Enyezini in Mzimba have said they will protect what is left of their forests from depletion through bee-keeping. The youths, working through Mbondole Youth Group in Kampingo-Sibande area, have since started to practise apiculture as a deterrent to deforestation. Apiculture is the maintenance of bee colonies, commonly through man-made hives. Mphatso Nkhambule, group member, said the exercise is already paying dividends. “With five beehives, we have...

Heavy Rains Force people to use buckets to save relatives’ graves flooded with rainwater

ZIMBABWE - Heavy rains continue wreaking havoc all around the central city of Gweru in Zimbabwe. Tonnes of dirty water have flooded the local cemeteries forcing people to take dire measures in a bid to save what was left from their relatives’ graves. While some of them reportedly dewater the pits with buckets others have to use bare hands as no equipment was left idle. The...

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