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Matongo said Warm Praise was moving around other churches promoting the genre. "We are not only ministering in SDA churches, but we have been touring other churches to popularise the genre. We have also made our music free for everyone. It can be accessed on iCloud, YouTube and ...
... a lecturer at Hugh Wooding Law School and she has brought all those skills to bear in the Sunday School and has brought innovation in religious education in the church. She has added a touch to make it more exacting and appealing. She is very active in the church and carried her position very well.". Trinidad and Tobago

In April of 1980, when Bob Marley arrived to headline the independence celebrations that would see Rhodesia become Zimbabwe, his song "Zimbabwe," the centerpiece of the "Survival" album, was the most popular foreign song in the country. Marley, whose religion of Rastafarianism had long ... Music
“I am happy to inform you that Prof Magwa from the Reformed Church University is working with colleagues from the Midlands State University, Lupane State University, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Great Zimbabwe University and the University of Zimbabwe in translating the Constitution into Tonga, ... corruption
The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church has championed the project, which began in 2015. ... Prof Murwira, who was accompanied by his secretary, Dr Desire Sibanda and top ministry officials, senior University of Zimbabwe staff, principals and representatives from different tertiary learning institutions, ... corruption

Back in 2003, I was told by the late vice president Simon Muzenda that Zimbabwe should not have tribal politics, adding that all tribes were equal and the former president should not be used to push for a tribal agenda. “Now as the Church, we are saying that whoever is pushing Mugabe back into politics is ... corruption
Local church leaders and elders have demanded a representative in Parliament and a Ministry of Religion. Appealing to President ... "We need some leaders of the churches to be in Parliament and we wish the voice of the church to be heard," said Bishop Mukonowengwe. "We also need land to ...
Local church leaders and elders have demanded a representative in Parliament and a Ministry of Religion. Appealing to President ... “We need some leaders of the churches to be in Parliament and we wish the voice of the church to be heard,” said Bishop Mukonowengwe. “We also need land to build ...
Anglican Bishops from Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe discuss the Anglican Church's role in malaria elimination. Pictured from Left to Right: Bishop David Njovu, Anglican Diocese of Lusaka, Zambia; Bishop Cleophas Lunga, Anglian Diocese of Matabeleland; Bishop Andre Soares, Anglican ...
Court Drive Church of Christ will sponsor its fifth annual “Zim Zipper” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 10, to support the church's work in Zimbabwe. “With track season just around the corner, we hope local track teams will challenge one another and come out and run our race,” said race coordinator Lisa ...
Harare – Churches in Zimbabwe have reportedly endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government, saying that the country "is not a militarised state". According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, various church leaders this week defended Mnangagwa's administration and maintained that ...
Churches yesterday endorsed the new dispensation led by President Mnangagwa, saying Zimbabwe is not a militarised State, as key institutions are not manned by serving military personnel. The religious leaders pledged to rally behind President Mnangagwa in the forthcoming harmonised ...
Churches yesterday endorsed the new dispensation led by President Mnangagwa, saying Zimbabwe is not a militarised State, as key institutions are not manned by serving military personnel. The religious leaders pledged to rally behind President Mnangagwa in the forthcoming harmonised elections, ...
Speech by His Excellency the President, Comrade E. D. Mnangagwa, on the occasion of the interactive meeting with Churches in Zimbabwe at the Harare International Conference Centre, March 5, 2018. I welcome you all to our first-ever interactive meeting with the senior church leadership from across ...
BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE — At church on Sunday morning, Sikhumbuzo Dube is in attendance as usual. Midway through the service at the Apostolic Faith Mission in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city, he sees the collection basket coming his way. Dube hesitates before placing one U.S. dollar in ...
BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE — At church on Sunday morning, Sikhumbuzo Dube is in attendance as usual. Midway through the service at the Apostolic Faith Mission in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city, he sees the collection basket coming his way. Dube hesitates before placing one U.S. dollar in ...

So while the cultivated picture of the first family singing in a Sunday mass at the Methodist Church in Harare's leafy suburb of Mabelreign might inspire words of praise from gullible followers, it also shines the spotlight on the role of religion in civil affairs. But it is not just President Emmerson Mnangagwa and ...
Feuding MDC-T leaders must peacefully resolve their squabbles before the opposition party crumbles, a situation which will threaten national unity and social cohesion, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches has warned. The country's largest opposition party in terms of support has been confronted by ...
Local church leaders and elders have demanded a representative in Parliament and a Ministry of Religion. Appealing to President ... "We need some leaders of the churches to be in Parliament and we wish the voice of the church to be heard," said Bishop Mukonowengwe. "We also need land to build ...
LAST week gospel musician Lebo Sekgobela rolled into the City of Kings to headline the My Zimbabwe Gospel concert at the Large City Hall and what a ... Church day after church day, they have sharpened their skills on stage, their voices sing melodiously in sync with the band and never put a foot wrong.
A Nkulumane man exhibited massive take-off speed fleeing from the husband of his pregnant girlfriend. Reason Sibanda (26) bolted out of Brian Maseko's bedroom and showcased his sprint skills on the road as the latter followed from a distance in a failed attempt to catch him. Sibanda was busted in bed ...
THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) says there is concern in the manner in which the issue of Gukurahundi atrocities is being handled and have come up with principles for comprehensive engagement on the 1980s genocide. Key actors, who met under the auspices of ZCC in Bulawayo recently and ...
While many organisations have held clean-up campaigns, churches too, are joining the fight and playing an important role in Harare's waste management. Tomorrow ... Prophet Magaya said in a way to help curb diseases like cholera and typhoid, his church holds clean-up campaigns four times a year.
Fewer missionaries mean fewer missions for Mormon church; former Utah Jazz executive Dave Checketts to oversee London Mission ... Brazil and Cabanatuan in the Philippines, along with three African locales —Yamoussoukro in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast); Ibadan in Nigeria; and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.
Sibanda said CA, which represents various church denominations has also been conducting door-to-door BVR awareness campaigns in partnership with Zec. “I think what has been also amazing is the use of young people to mobilise other young people. We noticed that many youths had not registered, ...
He said there would be a service at the church every day at 6PM until Sunday when Rev Mabhena would be buried. ... Parishioners at the church said Rev Mabhena stepped down as the branch's main pastor last year due to old age and played the role of mentor and father figure to younger pastors.
While she preaches peace and harmony at church, the same cannot be said about Emilia Doro Muyerai who was dragged to the Bulawayo magistrates' court for violent behaviour. Sometime in February last year Muyerai stood before a magistrate accused of violent conduct against her family members at ...
Mugabe Gets 7-day Ultimatum To Vacate Reformed Church in Zimbabwe Land ... FORMER President Robert Mugabe's family has been given seven days to vacate a private land, which they allegedly grabbed from the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ)-owned Eaglesvale Senior School in Harare.
Cholera Outbreak In Zimbabwe Forces Minister David Parirenyatwa to Monitor Funerals, Church Gatherings ... You are aware that certain church gathering are going to be happening this weekend and we are urging that you inform the Ministry of Health and Child Care so that they are properly supervised ...
FAMILY of God Church (FOG) founder, Andrew Wutawunashe has approached the High Court seeking to bar journalists from covering proceedings in his ... clergyman, who not only leads churches from all over the world, but also conducts religious business on instruction by the government of Zimbabwe.
Government has encouraged stakeholders to market religious tourism under the national branding exercise to attract tourists and boost foreign direct investment. Speaking during a provincial branding stakeholders' meeting in Marondera on Monday, Minister of State for Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs ...
Grace Mugabe Embroiled In a Nasty Land Dispute With Reformed Church in Zimbabwe ... Accused of assualting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is a fiery character with outsized political ambitions who describes herself as the “mother of the nation” and ...
ECUMENICAL Church Leaders Forum (ECLF) leader Ambrose Moyo has claimed that Christians, who constitute 80% of the population, are perpetrators of ... Speaking during the Memorandum of Association (MoA) signing ceremony between the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) and ECLF on ...
Mugodhi Chihwehwete Apostolic Church pastors, Badzirai Nyamajiwa and Cletus Chimiswe left the congregants in shock when a church service was turned into a battlefield leaving the reputation of their church in shambles. The fight started when Nyamajiwa invited congregants from the Harare branch ...
The use of miracle money, which the Botswana government considers illegal, led not only to the closure of the church but also to a call for all home cell meetings of the church to cease. However, the church's officials in Botswana are appealing the ban. The church is said to have been under investigation ...
The government of Botswana has closed down self-confessed prophet Shepherd Bushiri's church, the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG). ... In January Mohadi was named by President Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of his Vice Presidents together with former Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander ...
Harare – The Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council (ZACC) has reportedly rubbished claims by former president Robert Mugabe's nephew that the new government of President Emmerson Mnagagwa was "ill-treating" his uncle. Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao recently claimed during an interview ...
Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week dominated headlines after meeting with ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai in a visit ... The church-organised protests on December 31 “were met with a deadly crackdown by authorities, who fired tear gas into churches and bullets in the air ...
Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) Commissioner Goodson Nguni confirmed the arrests and said the pair will appear at the Harare ... “The television sets were bought by the Government for the promotion of the World Cup in 2010 and after the World Cup, Mzembi donated them to the churches.
A Zimbabwean court on Thursday freed "for now" an American woman charged with subversion for allegedly describing the former president on Twitter ... On Sunday, the military rounded up eight activists for carrying placards denouncing Mnangagwa during a church service presided over by the president.
As president of the nearly 16 million-member religion, Monson was considered a prophet who led the church through revelation from God in ... of the church's disaster relief programs around the world, said Armand Mauss, a retired professor of sociology and religious studies at Washington State University.
Meanwhile, the Christian Voice Zimbabwe condemned the arrest of the MRP activists. “As a church, we acknowledge the 1980s Matabeleland massacres and atrocities deserve to be handled in a much dignified manner in order to bring to a closure this moment of madness and dark patch in the history of ...
... Emmerson Mnangagwa has been working throughout the festive season and was at his offices on New Year's day yesterday, according to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. On Sunday, he was in Bulawayo for the National Thanksgiving and Dedication Church Service where he urged churches to ...
At least 3 000 cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are recorded in Murewa annually with the Muslim community among those highly affected, a National Aids Council (NAC) research report shows. The research, which sought to establish the factors associated with high STIs in the district ...
Zimbabweans, including churches, must turn over a new leaf from 2018 and beyond by shunning all forms of corruption in all sectors of society, ... President Mnagwagwa said in both pre- and post-Independent Zimbabwe, the church has been instrumental in preaching the gospel of love, peace and ...
In a message that Ugandan media houses were compelled to broadcast, President Museveni blasted religious leaders who criticised the age limit constitutional amendment. The Ugandan parliament recently amended the constitution removing age limits for presidential candidates, extending the term of ...
Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) youth, who protested at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo while President Emmerson Mnangagwa was attending a church service saying he was part of the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s, were on Sunday allegedly beaten up by armed soldiers and ...
“Zimbabwe is founded on the basic principles which recognise and respects the nation's diverse religious values and freedom of worship. In light ... He said he was later picked up by South African-based Zimbabwean businessman, Justice Maphosa, who hosted him for 16 days in the neighbouring country.
“Our biggest achievement was seeing so many people give their lives to Christ, where we sang at various platforms in our church and where we were invited to sing,” he ... He said he was charmed that Maranatha was Zimbabwe's leading gospel release for 2017 on YouTube, clocking over 178 000 views.


 

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