Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo (70) was born Michael Munhumumwe and only started using his current name at the age of nine, a just-released biography of the iconic artiste written by Banning Eyre claims.

The chimurenga music legend was born to Janet Chinhamo and Tapfumaneyi Mupariwa on July 2 1945 but was raised by his maternal grandparents Hamundidi and Kufera Munhumumwe who lived on a white man's farm in Marondera after Mupariwa failed to pay lobola.

Scientists have developed a "molecular condom", which they claim is actually a vaginal gel that would help protect women from contracting the deadly HIV during sexual intercourse.

According to them, before sex, women would have to insert the vaginal gel that turns semisolid in the presence of semen, trapping AIDS virus particles in a microscopic mesh so they can't infect vaginal cells.

"The first step in the complicated process of HIV infection in a woman is the

South African women are in dilemma over leaving the country with their foreign husbands who have been displaced by xenophobic violence in Durban, reports said on Thursday.

Over 10 South African women who strongly believe foreign men are way better than local guys want to travel to Zimbabwe with their husbands but don't have the right documents, said Isaac Moyo, Zimbabwe's ambassador to South Africa.

"The embassy was encountering challenges in cases where undocumented South African

Government orders Ebola survivors to use condoms during sex till further notice

The Liberian government recommended on Saturday that survivors of Ebola practice safe sex indefinitely, until more information can be collected on the length of time the virus might remain present in body fluids, including semen.

Previously, male survivors were advised to abstain from sexual intercourse or to use condoms for three months, reflecting that the active virus had been detected for up to 82 days in semen.
Acting on new developments, all countries affected by the Ebola

Researchers have developed a potent drug which protects against the transmission of HIV even under exposure to extremely high levels of the virus.

Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute in Florida, Harvard Medical School and more than a dozen other institutions developed the novel drug candidate and tested it in rhesus macaques, monkeys which can carry simian HIV, a virus similar to the one that infects humans.  
They found that macaques inoculated with the drug

Sex often leads to deadly diseases and subsequent death if done wrongly, however, when a faithful couple engages in sex at the right time, in the right way, it is said to be a remedy for curing lot’s of diseases and medical conditions.

Below are 25 known medical conditions researchers, doctors and scientists have discovered that sex can easily get rid of:
1. Depression:
Without the help of researchers, just about anyone can agree that sex will make you feel good about yourself

Researchers may have finally cracked the code that governs a major group of viruses that includes the common cold and HIV.

According to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team from the University of Leeds and University of York, this code can be jammed, stopping a virus from assembling itself and thus preventing the disease it causes.
Single strand RNA viruses are both the simplest and the earliest viruses to have evolved, and yet they are

NB: to see the full list scroll to the bottom of this article. The top 100 Advanced Level learning institutions in Zimbabwe have scored between 93 and 100 percent pass rates in the 2014 examinations, signalling a 3 percent increase compared to 2013. According to statistics released by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council, the number of schools that attained a 100 percent pass rate remained at 20 with Manicaland province's Saint Faith's dislodging Nyanga High School at the top, while

There has been a marked rise of very good secondary schools all over the African continent. Whilst government schools within African countries started off the best, following independence, much has changed. For the most part, private schools (they consider missionary schools as private school as well) outperform government schools. In addition, international schools have taken Africa by storm. Below is the list of 100 best secondary schools.
Fourteen of our very own Zimbabwean schools

After all Patrick is way too ugly for you: Cheating Faith Mutema 'comforted'

I just watched the video posted by your husband Patrick with much sadness in my heart. I want you to know that I am writing this open letter to you as a woman who has been shamed and publicly humiliated by a sister in law who was supposed to protect me. Darling Faith, your husband taking a video of you crying begging for forgiveness then posting it on social media, including your private WhatsApp messages shows that this man is evil to the core, not only is he ugly outside, he's also very

Zimbabwe Vehicle Registration & Licensing ACT Chapt 12:14 - Traffic fines Police must charge

Zimbabwe Republic Police's Inspector Muhoni has brought good news to many motorists who are forced to pay unscrupulous fines by police.

The police boss has revealed that anyone who is made to pay a fine at a traffic roadblock and is not sure how much he should have paid must immediately take the admission of guilt receipt to the nearest police station and get confirmation if they had been rightfully charged. If over charged they can immediately get their money refunded.

There's good news for the Casanovas of the world – having sex with numerous women could help to protect men from prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Montreal and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier found that men who had slept with more than 20 women during their lifetime were 28 per cent less likely to develop the disease.
They were also 19 per cent less likely to develop an aggressive type of cancer, compared to those who had had only one female

List of Zanu PF Ministers and MPs who died in mysterious accidents

Zimbabwe's Justice Minister, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday escaped unhurt after being involved in a road accident along Hebert Chitepo Avenue in Harare near the US Embassy. The minister was reportedly driving alone when a minibus crashed into his Mercedes Benz. He reportedly escaped unhurt.
Minister Mnangagwa's seemingly natural accident has reignited debate over the mysterious deaths of Zimbabwean politicians that have haunted the ruling Zanu-PF party since its days in exile.

The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.

An international team of scientists say a "perfect storm" of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread.
A feat of viral archaeology was used to find the pandemic's origin, the team report in the journal Science. They used archived samples of HIV's genetic code to trace its source, with evidence pointing to 1920s

Snake that looks like a penis causes stir

A creature discovered by engineers building a dam in the Amazon is a type of caecilian, a limbless amphibian that resembles an earthworm or as some are noting, part of the male anatomy. The 'penis snake' has caused stir as its photos can easily be mistaken for a 'hungry' penis.
The animal was discovered while draining a portion of the Madeira River - a major tributary of the Amazon - for a controversial hydroelectric project. Six individuals were found according to biologist Julian

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