By Special Correspondent LONDON: A die-hard Chelsea supporter having to receive a prestigious award from an Arsenal legend summed up Chipo Sabeta’s arduous, decade-long road to a historic FIFA/CIES Network award in Zurich, Switzerland on June 16. UK-based Zimbabwean female sports journalist-cum-administrator, who completed the international programme in sports management with the Nelson Mandela University
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*This an abridged version of an article published Sunday by the UK-based Observer newspaper LONDON: Thousands of migrant workers came to Britain after a government recruitment drive to fill more than 100,000 vacancies in social care. The job would pay £10 an hour – just above minimum wage. But it came at a price. An
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By BBC Sport World governing body Fifa has teamed up with players’ union Fifpro to try to identify people who target players with abusive social media posts. A report tracked 400,000 social media posts during the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 and this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. The study found that over 50%
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By BBC Africa A new survey of more than 4,500 young people in Africa, aged 18-24, has found that 52% of them are likely to consider emigrating in the next few years, citing economic hardship and education opportunities as the top reasons. The BBC spoke to five young people in Nigeria and South Africa who
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By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE new Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (ZINARA) board has scrapped controversial gym, hairstyle and holiday allowances which were being paid by the administrator to their predecessors, chairperson George Manyaya has told parliament. Manyaya revealed that the new board had done away with Precious Murove, among many other unqualified directors, in
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By Staff Reporter The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (Southern Defenders) has described Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union (ARTUZ) president Obert Masaraure’s recent arrest as unlawful and a misuse of the justice system. Masaraure was arrested, Tuesday, when he availed himself in accordance with bail conditions in a different matter. He was charged with murder
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By Sports Reporter NOMADIC Warriors defender Alec Mudimu is undergoing a trial stint at Polish second-tier club GKS Tychy as he looks to join what would be his sixth club in a space of two years since leaving Welsh side Cefn Druids. The well-travelled 27-year-old Zimbabwe defender, who has played for clubs in England, Wales,
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By sentinelsource.com Born in a maize field in Zimbabwe, Samuel Khumbula never dreamed he would come to the United States. The son of the seventh wife of a polygamous patriarch, he grew up poor, sleeping on the ground in a hut alongside some of his 37 siblings. But last year, after spending his youth striving
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By Associated Press PARIS: Antoine Griezmann’s alarming drop in form means his starting place for France at the World Cup is under threat from Christopher Nkunku. If Griezmann’s struggles continue in two international matches in September, coach Didier Deschamps could select Leipzig’s Nkunku when France begins its title defense in Qatar two months later. “They
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By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWEANS are facing the risk of hunger as the Grain marketing Board (GMB) has run out of grain, Parliament heard on Tuesday. Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) and Harare East legislator Tendai Biti told Parliament last week that the country’s grain reserves were empty, adding there was no bumper harvest as
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By Alois Vinga LISTED mining and agriculture implements supplier, Zimplow Holdings Limited, has defied the headwinds to record growth across its segments. Presenting a trading update for the first quarter of 2022, company secretary, Sharon Manangazira said despite the inflationary headwinds experienced during the period coupled with the Russia/Ukraine disturbances, the group managed to see
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By uoflnews.com Tino Mkorombindo is a member of the UofL School of Medicine Class of 2022 and also holds an MBA from UofL. In 2020, Mkorombindo started Greater Influence, a nonprofit organization that provides education, resources and mentorship for minority students who want to go into medicine. After graduation, he will train as an orthopedic
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By News24.com JOHANNESBURG: Civil rights organisation AfriForum has announced it has launched a new initiative to patrol with sniffer dogs at the porous South Africa-Zimbabwe border in Limpopo’s Musina area. The initiative comes at a time when the government is battling to contain illegal immigration along the Musina-Pafuri borderline where parts of a controversial multi-million
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By Associated Press LONDON: Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in a protest over the soaring cost of living in Britain. Huge crowds flooded into the British capital for the rally to demand that the government do more to help people faced with bills and other expenses that are rising more quickly
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By Associated Press SANTA MONICA: After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly all of the questions put before them, jurors in a civil trial who were deciding on sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby will have to start from scratch on Monday. By the end of the court day Friday, the
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By Agencies Zimbabwean Afro-Fusion artist Aisha Dawn’s new video “Ignite” premiered Saturday. The music video was shot at a Burnout, which is an African car spinning culture, a unique form of motor drifting that started in South Africa. By depicting an intriguing facet of her roots, Aisha takes listeners to a world very much like
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By theage.com.au Christine “Kix” Mwaturura lays herself bare in her podcast Private Affairs, which details the ups and downs of being a black woman dating in a recently adopted country. And it’s paid off: the 36-year-old writer, radio DJ and podcaster has won the Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship, worth $15,000. The fellowship was created in 2019
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Pictures by Thandiwe Garusa THE opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party continued with its Chegutu rally Saturday despite police blocking access to the venue. Organising secretary Amos Chibaya addressed the thousands of supporters who attended the rally which was aimed at thanking them for the party’s victory in the May by-elections. Police barred supporters
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By Anna Chibamu MOREBLESSING Ali’s suspected killer Pius Mukandi Jamba has provided details on how he murdered the opposition CCC activist on May 24 before chopping her body into three pieces. Mukandi (31) is, according to the State’s outline, admitting to the murder charges. He has made indications on how he killed Ali, whose body was
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By Mary Taruvinga – Senior Reporter THE CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) party was Saturday blocked from holding its rally at Pfupajena Stadium in Chegutu despite having paid for the venue to the town’s municipality. Party supporters were also chased out of the alternate venue, which is a ground next to Pfupajena. The excuse given
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By Associated Press NAIROBI: Tanzania’s government has been accused of using violence against Maasai herders protesting efforts to evict them from one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, in the latest friction between those who see certain African landscapes as a lucrative playground and those who simply call them home. Witnesses of the confrontations
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By Associated Press KINSHASA: Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday accused Rwanda of trying to occupy his country’s land for its vast mineral wealth, the latest escalation in tensions between the two neighbours that has led to talk of war. There was no immediate reaction to the Congolese president’s comments, though Rwanda has long denied
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By bmj.com UNITED KINGDOM: A man who has fought an 11 year legal battle over £100 000 ($122 000) of NHS debt he incurred when he was left permanently paralysed while seeking asylum has been granted refugee status and had the debt revoked. After having had a haemorrhagic stroke that led to him requiring neurosurgery and being
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By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent POLICE in Mashonaland West have raised concern over the rise in robberies targeting haulage truck drivers. Confirming the upsurge of such cases, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) provincial spokesperson, Inspector Margaret Chitove, said the robbers, commonly known as “Makaramata” (Climbers) waylay slow-moving trucks as they go uphill, cut pressure hoses
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By UK Correspondent Failure to provide a meaningful Cost of living adjustment Failure to meaningfully and timeously Review Covid 19 risk allowances Failure to facilitate timeous disbursement of the donor-funded retention allowances DOCTORS and other health workers have indicated they will go on strike Monday to protest poor salaries and the failure by government to
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By Alois Vinga OVERALL foreign currency performance has registered growth, with deposits recording a 139% increase, in what market watchers believe to be an indicator of relative confidence in the country’s banking sector. Latest Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) statistics show that despite exchange rate depreciation, there was a significant improvement in the foreign currency
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By Alois Vinga THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is set to hand over 15 loans abusing entities for prosecution after investigations revealed they accessed loans for speculative reasons which destabilized the exchange rates market. The central bank also moved to tighten screws on bank loans to avoid similar occurrences in future. This comes shortly
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By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) has slammed Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube for his pursuit to get Parliament’s pardon three years after over spending an unexplained ZW$107 billion. The remarks come shortly after the under-fire treasury boss was hauled over hot coals in parliament this week by parliamentarians who accused
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By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), with assistance from its American, South African, and European counterparts, is now targeting corruptly acquired properties and wealth hidden outside the country. ZACC commissioner Kuviwa Murapa said they enlisted legal services in the above-mentioned territories to repossess the properties, without naming targeted individuals. Murapa was
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By Mary Taruvinga OUTSPOKEN Gokwe MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, is up in arms with businessman, Tafadzwa Musarara, after he allegedly bullied him out of a grain and inputs transportation deal. Musarara, through the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), has since taken the matter to the High Court, also citing the Parliamentary Committee chaired by
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By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe Under-19 netball team provided a glimpse into the bright future ahead for local netball after winning the gold medal at the just-ended Confederation of Southern African Netball Association (COSANA) Games in Malawi on Thursday. The Young Gems finished top of the table with six points after three wins and a
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By News24.com The Helen Suzman Foundation has launched legal action against Cabinet’s decision to terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit. The foundation has, however, received threatening responses, its executive director said. In November 2021, Cabinet made the decision not to renew the permit. The executive director of the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) says they have received
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By Staff Reporter CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) legislators, Job Sikhala and Godfrey Mandaza, will spend their weekend in Harare Remand Prison after their bail hearing was postponed to Monday. The two are being charged with incitement to commit public violence. Both deny the allegations. Sikhala and his colleague were arrested Tuesday before their initial
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By Bloomberg Zimbabwean public servants have rejected an offer for a 100% pay increase from the government of the Southern African nation where inflation surged to 132% last month. Workers “flatly rejected” the state’s offer to double their pay, the Zimbabwe Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions said in an emailed statement Friday. They demand
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By Thandiwe Garusa AMALGAMATED Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) leader Obert Masaraure has been ordered to seek bail at the High Court after his application challenging arrest was dismissed by magistrate Dennis Mangosi. Masaraure is accused of pushing his colleague Roy Issa to death from the seventh floor of a local hotel in 2016.
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By Reuters HARARE : China’s Sinomine Resource Group on Friday launched a $200 million project to build a plant and expand existing mining operations at its recently acquired Bikita lithium mine in Zimbabwe. The southern African country holds some of the world’s largest deposits of lithium, a key battery mineral, and hopes for an economic
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By Staff Reporter The Harare Magistrates Court has granted Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) authority to further detain Pius Jamba who allegedly murdered Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist, Moreblessing Ali in cold blood. Jamba briefly appeared before a Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi Friday and will be back in court this Saturday at 3pm. The Investigating
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By Staff Reporter THE deputy chief magistrate Gibson Mandaza was Friday told that Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) legislator, Job Sikhala tried to flee upon arrest. The State was challenging granting bail to Sikhala and his co-accused, Godfrey Sithole. The Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Gift Mutamba said Sikhala was not assaulted by the police as
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Reuters LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to the United States to face criminal charges, bringing his long-running legal saga closer to a conclusion. Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks’ release
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By Lisa Nyanhongo Here is a round up of this weekend’s showbiz events in the country. FRIDAY HARARE Waterfall; Chop Chop Zindoga presents Alick Macheso and the Orchestra Mberikwazvo band after album launch show from 6pm till curfew. Greendale; Nito’s Chill and grill presents The Winter Chill-Out with music by Dj Slim and Dj Soweto
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By Paul Katanda A Harare man appeared before the magistrates court, charged with raping a 9-year-old, with two other accomplices who are still at large. Edmore Matanganye (31) appeared before Harare magistrate, Yeukai Dzuda and was advised to approach the High Court for his bail application. He will be back in court on July 5
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By Sports Reporter RISING swimming sensation, Donata Katai, headlines a team of four Zimbabwean swimmers who are set to represent the country at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The championships will feature swimming, diving, water polo, open water and artistic swimming categories. The swimming events will be held from Saturday up to
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By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A 27-year-old Chinhoyi man is under investigation by state security agents after he ploughed through barricades that cordoned off a spot reserved for former Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s VVIP tent. The incident happened at Pfungwadzakanaka Shopping Centre in the populous Chikonohono Suburb recently. Mohadi, who is Zanu PF second
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By Alois Vinga TOP hotelier, African Sun Limited, has expressed hopes that the local tourism industry will tap into the European and American markets’ potential on the back of the region’s Covid-19 restrictions easing. The emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 prompted widespread lockdown restrictions globally, which continue to disrupt travel, and exposed local
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By Associated Press KIGALI: With fresh coats of paint and streets swept clean, Rwanda’s capital is preparing for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit, which will bring leaders of the 54-nation group of mostly former British colonies whose relevance is sometimes questioned. President Paul Kagame will host Prince Charles, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and
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By Staff Reporter CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) deputy national chairman Job Sikhala and fellow legislator Godfrey Sithole spent their third night in detention after court proceedings only ended after 7 pm Thursday. Deputy Chief Magistrate Godfrey Mandaza postponed the hearing to Friday and CCC officials fear court appearance will again be delayed in order
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By Ndatenda Njanike HARARE: Government this Thursday launched a project to build the Liberation Mall just outside the capital which is expected to be completed by 2025. The mall, part of the ambitious Museum of African Liberation project, will be established close to the Heroes Acre along the Harare Bulawayo road and at a site that was once
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By UK Correspondent RWANDA will next week host the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit with Zimbabwe looking to see if it has made progress with its application to re-join the 54-nation group of mostly former British colonies. President Paul Kagame will host Prince Charles, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scores of world leaders
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By citizen.co.za Maritzburg United striker Tawanda Macheke believes there is more he can offer at the club than he has done in his first few months at the club. The Zimbabwean Maritzburg striker was brought to the Team of Choice in the January transfer window, with the club on a quest to survive relegation. Maritzburg
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Pictures by Thandiwe Garusa CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) member of parliament Job Sikhala who is also lawyer to slain party activist Moreblessing Ali’s family appeared in court Thursday charged with inciting public violence. Below are some images from Harare magistrates court where Sikhala was brought to court in movie style and heavily guarded by
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