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  • Panama awards $1.4 bn bridge project to Chinese group

    December 6, 2018 5:01 AM 15

    The government of Panama awarded Tuesday a Chinese consortium a $1.4 billion contract to build a bridge over the Panama Canal, a day after a visit by President Xi Jinping. That tour was part of China’s efforts to extend its political and economic influence in Latin America. “Panama is moving ahead in its relations with China and without a doubt this project

  • Killer robbers jailed for life

    December 6, 2018 3:36 AM 13

    Two robbers have been jailed for life for killing a diamond dealer at his house in Chiadzwa, last year. Mutare High Court judge, Justice Hlekani Mwayera, sentenced Marcos Madhume and Thomas Mike Makoni Nyakujara to life in prison after they killed Blessing Chikwangura of Kusena Village under Chief Marange. Madhume and Nyakujara denied the murder charges

  • Econet unit launches instant loan platform

    December 6, 2018 3:33 AM 13

    Cassava Smartech banking unit, Steward Bank and Ecocash yesterday launched a platform where Econet mobile network subscribers will be able to open bank accounts through cell phones in a minute. Codenamed *236#Bank the initiative aims to exploit mobile phone penetration which now stands at 11 million to grow financial inclusion using the mobile platform

  • Two job-seekers die after road run

    December 6, 2018 3:27 AM 10

    Two male job-seekers died on admission to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals yesterday after suffering health complications during a road run recruitment exercise conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. “It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce that during the recruitment

  • Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

    December 6, 2018 3:15 AM 12

    People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said. The theft caused annual losses of about $35m (£27m), Liberia Electricity Corporation officials told state radio. This was robbing the utility of cash for extending power supply

  • Sarri slams Chelsea’s complacency in defeat at Wolves

    December 6, 2018 2:51 AM 13

    Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday. Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals in four second-half minutes saw Wolves secure their first win in seven

  • Timmy ups ante against road carnage

    December 5, 2018 4:20 PM 12

    Veteran actor Timothy Tapfumaneyi of the Timmy na Bhonzo fame has been staging a one-man campaign in the capital over the increase of road traffic accidents that are claiming lives. The actor now wants to take the demonstrations countrywide, as he appeals for funding for the campaign. “If I can get support I’m willing to take the campaign countrywide

  • ‘Zim requires massive direct investment’

    December 5, 2018 3:58 PM 12

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe requires massive foreign direct investment to achieve its transformation agenda that will see the country achieving a middle-income status by 2030. “National wealth is only created when national resources are gainfully exploited through a process of economic transformation. Our minerals remain inert stones or encrustations

  • Saudi crown prince visits Algeria, holds talks with Prime Minister

    December 5, 2018 4:28 AM 14

    Algeria’s president Abdelaziz Bouteflika called off a meeting with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday because of ill health, the national news agency APS reported. It said the 81-year-old president, whose health has been fragile since he suffered a stroke in 2013 and is rarely seen in public, was “in bed with a heavy flu”. President

  • MDC MP’s trial deferred to January

    December 4, 2018 3:45 PM 12

    The trial of Mount Pleasant MDC Member of Parliament Samuel Banda — who stands accused of presenting a false residential address to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) — has been rolled over to January after his defence counsel requested more time to go through the docket. Using the alleged false address, Banda contested for the Mt Pleasant House