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  • Former columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi

    September 20, 2018 6:56 AM 1

    A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted

  • Iraq court condemns to death ‘deputy of IS leader’

    September 20, 2018 6:49 AM 1

    An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death on terrorism charges. “The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the most prominent leaders of IS, who served as a deputy of Baghdadi,” judicial spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said. Ismail

  • Syria’s Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

    September 20, 2018 6:33 AM 1

    President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. “This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity,” the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter to his Russian counterpart for the death

  • Nust ‘takes over’ unused firms

    September 20, 2018 5:41 AM 1

    The National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has identified 20 hectares of land and empty factory shells in Bulawayo, which it is targeting to use to design industry driven prototypes. Nust Pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of innovation and business development, Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, said the local university has a role in the revival of Bulawayo

  • Ronaldo sent off in Spain

    September 20, 2018 5:26 AM 1

    Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus, and on his return to Spain, leaving the Portugal star in tears as he walked off the pitch at the Mastella. However, the Italian giants recovered from that shock to beat the Spanish side 2-0 on a night when Manchester City’s shortcomings in the Champions League were again

  • Local movie ‘Escape’ at European festival

    September 20, 2018 3:34 AM 1

    Highly publicised award-wining movie “Escape” yesterday got a slot at Gdynia Film Festival in Poland. The Noir Fairytale movie initially premièred at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIIF) last year, earning nine nominations and finally winning two awards for Best Actor and Actress which went to Eddie Sandifolo and Nothando Nobengula. The movie

  • Four private firms seek Zera licensing

    September 19, 2018 3:33 PM 1

    Four privately-owned entities have approached the Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority (Zera) seeking electricity generation licences.When licensed, the entities will construct, own, operate and maintain the proposed solar systems. In a notice issued in the press yesterday, the regulatory authority said it received applications from Gombe Power Solutions

  • Puzey and Payne set to lose property

    September 19, 2018 3:27 PM 1

    Motor vehicle spares and maintenance firm Puzey and Payne is set to lose one of its properties over an undisclosed debt with NMB Bank. The firm will lose 3 368 square metres of land situated in Manresa, Chikurubi Township. The property will be auctioned by Hammer and Tongues Real Estate after the Sheriff of the High Court attached the property on behalf

  • Ex-Finance minister sued over land levy

    September 19, 2018 3:04 PM 1

    Mazowe Rural District Council has dragged ex-Finance minister Christopher Kuruneri to court for failing to pay over $20 000 for land development levy. According to court papers, the Mazowe Rural District Council is the applicant, while Kuruneri and Gomorenzou Estate are the first and second respondents respectively. “The first defendant (Kuruneri) is an occupier

  • Rahman gets permit to sit on Spurs bench

    September 19, 2018 12:31 PM 1

    Warriors’ assistant coach Rahman Gumbo has received his South African work permit and will be on the bench in Witbank Spurs’ upcoming league match on Sunday. Gumbo joined the South African National First Division side this year after dumping Zifa Southern Region Division One side Makomo, whom he had joined at the beginning of the season after parting