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  • Girls hospitalised after botched circumcisions

    September 17, 2018 2:32 PM 4

    About 50 girls have been hospitalised in Burkina Faso following botched circumcisions, or female genital mutilation (FGM), BBC Afrique reports. Some of the girls are as young as four years. Two 60-year-old women have been arrested over the botched circumcisions, along with the parents of some of the girls, BBC Afrique reports. FGM has been illegal in Burkina

  • Brazil ‘seizes $16m from Obiang’s entourage’

    September 17, 2018 2:25 PM 3

    Brazilian officials have confiscated more than $16m (£12.2m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying the son of Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, local media has reported. Teodorin Obiang, the flamboyant vice-president of Equatorial Guinea and a son of the long-time president, flew in with his entourage in a private

  • Tembo admits Pirates wanted the victory more

    September 17, 2018 1:18 PM 4

    Supersport United coach Kaitano Tembo conceded Orlando Pirates were the better the side, following their 3-1 loss in the Absa Premiership. The Tshwane outfit suffered their second defeat of the season after going down 3-1 to the Soweto giants on Saturday night. “I think we didn’t have a good start, we were second on the ball. They got all the second

  • Assault after teen fails to pay hooker $5

    September 17, 2018 1:11 PM 5

    A 33 year old Zvishavane sex worker has been dragged to court for allegedly forcing a 15-year-old boy to have sex with her and assaulting him for failing to pay $5 for services rendered. Litah Chivovoro (33) of Council-park Zvishavane appeared before Regional Magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing charges of indecent assault and having sexual intercourse

  • NSSA finds investor for Beitbridge hotel

    September 17, 2018 12:44 PM 4

    The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) is finalising an agreement with a leading hotel company that will see its closed Beitbridge hotel facility being re-opened. The proposed venture is likely to result in a new mixed business model covering accommodation, casino, tertiary education and serviced apartments, close sources say. The 136 room state-of

  • Triangle in sweet last-minute victory

    September 17, 2018 11:47 AM 4

    A spectacular 44th minute goal by Trevor Mavhunga secured visiting Triangle United maximum points and pushed Bulawayo Chiefs further into the red zone. Mavhunga’s beauty, described by Chiefs coach Garthly Chipuka as “a goal from nowhere”, deserved to be captured for the archives. The midfielder received the ball from a throw-in about four metres after

  • Gang kills panner in mineshaft row

    September 17, 2018 10:08 AM 4

    A gang of five illegal gold panners from Shurugwi fatally stabbed a fellow panner with spears, in a fight over gold ore recently. Tatenda Moyo died on the spot after he was stabbed by Stephen Banga (29), of Chigova Village under Chief Banga, together with his four accomplices who are still at large. Banga appeared before Shurugwi magistrate Mr Tayengwa

  • Alvarez downs Golovkin with majority decision win

    September 16, 2018 5:16 PM 10

    Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after they had fought

  • Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

    September 16, 2018 5:02 PM 10

    Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record by clocking a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin. The 33-year-old took nearly one minute 20 seconds off the previous best, which was set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014. “I lack words to describe this day,” said Kipchoge. “I am really grateful

  • Double blow for baboon-in-bedroom victim

    September 16, 2018 4:33 PM 10

    It was a double blow for the maid who was beaten by a baboon last week in Lobengula Extension in Bulawayo as she also lost a $60 cellular phone in the pandemonium during her rescue.Precious Mbweya narrated her nasty encounter with the baboon. “I was cleaning and I got shocked when a baboon stormed into the kitchen and picked the broom and hit me with it on the face. I was saved