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November 14, 2018 5:50 PM Eritrea sanctions lifted after nine years

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia. The resolution, drafted by the UK, was backed by the US and its Western allies. The UN vote comes amid a thaw in relations between 3

November 13, 2018 4:13 PM Air Zim wet leases aircraft in reconstruction drive

Air Zimbabwe is “wet leasing” one if its aircraft in a fundraising drive that is part of its reconstruction strategy. A wet lease agreement is a contractual arrangement covering the hire and servicing of aircrafts, and the provision of a flight crew to the leaseholder. In a notice, the airline notified prospective bidders that it is wet leasing a Boeing 3

November 13, 2018 3:59 PM Zim gets $3,6m cyber security grant

Zimbabwe yesterday received a $3,6m grant for cyber security equipment to curb the increase in cyber crimes. The grant was inked by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and Japan ambassador to Zimbabwe Toshiyuki Iwado at a signing ceremony at the ministry offices. Iwado said the main aim of the project was to improve the safety of Zimbabwe and southern Africa 4

November 13, 2018 3:15 PM Tafi Mhaka: Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting ‘African values’?

Homophobia, not homosexuality, is a western import to Africa. On October 29, governor of Tanzania’s largest city Dar-es-Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced that he formed an anti-gay unit to hunt down “suspected” homosexuals. Makonda is an ardent Christian and close ally of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, a traditionalist who believes “even cows disapprove 7

November 12, 2018 3:57 PM Triangle for Confed Cup

Tongaat Hulett have confirmed that they will bankroll Triangle United’s African Confederation Cup campaign next year after the club won the Chibuku Super Cup on Saturday. The Sugar Sugar Boys won their second major silverware in the top flight following a deserved 2-0 win over Harare City at Gibbo Stadium. In front of a packed home crowd, Triangle prevailed 7

November 12, 2018 3:10 PM Bev, Zoey take fight to SA

Raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda and her oft-competitor Zoey Sifelani have decided to take their stage “fight” to South Africa. Popularly known as Bev, Sibanda decamped to South Africa early this year and Zoey followed her recently. In an interview with the Daily News, Zoey thanked Bev for opening the market across the Limpopo River. “She (Bev) played 7

November 12, 2018 11:50 AM Deadly violence after lobola money disappears

An injiva who had just arrived from South Africa allegedly thumped his relative with a log and he died a few hours later following a row over R2 000 meant for lobola that allegedly went missing from his pockets, police confirmed yesterday. Mlindisi Sibanda (29) of Tshabanda area in Tsholotsho struck Mr Lungani Tshuma (23) several times all over his body over the missing 5

November 11, 2018 5:08 AM Bulawayo company ventures into motorcycle manufacturing

A local company, Bike and Boat Bar Private Limited has ventured into motorcycle manufacturing business in a bid to offer alternative and cheap mode of transport. In other countries especially, in West Africa, motorcycles have become a fast and cheap form of short routes in towns. In an interview, Bike and Boat Bar manager Mrs Robyn Smith said the company 6

November 10, 2018 12:47 PM Muchinguri-Kashiri makes history – Nehanda Radio

Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has made history by becoming one of the only two women who occupy the Defence portfolio in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) region. According to Southern Africa Today Vol No.6, Zimbabwe and South Africa are the only Sadc countries who currently have female Defence ministers 7

November 8, 2018 9:33 AM Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers held

All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said. The group was abducted on Monday in Bamenda, a commercial hub of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region, according to military and government sources 8