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June 11, 2018 2:48 PM Stella Chiweshe’s daughter named tourism ambassador

German-based mbira diva Stella Chiweshe’s daughter Virginia Mukwesha was on Friday appointed tourism ambassador by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA). She was appointed at an event which was held at a Harare hotel. ZTA chief executive Karikoga Kaseke said Mukwesha’s appointment came after serious considerations. “Mukwesha has performed in German-speaking 28

April 10, 2018 10:10 AM Queen B announces return of Being Bonang

Bring out the champagne darlings because Bonang Matheba’s reality TV show Being Bonang is set to return for a second season.However, at a Courvoisier event announcing rapper Anatii as the latest addition to the alcohol brand’s ambassadors, Matheba made the surprising announcement. The second season is set for release on May 4 with Matheba using the tagline 24

October 26, 2017 12:06 AM In Kenya, revote raises challenges for a young democracy

Kenya’s judiciary, which has battled for years to establish its independence, asserted itself last month with a decision that surprised the world, nullifying a tainted presidential election and demanding a repeat to prevent fraud. It was a moment of democratic triumph, of an independent court defending a young constitution — or at least it seemed like that, until 64

October 25, 2017 5:40 PM From Mugabe to Wonder Woman: when goodwill ambassadors go bad

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - First, Wonder Woman fell from grace, lambasted for her curves. Next, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lost his honorary status as a goodwill ambassador, deemed more strongman than beacon of U.N. hope. The anointing - and swift firing - of goodwill ambassadors has landed the United Nations in hot water twice in less than a year and raised 70

October 23, 2017 1:39 PM WHO crushes Mugabe’s ego, as it revokes ambassadorial honour

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has rescinded an honour it had bestowed on President Robert Mugabe last Thursday in the wake of a deafening global outcry from affiliate organisations and stakeholders in the health services sector, the Daily News can report. In a move befitting an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, Mugabe bows out as the first 45

October 21, 2017 9:37 PM WHO boss 'rethinking' Mugabe goodwill ambassador post

After outcry, Tedros says he is 'rethinking' the appointment of Zimbabwe leader as goodwill envoy for UN health agency. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador in the face of growing criticism over the move. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director 83

October 21, 2017 2:08 PM UK Dismayed At UN’s Decision To Appoint Mugabe “Goodwill Ambassador”

The UK government has criticised the World Health Organization’s decision to appoint Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador”, calling the move “surprising and disappointing”. A Downing Street spokesman said British diplomats had raised serious concerns with the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, over the decision to offer the high-profile 78

October 20, 2017 3:58 PM Robert Mugabe, 93, controversially appointed a 'goodwill ambassador' by the World Health Organization

Robert Mugabe has been controversially appointed as health ambassador for the World Health Organisation. The 93-year-old president of Zimbabwe - who oversaw plummeting life expectancy in his own country - will supposedly co-ordinate the United Nations organisation's battle against heart disease, cancer and diabetes across Africa. The role - which comes 55

October 20, 2017 11:41 AM Mugabe to reshuffle key security bosses

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is set to reshuffle key security service chiefs, having already redeployed ex-Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss retired Major-General Happyton Bonyongwe to become the new Justice minister. This comes as Mugabe has put in motion a process to send Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Chief-of-Staff (General Staff) Trust Mugova 68

October 17, 2017 10:47 AM Pope Francis marks 800 years of Franciscans in Holy Land

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land marking the 800th anniversary of their presence as guardians of the holy sites in modern day Israel and Palestine. In the letter, published on Tuesday, the pope praises the Franciscans for their vital contribution to life in the Holy Land, in particular their work to accompany 62