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December 13, 2018 6:44 PM Miss Zim grateful for Miss World experience

Miss Zimbabwe, Belinda Potts, missed out on the Miss World crown after Mexico beauty Vanessa Ponce de Leon was crowned queen at a contest held in Sanya, China last Saturday. The 26-year-old beauty made history by becoming the first Miss Mexico to be crowned Miss World. She beat 117 other contestants including runner up Miss Thailand – Nicolene Limsnukan 2

December 7, 2018 3:26 AM Another big stage for Donel

Teenage pop superstar, Donel Mangena, is set to perform at the Miss World finals taking place in Sanya, China tomorrow. Donel who was partly raised in Zimbabwe became an overnight sensation after blazing the stage during a global talent search competition, The Voice UK this year. Although he came second in the competition, he became the most popular 11

December 6, 2018 5:01 AM Panama awards $1.4 bn bridge project to Chinese group

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 14

December 4, 2018 6:20 AM Zim earns $770m from tobacco sales

Zimbabwe has earned over $770 million from 159,4 million kilogrammes of tobacco that have so far been exported to different countries around the world, latest data from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show. The golden leaf has been exported at an average price of $4,84 a kg. TIMB indicated that during the same time last year, the country 9

November 27, 2018 3:15 AM Miss Zim needs votes to qualify for Miss World

Miss Zimbabwe Belinda Potts, who is in Sanya, China for the Miss World finale, is pinning her hopes on Zimbabweans to vote for her in the Social Media contest. A win in the category will give the beauty queen an automatic qualification for the pageant’s top 30 ahead of the grand finale set for December 8 at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya. The challenges 12

November 1, 2018 10:17 AM Standard Bank scoops 13 awards

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s leading bank by assets and parent company to Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, has been recognised for its work across Africa, scooping 13 awards from Global Finance at this year’s annual SIBOS conference, hosted in Sydney. “We are delighted to receive these awards from such a prestigious publication. They provide further confirmation 27

October 23, 2018 12:23 AM Zisco $1bn deal back on track

The Government said yesterday it has decided to put back on track the proposed $1 billion investment in the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company by a Chinese investor. Industry and Commerce Minister Nqobizita Mangaliso Ndlovu said he was hoping his visit to China next week would help tie up loose ends on the deal. Last month, Minister Ndlovu told a business 15

October 20, 2018 8:02 AM Khashoggi crisis shines light on Saudi ties to Silicon Valley

The crisis surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and concerns that he may have been killed in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, has highlighted the role of the Middle East kingdom in the US economy, especially in Silicon Valley. Saudi money has been a key source of capital for startups and other technology firms in recent years, led by the huge Saudi 15

October 17, 2018 6:59 PM Grace Mugabe’s son Russell Goreraza and Mushekwi ex-wife Luminista ‘get cosy’

Former first lady Grace Mugabe’s son, Russell Goreraza and China-based Warriors forward Nyasha Mushekwi’s ex-wife Luminista have sent tongues waging after videos suggesting that they might be dating made rounds on social media. The videos were taken at Ginimbi’s all-white party held in South Africa over the weekend. And according to the pictures and videos 21

October 11, 2018 1:50 AM Mamamah airport: Sierra Leone cancels China-funded project

Sierra Leone has cancelled a $400m (£304m) Chinese-funded project to build a new airport outside the capital Freetown. Former President Ernest Bai Koroma signed the loan agreement with China before he lost elections in March. At the time, the World Bank and the IMF warned that the project would impose a heavy debt burden. The decision comes amid concern 26