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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 12, 2018 9:18 AM Man fakes father’s death

A Masvingo man and his two accomplices have been sentenced to 420 hours of unpaid work each by a magistrates court for trying to swindle Econet of $2 000 via the its EcoSure Funeral Cover, through a fake death claim. Thomson Chikwaku (24) of Zimre Park and his two accomplices, Peter Mhasvi (35) and John Mamvura (59), were convicted of trying to defraud 7

November 2, 2018 6:58 AM Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince ‘said he was dangerous Islamist’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the US he considered murdered writer Jamal Khashoggi to be a dangerous Islamist, media reports say. Prince Mohammed reportedly said this in a phone call with the White House after Khashoggi disappeared but before Saudi Arabia admitted killing him. Saudi Arabia has denied the reports in the Washington Post and New York Times 32

October 26, 2018 12:40 PM French court says Sarkozy should be tried over campaign funding

A French appeals court has ruled that former President Nicolas Sarkozy should answer charges of illicit financing of his failed 2012 election campaign, the latest in a string of legal proceedings likely to see him face trial. Sarkozy, 63, will appeal the decision before France’s court of final appeal, his lawyers said on Thursday. It is one of several 16

October 25, 2018 5:39 PM Nicki Minaj sued by Tracy Chapman over Baby Can I Hold You sample

Nicki Minaj is being sued by singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman over claims she sampled her song without permission. A lawsuit has been filed over Nicki’s track Sorry – which it’s claimed she wanted to release on her album Queen – in a court in Los Angeles. It’s alleged the rapper used a sample from Tracy’s 1988 hit Baby Can I Hold You – despite being told she couldn’t 14

October 23, 2018 6:27 PM Puzey & Payne creditors meet

Creditors and members of Puzey and Payne (Private) Limited, which is under judicial management, are set to hold their first meeting at the Master of the High Court on October 31. The indaba is being held to consider the provision of claims against the company and the delivery of a report by the judicial manager, Tyanai Danha, among other things 12

October 23, 2018 5:48 AM Man dragged to court over $221 000 debt

National Tyre Services has been granted an order compelling a Harare businessman to liquidate a $221 000 loan which the company advanced to him. Mr Harry Truman Ndlovu obtained a loan from NTS and signed an acknowledgement of debt with the company in January this year. Despite making a payment plan to liquidate the debt in three instalments commencing 14

October 17, 2018 7:50 PM Potraz to introduce innovation hubs, hackathons

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) says it plans to introduce innovation hubs and hackathons as part of its information and communication technology (ICT) Innovation Drive. The ICT Innovation Drive had up to this point operated only as a revolving fund that assists beneficiaries by extending loans for their different 21

October 17, 2018 8:15 AM Bosso warn wayward card carrying members

Highlanders have warned card carrying members against denigrating the club by propagating unfounded allegations of embezzlement of finances by the leadership. Some club members have taken to the social media to post allegations against the leadership and the claims reached fever pitch when the ambitious #BuyPrince Dube crowd funding campaign was launched 25

October 17, 2018 6:58 AM Man ordered to pay Total Zimbabwe 30K

The High Court has ordered a Chivhu businessman to settle a debt of close to $30 000 to Total Zimbabwe and vacate a service station he was leasing from the fuel company. Mr Moses Jiri had sued Total Zimbabwe for $83 000 that he claimed was unlawfully deducted from his guarantee account held by the fuel company. A guarantee account is one where the lessee 16