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June 13, 2018 9:48 AM Jean-Pierre Bemba: ICC orders release of Congo ‘warlord’

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ordered the release of former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba. Last week, appeal judges overturned his 2016 conviction on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bemba is yet to be sentenced for the separate charge of bribing witnesses 29

May 25, 2018 4:47 PM DR Congo boat sinking: River disaster kills 50 people

About 50 people have died after a boat capsized on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. The vice-governor of Tshuapa province in the north of the country said the cause of the accident was not clear. More than 60 people survived when the boat tipped over as it was travelling from Monkoto to Mbandaka. River transport is common in DR Congo 52

May 13, 2018 7:31 PM From arts centre to bus terminus: the slow decay and decline of Amakhosi

Regarded as the Mecca of the arts in Bulawayo, Amakhosi was for years a trusted conveyor belt of talent on the local arts scene, with some of Zimbabwe’s top artistes cutting their teeth at the famed cultural centre. Dudu Manhenga, Beater Mangethe, Raisedon Baya, Memory Kumbota, Clive Chigubhu and Sandra Ndebele are just some of the names that have walked 37

April 12, 2018 3:39 AM Gweru based truck driver battling for life after acid attack

A Gweru-based truck driver is battling for life at Gweru Provincial Hospital after he was allegedly doused with nitric acid by a workmate, who accused him of stealing from his vehicle. Mr Everson Chuma (36) is admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after he sustained severe burns. The suspect, Shadreck Govera, is still on the run. In an interview 28

March 12, 2018 6:09 PM DRC opposition groups unite at meeting in South Africa

MULDERSDRIFT: A top Congolese opposition leader and other figures opposed to longtime President Joseph Kabila met in South Africa on Monday to build a coalition ahead of long-delayed elections in the turbulent, resource-rich country. Ending a three-day forum, delegates at a resort hotel near Johannesburg said they would work together to elect Moise Katumbi 49

March 5, 2018 11:42 PM Chiwenga sent to Zambia on ‘special duty’, confers with Lungu

Chiwenga sent to Zambia on ‘special duty’, confers with Lungu ZAMBIAN president Edgar Lungu this week “continued warming up to the new Zimbabwe leadership” with Constantino Chiwenga visiting Lusaka as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s envoy. Vice President Chiwenga’s visit to Lusaka comes soon after Mnangagwa’s trip to Zambia as part of his diplomatic offensive 31

February 26, 2018 11:24 PM DRC: 4 shot dead in anti-Kabila protests

KINSHASA: Organisers of anti-government marches in Congo say security forces shot dead at least four people and wounded dozens more in Sunday’s nationwide protest against President Joseph Kabila’s extended rule. The Lay Coordination Committee on Monday announced that people were killed in Kinshasa, Mbandaka and Kisangani. Church organizations have been staging 60

February 24, 2018 10:16 AM Debt-ridden Freda Rebecca Mine applies for judicial management

Freda Rebecca Gold Mine and the other nine firms – Freda Rebecca Holdings, Hunter’s Road Nickel Mine, Trojan Nickel Mine, BSR Limited, Greenline Enterprises, ASA Services Zimbabwe, Bindura Estates and Mwana Properties – also want the High Court to appoint Mr Reggie Saruchera of Grant Thornton Zimbabwe, as the judicial manager. The firms contend that they are facing 27

February 15, 2018 9:27 AM Five die in DRC presidential motorcade crash

Five people have been killed following an accident involving a cement truck and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential motorcade. The three soldiers and two civilians died as President Joseph Kabila was returning to the capital, Kinshasa. Another 11 people were injured, a presidential spokesman confirmed to news agency AFP. The spokesman said the accident 35

December 4, 2017 2:11 AM NRZ should transport all bulk freight: MPs

LEGISLATORS are advocating that bulk freight, including fuel, should be transported by the National Railways of Zimbabwe in order to assist the comatose parastatal in its turnaround strategy. Bulawayo South MP Eddie Cross (MDC-T) last week said most of Zimbabwe’s neighbouring countries need millions of litres of fuel and if the NRZ could be capacitated 43