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September 22, 2018 9:25 AM SA advises Zimbabweans on permits

South Africa has advised Zimbabweans intending to seek permits to ensure their documents are in order and file their applications before the deadline on October 31. The neighbouring country’s Department of Home Affairs says it will not accept late applications. In an interview yesterday, Zimbabwe Consul General to South Africa Mr Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro 1

September 21, 2018 5:29 AM Girl, 9, shot dead as troops clear traffic

Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nine-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. Deqa Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets hit their school bus while it was stuck in a traffic jam, Amnesty International said. Soldiers opened fire in an apparent attempt to clear the road for their vehicle 4

September 20, 2018 6:56 AM Former columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted 5

September 20, 2018 6:49 AM Iraq court condemns to death ‘deputy of IS leader’

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death on terrorism charges. “The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the most prominent leaders of IS, who served as a deputy of Baghdadi,” judicial spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said. Ismail 5

September 20, 2018 5:41 AM Nust ‘takes over’ unused firms

The National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has identified 20 hectares of land and empty factory shells in Bulawayo, which it is targeting to use to design industry driven prototypes. Nust Pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of innovation and business development, Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, said the local university has a role in the revival of Bulawayo 5

September 17, 2018 2:25 PM Brazil ‘seizes $16m from Obiang’s entourage’

Brazilian officials have confiscated more than $16m (£12.2m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying the son of Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, local media has reported. Teodorin Obiang, the flamboyant vice-president of Equatorial Guinea and a son of the long-time president, flew in with his entourage in a private 3

September 15, 2018 6:52 AM Zesa offers whistleblowers rewards

ZESA invited whistleblowers to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of culprits behind the vandalism and theft of electricity infrastructure. In a statement, Zesa said the initiative was a strategy to curb damage and vandalism of electricity infrastructure. The initiative is aimed at curbing the theft of copper cables among other installations 8

September 15, 2018 6:15 AM JSC starts hunt for PG to replace Goba

THE Judicial Service Commission has started the process of recruiting a substantive Prosecutor-General to replace Advocate Ray Goba who resigned last month. Adv Goba stepped down after he was suspended pending an investigation into his fitness for office. In a statement yesterday, the JSC said individuals aspiring to take over the Prosecutor General 9

September 15, 2018 5:12 AM DALLIAN FIELD MUSHEKWI . . . Medical reports say Warrior needs treatment, extended rest

NYASHA MUSHEKWI insists he is injured and requires urgent treatment to return to full fitness despite being thrown into battle for his Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang yesterday, a few days after dropping out of the Warriors’ 2019 AFCON qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville. The 31-year-old forward played the full 90 minutes for Dalian Yifang in their 8

September 14, 2018 8:23 AM ‘Carnival to rake $50million proceeds’

ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer, Mr Karikoga Kaseke, says the 2018 Harare International Carnival slated for next month is expected to rake in $50 million to the economy. He told journalists that the seven-day leisure event, to be held from 14 to 20 October, would bring in more guests and generate huge proceeds for the tourism 7