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January 8, 2019 8:23 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has left Bangkok airport “under the care” of the UN refugee agency, the head of Thailand’s immigration police says. Thai immigration officials had tried to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, to Kuwait, where her family is. But she refused to board a flight on Monday and barricaded herself 26

December 27, 2018 1:58 AM 12 die, 63 injured in Xmas crashes

Twelve people were killed, while 63 others were injured in 122 road traffic accidents recorded countrywide on Christmas Day, a slight increase rise from last year. All the accidents were attributed to human error although police could not give details of where the accidents occurred. Last year, nine people died and 42 others were injured in 89 road traffic 20

December 22, 2018 3:50 PM Zodwa stirs HIV waters. . . If I’m positive, it’s mine and I’ll embrace it

Zodwa recently posted a video on Instagram addressing the hate head on. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zodwa explained that she decided to speak out on the stigmas around the disease after constantly being told she was going to get Aids because she was promiscuous. “I have friends who are infected by HIV/ Aids and who are constantly looked down upon. As Zodwa 36

December 22, 2018 7:58 AM Air force officers graduate

A total of 44 non-commissioned members of the air forces of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, and Malawi yesterday graduated at Manyame Air Base after successfully completing a 12 weeks long senior management course. Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) director (Training and Operations) Air Commodore Elisha Masakadza who presided over the graduation hailed the cooperation 28

December 21, 2018 6:37 AM Sudan protests turn deadly as demonstrators clash with police

Eight demonstrators have been killed in clashes with armed police in northern and eastern Sudan, officials say. Six people died in anti-government protests in the eastern town of Gedaref in al-Qadarif state, leading to a state of emergency and an overnight curfew. Two others were killed in the northern town of Atbara, in River Nile State, local media 27

December 20, 2018 8:10 PM Gunmen kill Nigeria’s ex-defence chief

A former defence chief in Nigeria has been killed in an ambush outside the capital, Abuja. Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh died from gunshot wounds in an attack on his vehicle by unknown gunmen. Air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that Badeh’s vehicle “was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road”. Badeh served 25

December 20, 2018 8:07 PM ‘Lesbian couple’ to be charged in Nigeria

The Islamic police force in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano has told the BBC it is going to charge two women with planning an illegal wedding. The Hisbah said the planned gathering by the suspected lesbian couple was considered immoral. The women are in custody and were arrested on Monday along with 10 of their guests and the owner of the venue 25

December 11, 2018 2:49 AM Anti-drugs protest. . .Placard-waving residents besiege police station

Scores of residents yesterday demonstrated at Entumbane Police Station in Bulawayo against drug dealers who are allegedly selling drugs to their children in the suburb. The slogan-chanting residents waved placards with messages urging the police to arrest culprits. “Police please do your job, investigate, arrest and prosecute culprits,” read some of the placards 19

December 1, 2018 4:24 PM Bulawayo’s Ritz Bottle Store owner dies

Bulawayo businessman, Mr Bekithemba Moyo, who used to run Ritz Bottle Store which was very popular in the city, has died. Mr Moyo (60) who had kidney complications and was on dialysis for several years, suffered a heart failure during treatment on Thursday morning. His daughter Mrs Sibongile Mpofu confirmed her father’s death yesterday saying the family 21

November 26, 2018 6:32 PM ‘Commission of Inquiry witness abducted’

The main opposition MDC party claims Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Elliot Piki (58) who was expected to appear before the Commission of Inquiry to testify on the August 1 shootings in Harare was abducted at gunpoint from his home in Retreat farm, Waterfalls around 4pm on Sunday. A statement from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) spokesman Jacob 26