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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 18

October 6, 2018 3:41 PM Man to change plea in ‘Chigumba tweet’ saga

A former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and charged with criminal insult plans to change his plea. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was charged with criminal insult charge for retweeting a message besmirching 20

October 4, 2018 1:23 AM Hamilton prays for rivals revival

Lewis Hamilton says he is saddened by McLaren and Williams’ struggles and hopes there is “light at the end of the tunnel” for Formula One’s fallen giants. The two teams have claimed 36 drivers’ and constructors’ world titles between them but neither outfit has won an F1 race since 2012 and at last weekend’s Russian GP were the slowest two qualifiers 11

October 3, 2018 3:52 PM Inactivity costs Mahachi – Nehanda Radio

Warriors Manager Wellington Mpandare says winger Kuda Mahachi has been overlooked due to lack of game time at his club, Orlando Pirates. Mahachi was not selected for the Warriors squad that will play DRC twice next week. “Mahachi is amongst the best players in Zimbabwe. He is different, he has good ball controlling and that’s why he has been part of the team but lack of game time at his club has cost him this time. “He has not been playing 8

October 3, 2018 1:55 PM High Court quashes Dzamara’s conviction

Pro-democracy activists Patson Dzamara and Makomborero Haruzivishe had their main conviction for “trumped-up” robbery charges quashed yesterday after challenging their sentence. Dzamara and his alleged accomplice Haruzivishe were sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment by Harare magistrate Josephine Sande in 2017 before three months were suspended on condition 5

September 25, 2018 2:42 AM Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in ‘fishing hut’

An Indonesian teenager who looked after a fishing hut survived for 49 days at sea by cooking fish over wood taken from his vessel, it has emerged. Aldi Novel Adilang was on the hut 125km (77 miles) off the Indonesian coast in mid-July when heavy winds caused its moorings to snap, casting the 18-year-old adrift. He ended up thousands of kilometres away near Guam, where 25

September 25, 2018 2:24 AM Baby swap inquest opens

Two medical doctors in Victoria Falls have given contrasting reports of circumstances around alleged baby swapping at Victoria Falls District Hospital as an inquiry into the matter opened on Friday. A post-mortem done at the United Bulawayo Hospitals also gave a different version stating that the two-day old baby died of head trauma and central nervous 23

September 23, 2018 4:33 PM Diaspora wife seeks hubby deportation

DUPED in love!A Canada-based woman wants her husband deported after discovering he has another wife in Bulawayo. Sikhathele Nkala (pictured above) got married to Edward Khulekani Vundla unaware that Vundla was traditionally married to Melody Sithole. Soon after their marriage Nkala returned to Canada and began processing documents for Vundla to join her. Having 18

September 22, 2018 1:24 PM NRZ worker up for groping married woman

A National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employee has been arrested on sexual-harassment charges after a married woman accused him of grabbing her behind on June 11. Mariko Mulauzi, 57, of Iminyela flats, was arraigned before magistrate Steven Ndlovu facing charges of indecent assault filed by his neighbour. He entered a not guilty plea and was remanded 20

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 11