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January 14, 2019 9:48 AM Masiyiwa’s fortune rises to US$2.3bn

Buffeted by plunging stock prices and weaker currencies, the number of African billionaires has shrunk to just 20, down from 23 a year ago. Four people fell off Forbes’ annual list of the continent’s richest since last year while one returned to the ranks after a four-year absence. All but four members of the list have smaller fortunes than a year ago. For the eighth 71

January 11, 2019 6:46 PM Kaizer Chiefs confirm fixture details for CAF Confederation Cup return leg

Kaizer Chiefs have ended speculation as to where their CAF Confederation Cup play-off round second-leg clash against Zesco United will be played. Amakhosi have confirmed they will entertain the Zambian champions at the FNB Stadium next Saturday evening, with kick-off scheduled for 20h00. This will be Chiefs’ first continental fixture to be hosted at their 64

January 11, 2019 6:26 PM ZSE Top Ten Index swings into the black

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) swung back into the black in the mid-week session after its top ten index put on a marginal 0,07 percent to close at 140,96 points, following a weak start to the second week of 2019. After opening the new year in losses as three of the benchmark indices took a knock, losses on the bourse recorded by Econet and Innscor 67

January 11, 2019 9:25 AM Jah Signal for FC Platinum, Pirates after match party

Cosmopolitan Nightclub will tomorrow host Stonyeni hit-maker Jah Signal for the After Bhora party of the FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates match, at which revellers will party with the football stars. FC Platinum will battle it out with Orlando Pirates in a Caf Champions League group B match at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo tomorrow. After the football 70

January 8, 2019 6:23 PM Sulu lives the pledge

James Chapter Two verse 16 has so many lessons for those who promise to do something but go under when it’s time to fulfil their promises. “If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” it says. Dendera music maestro Suluman Chimbetu, pictured, is breaking with the habit 31

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

January 8, 2019 5:22 AM Saturday Night Fever in Gabon

The people of Gabon danced to the tune of Omar Bongo’s stifling symphony of misrule for 42 years. Small in stature, Bongo ruthlessly ruled oil-rich Gabon, earning himself the title “little big man”. A French observer described him as “a diminutive, dapper figure who conversed in flawless French, a charismatic figure surrounded by a personality cult”. He lavishly 29

January 7, 2019 6:20 AM Darikwa, Rinomhota: Warriors grace FA cup

Two Zimbabwean international footballers Tendayi Darikwa and Andy Rinomhota on Saturday gave a good account of themselves in the third round of the famous FA Cup for their English Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Reading respectively albeit in losing cause against giants Chelsea and Manchester United. Darikwa’s Forest lost 0-2 to Chelsea at Stamford 25

January 4, 2019 7:38 AM ‘Music unites Africans in the diaspora’

UK-based Zimbabwean DJ Deany says music is a universal language that has helped connect Africans in the diaspora. DJ Deany (real name Mxolisi Maphosa) who grew up in Gwabalanda suburb was in the country for the festive season and on Christmas Day, he played at the Diaspora Invasion party at BAC. Having started deejaying on a part time basis in 2011, the DJ who mostly 28

January 4, 2019 7:33 AM Rwandan refs to handle Platinum, Pirates clash

CAF has named Rwandan nationals to handle the FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates Total Caf Group B opener set for Barbourfields Stadium on January 12. According to information from the continental football motherbody, 30-year old Jean Claude Ishimwe who became a Fifa international referee in 2015, will blow the whistle while being assisted by countrymen 27