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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 6:49 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 6:33 AM Syria’s Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. “This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity,” the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter to his Russian counterpart for the death 5

September 19, 2018 3:33 PM Four private firms seek Zera licensing

Four privately-owned entities have approached the Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority (Zera) seeking electricity generation licences.When licensed, the entities will construct, own, operate and maintain the proposed solar systems. In a notice issued in the press yesterday, the regulatory authority said it received applications from Gombe Power Solutions 5

September 19, 2018 11:50 AM MSU turnover surges – Nehanda Radio

Midlands State University has witnessed a significant increase in turnover from $132 million last year to $145 million this year. In a consolidated financial statement for 2017 released by MSU, the university’s assets and reserves are now at $271 million up from $234 million recorded in 2016. According to the financial statement, staff costs which include 5

September 18, 2018 2:04 PM Zanu PF hijacks women’s bank

There are fears that Zanu PF is hijacking the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank (ZWMB), after several women were recently turned away from a meeting which took place at a Bulawayo hotel on the basis that they were not card-carrying ruling party members. The Daily News is reliably informed that a group of women were turned away upon arrival at the 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 17, 2018 12:44 PM NSSA finds investor for Beitbridge hotel

The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) is finalising an agreement with a leading hotel company that will see its closed Beitbridge hotel facility being re-opened. The proposed venture is likely to result in a new mixed business model covering accommodation, casino, tertiary education and serviced apartments, close sources say. The 136 room state-of 4

September 16, 2018 3:30 AM ‘This one’s for you mum’

France-based Sables and Cheetahs back liner Shayne Makombe is doing it all for his mother.Memories of how his mother, Charity, shed tears and begged him to walk away from rugby spurs Makombe on. “I was 13 then and was in hospital after suffering a nasty neck injury. My mum looked at me as I lay there motionlessly and begged me to stop playing rugby and concentrate 11

September 15, 2018 8:37 PM Who is Professor Mthuli Ncube?

Professor Mthuli Ncube is a financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert. He has vast experience and worked in the private sector, public sector, academia, and international financial institutions. He is a citizen of Zimbabwe. Professor Ncube divided his time between the private sector in Switzerland and academia in the United Kingdom 7