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November 19, 2018 3:57 PM Daz boss urges creativity

Dancers Association of Zimbabwe (Daz) president Harpers Mapimhidze has urged dancers to be creative for them to remain relevant in the arts industry. Mapimhidze bemoans the dearth of creativity in the dance industry saying the development will greatly affect them. “It’s painful that among 100 dance groups under Daz, only a handful of them are known and these 4

November 19, 2018 4:07 AM Rescued migrants refuse to leave ship taking them to Libya

Dozens of increasingly desperate migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean have been refusing to leave after it docked in a Libyan port. Some told journalists they would rather die than be forced to disembark in Libya where they say they were held captive and tortured by smugglers. The ship brought them to Misrata on 10 November after picking 7

November 18, 2018 4:41 PM One year after coup – dreams, aspirations of masses crushed in Zimbabwe

The coup d’état that ousted long-ruling despot Robert Mugabe last November, was a watershed moment in both the history of Zimbabwe and southern Africa. The post-coup leader Emmerson Mnangagwa was held out by many as the best hope to spearhead an economic recovery predicated on re-engagement with international creditors and a package of reform that would 8

November 18, 2018 6:05 AM AFCON 2019: Three-time champions Nigeria are back

Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013 after drawing 1-1 with South Africa in Johannesburg. The draw guarantees the three-time African champions a place in Cameroon with a round of matches still to play. Despite conquering Africa in 2013, the Super Eagles surprisingly failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 finals 10

November 17, 2018 2:47 AM Joe Maseko’s death: What next for Byo artistes?

A dark cloud hung over Bulawayo as the city’s artistes mourned a renowned music producer, Joe Maseko, who was buried at Luveve Cemetery on Wednesday. The musicians are now pondering over Maseko’s replacement as there are very few producers in the country who are as versatile as Maseko was. He worked with many artistes in the country and outside for nearly 12

November 15, 2018 4:02 PM ‘ZCDC guards setting vicious dogs on Marange villagers’

Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) security guards are allegedly setting vicious dogs on suspected illegal diamond miners in the Marange area of eastern Zimbabwe. Without notice in February this year, the government stopped four of the five diamond companies from mining in Marange. Until February 2016, five companies held licences to mine the diamonds 14

November 13, 2018 4:56 AM Suicide bomber kills six including police near checkpoint in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed responsibility. Six people were killed in the explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten policemen and civilians, including 9

November 8, 2018 10:14 AM Mokoomba date Bulawayo – Nehanda Radio

Globetrotting and award-winning Afrofusion band, Mokoomba, is excited to be performing in Bulawayo as part of their Homecoming Tour. The band that is regularly on tour abroad will perform on Sunday at The Smoke House (Busters Sports Club) in Bulawayo as they try to make a mark in Zimbabwe. Before that, they will perform in their hometown, Victoria Falls 11

November 8, 2018 9:33 AM Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers held

All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said. The group was abducted on Monday in Bamenda, a commercial hub of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region, according to military and government sources 10

November 3, 2018 6:51 PM Al Ahly 3-1 Esperance: Egyptians take first-leg lead in African Champions League final

Walid Soliman scored two VAR penalties to give Egypt’s Al Ahly a 3-1 first-leg win over Esperance in the African Champions League final in Alexandria. It was the first time VAR was used in a Champions League final and referee Mehdi Charef watched replays before awarding the spot kicks. Amr Elsolia scored the other goal for the hosts while Youcef Belaili 31