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November 13, 2018 3:15 PM Tafi Mhaka: Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting ‘African values’?

Homophobia, not homosexuality, is a western import to Africa. On October 29, governor of Tanzania’s largest city Dar-es-Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced that he formed an anti-gay unit to hunt down “suspected” homosexuals. Makonda is an ardent Christian and close ally of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, a traditionalist who believes “even cows disapprove 11

October 11, 2018 3:21 AM Somalia’s al-Shabab says it has killed British spy

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying – one of them for the UK. According to a jihadi website, he had admitted giving information to British intelligence services about al-Shabab supporters living in the UK. The five men, aged between 22 and 36, were shot dead in a public execution on Tuesday in an area under 22

October 10, 2018 10:05 AM Kenya bus crash kills at least 50 en route to Kisumu

At least 50 people have been killed after a bus travelling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu, in the west, veered off the road, police say. Many reportedly died when the vehicle overturned. Police fear the death toll may rise, with the possibility of passengers trapped in the wreckage. Police said the driver had lost control and plunged down a slope 13

October 5, 2018 9:14 AM Seed Co lists on Botswana bourse, ZSE

Zimbabwe’s largest seed maker Seed Co Limited’s partial unbundling comes to fruition today with the primary listing of spin-off Seed Co International on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE). Seed Co International will also get a secondary listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE), where the parent company already trades. According to a circular issued 18

October 2, 2018 4:12 PM Jah Prayzah in dilemma

Red hot musician Jah Prayzah is standing on the horns of a dilemma. The Jerusarema hit-maker does not want to disappoint his legion of followers and is struggling to choose the best 12 tracks that will make up Chitubu — his forthcoming album — set for release on November 2 at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). His manager, Keen Mushapaidze 7

September 16, 2018 5:02 PM Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record by clocking a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin. The 33-year-old took nearly one minute 20 seconds off the previous best, which was set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014. “I lack words to describe this day,” said Kipchoge. “I am really grateful 14

September 16, 2018 2:41 AM Uebert Angel targets one million people

The Spirit Embassy: Good News Church led by Prophet Uebert Angel says it is going to print out and distribute ‘Daily Devotionals’ targeting an ambitious one million people across the world including prisons and some non-christian areas. Daily devotionals are publications which provide a specific spiritual reading for each calendar day, forming part of the discipline 14

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 11

September 13, 2018 8:20 AM Mighty Warriors battle for second Cosafa Cup

THE Mighty Warriors’ quest for a second Cosafa Cup title gets underway this morning when they take on Namibia in their Group C opener in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The Mighty Warriors last lifted the regional cup on home soil in 2011 and will be hoping to get off to a good start. After their opening match this morning, Sithethelelwe “Kwinji 15” Sibanda’s 5

September 12, 2018 6:26 AM Chamisa needs a psychiatrist: Mliswa

Independent Norton MP Temba Mliswa has criticised MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa, saying he urgently requires a psychiatrist. This was after Chamisa told a rally on Saturday he would hold an assembly that would swear him in as president this week, just two weeks after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was inaugurated. Addressing a Press conference 11