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January 8, 2019 8:50 AM Fire destroys cottage – Nehanda Radio

Property worth thousands of dollars was destroyed when fire gutted a cottage in the Sunridge neighbourhood of Mabelreign suburb in Harare yesterday. The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, although police are investigating the cause. The Fire Brigade arrived at the house when the fire had already caused serious damage to the property 91

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 85

January 8, 2019 2:34 AM Love gets sweeter for Chicken Inn couple

The Chicken Inn couple Makhosana Mguni and Belinda Nyoni are now Chicken Inn brand ambassadors and the fast food chain will pay their honeymoon expenses. Makhosana proposed to his sweetheart Belinda, last year on December 26 at Chicken Inn ZITF in Bulawayo and their picture went viral. Some ridiculed, Makhosana for choosing the venue but all that changed 85

January 7, 2019 1:28 PM Foreign satellite service providers to pay tax

The cash-strapped government has amended the Finance Bill to enable it to tax foreign satellite service providers such as Multichoice. Parliament has acceded to the amendment of Section 14 of the Income Tax Act so that fees and charges that are paid to foreign satellite service providers are deemed as income sourced from Zimbabwe for the purposes of taxation 89

January 7, 2019 6:46 AM ‘Odd’ couple charms First Lady

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday appealed to Zimbabweans to help her locate a couple whose husband became the subject of abuse on social media after he was captured in Harare with a baby strapped on his back and carrying his wife’s handbag. In the video that went viral a few days ago, the man was subjected to verbal abuse and jeering and some went to the extent 83

January 6, 2019 4:48 PM Poor funding stymies digital TV switch

Meagre budget allocations are delaying Zimbabwe’s switch to digital television from the traditional analogue signals. Settlement Chikwinya, the acting chairperson of the Parliamentary portfolio committee on Information, Publicity and Media Services said there was a shortfall of about $62 million in the ministry’s bid of $100 million for the completion 66

January 6, 2019 3:45 PM Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City outside Cairo. It comes two days before 66

January 2, 2019 3:34 PM MSU dismisses fee hike reports

The Midlands State University (MSU) has dismissed as fake reports circulating on social media alleging that the institution has hiked tuition fees. In a statement, the MSU said it noted with concern false statements circulating on various social media platforms to the effect that it has increased tuition fees for the 2019 academic year and that local 65

December 29, 2018 3:09 AM Mutodi savages his boss, accuses Monica Mutsvangwa of trying to get him fired

All is not well within the Ministry of Information after Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi again took to Twitter on Friday with claims that his boss, Minister Monica Mutsvangwa, is trying to get him fired. “Minister Monica Mutsvangwa is working with a rogue driver who is claiming to have been assaulted by me. She wants me fired from the Information Ministry 62

December 25, 2018 4:46 AM Libya recovers 34 bodies from Islamic State mass grave

TRIPOLI. – The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed in Libya by Islamic State (IS) in 2015 have been exhumed from a mass grave, Libyan authorities said on Monday. The grave was unearthed on Sunday, after information was obtained during investigations of arrested IS members, the interior ministry’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said on its Facebook 68