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August 11, 2018 2:18 PM Winky D, Mukanya invade SA

ZIM DANCEHALL musicians Winky D and Kinnah are set to perform at Buffalo Souljah’s one-man show taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 25. Buffalo Souljah a dancehall and reggae musician who is based in South Africa, has been in the music industry for over a decade and boasts of six Channel O Music Video Awards. Famed for runaway hit Izandla 13

August 9, 2018 12:52 PM Top Kenyan athlete killed in car crash

NAIROBI. — Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400m hurdles champion, was killed yesterday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, police said. “The accident occurred when his vehicle hit a bump and rolled and he died on the spot,” Nandi county police commander Patrick Wambani said from the scene of the crash. The 28-year-old Bett, the father 17

July 27, 2018 1:28 AM 6 Zim musicians in running for Africa award

Six Zimbabwean artists Jah Prayzah, Winky D, EXQ, Ammara Brown, Brian Soko and Shashl have been nominated for the 5th African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA 2018) to be held in Dallas, Texas (US). Jah Prayzah, who was nominated last year, leads the pack with two nominations including a nomination in the Best Live Act category and in the Best Male Southern 18

July 21, 2018 7:54 PM Stop depending on social media for news about #Nigeria, Information Minister tells Diaspora

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has admonished Nigerians in the Diaspora to stop depending on Social Media for news about the country. The minister gave the admonition in Washington at a meeting with the Nigeria Ambassador to USA, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor and the Embassy’s members of staff. The News Agency of Nigeria reports 19

July 20, 2018 11:31 AM Nigeria captures Boko Haram fighters who abducted Chibok girls

Nigerian police have arrested eight members of the armed group Boko Haram who were involved in the 2014 abduction of more than 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, an official said. The men “confessed to having participated actively in the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls,” police commissioner Damian Chukwu told journalists on Wednesday in the northern 18

July 13, 2018 2:33 AM Carl Joshua guns for Pan-African comedy award

One of the funniest Zimbabwean comedians, animator and writer Carl Joshua Ncube has been nominated for the Savannah Pan-African comic of the year award for the second time running. Ncube is nominated alongside other great African comedians including Nigeria’s Basketmouth, Botswana’s Charles Manase (but from Zimbabwe) and Uganda’s finest Anne Kamsiime 22

July 12, 2018 11:12 AM Nigerian President Buhari: ‘I am a slow reader’

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has given ammunition to critics who call him “Baba Go-slow” after admitting that he failed to sign a continental free-trade agreement because he is a “slow reader”. Mr Buhari said he intends to sign the agreement, reached by African leaders at a summit in Rwanda in March, soon. “In trying to guarantee employment 15

July 10, 2018 1:13 PM New Nigeria opposition alliance aims to defeat Buhari

Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has formed an alliance with dozens of other parties in a bid to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election. The coalition, including a faction of the governing party, plans to field a single candidate. Mr Buhari, whose first term has been blighted by ill health, says he will run in 2019. A similar 28

June 25, 2018 7:36 AM Clashes in Nigeria between farmers and herders leave 86 dead

At least 86 people have died in central Nigeria after violent clashes broke out between farmers and cattle herders, police in Plateau state said. Some reports say fighting began on Thursday when ethnic Berom farmers attacked Fulani herders, killing five of them. The area has a decades-long history of violence between ethnic groups competing for land. State 28

June 25, 2018 6:56 AM MultiChoice to train Zim filmmakers

Multichoice Zimbabwe is looking for aspiring film directors, sound engineers, and scriptwriters to enter the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) which offers them a chance to gain theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, film editing, audio production and storytelling. The programme, which is a new and far-reaching Pan-African social 23