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November 17, 2018 1:06 AM Washington Post: CIA determines Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s death

The CIA has determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government’s denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a Washington Post report. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post reported Friday that the CIA reached its conclusion by examining 1

November 16, 2018 6:30 PM Gay love triangle storm at Bulawayo Poly

A Bulawayo Polytechnic student alleged to be gay was swallowed in a storm where two of his alleged male lovers discovered he was double crossing them. As such Zuluson Dhliwayo’s lovers Malvern Maruveni and Mtha Zulu teamed up after they discovered he was playing with their feelings. “These men are bitter because they have been spending a lot of money 1

November 16, 2018 5:33 AM Lion Air crash: Boeing sued by victim’s family over aircraft design

The family of a passenger killed when a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea near Indonesia are suing Boeing over an alleged fault with the jet’s design. The lawsuit accuses the US aircraft manufacturer of failing to inform pilots and airlines of a feature with its new 737 Max plane system that could “push the nose down unexpectedly”. Lion Air flight 5

November 16, 2018 5:19 AM Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 world champion explains ‘poor place’ India comments

Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments he made about India being a “poor place”. Mercedes defended their driver, saying his intended juxtaposition between rich and poor had been taken “grossly out of context”. Briton Hamilton, 33, told BBC Sport this week that it was “strange” to race in India and he “felt very conflicted 5

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 6

November 15, 2018 7:59 AM Tsholotsho RDC boss nabbed for $881000 ‘fraud’

Tsholotsho Rural District Council Chief Executive Officer Themba Moyo has been arrested on charges of criminal abuse of office and fraud. His arrest follows an audit instituted by Government that revealed that the RDC had failed to account for more than $881 000 in council funds. Matabeleland North police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese 6

November 14, 2018 6:10 PM CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

The press secretary on Tuesday dismissed the CNN legal complaint as “grandstanding,” vowing that the White House would “vigorously defend against this lawsuit.” She alleged that Acosta “physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern,” softening the earlier misconduct accusation and then casting blame on the journalist for his persistent 7

November 13, 2018 3:59 PM Zim gets $3,6m cyber security grant

Zimbabwe yesterday received a $3,6m grant for cyber security equipment to curb the increase in cyber crimes. The grant was inked by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and Japan ambassador to Zimbabwe Toshiyuki Iwado at a signing ceremony at the ministry offices. Iwado said the main aim of the project was to improve the safety of Zimbabwe and southern Africa 8

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

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