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September 20, 2018 6:56 AM Former columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted 2

September 20, 2018 5:41 AM Nust ‘takes over’ unused firms

The National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has identified 20 hectares of land and empty factory shells in Bulawayo, which it is targeting to use to design industry driven prototypes. Nust Pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of innovation and business development, Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, said the local university has a role in the revival of Bulawayo 2

September 18, 2018 3:33 PM Zanu PF expels ‘rogue’ party member

The ruling Zanu PF has expelled Talent Kadzima who stood as an independent candidate in the Nyanga South National Assembly elections. Kadzima, defied the party and stood as an independent candidate after she lost the primaries to Supa Mandiwanzira, the former Information Communications Technology and Cyber Security minister. The decision to expel Kadzima 1

September 18, 2018 11:04 AM Near murder in row over radio volume

A man (52) from Mangwe District in Matabeleland South has been admitted to hospital in critical condition after a 21 year old man brutally attacked him over radio volume during a beer drink. Mthokozisi Sibanda of Lydedard Farm Compound allegedly struck Sithembiso Sibanda with an unidentified object and he sustained several body injuries. Mthokozisi wanted 1

September 17, 2018 5:23 PM Churches respond to cholera outbreak

As Zimbabwe grapples with the cholera outbreak, churches have pledged to help fight its spread with some saying they will be shelving services for this week. Others said they will take the opportunity to educate their congregants on cholera related issues. The government has since imposed a ban on public gatherings as a measure to contain the cholera 1

September 17, 2018 4:13 PM Anxiety for Zimbabweans in SA

Zimbabweans who have applied for their Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (Zep) are anxious about the slow progress in the processing of their permits. Without a valid permit to show, they find their bank accounts frozen, face difficulties registering their children in school and even lose their jobs. The Zep replaces the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) which 3

September 17, 2018 2:49 PM Ministry regrets deadly stampede at Angolan stadium

Angola’s sports ministry has said it regrets the death of five football fans at an African Champions League tie on Saturday evening. The incident happened in Luanda as Primeiro de Agosto drew 0-0 with DR Congo’s TP Mazembe in the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final. The ministry said in a statement it regretted the deaths and that the seven 3

September 16, 2018 5:16 PM Alvarez downs Golovkin with majority decision win

Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ended Gennady Golovkin’s unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion here Saturday, battling to victory by majority decision in a pulsating rematch. Alvarez showed skill and durability to outlast Golovkin in another attritional contest between the two evenly-matched rivals at the T-Mobile Arena, one year after they had fought 10

September 16, 2018 4:33 PM Double blow for baboon-in-bedroom victim

It was a double blow for the maid who was beaten by a baboon last week in Lobengula Extension in Bulawayo as she also lost a $60 cellular phone in the pandemonium during her rescue.Precious Mbweya narrated her nasty encounter with the baboon. “I was cleaning and I got shocked when a baboon stormed into the kitchen and picked the broom and hit me with it on the face. I was saved 10

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 9