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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 20

April 15, 2018 3:02 AM Stage set for Davido 30 Billion Concert

After taking his 30 Billion Concert to Lagos, United Kingdom, United states of America and other countries, Nigerian star Davido brings the much-hyped gig to Zimbabwe next Saturday in what the organisers have termed a “star-studded showdown”. The gig is slated for the Harare International Conference Centre [HICC]. The event will also incorporate a VVIP all- white 51

December 3, 2017 2:54 PM Obama and the fallacy of the African dream

When then-Senator Barrack Obama won the presidential election in the USA, ahead of Republican Party nominee John McCain, on Tuesday, November 3 in 2008 – Africa as a whole celebrated the election of a man many people on the continent regard as a son of the African soil. Ordinary Africans believed Obama could bring change to Africa, as they felt he was a man who could 57

November 9, 2017 4:18 AM Gilmore Tee joins Cliff Central

BULAWAYO socialite Gilmore Tee has landed a radio show hosting slot for his former podcast, The Gilmore Tee Vibe, on one of Africa’s fastest growing radio station, Cliff Central, In South Africa. Gilmore Tee told NewsDay that he was excited about the latest development. “I am extremely over the moon to be joining Cliff Central as host and producer of The Gilmore 29

October 30, 2017 3:43 PM Zimbabwe economy set for 3.5% growth

Zimbabwe's economy is expected to register a 3.5 percent growth rate next year in line with Sub-Saharan Africa regional economic outlook trends. The projected economic growth for Zimbabwe is being made in line with efforts by fiscal and monetary authorities to increase business confidence. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor, Dr John Mangudya told financial 38

October 29, 2017 2:50 AM Gospel music fraternity mourns Pastor Ziwenga

THE Christian fraternity in Zimbabwe expressed a mixture of feelings — mourning and at the same time celebrating the lives of two personalities whose roots lie in gospel music who passed on last week. News that Olinda Marowa’s husband Michael Ziwenga had passed on after a short illness on Tuesday came as a shock and before he was buried, the daughter 26

October 21, 2017 9:37 PM WHO boss 'rethinking' Mugabe goodwill ambassador post

After outcry, Tedros says he is 'rethinking' the appointment of Zimbabwe leader as goodwill envoy for UN health agency. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador in the face of growing criticism over the move. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director 89

October 2, 2017 1:00 AM Mujuru: Not even his wife or kids trust Biti

TENDAI BITI is a spent force who cannot even be trusted by his own wife or children to lead a serious political party, National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has said in a vicious attack on recently “suspended” People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader. Last week, Biti accused Mujuru and her party of fomenting divisions in the opposition ranks 14

September 15, 2017 4:08 PM Mandela vs Mugabe: A legacy of ashes

Ever get that feeling that all the lifelong plans you have ever had will burn into red-hot disappointment one day? If you live in Johannesburg for long enough, you will hear stories about men and women from Zimbabwe who have made it here. Stay in Midrand for long enough and you could see Peter Ndlovu filling up at an Engen garage on any given day. And you might 76

September 3, 2017 6:25 PM Darkest hour is just before dawn: Twine Phiri

THE name Twine Phiri (pictured) is quite a familiar name in the local football fraternity, especially among Caps United supporters. Although he was a businessman of note a few years ago, where he ran a successful refrigeration business and would splash large sums of money on the football club. He is one of many prominent personalities who have been drowned 22