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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 3:34 AM Local movie ‘Escape’ at European festival

Highly publicised award-wining movie “Escape” yesterday got a slot at Gdynia Film Festival in Poland. The Noir Fairytale movie initially premièred at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIIF) last year, earning nine nominations and finally winning two awards for Best Actor and Actress which went to Eddie Sandifolo and Nothando Nobengula. The movie 2

September 19, 2018 3:33 PM Four private firms seek Zera licensing

Four privately-owned entities have approached the Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority (Zera) seeking electricity generation licences.When licensed, the entities will construct, own, operate and maintain the proposed solar systems. In a notice issued in the press yesterday, the regulatory authority said it received applications from Gombe Power Solutions 2

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 15, 2018 6:52 AM Zesa offers whistleblowers rewards

ZESA invited whistleblowers to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of culprits behind the vandalism and theft of electricity infrastructure. In a statement, Zesa said the initiative was a strategy to curb damage and vandalism of electricity infrastructure. The initiative is aimed at curbing the theft of copper cables among other installations 7

September 15, 2018 5:01 AM Undenge trial dates set

The trial of former Energy and Power Development Minister Samuel Undenge in a case in which he is accused of influencing the awarding of the Gwanda solar power plant tender to Intratrek Zimbabwe by Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will run from October 15 to 17. According to the State, the company was awarded the said tender at the instigation of Undenge 3

September 6, 2018 5:12 AM Water shedding starts in Bulawayo

The Bulawayo City Council has embarked on 10 hour water cuts in some suburbs mainly due to erratic electricity supply at its waterworks. In a statement, the Town Clerk, Mr Christopher Dube advised residents of the emergency interruption of water supplies to areas fed directly from Criterion and Magwegwe Reservoir and some surrounding areas. “The City of Bulawayo 39

September 4, 2018 4:25 AM Colin Kaepernick to be face of new Nike ad campaign

An American football star who sparked a furore by kneeling during the national anthem has been unveiled as the new face of a major advertising campaign. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will front Nike’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign, reports said. In 2016 Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem in protest at police 36

September 3, 2018 11:18 AM Hundreds escape Libya prison amid deadly clashes in Tripoli

Some 400 prisoners have escaped from a facility near the Libyan capital Tripoli amid deadly violence between militia groups in the city, police say. “The detainees were able to force open the doors” in order to leave the Ain Zara prison, the local police said. They added that guards, fearing for their lives, were unable to prevent the breakout following 27

September 2, 2018 7:13 PM Chipanga wants ED, Chamisa to unite

Controversial Sungura musician-cum-politician Hosea Chipanga has urged MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to heed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call for unity. He told the Daily News on Sunday that unity of purpose between them would be beneficial to the whole country, adding that only the “devil and evil forces” would stand to lose from an end to the bickering 19