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September 21, 2018 5:29 AM Girl, 9, shot dead as troops clear traffic

Four soldiers have been arrested in Somalia after a nine-year-old schoolgirl was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. Deqa Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets hit their school bus while it was stuck in a traffic jam, Amnesty International said. Soldiers opened fire in an apparent attempt to clear the road for their vehicle 4

September 17, 2018 3:27 PM Media reports the main reason Standard Bank kicked Guptas to the kerb

The bank’s retired head of legal also said they were following Absa’s lead, amid concern that the family was up to no good. Standard Bank’s retired head of legal Ian Sinton testified on Monday before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday about why his bank decided to shut down business accounts linked to the controversial Gupta family 5

September 17, 2018 2:32 PM Girls hospitalised after botched circumcisions

About 50 girls have been hospitalised in Burkina Faso following botched circumcisions, or female genital mutilation (FGM), BBC Afrique reports. Some of the girls are as young as four years. Two 60-year-old women have been arrested over the botched circumcisions, along with the parents of some of the girls, BBC Afrique reports. FGM has been illegal in Burkina 4

September 17, 2018 2:25 PM Brazil ‘seizes $16m from Obiang’s entourage’

Brazilian officials have confiscated more than $16m (£12.2m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying the son of Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, local media has reported. Teodorin Obiang, the flamboyant vice-president of Equatorial Guinea and a son of the long-time president, flew in with his entourage in a private 3

September 15, 2018 5:12 AM DALLIAN FIELD MUSHEKWI . . . Medical reports say Warrior needs treatment, extended rest

NYASHA MUSHEKWI insists he is injured and requires urgent treatment to return to full fitness despite being thrown into battle for his Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang yesterday, a few days after dropping out of the Warriors’ 2019 AFCON qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville. The 31-year-old forward played the full 90 minutes for Dalian Yifang in their 8

September 15, 2018 4:26 AM R Kelly accused of IMPREGNATING . . . his 14 year-old cousin . . . They have a BABY!!

There are new accusations against R. Kelly and this time it’s from his own brother. Carey Kelly claims his brother sexually assaulted their cousin who was only 14 at the time. In an interview with unWinewithTashaK, Carey Kelly said, “Robert has a control problem and the only reason why he targets little girls, now that I’m older, I understand. “He was molested 4

September 14, 2018 6:24 AM Jah Signal in car crash

Fast-rising Zimdancehall star Jah Signal will be out for a month after he was involved in an accident in Harare. The popular musician suffered bruises and broken ribs and might postpone the launch of his debut album Jaya. Contrary to social media reports that the Sweetie (Shinga Muroora) hit maker was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after the accident 3

September 12, 2018 9:10 AM Top brass abandons Mujuru

NATIONAL People’s Party (NPP), an opposition political outfit led by Dr Joice Mujuru, is on the brink of collapse amid reports that its leadership tendered resignations en masse under unclear circumstances. The party’s vice president Dr Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, national chairperson Mr Dzikamai Mavhaire and secretary for information and publicity Mr Jeffreyson 6

September 12, 2018 5:09 AM Govt suspends classes at Glen View school

Government has ordered the temporary suspension of lessons at Glen View 5 Primary School in Harare to pave way for the provision of adequate sanitation facilities. This followed reports that two pupils had died, while over 20 others received treatment for suspected cholera. A visit by The Herald to the school, which is located in the cholera epicentre 15

September 10, 2018 3:32 AM South Sudan: Plane crashes into Lake Yirol ‘killing 19’

Nineteen people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed into a lake as it tried to land in thick fog in central South Sudan, reports say. Only four people, including two children, survived the crash, said government official Taban Abel Aguek. The victims include the pilot and co-pilot, a staff member of the Red Cross and an Anglican bishop 27