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December 12, 2018 6:25 AM US bars entry of ousted Gambian leader Jammeh

The United States said Monday it would forbid entry into the country of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh and his family over corruption during his 22-year rule. Under a US law that bans foreign officials involved in “significant” corruption or human rights abuses, the State Department said it was blacklisting Jammeh as well as his wife Zineb Jammeh 1

November 23, 2018 6:16 PM Controversial eBook, ‘No Gold in eGoli’ exposes tragic life of some Zimbabweans in SA

“There is no gold in Johannesburg. The grass is never greener in Egoli on the eastern-side of Limpopo River. There are more tears and blood to shed than laughter and bread. The glittering yellow soils that dot around Gauteng cities are shells of gold which were sucked by multi-national companies. “Most Zimbabweans streaming into Johannesburg eager to strike 16

November 20, 2018 4:29 AM Hands off Hwange, Parly told

Parliament has no authority to exercise its oversight role over private companies such as Hwange Colliery Company, neither does it have lawful powers to summon an administrator appointed by Government to appear before it, Attorney-General Advocate Prince Machaya has said. He said the Reconstruction of State Indebted and Insolvency Companies Act, which 18

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 16

November 14, 2018 5:50 PM Eritrea sanctions lifted after nine years

The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia. The resolution, drafted by the UK, was backed by the US and its Western allies. The UN vote comes amid a thaw in relations between 11

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 12, 2018 3:38 PM ‘Only UN can deal with Gukurahundi’

The United Nations is the most suitable organ to bring the controversial Gukurahundi issue to finality as domestic instruments are not fit to address the issue, a United Kingdom conference recently heard. Former MDC legislator and ex-minister of State in the Organ of National Healing in the Government of National Unity, Moses Mzila Ndlovu told delegates 13

November 10, 2018 12:47 PM Muchinguri-Kashiri makes history – Nehanda Radio

Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has made history by becoming one of the only two women who occupy the Defence portfolio in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) region. According to Southern Africa Today Vol No.6, Zimbabwe and South Africa are the only Sadc countries who currently have female Defence ministers 13

November 8, 2018 9:33 AM Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers held

All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said. The group was abducted on Monday in Bamenda, a commercial hub of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region, according to military and government sources 13

October 29, 2018 3:38 AM Minor allowed to write exams without ID

The High Court has come to the rescue of a 15-year-old Form Four pupil who was barred from sitting for her Ordinary Level examinations because she does not have a national identity card. The court ordered the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) to allow Shelter Chisiri to write the examinations using her birth certificate. Authorities at the Vista 18