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January 15, 2019 12:42 PM ‘Zanu PF provoking a response from the people’

Today, citizens and various civic groups demonstrated, angered by continued price hikes, particularly following the ridiculous announcement of new fuel prices by Mnangagwa, demanding action on his failed leadership. The MDC YA position is very clear, citizens have a right to demonstrate peacefully as enshrined in section 59 of the Zimbabwean constitution 93

January 8, 2019 8:23 AM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has left Bangkok airport “under the care” of the UN refugee agency, the head of Thailand’s immigration police says. Thai immigration officials had tried to return Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, to Kuwait, where her family is. But she refused to board a flight on Monday and barricaded herself 26

January 7, 2019 6:46 AM ‘Odd’ couple charms First Lady

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday appealed to Zimbabweans to help her locate a couple whose husband became the subject of abuse on social media after he was captured in Harare with a baby strapped on his back and carrying his wife’s handbag. In the video that went viral a few days ago, the man was subjected to verbal abuse and jeering and some went to the extent 25

January 6, 2019 3:45 PM Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church

A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say. Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker. The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City outside Cairo. It comes two days before 24

January 4, 2019 3:54 AM ‘Kanjiva’ video divides opinion

It is that time of the year when most social debates revolve around annual music charts. Various radio stations and ZBCTV rolled out their lists of top songs for 2018, which have sparked numerous debates as usual. This season’s hottest debate has been sparked by Enzo Ishall’s “Kanjiva” video that was voted the best on Coca-Cola Top 50 charts on ZBCTV 20

January 2, 2019 3:34 PM MSU dismisses fee hike reports

The Midlands State University (MSU) has dismissed as fake reports circulating on social media alleging that the institution has hiked tuition fees. In a statement, the MSU said it noted with concern false statements circulating on various social media platforms to the effect that it has increased tuition fees for the 2019 academic year and that local 23

December 28, 2018 11:57 AM NSSA loses $31m in housing tender scam

The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) lost over $31 million following a housing tender scam by its employees last year, a Harare court heard yesterday. Elizabeth Chitiga, a former NSSA general manager, appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts charged with abuse of office, and magistrate Mrs Victoria Mashamba granted her $1 000 bail. Prosecuting 19

December 27, 2018 1:42 AM Sanyati to charge $1 per school child

Sanyati Rural District Council has resolved to introduce a $1 levy per year for every school pupil in the district towards school infrastructure insurance against natural disasters. Sanyati said the special levy would apply to all council, Government and church-run schools in the district. According to full council minutes of the Social Services Committee 17

December 25, 2018 4:46 AM Libya recovers 34 bodies from Islamic State mass grave

TRIPOLI. – The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed in Libya by Islamic State (IS) in 2015 have been exhumed from a mass grave, Libyan authorities said on Monday. The grave was unearthed on Sunday, after information was obtained during investigations of arrested IS members, the interior ministry’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said on its Facebook 28

December 20, 2018 8:56 PM Uganda’s president says Miss World Africa should flaunt natural hair

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has criticised the newly crowned Miss World Africa for “wearing Indian hair”. Tweeting a photo with fellow Ugandan Quinn Abenakyo shortly after her pageant win, he said “we must show African beauty in its natural form”. Asked what Mr Museveni meant by “Indian hair”, his spokesman Don Wanyama told the BBC: “Just look at the photo 27