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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 18

December 20, 2018 8:10 PM Gunmen kill Nigeria’s ex-defence chief

A former defence chief in Nigeria has been killed in an ambush outside the capital, Abuja. Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh died from gunshot wounds in an attack on his vehicle by unknown gunmen. Air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that Badeh’s vehicle “was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road”. Badeh served 18

December 16, 2018 3:40 PM Chitando invites De Beers, Vast Resources to explore diamonds

De Beers and Vast Resources will be allowed to explore for diamonds in Zimbabwe, which would make them the first listed companies to mine there in that sector for two years, Mining minister Winston Chitando said. A spokesman for De Beers, an Anglo American unit, said in an email it was not mining in Zimbabwe and did not intend to. Vast Resources said it could 11

December 3, 2018 3:48 AM Kombi runs over, injures two policemen

Two Gweru police officers who suffered broken limbs after being hit by a commuter omnibus as they attempted to stop the driver, are battling for life. Acting Midlands provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ethel Mukwende referred questions to National police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who however, said he was yet to get details 15

November 26, 2018 6:32 PM ‘Commission of Inquiry witness abducted’

The main opposition MDC party claims Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Elliot Piki (58) who was expected to appear before the Commission of Inquiry to testify on the August 1 shootings in Harare was abducted at gunpoint from his home in Retreat farm, Waterfalls around 4pm on Sunday. A statement from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) spokesman Jacob 19

November 22, 2018 4:05 PM Scuffle as opposition MPs removed from parliament after they refused to stand up for Mnangagwa

Police in Zimbabwe have forcibly removed some opposition members of parliament after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Parliamentary speaker Jacob Mudenda on Thursday asked the opposition members to leave the chamber, accusing them of disrespect. When they refused, he called in the police and scuffles ensued. Opposition MDC party 21

November 17, 2018 1:06 AM Washington Post: CIA determines Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s death

The CIA has determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government’s denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a Washington Post report. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post reported Friday that the CIA reached its conclusion by examining 20

November 13, 2018 4:56 AM Suicide bomber kills six including police near checkpoint in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed responsibility. Six people were killed in the explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten policemen and civilians, including 17

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 21

November 1, 2018 6:37 PM Mangudya to get second term as RBZ governor

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will retain John Mangudya for a second term as governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, a state-owned newspaper reported on Thursday. The announcement follows speculation this week that the bank chief, who was first appointed for a five-year term in May 2014, would lose his job in the face of a worsening dollar crunch 33