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October 16, 2018 11:02 AM Ammara ecstatic about AFRIMMA award

Songbird Ammara Brown, who scooped the Best Female Artiste (Southern Africa) Award at the fifth edition of the African Muzic Magazine Awards, (AFRIMMA) that were held in Texas last week is on cloud nine. Ammara, who competed against some household names in the region, among them Shekinah, Babes Wodumo, Mampi, Cleo Ice Queen and Busiswa said she was caught 18

July 27, 2018 1:28 AM 6 Zim musicians in running for Africa award

Six Zimbabwean artists Jah Prayzah, Winky D, EXQ, Ammara Brown, Brian Soko and Shashl have been nominated for the 5th African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA 2018) to be held in Dallas, Texas (US). Jah Prayzah, who was nominated last year, leads the pack with two nominations including a nomination in the Best Live Act category and in the Best Male Southern 24

July 20, 2018 11:31 AM Nigeria captures Boko Haram fighters who abducted Chibok girls

Nigerian police have arrested eight members of the armed group Boko Haram who were involved in the 2014 abduction of more than 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, an official said. The men “confessed to having participated actively in the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls,” police commissioner Damian Chukwu told journalists on Wednesday in the northern 25

June 22, 2018 7:17 AM Melania wears ‘I really don’t care do u?’ coat on migrant visit

First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her coat worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. Mrs Trump was spotted in the coat, which featured graffiti writing on the back with the words “I really don’t care do u?”, as she boarded a plane. Her spokeswoman said “there was no hidden message” in the former fashion 41

June 10, 2018 3:42 PM Mapaya earns top-five finish at NCAA champs

TRIPLE jump star Chengetayi Mapaya capped off a memorable debut season in the United States in style after earning First-Team All-America Honours at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon, US, on Friday. The 19-year-old Zimbabwean who is on scholarship at Texas Christian University (TCU) 27

June 7, 2018 4:02 PM Texas man nearly dies after being bitten by severed head of rattlesnake he had just killed

A man in Texas was given 26 rises of anti-venom after he was bitten by the severed head of a poisonous rattlesnake. The victim’s wife, Jennifer Sutcliffe, said that her husband decapitated the four-foot serpent with a shovel while working in the garden at their home near Corpus Christi. However, when he picked up the remains to dispose of them, the head of the snake 10

May 20, 2018 4:37 PM US teen kills 10 in shooting

SANTA FE — The 17-year-old student who authorities said killed 10 people when he opened fire in an art class in his Houston-area high school appeared to be disoriented on the morning after the rampage, one of his lawyers said on Saturday. The teenager, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been charged with capital murder and is being 62

February 18, 2018 4:16 AM US-based Amanda drops new single

United States-based Zimbabwean actress and musician Amanda Badze aka Amabeyond recently released a single titled Folklore. Late last year the musician dropped a single titled Texasmade, which she said was “a subtle celebration of the new Zimbabwe”. On her latest track which was launched in Harare at a local radio station, Amabeyond said she believed 40

February 11, 2018 3:26 AM Zim designers at SA Menswear Week

Award-winning local fashion designers — Ara Kani and Kidd Hunta — showcased their talent at the annual South African Menswear Week which started in Cape Town from Thursday and ended yesterday. The Zimbabwean duo was among 35 garment makers drawn from across Africa who gathered in the Mother City for the three-day fashion show. Facilitated by Hunnar Management 43

November 20, 2017 7:42 AM Taxi driver steals from Good Samaritan

A 23-year-old Karoi taxi driver allegedly stole goods from a Good Samaritan who had offered him overnight accommodation. Rabson Ngoma of 223/17 Messengers’ Camp in Chikangwe pleaded guilty to theft charges when he appeared before Chinhoyi magistrate Mr Felix Mawadze. Magistrate Mr Mawadze sentenced him to 30 days in prison with an option of paying a $100 fine and an additional 26