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September 22, 2018 11:51 AM Zimra official ‘steals’ impounded goods

A 41 year old Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) official stationed at Beitbridge Border Post has been dragged to court for stealing goods which had been confiscated by the revenue authority from a suspected smuggler. Owen Chiparausha of 2704 Dulivhadzimo in the border town is no stranger to crime as he was recently released from prison on bail pending 1

September 22, 2018 10:01 AM Zodwa Wabantu won’t accept less than R35k

Zodwa Wabantu wants to make it clear that she will not entertain requests to compromise her worth‚ so if you cannot afford her fee of R35 000 to R45 000, keep walking. After she took to Instagram this week with R35 000 in her hand to explain that she would never be available for anything less than that amount‚ Zodwa explained her reasons to SowetanLIVE 1

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 20, 2018 6:56 AM Former columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi

A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted 5

September 20, 2018 6:49 AM Iraq court condemns to death ‘deputy of IS leader’

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death on terrorism charges. “The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the most prominent leaders of IS, who served as a deputy of Baghdadi,” judicial spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said. Ismail 5

September 20, 2018 5:41 AM Nust ‘takes over’ unused firms

The National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has identified 20 hectares of land and empty factory shells in Bulawayo, which it is targeting to use to design industry driven prototypes. Nust Pro-Vice Chancellor in charge of innovation and business development, Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, said the local university has a role in the revival of Bulawayo 5

September 18, 2018 2:04 PM Zanu PF hijacks women’s bank

There are fears that Zanu PF is hijacking the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank (ZWMB), after several women were recently turned away from a meeting which took place at a Bulawayo hotel on the basis that they were not card-carrying ruling party members. The Daily News is reliably informed that a group of women were turned away upon arrival at the Bulawayo 5

September 18, 2018 10:40 AM Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital

Around 50 girls are being treated in hospital in Burkina Faso after botched circumcisions, or female genital mutilation (FGM), a minister says. Not all girls who underwent the circumcision have been traced, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Laurence Marshall Ilboudo, said. Two 60-year-old women, along with the parents of some of the girls, have been arrested 5

September 18, 2018 8:10 AM Anthony Joshua haunted by fear of failure

Anthony Joshua admits he is haunted by the fear of failure ahead of his next world heavyweight boxing title defence against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Britain’s heavyweight star brings a 21-fight unbeaten record, along with the WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO belts into Saturday’s fight with Povetkin. But Joshua has revealed how he feels the burden 5

September 17, 2018 6:27 PM ‘My hubby moved on’ – Nehanda Radio

Female inmate Monica Hove says her husband has already moved on after her short stay in prison.Hove who was sentenced to 24 months in prison for burning her husband with acid in February says she was told that her husband is already staying with another woman and believes it since the husband doesn’t come to visit. “I was told he is now staying with another 5