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October 20, 2018 5:27 PM Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire ‘home safely’

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar Es Salaam. “I have returned home safely,” he said in a tweet from his company METL Group’s account. The businessman, known locally as Mo, thanked Tanzania’s police “and everyone around the world for their prayers”. It is not clear 11

October 20, 2018 8:02 AM Khashoggi crisis shines light on Saudi ties to Silicon Valley

The crisis surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and concerns that he may have been killed in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, has highlighted the role of the Middle East kingdom in the US economy, especially in Silicon Valley. Saudi money has been a key source of capital for startups and other technology firms in recent years, led by the huge Saudi 12

October 17, 2018 7:36 AM Kanye West meets President Museveni…Gifts him a pair of sneakers

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday met Kanye West and and his wife, reality TV mogul Kim Kardashian West at State House Entebbe. Kanye, an American rapper has been in Uganda since last Friday shooting a video in Murchison game park — home to a wide variety of wildlife species and a falls of River Nile on its course to Sudan through the Albertine 23

October 6, 2018 3:41 PM Man to change plea in ‘Chigumba tweet’ saga

A former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and charged with criminal insult plans to change his plea. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was charged with criminal insult charge for retweeting a message besmirching 22

October 4, 2018 1:47 AM Chigumba sues man over tweet

A Harare man, known for creating memes commenting on social issues, appeared in court yesterday charged with criminal insult after retweeting a message purportedly belonging to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chair Justice Priscilla Chigumba. Shadaya Tawona (25) of Chitungwiza appeared before magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa. Prosecuting, Ms Francisca 16

September 11, 2018 5:31 AM Musona disappointed with Warriors’ result

WARRIORS captain Knowledge Musona says he is disappointed with the point they got against Congo in their 1-1 draw of the 2019 Afcon qualifier played at the Stade Alphonse Massamba-Debat in Brazzaville on Sunday. The Warriors had started the match on a high note with a 22nd minute goal by star forward Khama Billiat, who connected Musona’s cutback from the right 25

August 19, 2018 2:37 PM MDC leader ropes in Mandela’s lawyer

A top South African advocate has been drafted into MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s legal team to fight the opposition party’s Constitutional Court (Con-Court) challenge to be heard on Wednesday. Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett, who was the lawyer for South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, joins Chamisa’s backroom strategists, with his lead advocate 36

August 14, 2018 7:40 PM Video apparently shows Mo Salah using a phone while driving

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been referred to the police by his club after he was apparently filmed using a mobile phone while driving. Merseyside Police confirmed in a tweet that the video had been passed to the “relevant department”. A spokesman for the Premier League club said they had alerted police after discussions with the player 21

March 20, 2018 10:06 PM Trey Songz up for punching woman

Officer Drake Madison says Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, turned himself in at a Hollywood police station Monday. He’s accused of felony domestic violence. Jail records show the 33-year-old was released about two hours later on $50,000 bail. Andrea Buera told reporters last week that she was the woman Songz had assaulted. Buera said he punched 55

December 5, 2017 2:21 PM 'Ian Smith grew an economy under sanctions'

Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has said the new president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa and his cabinet should stop blaming sanctions but work around them. Mliswa said the government should plan and implement policies with consideration that they inherited a government already under sanctions. "Note to the President and his Cabinet 67