Mapfumo Not Going Back To USA Any Time Soon

Mapfumo Not Going Back To USA Any Time Soon 1

Chimurenga music legend, Thomas Mapfumo says he is in no hurry to return to his base in the United States of America (USA), citing cold weather that does not permit him to hold shows. Mukanya who has been in the country since early December last year when he came for the Mukanya peace Tour, highlighted that some members of his team have been pushing for him to stay longer and perform in Zimbabwe while winter in the USA subsides. “In America, you can only perform and hold shows during summer,…

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Mthuli Says Ministers Are Using Borrowed Cars | IS HE TELLING THE TRUTH?

Mthuli Says Ministers Are Using Borrowed Cars | IS HE TELLING THE TRUTH? 3

The Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has said Government ministers are using cars borrowed from other departments. Ncube said the state has not authorised the purchase of new vehicles for ministers and MPs. He said this is due to austerity measures to reduce expenses. Ncube, quoted by the state media, said, ” : “Ministers are using borrowed cars either from parastatals or other government departments. “This also applied to Members of Parliament. We’ve all said as ministers and MPs we should meet the people of Zimbabwe halfway and show that we sympathise…

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UN chief sees ‘wind of hope’ in African peace deals, elections

UN chief sees ‘wind of hope’ in African peace deals, elections 5

11th February 2019 Africa By AFP United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a “wind of hope” on the continent. He was speaking on the sidelines of an African Union summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, where heads of state from 55 member nations will meet from Sunday. “This is a moment in which a wind of hope is blowing across Africa. We have seen reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea, we have seen peace agreements……

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Belgium must apologize for colonialism, face its racism – UN

Belgium must apologize for colonialism, face its racism – UN 7

By Associated Press BRUSSELS: Racial discrimination against Africans “is endemic” in Belgium’s institutions and the nation needs to apologise for the crimes committed during its colonisation of Congo and make reparations, U.N. experts said Monday. Belgium’s actions in Congo have long been criticised as one of the worst examples of colonial abuse. Writer Adam Hochschild alleged in his 1998 book “King Leopold’s Ghost” that Leopold reigned over the mass deaths of millions of Congolese. “The root causes of present-day human rights violations lie in the lack of recognition of the…

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Arsenal’s Ramsey signs four-year Juventus deal

Arsenal’s Ramsey signs four-year Juventus deal 9

By AFP Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a four-year deal to join Juventus on a free transfer from next July, the Italian champions said on Monday. The 28-year-old Wales international will arrive in northern Italy on July 1 with his contract running until June 30, 2023. As his contract will have ended, Arsenal will not be entitled to a transfer fee. “As a result of the registration of the player, Juventus will incur additional costs of $4.1 million, to be paid by July 10,” the Serie A champions said.…

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Lampard refuses to consider Chelsea talk

Lampard refuses to consider Chelsea talk 11

By AFP LONDON: Derby coach Frank Lampard insists he isn’t dreaming of a potential return to Chelsea amid talk that Blues boss Maurizio Sarri could be sacked. Sarri is under fire following a troubled first season at Stamford Bridge. The Italian’s problems peaked on Sunday when Chelsea suffered their heaviest defeat for 28 years in a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City. That led to Lampard, who is Chelsea’s record goal-scorer after a glittering 13-year spell at Stamford Bridge, to find his name mentioned as a candidate to replace Sarri if…

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ZIM-DOLLAR: Biti telling lies – say Govt & RBZ; but MDC politician adamant

ZIM-DOLLAR: Biti telling lies – say Govt & RBZ; but MDC politician adamant 13

By Staff Reporter THE government has dismissed as “contemptible fake news” claims by former finance minister Tendai Biti that the Zanu PF administration would launch a new national currency this week. Biti, who is also deputy national chairperson for the opposition MDC party, claimed on Twitter Monday  that the government was finalising the launch of a new currency. Dismissing the claim, the information ministry took to Twitter saying; “Govt has noted with concern falsehoods coming from some political quarters claiming that Zimbabwe will issue new currency next week. “This needs…

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Police, CIO and MI team charged over Mbare shebeen armed robbery

Police, CIO and MI team charged over Mbare shebeen armed robbery 15

HARARE – A 10-man joint team made up of spies, soldiers and police officers which was deployed in Harare suburbs during last month’s fuel protests has been arrested and charged with armed robbery. The first of the 10, Sergeant Wellington Mushosho of the Police’s Internal Security Intelligence (PISI), appeared in a Harare court on Monday and was remanded in custody to February 25. Nine others – made up of Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) spies, police officers and Military Intelligence (MI) agents – were arrested on Monday and are due in…

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Solomon Mujuru was killed by Zanu PF: Mukupe spills the beans

Solomon Mujuru was killed by Zanu PF: Mukupe spills the beans 17

Former Deputy Minister of Finance Terence Mukupe has alleged that a faction of ZANU PF opposed to President Emmerson Mnangagwa  may be responsible for the death of the late General  Solomon Mujuru who was burnt to ashes in 2011 at Alamein farm. In a video which circulated on social media on Monday Mukupe says he was instructed to participate in a plan to pass a vote of no confidence on President Mnangagwa or risk going the way of Solomon Mujuru. Mukupe also revealed that there was factionalism in ZANU PF…

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Mukupe claims anti-Mnangagwa plotters threatened to to kill him like Mujuru

Mukupe claims anti-Mnangagwa plotters threatened to to kill him like Mujuru 19

HARARE – A former Zanu PF MP has revealed details of a chilling threat he received from unnamed powerful people in government who wanted him to back a no-confidence vote against President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Terrence Mukupe claims he was told that “they would do to me what they did to Mujuru” if he refused to back the plot. Solomon Mujuru was a former army commander who died in a 2011 farm house fire in Beatrice. His widow, Joice, believes he was killed by political rivals but an inquest ruled there…

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