Khama Billiat stunner saves Zimbabwe’s blushes in late, late show

Khama Billiat stunner saves Zimbabwe’s blushes in late, late show 1

Zimbabwe 3-1 Somalia (Zimbabwe win 3-2 on aggregate) HARARE – Khama Billiat was not even supposed to play here, wrapped up in soft wool by his club Kaizer Chiefs after picking up a knock away to Cape Town City a fortnight ago. Then, on Monday, Zimbabwe’s talisman declared himself fit and offered himself to his country. Somalia, the lowest ranked African team in the world, carried a surprise 1-0 lead and with just over two minutes of injury time to defend at the National Sports Stadium, they were well on…

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Trump announces firing of national security chief Bolton

Trump announces firing of national security chief Bolton 3

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he has fired his hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, saying he disagreed “strongly” with his positions. National Security Advisor John Bolton was a frequent, controversial presence alongside US President Donald Trump “I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump announced on Twitter. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump wrote, saying he would name a replacement next week. Bolton denied being fired and said he had…

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Rwanda agrees deal to take in hundreds of African migrants

Rwanda agrees deal to take in hundreds of African migrants 4

Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres. The migrants will be flown to Rwanda from Libya, where they are being held in detention centres A joint agreement between the government, the UN refugee agency (UNHRC) and the African Union (AU) was announced on Tuesday. An initial group of 500 people will be evacuated by aeroplane to Rwanda in the coming weeks, a statement said. That group, which includes children and vulnerable young people, is mainly made up of…

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Sierra Leone fans attack player’s house after penalty miss

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Angry fans of Sierra Leone’s national football team have attacked a player’s house after he missed a decisive penalty. Umaru Bangura, who also plays for FC Zürich, saw his crucial penalty saved on Sunday Captain Umaru Bangura failed to convert a stoppage-time spot kick in front of a huge crowd on Sunday. It meant Sierra Leone failed to get through to the next stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Liberia qualified, winning the tie 3-2 on aggregate. After the game fans pelted Bangura’s home with stones. Related Articles The…

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Hillzy nominated for AFRIMA

Hillzy nominated for AFRIMA 6

By Edwin Nhukarume Rising and talented rapper, Hillzy – real name Hillary Chipunza – says he is on cloud nine after being nominated for AFRIMA in one of the biggest categories of the ceremony – continental category – because of his song TV Room which features Garry Mapanzure. Rising and talented rapper, Hillzy – real name Hillary Chipunza The AFRIMA ceremony is set to be held in the capital of Ghana, Accra from November 20 to 23. Hillzy’s nomination has made him the fith Zimbabwean to represent the country at…

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Family loses five in 1 year

Family loses five in 1 year 7

By Rumbidzai Rambanapasi and Michelle Karaga A St Mary’s family that has lost five children within a year – the latest a four-year-old – is accusing their late daughter of dealing in juju. The Mavhunga family accuses one of their late daughters Dorica of getting juju in Chipinge along with her husband. Burial of the four-year-old child was marred by disagreements over the mysterious deaths. It is reported that early this year, two children died after a wall collapsed on them and another 22-year-old man died in March under unclear…

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US billionaire Bloomberg pledges $160m to fight vaping

US billionaire Bloomberg pledges $160m to fight vaping 8

Billionaire and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday announced a $160 million campaign to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the United States following a spike in vaping deaths. At least five people have died in the US after vaping At least five people have died in the US recently after vaping in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teenagers in induced comas. “This is an urgent health crisis, and tobacco companies are behind it,” said Bloomberg, a long-time anti-smoking activist who banned…

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Have sanctions cost Zimbabwe US$174 billion?

Have sanctions cost Zimbabwe US$174 billion? 9

Unilateral sanctions on Zimbabwe imposed in 2001 by the United States and the European Union have cost the country US$42 billion in lost revenue, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sibusiso Moyo told cabinet today. In addition, Zimbabwe lost US$4.5 billion annually in bilateral donor support, making a total of US$81 billion in 18 years. It also lost US$12 billion in loans from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. Zimbabwe lost a further US$18 billion in commercial loans during the same period. Its gross domestic product…

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In Zimbabwe, hospitals battle with Mugabe’s legacy

In Zimbabwe, hospitals battle with Mugabe’s legacy 11

For Zimbabwe’s doctors, few institutions reflect their country’s decay under Robert Mugabe than their public hospitals, once vaunted but now under-equipped and crumbling. Lack of supplies and short-staffing have hit most Zimbabwe hospitals as the country struggles with economic crisis Latex gloves serve as urine bags, operating rooms lack light bulbs and patients are often required to refuel their own ambulances, medics say. Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at age 95, may have swept to power as a liberation hero, but his rule was marked by economic collapse…

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S.Africa issues arrest warrant for suspected killers of Rwandan ex-spy

S.Africa issues arrest warrant for suspected killers of Rwandan ex-spy 12

South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for two of the four alleged murderers of an exiled Rwandan ex-spy and critic of President Paul Kagame who was killed in a Johannesburg hotel in 2014, the family lawyer said Monday. Colonel Patrick Karegeya’s (left) lifeless body was discovered in an upmarket hotel room in Sandton, Johannesburg on January 2, 2014. To the right is Rwandan President Paul Kagame South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is also applying for the extradition of two other suspects of Rwandan descent, advocate Gerrie Nel…

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