LATEST- Thabitha Khumalo Jets Into UK

LATEST- Thabitha Khumalo Jets Into UK 1

By A Correspondent| The MDC National Chairperson Hon Thabitha Khumalo has jetted into the UK. She will be meeting structures here, ZimEye can reveal. In the picture on the left is Elizabeth Busuman, the MDC fundraising committee member and Mcini Dhlodhlo, the Oxford chairperson. – MORE TO FOLLOW… Tabitha Khumalo.(middle) If our services have assisted you, our work would be much more secure with your help – For as little as £5, you can support ZimEye – and it only takes a minute.  Source: Zimeye

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Zimbabweans To Be Deported From The UK, Forced To Apply For Zim Passports.

Zimbabweans To Be Deported From The UK, Forced To Apply For Zim Passports. 4

Concerns have been raised that asylum seekers from Zimbabwe could be deported back to Zimbabwe. This comes after dozens of asylum seekers based in Southend are said to have been summoned to a police station whereupon they were interviewed, photographed and made to apply for Zimbabwean passports by Zimbabwean officials in England. International media has been furnished with a report stating that dozens of Zimbabwean asylum seekers had been summoned to Southend police station to be interviewed. Campaigner Stanford Biti, who moved to Southend from Zimbabwe in 2006, said at…

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‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’

‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’ 6

By Mary Goodhart |BBC News| On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times – but on each occasion the hangman stopped work before hanging all the prisoners on his list. So he survived… until the country stopped executing people altogether. Byson Kaula Byson Kaula says jealous neighbours were responsible for him being found guilty of murder. It was 1992 and murder in those days carried a mandatory death sentence. Brought up in a small village in southern Malawi, Byson had made enough money working in the…

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Labour and Conservatives could see more MP exits

Labour and Conservatives could see more MP exits 7

Labour and the Conservatives could face more resignations, with members of the new Independent Group saying they expect more MPs to join them. Heidi Allen (centre) is hopeful more MPs will join the breakaway Ex-Tory MP Heidi Allen told ITV’s Peston programme “a third” of Tory MPs were fed up with the party’s direction. Tory MP Justine Greening said she would quit in the event of a no-deal Brexit, saying she couldn’t stay in a party that became “simply a Brexit party”. MPs from the new group say they stand…

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3 MPs quit as UK political sands shift

3 MPs quit as UK political sands shift 8

Three MPs quit the governing Conservative Party over Brexit yesterday, joining a mounting rebellion in parliament this week against the two major parties that is shaking the system in British politics. Theresa May is set to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for talks Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Sarah Wollaston said they planned to sit in parliament alongside eight former Labour MPs who, also citing their opposition to Brexit, have resigned from the main opposition party since Monday to form the new Independent Group. The trio of Conservatives, who support…

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Shamima Begum case: I have one citizenship, says IS bride

Shamima Begum case: I have one citizenship, says IS bride 9

Shamima Begum – the teenager who fled London to join Islamic State – has said she only has “one citizenship” and it was wrong for the UK to revoke it without speaking to her first. Shamima Begum It is only possible to strip someone of their UK nationality if they are eligible for citizenship elsewhere. It’s thought Ms Begum has Bangladeshi citizenship through her mother. The 19-year-old told BBC News she had hoped the UK would understand she made a “very big mistake” by joining IS. Related Articles She was…

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Three MPs quit Tory party to join Independent Group

Three MPs quit Tory party to join Independent Group 10

Three Tory MPs have resigned from the party to join an independent group, set up by former Labour MPs. Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston join the Independent Group Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to Theresa May to confirm their departure. The three held a press conference, criticising the government for letting the “hard-line anti-EU awkward squad” take over the party. The PM said she was “saddened”, but her party would “always offer… decent, moderate and patriotic politics”. Related Articles The pro-Remain trio…

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Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay? 11

By Mayeni Jones |BBC News| Nigeria is to hold a delayed presidential election this Saturday after the initial vote was rescheduled in a dramatic overnight press conference, five hours before polls were due to have opened. “Ad hoc observers”, like these in Adamawa, will have to be in place for the rescheduled election The last-minute cancellation surprised the country and inconvenienced thousands of Nigerians who had travelled a long way to cast their votes. It has also cost the economy $1.5bn (£1.15bn), according to the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and…

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Uganda internet users drop after social media tax

Uganda internet users drop after social media tax 12

Ugandans have abandoned the internet in the millions after the government imposed a social media tax last year, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has said. President Yoweri Museveni had pushed for the taxes to boost government revenue and to end “gossip” on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. Subscribers have to pay a tax for using social media tax and transferring money through mobile phone payments set at 200 Ugandan shillings [$0.05, £0.04] per day. The UCC said internet subscription declined by more than 2.5 million users and money being transferred through…

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Kenya to track student loan defaulters

Kenya to track student loan defaulters 13

On Feb 20, 2019 15,644 0 Authorities in Kenya say they will launch an operation to track 74,000 people who have defaulted on student loans, privately-owned Daily Nation reports. Amina Mohamed The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb), a state agency, seeks to recover some 7.2bn Kenya shillings ($72m;£55m). Education Minister Amina Mohamed said on Wednesday that the ministry will work with police to track the defaulters. “We are also going to partner with our law enforcement agencies to track down those holding jobs and yet are reluctant to stand up…

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