Sudan army ‘will not attack protesters’

The head of Sudan’s military transitional council has told the BBC the army will not use force against protesters who want it to leave power. Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan said he would be willing to give up power in days (Picture by EPA) Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan spoke as African leaders extended their ultimatum for the military to organise a return to civilian rule. The army had warned it would remove protesters camped outside its headquarters in the capital, Khartoum. President Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power on…

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Mwonzora lives to fight another day

By Upenyu Chaota The sudden volte face by the MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora to withdraw from the presidential race against party president Nelson Chamisa in the eleventh hour has left him bruised but ready to fight again if he survives at the May 24-26 congress billed for Gweru. Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora Mwonzora has been hyped as the number one contender to challenge Chamisa for the top post but his fate could only be determined by provinces who have completely shut him out until he decided to fight to…

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Sri Lanka Easter bomb blasts were revenge for Christchurch attack – minister

By Sanjeev Miglani and Shihar Aneez |Reuters| Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated blasts that killed 321 people. Sri Lanka Easter bomb blasts Islamic State’s claim, issued on its AMAQ news agency, came shortly after Sri Lanka said two domestic Islamist groups, with suspected links to foreign militants, were believed to have been behind the attacks at three churches and four hotels, which wounded about 500…

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Job Sikhala ready to be MDC Alliance Vice Chairperson

On Apr 23, 2019 35,509 1 By Philemon Jambaya Firebrand politician Job “Wiwa” Sikhala has said that he is ready to lead the Movement for Democratic Change as the Vice Chairperson. Job Sikhala with Murisi Zwizwai (Picture by Open Parly) Speaking to Zim Morning Post Sikhala said that the opposition needs a paradigm shift and total radicalisation. “Our politics needs radicalisation of young people and I am ready to play my role if elected as the MDC Vice Chairperson of the Party,” said Sikhala. Related Articles Sikhala went on to…

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34 cross border passengers escape death as Greyhound burns to ashes

On Apr 23, 2019 26,570 0 By Ellen Mlambo | Masvingo Mirror | BEITBRIDGE – Thirty-four passengers escaped death by a whisker when a Bulawayo bound Greyhound burnt to ashes at around 6am at the 298 km peg along Beitbridge-Bulawayo Road. 34 cross border passengers escape death as Greyhound burns to ashes (Picture by Masvingo Mirror) No one was hurt but all goods except that which the passengers carried on them was destroyed. Sources said thousands of US$ worth of goods were destroyed. The bus was coming from South Africa.…

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Tempers flare as Matutu, Chamisa square-off at Masvingo elections

By Simbarashe Mtembo and Lethumusa Mabhena | Masvingo Mirror | MASVINGO – Tempers flared at the MDC Alliance provincial elections held in Masvingo on Monday night when Advocate Tongai Matutu who was disqualified from contesting told party president Nelson Chamisa that the process was a charade. Tongai Matutu Matutu who was challenging James Gumbi for the position of provincial chairman was disqualified after it was established that he had not served the party for five years. Matutu went to Chamisa and angrily said, “iwe ndicho chii chauri kutiitira pano. Vanhu…

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Dynamos sack Lloyd Chigowe

Last updated Apr 23, 2019 10,927 2 By Staff Reporter Dynamos have fired under-achieving coach Lloyd “Ma Blanyo” Chigowe and his assistants. Lloyd Chigowe The Harare giants have lost three of the four league matches played so far. According to reports Richard Chihoro and Edward Sadomba will take charge on an interim basis with a new coach expected to be unveiled by the end of the week. Related Articles Minnows Herentals became the latest team to pile misery on Dynamos and intensify the heat on Chigowe at Rufaro yesterday after…

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Ndebele chief defends evicted white farmer, calls for more sanctions on Zimbabwe

By MOSES MUDZWITI A paramount chief in Zimbabwe has lashed out at the government over its plans to evict a white farmer from an area he presides over and has also called on the west to tighten sanctions to compel President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa to reverse the decision. A photo of Chief Ndiweni and Brian Davies in March 2017 Ndebele Paramount Chief Nhlanhla Felix Ndiweni said in a statement this week that, “the attempted eviction of the Parsons/Davies family from Ntabazinduna mountain has touched our sense of justice in a…

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Patoranking to use live band

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By Kundai Marunya Nigerian reggae-dancehall music star Patoranking (real name Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie) who is billed to perform at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) next weekend will use a live band. Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter. This is opposed to many visiting international act who are widely criticised for short-changing fans by performing with DJs, using back tracks. Some of the artists at the receiving end of the criticism include Nigerian star Davido, Jamaican reggae music outfit…

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Manyowa, Tariro NeGitare stage memorable show

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It was an amazing Easter holiday at Montclair Hotel in Nyanga where Janet Manyowa and Tariro NeGitare took turns to entertain guests for two days. Janet Manyowa Manyowa had two shows at the venue while Tariro had one performance and they both left lasting impressions. Manyowa’s Friday show was well- attended and she managed to do her best. She does not have many known hits, but it was amazing how people sang out to her songs. Her band was also up to the task of entertaining people for two days…

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