Vimbai Tsvangirai send-off gala in pictures

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13th June 2019 Trending By Idah Mhetu A planned send-off procession for the late opposition MDC MP for Glen View South Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java to allow her constituents to bid farewell to her turned into a celebration of the late lawmaker’s life. It was also a stark reminder of the impact her father, late party leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai had on Zimbabwean politics. NewZimbabwe.com captured the tears, joys, singing, dancing as well as emotional prayer moments: MDC leader Nelson Chamisa deep in prayer at the rally in Glen…

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WATCH: Vendor pours heart out over protests and demonstrations

WATCH: Vendor pours heart out over protests and demonstrations 10

12th June 2019 Trending By Staff Reporter PUBLIC hearings by Parliament into the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill have been emotional at times with citizens voicing concern regarding the conduct of State security agents, police and the army. Protestors have also not been spared and this vendor captures it all: Challenges of a vendor in Zimbabwe Posted by New Zimbabwe.com on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Related Posts Source: NewZimbabwe.com

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Why Zimbabwe’s female rangers are better at stopping poaching

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By National Geographic THE Akashinga, or “brave ones’ survived abuse and exploitation. Now, armed and trained like special forces, they are protecting Zimbabwe’s most iconic wildlife. Sgt Vimbai Kumire, 33, and her all-female wildlife ranger team, the Akashinga, are among the animals’ fiercest protectors. The rangers are an arm of the nonprofit International Anti-Poaching Foundation, which manages Zimbabwe’s Phundundu Wildlife Area, a 115-square-mile former trophy hunting tract in the Zambezi Valley ecosystem. The greater region has lost thousands of elephants to poachers over the last two decades. The Akashinga (“brave…

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Images: Emotional scenes at late Tsvangirai daughter’s funeral

Images: Emotional scenes at late Tsvangirai daughter’s funeral 14

By Idah Mhetu POLITICAL rivals, friends and family to late Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java Tuesday converged at former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Harare home for the daughter of the ex-Prime Minister’s funeral wake. The Glen View South legislator succumbed to injuries she sustained in a road traffic accident just outside Kwekwe while travelling to Harare from Bulawayo on May 14. The accident claimed her campaign manager and organising secretary for her constituency, Paul Rukanda and Tafadzwa Mundwa, her maternal uncle after they were trapped in the wreckage for over an hour. Philda…

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Over a 100 die in Sudanese protests officials claim “its only 46”

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By BBC A Sudanese official has denied that at least 100 people were killed by a paramilitary unit during protests, saying that the number was at most 46. Doctors linked to the opposition on Wednesday said at least 100 people had been killed in the capital, Khartoum, amid pro-democracy protests. They said 40 bodies were pulled from the River Nile in Khartoum on Tuesday. Authorities had initially stayed quiet, but a health ministry official put the number at 46 early on Thursday. Sudanese opposition activists have rejected an offer of…

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Europe and US commemorate Normady invasion

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By BBC THE only words we can say to veterans are “thank you”, Theresa May has told a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Her words were echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who told D-Day veterans gathered in northern France that we owe them “our freedom”. The day of commemorative events began with a lone piper marking the moment the first UK soldiers went ashore. Donald Trump later told US veterans they were “the pride of the nation”. The US president was at a service…

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Sudan crisis: Dozens of bodies pulled from Nile, opposition says

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5th June 2019 Trending BBC Dozens of bodies have been recovered from the River Nile in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, opposition activists say. Doctors linked to the opposition say the 40 bodies are among 100 people believed killed since security forces attacked a protest camp on Monday. Members of a feared paramilitary group are reported to be attacking civilians. Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has vowed to investigate. Residents in Khartoum have told the BBC they are living in fear as members…

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Chamisa slams Mnangagwa for snubbing Dabengwa burial

Chamisa slams Mnangagwa for snubbing Dabengwa burial 27

By Idah Mhetu OPPOSITION MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa on Saturday, lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, for what he described as the Zanu PF leader’s decision to snub national hero Dumiso Dabengwa’s burial. Mnangagwa declared Dabengwa a national hero but did not attend the burial at the former Zipra intelligence Supremo’s Emanxeleni rural home in Ntabazinduna in Matabeleland North. Addressing mourners soon after Dabengwa was laid to rest, Chamisa drew parallels between Mnangagwa and South African leader Cyril Ramaphosa who he said had sent a senior official. “Is it not…

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12 dead in yet another US mass shooting

12 dead in yet another US mass shooting 29

By AP VIRGINIA BEACH— A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a “long gun-battle,” authorities said. Four other people were wounded in the shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life, said Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera. The city’s visibly shaken mayor, Bobby Dyer, called it “the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach.” The shooting…

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Boeing chief personally apologises for Ethiopia crash

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The head of Boeing has described the fatal crashes of two of its aircraft as a “defining moment” for the company. Speaking to CBS television, Dennis Muilenburg said sorry to the families of the 346 people killed in separate disasters within months of each other in Ethiopia and Indonesia. “I do personally apologise to the families… we feel terrible about these accidents,” he said. In April, a few weeks after the Ethiopia Airlines crash, Muilenburg had said sorry on behalf of the company. That apology was “too little, too late”…

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