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2017-02-15 20:02


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Lion mauls woman's hip, arm at Zim game park: report

Harare - A woman has been mauled by a lion through a fence at a game park in eastern Zimbabwe, a newspaper is reporting.

The state-controlled Manica Post published a picture online of Ngoni Hera with blood on her right side from the lion attack. The park was named as the Eco Game Park in Headlands about 140km from the capital Harare. 


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EXCLUSIVE: Mugabe's ex-VP Mujuru 'fights for political survival'

Harare – Zimbabwe opposition leader Joice Mujuru has moved with speed to consolidate her position in the crisis-riddled Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party after a dramatic fallout with founding members last week.

Turmoil has engulfed the new kid in the country’s opposition after Mujuru last Wednesday fired six of her key allies, among them former state security minister Didymus Mutasa, ex-Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo, her aide Sylvester Nguni, former legislator Claudius Makova, Kudawashe Bhasikiti and Margret Dongo, a veteran opposition politician and one-time fire-brand Zanu-PF legislator.

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AU 'far from its vision, lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos to drive it'

Cape Town - The African Union lacks new Mbekis, Obasanjos and Bouteflikas to drive it, analyst Sibusiso Nkomo from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has said.

“The AU is far from its vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa that is a dynamic force in the global arena,” he said at an event on the AU’s agenda for the next 15 years, organised by the institute. The event followed last month’s AU summit in Addis Ababa, where Chad foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was elected AU Commission chairperson.

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'Skimpy outfits, bikinis' force Guinea to ban beauty pageants

Conakry – Authorities in Guinea have reportedly banned beauty pageants after "skimpy outfits" in the swimwear section sparked outrage on social media, with some asking if the country's prime minister was "encouraging prostitution".

According to BBC Live, the participants in Saturday's show paraded in front of Prime Minister Mamady Youla in bikinis, attracting heavy criticism on social media.

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Apology accepted? Mugabe minister has BLOCKED pastor Mawarire

Harare - He demanded an apology and here it is: Zimbabwe's flamboyant IT minister says he was "wrong" to claim that protest pastor Evan Mawarire was arrested because he skipped bail.

The #ThisFlag leader called at the weekend on Minister Supa Mandiwanzira to apologise over the claim, which isn't true. The minister made it during a recent meeting with UK ambassador Catriona Laing.

Mawarire was arrested on February 1 when he returned from six months in exile in the US. He was charged with trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government and is currently out on bail.

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Mugabe's nephew 'takes on Africa's football dynasty just like his uncle took on the West'

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's flamboyant nephew, Phillip Chiyangwa, is literally following in the footsteps of his Machiavellian politician uncle by taking the proverbial bull by its horns; challenging Africa’s football dynasty at the helm of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Chiyangwa, the controversial business-cum politician, and now president of the Zimbabwe’s Football Association who also recently won the presidency of COSAFA, is leading a rugged but rare charge to oust long-serving and revered CAF president Issa Hayatou, who has been in power since 1988.

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7 Kenya medics’ union officials freed; strike continues

Nairobi - A Kenyan court has released seven doctors who are officials in the medics' union and who were jailed earlier this week for not calling off a strike by doctors working in public institutions.

The decision to free the seven was made on Wednesday by three judges of the appellate court.


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