Lions Reintroduced Into Rwanda, Ever Since Being Wiped Out After 1994 genocide

Seven big cats transported from South Africa to Akagera national park, with park officials now working to reintroduce rhinos Groggy on their paws after waking from tranquillisers, lions have returned to Rwanda for the first time since the endangered animal was wiped out following the country’s 1994 genocide. The seven lions (two males and five females) were transported in a 30-hour journey from South Africa – first by air, then the final stretch by road…

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Cuthbert Dube Denied Canadian Visa To Watch Today’s Fifa Women’s World Cup final

Cuthbert Dube Denied Canadian Visa  To Watch Today’s Fifa Women’s World Cup final

  Troubled Zifa president Cuthbert Dube was denied a visa by the Canadian Embassy as he had  planned to travel and watch today’s Fifa Women’s World Cup final. The Zifa boss has been absent from local football events, including Warriors matches, only to resurface at international occasions. He was in Zurich in May for the 65th Fifa Congress where he expressed his love for embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter in front of international media despite…

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Legendary Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

Legendary  Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

The 67-year-old died at Garden City Hospital in Mayfair, Joburg, this afternoon.  The soul brothers group has a large following in Zimbabwe especially in Matabeleland Region. Soul Brothers manager Welcome Nzimande told Daily Sun: “We are shocked and saddened by the news of David’s death. We didn’t expect it so soon.   “His death has left a void in the mbaqanga music scene. He was one of the pioneers of the genre. May his soul rest…

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‘Vascoda Mugabe, Arrives In Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

‘Vascoda Mugabe,  Arrives In  Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who is the current chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Double Troika summit on Lesotho, reports say. The summit, which kicks off on Friday in Pretoria, is expected to find a solution to Lesotho’s political crisis, following the death of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao. Mahao was allegedly shot dead by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) in his village home…

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‘Zimbabwe must continue to fight poverty, unemployment & inequality ‘ Thomas Mapfumo (70)

THE people of Zimbabwe must continue to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality “to give meaning to the years of sacrifice during the liberation struggle”, exiled music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has said in a statement marking his 70th birthday. The Lion of Zimbabwe, as Mapfumo is known by his legion of fans, has, since the days of the liberation struggle, used his music to highlight the injustice, corruption, grinding poverty, human rights violation and economic decline…

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Massive R4m (US$330 000) Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

Massive R4m (US$330 000)  Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

A SHIPMENT of ivory worth R4 million (US$330 000) was intercepted at Johannesburg airport on its way from Zimbabwe to Vietnam, South African officials said Friday, hailing it as one of the biggest recent finds. The 267 kilogram haul was hidden in boxes wrapped in plastic and labelled as handicrafts. “A full inspection of the boxes led to customs officials discovering ivory tusks amongst shredded paper,” the customs service said in a statement, valuing the…

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Obama To Tour (AU) HQ Later This Month, But Likely Not To Meet Mugabe

Obama To Tour   (AU) HQ  Later This Month, But Likely Not To Meet Mugabe

  US President Barack Obama will be touring the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia during his visit to Africa but will likely not meet the AU chairperson, President Robert Mugabe, a report said. Mugabe is also the current chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Obama, who is set to visit Kenya and Ethiopia later this month, is scheduled to tour the AU headquarters and meet the bloc’s secretariat. According to a local…

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Zimbabwe , To Send , Investigators To Probe, Lesotho’s Lt-Gen Mahao’s Death

Zimbabwe , To Send ,  Investigators To Probe, Lesotho’s Lt-Gen Mahao’s Death

  LESOTHO’s prime minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, will meet members of the South African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika on Friday. This follows South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit this week to the troubled mountain kingdom after being dispatched there by President Jacob Zuma‚ the chairman of SADC’s peace and security organ. The SA Presidency said Mr Zuma had “become more concerned about the apparent explosive security situation” there following the “flight of the three…

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Dabengwa reveals ‘Rhodesian Air Force Plot To Blow Up Joshua Nkomo’s Plane’

Dabengwa reveals ‘Rhodesian Air Force Plot To Blow Up Joshua Nkomo’s Plane’

THE late Vice President Joshua Nkomo could have never seen independent Zimbabwe in 1980 had a plot to gun down his plane by the Rhodesian Air Force succeeded in 1979. VP Nkomo who died on this day 16 years ago was at the time travelling back to Zambia from a meeting in Maputo, Mozambique when the Rhodesian forces hatched a plan to intercept and shoot down the Zambian military plane he was travelling on. This…

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Rihanna Duct Tapes Floyd Mayweather’s Mouth Shut At BET Awards

Rihanna Duct Tapes Floyd Mayweather’s Mouth Shut At BET Awards

  Some have find it very difficult to shut Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. But pop star Rihanna did her best to keep the Money Man quiet as the pair sat next to one another at the BET Awards on Sunday night.R&B star Rihanna had to resort to drastic measures to stop the pound-for-pound king running his mouth off during the ceremony as she stuck a piece of duct tape across his face.- Source-bulawayo24.

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