‘R.Malope, H. Mhlaba, T.Tshola &Lusanda Group In Free Gwanda Weekend Gospel Concert’.

‘R.Malope, H. Mhlaba, T.Tshola &Lusanda Group In Free Gwanda Weekend Gospel Concert’.

Gospel music lovers from all over the country are making their way to the Matabeleland South capital Gwanda for the biggest gospel music show to grace the country. Eight South African gospel artists supported by over twenty local artists will be sharing the stage in a two day music concert in the town. Leading the pack of the musicians are The show dubbed “Bringing God to the people” is a free concert sponsored by a…

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Black S.Africans Afraid To Challenge White Supremacy Are Enemies To Disempowered Blacks’-Malema

Black S.Africans Afraid To Challenge White Supremacy Are  Enemies To Disempowered Blacks’-Malema

A BLACK South African afraid to challenge white supremacy is an enemy to disempowered black people, firebrand opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema told students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Soshanguve campus. Mail and Guardian In a speech largely seeking to rally students against voting for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its campus affiliate, the South African Student Congress (Sasco), Malema’s cue to the point about white domination was…

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Riot Police Move In After BANC-ABC Bank Fires 75 Workers, Sparking Demonstrations

Riot Police Move In After BANC-ABC Bank Fires 75 Workers, Sparking Demonstrations

BANC-ABC has fired 75 workers, sparking demonstrations outside its Arundel offices as the financial institution joins a growing list of Zimbabwean companies taking advantage of a recent Supreme Court ruling which makes it easier to dismiss employees without severance pay. The fired workers staged demonstrations on Tuesday at the bank’s local head office in protest against the dismissals they claimed were illegal, forcing management to call riot police who subsequently sealed off entrances into the…

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‘33,000 Migrants Arrive On Greek Island Of Lesbos In August Only’, Amnesty International

‘33,000 Migrants Arrive On Greek Island Of Lesbos In August Only’, Amnesty International

Severe shortages in facilities and staffing are creating dreadful conditions for the hundreds of refugees and migrants arriving every day on the Greek island of Lesbos, Amnesty International said after one of its research teams returned from the island. Instead local volunteers, NGO activists, the UN Refugee Agency and tourists have been stepping into the breach to assist the mainly Afghans, Iraqis and Syrians who have been arriving at the island and who make up…

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‘International Monetary Fund (IMF) Rules Out Financial Assistance To Zimbabwe’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is dispatching a mission to Harare next week, has ruled out giving any financial assistance to Zimbabwe until all external debts are settled. The IMF is expected in the country from August 31st to September 11th to undertake the second review of the Staff Monitored Programme (SMP). Last year the IMF agreed to a successor SMP – an informal agreement between country authorities and the global lender designed to…

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SA Gvt Approves ZSP Permits For 185,000 Zimbabweans, To Regularise Their Stay

SA Gvt Approves ZSP Permits For 185,000 Zimbabweans, To Regularise Their Stay

The South African government yesterday said it will complete the processing and issuing of work and study permits for 200,000 Zimbabweans who applied to regularise their stay in that country by end of next month. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba yesterday said his ministry had adjudicated 99.7 percent (197,303) of the nearly 200,000 ZSP applications within the first six months of the project – January to July. “Collection of ZSPs will close on September 30,…

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‘ Kenya’s Former VP Family Denied Permission To Sacrifice Ram In UK Hospital, To Save Soul’

Family members of the late deputy leader of Kenya, Michael Wamalwa, travelled with dignitaries all the way to the Royal Free Hospital on Monday, to carry out a ritual that traditionally involves the slaughtering of a ram. Wamalwa, a member of the Bukusu clan, died aged 58 at the hospital in August 2003. His passing saw mass mourning in his home country of Kenya with authorities forced to deploy riot police to control the huge…

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 4,400 Migrants In One Day In The Mediterranean Coast

Italian Coast Guard Rescues  4,400 Migrants In One Day In The Mediterranean Coast

In what is now becoming an unprecedented wave of migration since the second world war, Smugglers are reported to have suddenly taken advantage of generally stable sea conditions to launch migrant boats, mostly overcrowded rickety ones from the Lybian Coast, causing the Italian Coast guard to launch a massive rescue operation in which an estimated 4,400 migrants were rescued in just one day in a total of  22 rescue operations on Saturday. Italian Coast guard, Navy…

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ATM Styled , Clean Water Dispensers, Deployed In Kenyan Slums- Half A Shilling For 20 Litres

ATM Styled , Clean Water Dispensers, Deployed In Kenyan Slums- Half A  Shilling For 20 Litres

The innovative new system allows people swipe a smart card that is topped up at a kiosk or through a mobile phone to allow water flow the mouths of the dispensers. Although this is not the first time the scheme is been used in Kenya, it is the first time an urban area will play host to an innovation of this kind. Water scarcity has been an issue in Kenya for decades; only a small percentage…

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‘Warning To Khama, The Zimbabwe Crisis Will Pull Down SADC Region’ – Eddie Cross

‘Warning To Khama, The Zimbabwe Crisis Will Pull Down SADC Region’ – Eddie Cross

I know everyone is fed up with the continuous state of crisis in Zimbabwe but that is no reason for not paying attention to its implications. In 1976 it was an intervention by the American Secretary of State that attempted to address the political, economic and social crisis in Zimbabwe, compounded at that time by a “low level guerilla war”. In 1980 it was the British, led by the Foreign Secretary, who attempted to address…

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