AT A SUPERMARKET in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, the finance minister is staring aghast at a pack of nappies.
Eat, pray, direct traffic THE NEW church in Redemption City is only half-built. Already this great aeroplane hangar of a building measures 1.5km by 1km.
[New Zimbabwe] The government must pay the Matebeleland US$100 billion in compensation for Gukurahundi and other outrages perpetrated by successive Zanu PF administrations since 1980, an opposition politician has said.
[The Herald] The High Court has set aside professional hunter Mr Theodore Christian Bronkhorst’s conviction and sentence in connection with the smuggling of 29 sables worth $435 000 to South Africa through an illegal exit point along the Limpopo River.
[Nation] The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas has been degraded.
[ISS] The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations’ (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the representatives of the indigenous Sahrawi people.
[Leadership] Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said yesterday, that the 2019 general elections would be a deciding moment especially for youths.
[Guardian] Nigerian government has dismissed allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to turn the country into an Islamic state.
[Shabelle] The government of Somalia is paying a US lobbying firm Sh40 million ($400,000) through the end of this year to help it gain renewed funding for the country’s army and to lift the Trump administration’s ban on Somalis’ travel to the US.
[This Day] In her 1998 single ‘A Rose is Still a Rose’ the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin belted out: ‘Darlin’, you hold the power (what I am is what I am)’.