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Affirmative Action Group (AAG) president, Dr Chamu Chiwanza

Business forum ‘The Shift’ set for London launch; AAG president to keynote

By Tidi Kwidini LONDON: Affirmative Action Group (AAG) president, Dr Chamu Chiwanza, is scheduled to keynote at the launch of The Shift UK, a business enterprise scheme that brings together corporate leaders to discuss key issues affecting the African continent. The Shift was established over five years ago by Dr Chiwanza, who is the patron,

Sheffield volunteer facing Zimbabwe deportation praises ‘heartwarming’ support at rally

By thestar.co.uk UNITED Kingdom: A Sheffield volunteer fighting deportation to Zimbabwe thanked supporters for their ‘heartwarming’ backing, as he addressed protesters today. More than 75,000 people have signed a petition calling for Victor Mujakachi, who has lived in Sheffield for 16 years and won awards for his voluntary work here, to be freed since he was detained. 

Victor Mujakachi

Anger as UK steps up Zim deportations; one fears brutal beating at Harare airpot

By independent.co.uk LONDON: Zimbabwean asylum seekers who were forced to attend meetings with officials from their home country have been threatened with removal, in a move believed to be part of an agreement to “repatriate” thousands of failed asylum seekers to the country. At least two people who arrived in the UK after fleeing political persecution in Zimbabwe were detained and issued

ZimAchievers Awards South Africa announces 2019 Nominees, partners

By Diaspora Correspondent ZIMBABWE Achievers Awards South Africa (ZAA SA) have announced the nominees for the 5th Zororo Phumulani ZAA SA which will be held in in April at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. The 2019 edition is sponsored by ZimAchievers’ global partners, WorldRemit and funeral services firm Zororo Phumulani. This comes on the back

UK: Zimfest Live announces new venue and headline sponsor for 2019

By UK Correspondent LONDON: Zimfest Live will return in the summer with a bigger venue, entertainment line-up and a new headline sponsor for 2019. The annual family-friendly music festival will take place on 3 August 2019 at Colesdale Farm. A representative from Redcliff Management said, “Zimfest Live is continually expanding its scope, and with the

Danai Gurira

Black Panther star Gurira’s take on Zimbabwe’s inheritance of violence

By The Africa Report Danai Gurira’s portrayal of Wakanda’s warrior chief Okoye in Black Panther has helped rewrite how Africans, particularly African women, are portrayed on international screens. The role also rocketed Gurira to household-name status. She has been writing about the continent for decades, and in 2012 she published The Convert, a play which

US: Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen Brings Zimbabwean Food to Durham

By chapelboro.com Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen – named for the piri piri pepper, a variety of chili pepper native to Africa that is sometimes referred to as a “bird’s eye chili” – might be the only Zimbabwean restaurant in the United States. According to chef, co-owner and namesake of Zweli’s, Zwelibanzi Williams, it’s a staple in the cuisine

Author Jill Baker

AUSTRALIA: Zim author guest speaker at Falcon e-Library

By The Coastal Times AUSTRALIA: Zimbabwean author Jill Baker will discuss her new book at Falcon e-Library on February 15 at noon. Baker has had a long career in radio and television presentation and production and is an accomplished public speaker. The Horns, the first book in her Zambezi |Trilogy, is a compelling and deeply

Frank Buyanga

Buyanga’s AMG inks coin dealer agreement with SA Mint

By Staff Reporter THE African Medallion Group (AMG) has signed a coin dealer agreement with the South African Mint Company, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank. AMG, which completed a take-over of Pagliari Group and Cape Mint in May last year, is now a re-seller and redistributor of numismatic coins from the SA

NAMIBIA: Zimbabweans express outrage at crackdown back home

By The Namibian IT was under sad circumstances that Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue in Windhoek was last Friday painted green, red and yellow, when a group of about 60 Zimbabweans took to the streets to protest against the continued plight of their compatriots back in Zimbabwe. A petition, under the theme ‘Zimbabwe is Bur-ning’ read outside

Farai Mudariki: Worcester Warriors’ Zimbabwe prop signs new one-year deal

By BBC.com LONDON: Worcester Warriors prop Farai Mudariki has agreed a new one-year contract with the Premiership club. The 23-year-old Zimbabwe tight-head, who is yet to make his Premiership debut, first signed in July from French side Stado Tarbes Pyrenees. Prior to that, Mudariki had two seasons with Top 14 club Castres’ academy side. He scored a