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Plan to repatriate Mbuya Nehanda’s remains to Zimbabwe

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWEANS living in United Kingdom, have started an initiative to repatriate the remains of First Chimurenga spirit medium Mbuya Nehanda’s skull from the former colonial master. According to organisers, the process will start with a repatriation conference, set for July 27, in the UK city of Leicester, hoping to pave way for

File Pic: The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards are held throughout the world annually

Zim diaspora celebrates outstanding entrepreneurs at Zimbabwe Achievers Awards

By Staff Reporter/Agencies ZIMBABWEAN businesses operating in South Africa have been honoured at a glittering gala dinner in the neighbouring country. The awards dinner turned into a glitz and glamour event held the Sandton Convention Centre, with Zimbabwe’s ambassador to South Africa attending as guest of honour. According to head panelist Lawrence Dube the Zimbabwe

UK Embassy, Zim Diaspora team up to raise donations for Cyclone Idai

By Conrad Mwanza, United Kingdom ZIMBABWE ambassador to the UK Colonel (Rtd) Christian Katsande has announced the formation of the Zimbabwe Diaspora Co-ordinating Committee for Disaster Relief (ZDCCDR) following the Cyclone Idai disaster that ravaged parts of Manicaland causing massive loss of life and damage to property. The taskforce is a joint initiative between the

UK: Zim man jailed 25 years gets another year for threatening to kill woman

By Agencies LONDON: A prisoner, originally from Zimbabwe, who threatened a woman via mobile phone from prison has had another year added to his 25-year sentence. Farai Kambarami, aged 36, of, was convicted of making threats to kill, breaching a restraining order and possession of a prohibited article – having a mobile phone in prison.

Blessing Marindo obtained refugee status in 2003. In 2018, his status was withdrawn

SA: Blind Zimbabwean loses refugee status after identity muddle

By Bernard Chiguvare A BLIND Zimbabwean living in South Africa has lost his disability grant after his refugee status was withdrawn. The Department of Home Affairs says he has been visiting Zimbabwe, but the blind 53-year-old says he has not left South Africa since 2002. From 2002 to 2007, Blessing Marindo worked for an NGO called

Bunbury run machine Jayden Goodwin, the son of former Test batsman Murray

Jayden Goodwin, son of former Zimbabwe batsman Murray, set for WA Futures League debut against Tasmania

By thewest.com.au Teenager Jayden Goodwin has received a remarkable call-up for Western Australia’s Futures League side, despite never playing a WACA district match. The son of former Zimbabwe and WA batsman Murray, who lives in Bunbury, will make the trip to Tasmania for the three-day clash against the Tigers starting on Monday. One of the state’s

SA: Zimbabwean man missing at sea after falling off rocks in Western Cape

By African News Agency SOUTH AFRICA: No sign has yet been found of a Zimbabwean man who went missing after falling off rocks into the surf near Gordon’s Bay, east of Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday. NSRI Gordons Bay duty crew were activated soon after 6pm on Sunday afternoon

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