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Chisora to fight on after Dillian Whyte knockout agony

By Sports Reporter UK: Zimbabwe-born heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora might still be struggling to come to terms with his brutal knockout loss to Dillian Whyte at the O2 Arena in London last month in December but will not be retiring from boxing, according to his trainer Don Charles. There have been suggestions that Chisora is

LISTEN: French label re-issues elusive 1970’s Zimbabwean soul album

By The Vinyl Factory PARIS-BASED Nyami Nyami Records is reissuing New Tutenkhamen’s rare 1979 album I Wish You Were Mine, this February on vinyl. Formerly known as Tutenkhamen, the seven-piece band blended soul and jazz with ska, funk and traditional Zimbabwean township rhythms. Though New Tutenkhamen released various commercially successful singles during the late ’70s, the

Wicknell Chivhayo

SA-based Buffalo Souljah challenges Chivayo, Ginimbi

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean reggae and dancehall sensation, Buffalo Souljah has challenged prominent business persons to support the local music industry. In a thought-provoking Instagram post, the award-winning artiste called on local tycoons to fund artists and promote the growth of the music industry. Buffalo Souljah singled out Wicknell Chivhayo, Genius Ginimbi Kadungure,

Percelle Ascott

Percelle Ascott, the Zimbabwe-born actor, who’s on a roll on Netflix

By Forbes Africa.com His beginnings were in a two-bedroom apartment in a South London estate he shared with his mother, aunt and cousins. That’s all Zimbabwe-born Percelle Ascott had, besides a childhood filled with beautiful memories. “I remember riding my bike everywhere, playing football and making treehouses. All the kids who grew up on my

The late Simbiso and Garikayi (inset) and police outside their Rainham home

UK: Zim couple found dead at East London home; police appeal for information

By UK Bureau LONDON: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police have appealed for information after a Zimbabwean couple was found dead Friday morning at their East London home. The deceased have been identified as Simbiso Aretha Moula, 39, and husband Garikayi Moula, 51. A Met Police spokeswoman confirmed that officers were called to couple’s home Rainham

IRELAND: More than 250 Zimbabweans seek asylum

By UK Bureau ZIMBABWEANS were among the biggest number of foreign nationals to apply for asylum in Ireland last year, it has emerged. According to local media reports, the number of foreign nationals applying for asylum was set to exceed 3,500, up from some 2,619 in 2017. Top of the list were people from Georgia

Nyasha Mudukuti

Zim agro-scientist to address UK faming conference

By UK Bureau ZIMBABWEAN scientist Nyasha Mudukuti is one of the key note speakers at the at the 2019 Oxford faming conference which started this Tuesday. Hundreds of farming enthusiasts from across the UK and abroad have converged on the at Oxford University to hear the latest analysis, findings and concepts in the industry. Mudukuti,

UK: Zimbabwe embassy shamed for dodging tax; owes US$129,000

By UK Bureau ZIMBABWE’S embassy in the United Kingdom is among London’s top three tax-dodging diplomatic missions, Britain’s foreign office has revealed. According to the UK media, the foreign office recently named and shamed 23 foreign embassies and diplomatic organisations which owe more than £1.5 million in unpaid tax. Top of the list of shame

Elite SA cops focus on Beitbridge as car smuggling into Zimbabwe spikes

By News24.com SOUTH Africa’s elite Hawks police unit has is increasing its focus on Beit Bridge border post in Musina where luxury vehicles stolen from other provinces were recovered during the festive season. Speaking to News24 on Friday, Limpopo provincial Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said the elite unit was concerned that some officials may

Alice Mpofu-Coles

UK: Zim woman’s cries as family secretly publishes for Xmas book she worked on for 10 years; story focuses on her cancer fight

By Business Insider This past Christmas, Alice Mpofu-Coles’s family decided to give each other only modest gifts. From their home in Reading, England, they looked after two orphans in Zimbabwe, and set aside money for their food budget instead. But when Mpofu-Coles, who came to the UK from Zimbabwe as a refugee in 2002, opened a gift

SA: Driver, passengers arrested enroute to Zimbabwe

By Agencies SOUTH Africa: An unlicensed driver of an unroadworthy vehicle, which was transporting undocumented foreign nationals to Zimbabwe, has been arrested during a road block led by Transport Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga in Limpopo. The overloaded bakkie was stopped at Mogwadi in the Senwabarwana area. Chikunga said its concerning that the vehicle travelled from

UK: Zim referee outed as gay granted asylum

By SkySports.com LONDON: A football referee from Zimbabwe who was outed as gay in his homeland while officiating at a tournament in London has been granted asylum in the UK. Raymond Mashamba was being blackmailed over his sexuality by a former friend in Bulawayo before and during the CONIFA World Football Cup, an international tournament

Danai Gurira

GURIRA: Black Panther star in Zimbabwe to promote anti-poaching campaign

By Agencies ‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira has traveled to Zimbabwe to join a campaign aimed at protecting rhinos from poachers. The WildAid conservation group says Gurira, who mostly grew up in Zimbabwe, is participating in a publicity campaign called “Poaching Steals From Us All” that will run across Africa. Gurira appears in an anti-poaching

Former Zimbabwean international Mark Dekker

UK: Zimbabwean batsman Mark Dekker appointed as lead coach for Kent Women

By KentOnline KENT have appointed ex-Zimbabwean international Mark Dekker as lead coach for the county’s women’s team. Dekker, a former left-handed batsman, will start his new role when the Kent Women’s squad start their winter training schedule in January. He will be assisted by outgoing Kent Women’s player-coach, Lydia Greenway, who will provide support in

Cynthia Lichonja

Zimbabwean woman busted with 7kg cocaine at Ghana Airport

GhanaWeb The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has arrested a30-year-old Zimbabwean woman at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for trafficking illicit drug. The suspect, Cynthia Lichonja, was arrested on Monday, December 3, 2018 by operatives of NACOB at KIA when she disembarked from an Ethiopian Airways flight. Lichonja was accosted while going through arrival formalities. A

UK using Zim govt officials to interrogate failed asylum seekers – report

By The Independent (UK) LONDON: The Home Office has been inviting Zimbabwean government representatives to interview asylum seekers who have fled political persecution in the country, in what has been branded a “corrupt” exercise. The Independent has learned that at least seven Zimbabwean nationals, some of whom have lived in Britain for more than a decade, were last week ordered to attend meetings