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IRELAND: Zim student facing deportation granted stay until February

By Agencies IRELAND: A Zimbabwean student at Dublin City University (DCU) who was facing deportation has been granted a stay until February 2019. Shepherd Machaya is a beneficiary of DCU’s University of Sanctuary status, a scheme that offers scholarships to ten asylum seekers every year. The 32-year-old has been in Ireland for nine years and

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

NEW Zealand: Novuyo’s exploration of Zimbabwe’s traumatic past

*This article is taken from noted.co.nz   Zamani, the young man narrating 30-year-old Zimbabwean writer Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s clever, cunning debut novel, House Of Stone, declares at the outset that he is a man on a mission “to remake the past”.   Zamani, who has no family, is a blank canvas. Through circumstances, which are slowly revealed,

England-born Zimbabwean teenager Tinashe Chakwana

UK: Burnley Academy boss praises Zim teenage ace Chakwana; Likens him to Jermain Defoe

By Sports Reporter BURNLEY Academy manager Jon Pepper has showered England-born Zimbabwean teenager Tinashe Chakwana likening to former England striker Jermain Defoe. This followed Chakwana impressive four-goal haul during Burnley U-23’ 6-0 victory over Sheffield United U-23 in a recent Professional Development League match at the Tameside Stadium. The 19-year-old forward, who was born in

Rugby star David Pocock

Gweru-born Pocock wins Australia’s top rugby gong

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-born rugby star David Pocock has crowned his stellar return to international rugby by claiming his second John Eales Medal awarded to Australia’s most outstanding player in spectacular fashion. The 30-year-old Gweru-born player and current vice captain of Australia’s national rugby made a seamless return to Test rugby this season, after sitting

Qoki founder, Sithule Tshuma

UK: All roads lead to Manchester for Vuka Bulawayo Vuka

By Diaspora Correspondent ORGANISERS of UK initiative Vuka Bulawayo Vuka have announced a long list of key players in the Zimbabwe diaspora community who will be in attendance at the celebration in Manchester this Saturday. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Ezra Tshisa Sibanda, the inaugural event is part of a wider community project that will not

UK: Renowned restaurateur opens first Zim Braai in Poole; several more planned

By thecho.co.uk A NEW restaurant is set to open in Ashley Cross this autumn which its owner hopes will ‘open up a new food frontier’. Zim Braai, featuring dishes inspired by traditional southern African food, is the brainchild of Koh brand founder Andy Lennox. The healthy menu will feature bold Braai’d meats and fish alongside

INTERVIEW: Zim acappella group Nobuntu ahead of US tour

By Agencies Five-part Zimbabwean acappella voice ensemble Nobuntu are currently touring the United States. The group has a wide repertoire which includes gospel, Afro jazz, crossover and traditional Zimbabwean songs, along with pure voices, authentic dance moves and minimalist percussion and traditional instruments. While still rehearsing in Zimbabwe, the members of Nobuntu – Zanele Manhenga, Thandeka

Heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora and manager David Haye

Chisora surprisingly names ex-rival David Haye his new manager… reveals new nickname

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has announced a surprise partnership with former fierce rival David Haye almost six years after the pair met in front of 40,000 fans at West Ham’s Upton Park stadium in an all-British showdown. Chisora, 34, – who recently knocked-out Carlos Takam in July – revealed that

UK: Express Links International headline sponsor for Vuka Bulawayo Vuka

By UK Bureau MONEY remittance company, Express Links International Limited, is the lead sponsor for UK based Bulawayo community initiative, Vuka Bulawayo Vuka, taking place in Manchester this month. Specialising in the provision of money transfer services to individuals and businesses, the company started out in 2003 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial

Zimbabwe’s Nobuntu continue United States tour

UNITED States: The music of a culture helps to connect and bind its members together. In Nobuntu, an a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, the five female members sing, dance and play simple acoustic instruments in order to share their music with the world.   Nobuntu came to visit Saint Mary’s College in California on Tuesday

DIASPORA Offer: ZTA, RwandAir in discounted London-Harare flight

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has partnered Rwanda Air in a development that will see the airline selling tickets for flights between London and Harare at a discounted rate of £480. ZTA’s corporate communications manager, Hazel Sizani, confirmed the development to NewZimbabwe.com Business, noting that the partnership aims to boost tourist visits

Darlington Murasiranwa rushed for 300 yards and five touchdowns in his Westsyde Blue Wave debut, a 17-year-old rookie playing in his first football game. Far more remarkable than that statistic is what his family endured to be together.

CANADA: Zimbabwean family endures strife, separation, death on long way home

*This article is taken from Kamloop This Week CANADA: THE Murasiranwas’ story is about a separated family’s quest for a better life, a heart-wrenching but necessary Zimbabwean exodus, agonizing refugee nomadism in North America and the death of a brother and son. Parents Armstrong and Emillia call their tale an ode to Canadian acceptance, one

Steward Bank CEO Dr Lance Mambondiani

ZAA Australia opens nominations as Alfred Kainga wins big in Washington

By Diaspora Correspondent Rising stand-up comedian, Alfred Kainga, was among the top winners at this year’s edition of the Zim Achievers USA awards ceremony held in Washington over the weekend. The ceremony, which recognised young achievers excelling in various sectors that include sport and business, also celebrated several academics and businessmen, including the late Jack

Ezra (Tshisa) Sibanda

UK: Vuka Bulawayo Vuka set for Manchester

By Diaspora Correspondent IT has been 120 years since Bulawayo was first declared a municipal town and as the anniversary approaches, a UK community initiative called, Vuka Bulawayo Vuka (wake up Bulawayo wake up), are organising an event to celebrate the City of Kings. Scheduled for 20 October, the celebration will take place in one

Dr Lance Mambondiani

Steward Bank CEO headlines Zim Achievers USA

By Diaspora Correspondent STEWARD Bank CEO Dr Lance Mambondiani has been announced as this year’s keynote speaker at the USA edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA), taking place on Saturday 29 September in Washington. Mambondiani has previously been a guest speaker at the SA, UK and USA chapters. His attendance at the event coincides