In Pictures

In Pictures

Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) Red carpet

Below are some images from the Zimbabwe Musical Awards (ZIMA) 2023’s edition held in Harare, Saturday under the theme ‘Re-Imagining The Industry’. Pictures by Darlington Gatsi

GALLERY: Diaspora Insurance stand a hive of activity at Leicester show

By UK Correspondent UK-BASED Diaspora Insurance company was one of the partners for the recent JamAfro concert in Leicester which featured Zimbabwean mega-stars Alick Macheso, Sulumani Chimbetu as well as Botswana’s Vee Mampeezy and South Africa’s Makhadzi. The company’s stand at the Ramgarhia Community Centre event venue in Leicester was a hive of activity as

UK: Leicester Jam Afro festival ends with free Nottingham show

By UK Correspondent ZIMBABWE’S Alick Macheso and Sulumani Chimbetu were part of a bill that included South Africa’s Makhadzi and Botswana’s VeeMampeezy in the United Kingdom at the weekend. Makhadzi however failed to make the stage in Leicester Saturday night, resulting in the promoters and the star arranging a free family show in Nottingham on

LEEDS: Funeral service held for former Zimasco mining geologist

By UK Correspondent A funeral service was held in Leeds on Saturday for Nyasha Chiwanga who died suddenly aged 70 at the end of last month. Chiwanga, who is survived by four sons, died barely a week after returning from Zimbabwe where he had laid his wife to rest. He is expected to be buried

Parents arrested for staging a protest against poor learning conditions at Prince Edward School

By Staff Reporter HARARE: DISGRUNTLED parents of Prince Edward High School students were recently arrested for staging a demonstration against poor learning conditions. The parents were demanding that headmaster Agrippa Sora address their concerns which range from maladministration to bullying. They added that raw sewage has been flowing in the hostels, posing a health hazard

Sikhala handed six-month suspended sentence and $600 fine

By Staff Reporter HARARE: Opposition politician Job Sikhala was convicted of obstruction of justice in a high-profile trial on Wednesday, a move that could bar him from contesting upcoming elections. In a case that critics said was politically motivated, Sikhala was found guilty by a Harare court almost a year after he was first arrested,

UK: Knife attack teen victim laid to rest after sombre service at Leeds Stadium

By UK Correspondent KNIFE attack victim Trust Junior Jordan Gangata was laid to rest Thursday afternoon after a sombre and touching funeral service at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium. Hundreds of people attended the funeral service for the 17-year-old who died after being stabbed at a house party in Leeds in the early hours of

Glitz and glamour at London Zimbabwe Achievers Awards

By Staff Reporter Glitz and glamour was the theme of the night this Saturday as the Leonardo City Hotel in central London played host to this year’s Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) England edition. Now in their 12th year, the awards are aimed at “recognising, rewarding and celebrating … the successes and achievements of Zimbabweans living

LONDON: Zimbabwe capital markets Indaba and independence commemorations

By Staff Reporter A TWO-DAY Zimbabwe capital markets was held in London last week with Finance Minister Professor Mthuli heading a high powered delegation from Zimbabwe that included heads of stock markets, listed companies as well as leading bank executives. The Zimbabwe Capital Markets Conference, organised jointly by the Johannesburg-based Financial Markets Indaba, the Zimbabwean

Former photojournalist laid to rest

By Staff Reporter FORMER photojournalist Idah Mhetu (35) was laid to rest at Warren Hills cemetery in Harare this Wednesday. Mhetu, who was working for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) at the time of her passing, died Sunday morning after a short illness. Below are some images from her burial which was attended by

Zimbabwe marks 43rd independence anniversary

By Staff Reporter & Agencies Zimbabwe marked its 43rd independence anniversary Tuesday with President Emmerson Mnangagwa saluting liberation and post-independence efforts as the country forges ahead to become a middle-income economy by 2030. In his speech at the main celebrations in Mount Darwin, about 156 km north of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa said

Shanyai Football Tournament a success

By Staff Reporter RESORT town of Victoria Falls Friday came alive to sporting events as it hosted a football tourney which drew participants from Hwange, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls. The football tournament was sponsored by Shanyai World, Diaspora Insurance and several other companies. Nakaluba won the grand prize in the men’s category while Bulawayo’s Ubuntu Queens clinched the women’s

BIRMINGHAM: All set for UK Amapiano and Zimdancehall show

By Staff Reporter Amapiano and Zimdancehall fans in the UK are set for a show to remember this weekend, artists on the bill promised at a press conference held Friday evening. Set for Wolverhampton, the two-day extravaganza starts with a show on Saturday followed by a family-themed event Sunday afternoon. The line-up includes Zimbabwe’s Nox

Wild mushrooms bonanza. brings relief to rural families

By Associated Press Zimbabwe’s rainy season brings a bonanza of wild mushrooms, which many rural families feast upon and sell to boost their incomes. But the bounty also comes with danger as each year there are reports of people dying after eating poisonous fungi. Discerning between safe and toxic mushrooms has evolved into an inter-generational

Global network names Eastern Highlands among world’s most underrated travel destinations

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands has been named among the world’s most underrated travel destinations in the world by Time Out. The publication’s global network of travel writers and editors has selected 14 of the world’s most underrated travel destinations in the world for 2023. Time Out’s list of underrated travel locations spans everything “from tiny

Zimbabwe National Arts and Merit Awards (NAMA)

By Staff Reporter The 21st edition of the National Arts and Merit Awards (NAMA) were held on Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). Some of the winners included; 1). Outstanding Journalist- Radio Winner: DJ Ollah 7 Owen Madondo 2). Outstanding female musician winner: Dorcas Moyo 3). Outstanding Album winner: Freeman – David and Goliath. 4). Outstanding Male Artist: Freeman.

U.S. first lady Jill Biden starts Africa visit in Namibia

By Associated Press WINDHOEK: Dancers, drummers and Namibia’s president and first lady welcomed U.S. first lady Jill Biden on Wednesday as she opened a five-day, two-country visit to Africa aimed at highlighting the challenges facing women and young people and the food insecurity plaguing the Horn of Africa. After flying all night, the first lady was

Death toll hits 33 000 in Turkey, Syria quake

By AFP The death toll from a catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria climbed to 33 000 on Sunday, with the United Nations warning that the final number may double. Officials and medics said 29 605 people had died in Turkey and 3 574 in Syria from Monday’s 7.8-magnitude tremor, bringing the confirmed total to 33 179. Below