Juventus talisman Christiano Ronaldo could not inspire the Old Lady to the semis

Own goal: Kenyan thieves nab guns as police watch Champions League

France24 POLICE in Kenya have been left red-faced after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended checkpost as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road. Three rifles and nearly two dozen rounds were pinched from the checkpost Tuesday evening in Nandi, in Kenya’s west, while the officers wandered off

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Bus crash kills 28 in Portugal

BBC A bus carrying German tourists has plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira leaving 28 people dead and others injured. The deaths were confirmed by Lusa, the national news agency. German newspaper Bild said the bus was carrying 50 passengers and the accident happened near the town of Caniço.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, taking Gukurahundi head-on

ED ready to discuss Gukurahundi, ‘it’s a platform for gvt to explain itself’

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa treading into an area that his predecessor former President Robert Mugabe feared to tread, the emotive issue of the post-independence massacres commonly known as Gukurahundi. Mnangagwa told State television in an interview to mark Zimbabwe’s 39th independence anniversary that some of the issues around Gukurahundi should have been resolved

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Congo boat disaster: ‘150 missing’

BBC About 150 people are missing after the boat they were travelling in sank in Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, President Felix Tshisekedi has said. A total of three bodies had been recovered, 33 passengers had been rescued and the “provisional toll is 150 people missing”, his office quoted him

Protests continue in Sudan, despite the fall of Omar al Bashir last week

Public prosecutor and state TV boss sacked in Sudan

BBC Under pressure from protest organisers, the transitional military council running Sudan has sacked the Public Prosecutor Gen Omer Ahmed Mohamed and his deputy Hesham Othman Ibrahim Saleh. Both played a key role locking up government critics and protesters before the veteran president, Omar al-Bashir, was overthrown. The head of the military council Gen Abdel

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa. Who is running the party's congress?

MDC, ZCTU in ugly row over congress

By Alois Vinga THERE is growing confusion over who is running the opposition MDC’s elective congress, after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU)’s secretary general, Japhet Moyo dismissed claims he was chairing the party’s independent electoral commission. Disgruntled MDC secretary general, Douglas Mwonzora who was expected to challenge current leader Nelson Chamisa for the

AU gives Sudan’s military rulers ultimatum

BBC The African Union’s Peace and Security Council has given Sudan’s military junta a 15-day ultimatum to transfer power to a civilian-led political authority or face suspension from the pan-African body. In a statement after a meeting at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the council said a “military-led transition would be completely

Chibok girls

Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, Chibok girls still missing

Aljazeera  The sleepy town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast continues to grapple with the seemingly endless wait for the return of more than 100 schoolgirls who were abducted by the armed group Boko Haram, five years ago on Sunday. Life has not remained the same for the community, which still feels haunted by the April

Sudan crisis: Protest leaders demand end of ‘deep state’

BBC Organisers of mass protests in Sudan have told the BBC they want the full dismantling of the “deep state” left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. A spokesman said leaders of the past regime should be put on trial. Bashir was toppled by the army last week after 30 years in power and a

Accidents claim 20

Breaking….20 feared dead in two separate accidents

By Staff Reporter AT least 10 pilgrims attending the Mugodhi Apostolic Church Passover feast in Wedza are feared dead after a truck carrying maize veered off the road at Chitope. It is believed that the truck ploughed into congregants who were preparing to leave the site at the end of an annual pilgrimage that coincides

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

AP Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another round of golf. He

Soccer legend Pele recovering after kidney stone procedure in Brazil

CNN Soccer legend Pelé is recovering after a procedure in Brazil to remove kidney stones, doctors said Saturday, according to state-run Agencia Brasil. “The procedure was successful and he is already in the room, in good general condition from the clinical point of view, according to his doctors,” the news agency reported. The 78-year-old, who

Ex-President Robert Mugabe

Ill Mugabe to miss uhuru celebrations again

By Staff Reporter EX-STATE President Robert Mugabe looks set to miss the country’s Independence Day celebrations for the second time since his November 2017 ouster after he was reported by incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa to be out for treatment in Singapore for the entire month. “He has not been feeling well. At the age of

Man attempts to set himself on fire outside White House

Business Insider A man lit himself on fire outside of the North Lawn of the White House on Friday, a common area where tourists walk to visit, according to multiple reports. Secret Service police extinguished, who sustained minor injuries but was unable to fully set himself ablaze. The White House was briefly on lockdown, which