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June 12, 2018 4:00 AM Zimbabweans In The Diaspora Ready To Vote

The polls, scheduled for July 30, 2018 will be the first election in the post-Robert Mugabe era following his ouster in a military-assisted soft coup last November. It will also be a test for the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led administration to deliver a free, fair and credible election that is without violence unlike in the past when the polls were mired in mayhem 27

May 29, 2018 10:26 AM Khama barred from flying BDF aircraft

The memo dated May 24, 2018 from the BDF Air Arm Commander major general Innocent Phatswane directs that all air arm units to only accord Khama VIP status. “When flying the former president you are required to accord him VIP status and the crew should be as per Air Staff Instructions (ASI),” states the memo. In the 2001 investigation on the matter, the then Ombudsman 33

May 15, 2018 4:00 AM Letter From Menongue: Waiting For The Chopper

Seven. The number of days waiting to get a confirmation on the military helicopter that would transport us to the river to meet the rest of the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project (NGOWP) team exploring the headwaters of the Cuando River at the Angolan highlands. Angola moves at her own pace. Patience is an important trait that her travellers 39

March 23, 2018 9:30 AM BDF, Romeo and Juliet head back to court

The Commander of BDF through the Attorney General will be back in court on April 18, 2018 at the Court of Appeal (CoA) to try their luck in reversing Justice Zein Kebonang’s judgement issued on November 18, 2016 that ruled in favour of the lovers. Kebonang had ordered the immediate reinstatement of Thabang Tlhapisang and her lover, Kozondu Cisquo Uariua 65

November 1, 2017 6:50 AM Uganda: Numerous Prospects Awaiting Museveni in Retirement

When President Museveni completes his term in 2021, he will have served our nation for 35 years as a head of state and almost 55 years as a freedom fighter. He will have amassed immensurable governance experience, probably more than seven US presidents combined. Unlike millions of people who shiver at the thought of retirement, there are numerous safeguards 69

November 1, 2017 5:53 AM Numerous prospects awaiting Museveni in retirement

When President Museveni completes his term in 2021, he will have served our nation for 35 years as a head of state and almost 55 years as a freedom fighter. He will have amassed immensurable governance experience, probably more than seven US presidents combined. Unlike millions of people who shiver at the thought of retirement, there are numerous safeguards 107

October 29, 2017 6:30 AM I Paid The Price For Disagreeing With Obasanjo On Third Term – Kalu

You are a major player in the nation’s economy. What actually are your businesses? We are into shipping, banking and insurance. We are also into trading, which is my traditional profession as an Igbere man, while our other businesses that were thriving during the tenure of President Olusegun Obasanjo have been moved out of Nigeria. This happened when the licences 82

October 26, 2017 10:41 AM Crown Prince Announces Saudi Mega-City Listing, Discusses Qatar Rift, Yemen War

"Without a doubt. At the end of the day NEOM will be floated in the markets. The first zone floated in the public markets. It's as if you float the city of New York." "Without a doubt. The first capitalist city in the world... This is the unique thing that will be revolutionary in the city and its growth." "Imagine the board is appointed by the owners 41

October 23, 2017 1:22 PM The Guns Of Khutiyabasadi

He is acute enough to see that the prestige of the Matebele army is gone. Its supposed invincibleness, upon which success so largely depended, has been disproved. The fascination of their terrible shield and spear has been destroyed by the precision of the rifle. Twice in succession they have returned with fallen colours from Batauana.” – From report 40

October 20, 2017 4:15 PM How to Kill a Country

In Nigeria, we have fought a bloody Civil War caused mainly by ethnic differences. In Zimbabwe, ethnic rivalries have coloured the country’s history especially between the Shonas and the Ndebele. Rwanda was once also killed because of ethnic violence. But Somali, because it is populated by mainly the Somalis, is supposed to be free from ethnic tension 62