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Gloves off: Inside the fierce war for control of Zim’s fuel industry

Gloves off: Inside the fierce war for control of Zim’s fuel industry

A fierce war is brewing behind the scenes for control of Zimbabwe’s fuel industry pitting President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s allies following a bid by a South African firm to break the Sakunda monopoly, it has been revealed. Investigations have revealed that the fuel scandal that exploded last week was linked to plans […]

President Mnangagwa ally spills the beans

President Mnangagwa ally spills the beans

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa yesterday launched an astonishing attack against Zanu PF benefactor Kudakwashe Tagwirei, claiming that he is now a source of divisions in the presidium. Mutsvangwa also revealed that Tagwirei was being given preferential treatment in the allocation of foreign currency for the importation of fuel, which he said had created […]

Gambia Launches Truth Commission into Ex-Dictator’s Abuse

Gambia Launches Truth Commission into Ex-Dictator’s Abuse

The tiny West African state of The Gambia on Monday swore in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh. President Adama Barrow hailed the panel as a vital step towards national healing. In a tweet, he said: “Let us stand together […]

Zimbabwe govt bans jerry cans, drums and containers

Zimbabwe govt bans jerry cans, drums and containers

Government has banned the use of containers, jerry cans and drums, Energy and Power Development Minister Joram Gumbo (pictured) has said. “Those using tanks, drums and jerry cans; all those forms of containers should stop and we are sending out inspectors and the Zimbabwe Republic Police and if anybody is going to be found maybe […]

Prophet says “bleaching Chiwenga might die”…Govt: VP had a bullet in his lung

Prophet says “bleaching Chiwenga might die”…Govt: VP had a bullet in his lung

Alph Lukau a prophet at Allelujah Ministries International in Krameville, Sandton, South Africa told a relative of VP Constantino who attended his service on Sunday that the VP was critical and he could die if they do not pray enough. Addressing a woman in the congregation who claimed she was a niece of Vice President […]

No Justice for 2016 Kasese Massacre by Ugandan Security Forces

No Justice for 2016 Kasese Massacre by Ugandan Security Forces

(Nairobi) – Ugandan authorities have failed to investigate the police and military responsible for killing more than 100 people in western Uganda in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a video featuring interviews with victims’ families. Those killed on November 26 and 27, 2016 in Kasese, home of the Rwenzururu kingdom, included at least […]

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga ‘critical’ in South Africa hospital

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga ‘critical’ in South Africa hospital

HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is hospitalised in South Africa, sources have told ZimLive. Chiwenga abruptly left a Cabinet meeting on October 2 after falling violently sick, and was rushed to hospital later than night. He reappeared in public on October 4 at a Zanu PF politburo meeting, with visible swelling on his hands. […]

Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

After more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast’s largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020. The alliance struck in 2005 between President Alassane Ouattara’s RDR and former President Henri Konan Bedie’s PDCI was […]

Egypt sentences 17 to death over 2017 church bombings

Egypt sentences 17 to death over 2017 church bombings

An Egyptian military court today sentenced 17 people to death for their involvement in bombing churches in 2016 and 2017, state news agency MENA reported. MENA also said that 19 other people were handed life prison terms for the attacks which struck churches in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta city […]

No Connection Between Myself and VBS – Brian Shivambu

No Connection Between Myself and VBS – Brian Shivambu

The younger brother of EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has denied that he received money from collapsed VBS Mutual Bank and has threatened to go after those who “defamed” him. According to a damning forensic report by advocate Terry Motau and law firm Werksmans Attorneys, Brian Shivambu, owner of Sgameka projects, received R16m. The report, […]

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