On July 27, 2017, Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe publicly challenged her husband president Robert Mugabe to step down by urging him to choose his successor. Mugabe was then reported to have kept totally silent, and many political analysts thought he was going to submit to his wife's suggestion. However, at a political rally on July 29, 2017, in the premises of a local university in his home town of Chinhoyi, president Mugabe broke his silence about him stepping down. At t
The celebrated photo editor, John Morris died on July 28, 2017, in Paris, France, at the age of 100. Mr Morris will be particularly remembered for using iconic photos to illustrate the horrors of war in the 20th century. For instance, he managed to have some photos that showed the horrors of the Vietnam war published. The photos included that of a badly burned naked girl running and crying along a road after a US napalm bomb strike.
Africa | Commentary | Democratic Republic Of Congo July 29, 2017 According to BBC World Service (July 28, 2017), success of current ambitious plans in Great Britain, China, and elsewhere, for phasing out diesel and petrol cars and replacing them with electric cars will depend on availability of reliable supply of cobalt. The latter is a vital input in the manufacturing of batteries that power electric cars. Cobalt is a very scarce mineral resource that often occurs in a
During a speech she delivered to a meeting of Zimbabwe 's ruling party ZANU-PF's women's wing on July 27, 2017, Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe urged her husband president Robert Mugabe to choose his successor.
Hitherto the first lady's utterance, suggestions related to stepping down of president Mugabe have been taboo in Zimbabwe, and often regarded as disrespective remarks to the veteran president. President Mugabe who attended the meeting, is reported to have said no
Democratic Republic of Congo's rebel leader, Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka surrendered to UN peacekeepers based in the country, on July 26, 2017. Mr Sheka is the leader of a notorious armed rebel group called Mai Mai Sheka. The group is alleged to have committed various crimes against humanity, including killing of innocent people and mass rape.
Some political analysts believe that Mr Sheka's voluntary surrender to the peacekeepers is out of fear for his own life, emanating from grow
According to Forbes and Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Inc, is world's richest person with net worth of $90.9 billion as of July 27, 2017. Mr Bezos took the position after dethroning Bill Gate, founder of Microsoft Inc, with a slight margin of about $0.2 billion. Bill Gate is now the second richest person in the world with a net worth of $90.7 billion.
It has been known for sometime that some women abducted and held captive by Nigeria's Boko Haram terror group have returned to their captors after been freed. Even some of the Chibok school girls abducted in 2014 by the terror group, refused to return home after were freed in May 2017. This situation has been almost a paradox to many, after all the efforts made by the government of Nigeria and the world at large, geared towards freeing the women and girls. However, now some l
Africa | Zimbabwe | Entertainment & Lifestyle July 26, 2017 It was reported on July 25, 2017 that three young Zimbabwean women, Sandra Ncube (21), Riamuhetsi Mlauzi (23), and Mongiwe Mpofu (25), were arrested and charged before a court in Bulawayo, for alleged gang-raping of a male pastor.
The court was told that on July 14, 2017, the pastor went to the house the three women reside, to demand money he was owed by Riamuhetsi Mlauzi. The pastor claims that instead of be