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Children sentenced to death in South Sudan

The Chronicle - ZW - 1 ora 12 min fa
STATE-sanctioned executions are on the rise in South Sudan and people who were children at the time of the crime are among those who have received the death penalty, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Based on information compiled from legal professionals and government officials, Amnesty says the country has executed seven people, […]
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JUST IN: Gvt urged to address cost of production

The Chronicle - ZW - 1 ora 14 min fa
From Sydney Kawadza in CAIRO, Egypt Government should address the cost of production to make Zimbabwean products more competitive on both the continent and global market. This emerged during the on-going Intra-African Trade Fair at the Al Manara International Conference Centre in Cairo, Egypt. The IATF 2018, the first of its kind on the continent, […]
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[Press Release] World Remit Partners With BancABC

The Financial Gazette - 3 ore 14 min fa
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Just in time for the festive period, WorldRemit customers can now make fast, secure and low-cost money transfers to anyone in Zimbabwe in a partnership with BancABC at any of the bank’s branches and 20 new cash pickup locations across Zimbabwe. You can read the press release below:

Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with BancABC, a part of Atlas Mara for digital money transfers to Zimbabwe.

Using the WorldRemit app or website, 3 million Zimbabweans living in over 50 countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia, can now send money quickly and securely to anyone in Zimbabwe at any of BancABC branches and 20 new cash pickup locations across Zimbabwe.

WorldRemit is a global leader in digital money transfers. Its mobile-first, digital model saves customers time and money, as they do not have to visit a brick and mortar agent to send funds to Zimbabwe.

The deal with BancABC supports WorldRemit’s expansion in Zimbabwe – the digital money transfer service expects to double its partner network in the next 12 months with a view to guaranteeing access to cash-based remittances across the whole country. BancABC is one of Zimbabwe’s leading banks, with an extensive distribution network and millions of customers across the region.

The new partnership with WorldRemit will increase convenience for Zimbabweans receiving funds from abroad with guaranteed cash, including in under served areas such as Triangle, Victoria Falls and Zvishavane.

Remittances are of integral importance to the Zimbabwean economy. According to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the country received almost $1 billion in remittances in 2016. This money flows directly into the local economy, accounting for 11% of the country’s GDP. WorldRemit data shows that this money helps relatives pay for food, school fees and medical bills, and offers vital support and in times of emergency.

Pardon Mujakachi, Head of Southern Africa at WorldRemit, comments: “The number of transactions sent by Zimbabweans through WorldRemit’s cash pick up service is growing at more than 20% per month, as the diaspora continue to invest in their local economy and support their family and friends back home.

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BancABC is a financial institution in Zimbabwe wholly owned by Atlas Mara Limited. The bank was initially founded in 1956 as First Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe (“FMBZ”) was by Anglo American Corporation Zimbabwe Limited. However BancABC itself was created in 2000. ABC Holdings Limited is… Read More About BancABC

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is the central bank of Zimbabwe. Its offices are located at number 80 Samora Machel Avenue in Harare. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe operates under the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act, Chapter 22: 15 of 1964. The Act provides… Read More About Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

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Good News Zim Start-ups: Shingi Munyeza Is Opening An Incubation Hub

The Financial Gazette - 3 ore 14 min fa

Local businessman Shingi Munyeza partnered with one of South Africa’s leading start-up incubator, Raizcorp to launch an incubator right here in Zimbabwe. This is really good news for Zimbabwe’s start-ups. Raizcorp offers incubation programmes for entrepreneurs and assists corporates, governments and school children in developing entrepreneurial skills.

For early-stage startups, incubators offer great ways to grow their businesses that’s why across Africa, incubators are emerging rapidly to support a new generation of young entrepreneurs.  According to Shingi Munyeza, the incubator will be launch next year in March, which should give aspiring entrepreneurs ample time to sharpen their skills and ideas to be inducted in the incubator. Speaking about this initiative Shingi Munyeza said,

We are very excited to be joining forces with an organization such as Raizcorp which has an incredible reputation internationally. When I read that The Economist regards Raizcorp as the only genuine incubator in Africa, my first impression was confirmed that they would be the best partner. When I visited Raizcorp’s flagship operation in Johannesburg, I said to Allon Raiz that I wanted to replicate his model brick by brick in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s small business owners deserve the very best support possible

To which the founder of Raizcorp, Allon Raiz who is regarded as a pioneer in the business incubation industry in South Africa, agreed to by saying;

We conducted thorough research before choosing a partner in Zimbabwe and Dr. Munyeza’s name came up again and again. His experience as an entrepreneur and at running a large listed group makes him the ideal partner. He has a deep understanding of the entrepreneur’s plight and what is needed in order to succeed in the tough economic environment of Zimbabwe…We are deeply inspired by the recent changes in Zimbabwe and believe the country will once again takes its place as an economic powerhouse on the African continent. Zimbabweans are highly educated and highly resourceful, and entrepreneurship runs deep in their veins

Raizcorp coming in Zimbabwe will shake up the start-up ecosystem significantly. New start-ups will emerge, and the existing incubators will probably try to be a bit more serious for fear of losing out the start-ups already housed under their roof. Not only will new startups merge but probably new start-ups with good ideas will pop up to give us more success stories in Zimbabwe (Its high time). Raizcorp is said to be the most successful South African incubator because its profitable without any grant funding according to The Economist (which is rare for incubators, to operate without funding and still make profits). But that can be taken to mean that Raizcorp really knows how to get the best out of start-ups to succeed, something that I hardly (and randomly) think hubs or accelerators and incubators in Zimbabwe are good at. .pindula-mini-snippet,.pindula-mini-snippet-single{padding:20px;border:2px solid #ddd}.pindula-mini-snippet{display:none}.active-snippet{display:block}.pindula-mini-title{display:inline-block;margin:0 5px -2px 0;padding:4px;text-align:center;background:#eee;border:2px solid transparent;max-width:32%}.active-title,.pindula-mini-title-single{border-right:2px solid #ddd;border-left:2px solid #ddd;border-top:2px solid #f60}.pindula-mini-title-single{width:max-content}.pindula-mini-title:hover{cursor:pointer}.active-title{color:#555;background:inherit;border-bottom:2px solid #fff}@media screen and (max-width:495px){.pindula-mini-titles{font-size:78%;display:flex;}} Shingi Munyeza

Shingi Albert Munyeza is a Zimbabwean businessman who in 2008 became the Chief Executive Office of African Sun Limited (ASL) a hospitality company in sub-Saharan Africa and Africa in general. Munyeza is also a devout Christian and a senior pastor at Faith Ministries in Harare…. Read More About Shingi Munyeza

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Government Issues Statement Telling A Start-up To Stop Fuel Home Deliveries

The Financial Gazette - 3 ore 15 min fa

Barely a week after, Fresh In a Box introduced its on-demand fuel home delivery service, the government has stepped in to burst their bubble by instructing them to stop that. The government, through The Ministry of Energy and Power Development, issued a statement saying that fuel cannot be sold if a retailer doesn’t have a license nor a permit from the Environmental Management Agency (EMA). The Ministry’s statement said;

“Section 29 of the Petroleum Act states that no one shall retail petroleum products without a ZERA license. EMA Act Chapter 20:27 & SI 12, 2007 requires anyone wishing to transport hazardous to have a Permit from EMA.”

Fresh In A Box had partnered with Heavy Fuels, a petroleum retailer in Zimbabwe to deliver fuel to vulnerable customers such as the sick, elderly and pregnant women. Which made this on-demand service a noble one. The sick and the elderly had the convenience of receiving fuel at home in a jerrycan, whilst just paying the official fuel price (pump price) on top of a relatively affordable delivery price. Given the hassle of finding fuel in Zimbabwe these days, Fresh In A Box’s service was really needful for these ‘kind of people’ as it would probably take a toll on their health to wait on a queue for hours. But the government has chosen to pay no attention to that by just showing Fresh In A Box what the rulebook says,- which is, in a way, right because laws have to be obeyed even in a good scenario.

Home delivery of fuel was a natural forward step for Fresh In A Box as it already had good distribution and logistics capabilities that it borrowed from its home delivery of vegetables. Also, it would have banked on its customers from the vegetables home delivery service to also start to use the fuel home delivery service.

However, the government’s statement failed to kill the entrepreneurial spirit of Fresh In A Box as it (Fresh In A Box) it came up with a new plan of delivering fuel coupons instead of delivering fuel. In its statement, Fresh In A Box said;

To avoid faulting any Zimbabwean law and ZERA regulations , we will not be delivering fuel to your home. We will deliver coupons that you can redeem at your convenience at Heavy Fuels (Zimbabwes First EGarage). NO long waits for our vulnerable customers

As you can see, Fresh In A Box seems determined to make the fuel venture live on by trying to legally get around the law. Not sure if the government will swallow it this time or they will draw out another section from the Petroleum Act to demotivate Fresh In A Box again.

 

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Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised

The Chronicle - ZW - 4 ore 27 min fa
France has issued a maximum level of alert as police hunt a gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Three people were killed and 13 wounded, eight of them seriously. The gunman, 29, known to authorities as a suspected extremist, escaped after reportedly being injured. Some 350 officers […]
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs

The Chronicle - ZW - 4 ore 41 min fa
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday. Conservative MPs will vote between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT. The challenge to Mrs May’s position comes after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were delivered. Mrs May, who has been prime minister since shortly […]
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YouTube’s Highest Earner Is 7-years-old And Made $22 Million This Year, Its Not Entirely Bad After All For Your Kids To Use The Internet

The Financial Gazette - 9 ore 15 min fa
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YouTube has grown to become a phenomenon where an increasing number of video creators have started posting content with the intentions of racking advertising (Adsense) money. The best part is, there’s no age limit.

Allow me to introduce this year’s highest-paid ‘YouTuber’, Ryan of Ryan Toysreview. Ryan is a household name in homes with kids. So, what does Ryan do?

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Well, just like any other 8-year-old kid, Ryan gets to play with toys. I mean, a lot of them. However, he does so in front of millions of viewers such that his YouTube channel has garnered 17.3 million subscribers. You can check out his videos right here. According to Forbes, Ryan is this year’s highest-paid YouTube creator, earning $22 million in the 12 months leading up to June 1, 2018. What Are Ryan’s Source of Income?

Ryan is the face of two channels on YouTube. One goes by the name of Ryan ToysReview, and the second channel is called Ryan’s Family Review. Forbes says nearly all of his money i.e. about $21 million came from pre-roll ads (promotional video message that plays before the content the user has selected starts to play) on these two channels. That makes sense considering the fact that the videos on ‘Ryan ToyReviews’ alone have been watched over 25 billion times. The remaining $1 million apparently came from sponsored posts.

In addition to all that, Ryan launched his own toys and apparel collection called Ryan’s World in August this year that are sold exclusively at Walmart. Yes, he’s made it big in the offline market too. What were you doing when you were seven?

In Zimbabwe, you will be in grade one and without a phone, computer, laptop or even an internet connection. And some parents won’t even entertain the idea of buying their kids any tech gadget or buy data bundles for them to have an internet connection. Yet here is Ryan of Ryan who is now looking after his parents with YouTube bucks. It’s not entirely bad at all to have your kid use the internet, is it?

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Zanu PF provinces ‘unanimously’ endorse Mnangagwa for election still 4 years away

New Zimbabwe - 10 ore 3 sec fa

By Idah Mhetu

THE last presidential elections were held barely five months ago and yet the ruling Zanu PF party is already endorsing its candidate for the next ballot which isn’t due until 2023.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa won the hotly disputed July 30 against a formidable challenge from opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa.

The ruling party is holding its annual conference this week and – ahead of the meeting – provincial structures have “unanimously” endorsed Mnangagwa as the Zanu PF candidate for the 2023 elections.

This was confirmed by national spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo after a politburo meeting held in Harare Tuesday.

“The National political commissar ‎Lieutenant General Retired Engelbert Rugeje gave a report on recently held provincial inter-district meetings coming up with resolutions to be presented to the conference,” Khaya Moyo told reporters.

“What was cutting across in all the inter-district meetings was unanimous endorsement of President Mnangagwa as the party’s 2023 presidential candidate, this was common in all inter district meetings recently held across the country.”

The politburo meeting was aimed at “building a consensus on topical issues to be reported to the central committee”, said the party spokesman.

“Politburo committee member Advocate Jacob Mudenda, on behalf of the secretary of legal affairs, presented the draft central committee report page by page covering an array and analysis on all party activities sector by sector including the political, economic and social matters.”

Khaya Moyo added that some 6,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference which will be held at Umzingwane High School in Esigodini, beginning Thursday.

President Mnangagwa is expected to address the conference on Friday.

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Celebrations end in tragedy; footballer dies as independence war footbridge collapses

New Zimbabwe - 10 ore 18 min fa

By Staff Reporter

MUTASA: Victory celebrations by a local soccer team ended in tragedy after one player died while several others were injured after a footbridge over Pungwe River in Honde Valley collapsed.

The tragedy occurred as the players were singing and dancing as they crossed the bridge on their way home.

Police confirmed the incident, saying investigations were in progress.

Constructed decades ago, the makeshift Murara footbridge was, according to locals, used by liberation war fighters to cross Pungwe River during the independence struggle.

Authorities have, since then, not build a new and safer crossing.

Deputy Manicaland province police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda said, the tragic incident occurred Sunday evening.

He said the bridge gave-in and collapsed under pressure as players from Muparutsa Academy Football crossed after a soccer match.

The deceased player was identified Francis Mugota of Mabota village, Chief Mutasa.

He drowned after the celebrating players fell into the river after the bridged gave in.

“Muparutsa Soccer Academy had a match with Murara Football Club at Murara grounds. The match ended around 5 pm with Muparutsa emerging as victors,” said Chinanda.

“The Muparutsa team celebrated their victory resoundingly but while the players were in the middle of the Murara footbridge, it collapsed throwing all the players in the Pungwe River.

“Mugota drowned whilst others were injured.”

The injured were rushed to the nearest clinic for treatment while the deceased was taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital mortuary.

Cops from Ruda Police Station attended the scene.

“As police, we urge members of the public to exercise extreme caution when crossing small footbridge especially during rainy season.

“Most footbridges may not be in good condition,” said Chinanda.

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Top officials covering up sex abuse in the civil service; pressure mounts on accused Registrar General

New Zimbabwe - 10 ore 22 min fa

By Audience Mutema 

SENIOR government officials have been accused of protecting perpetrators of sexual abuse in the civil service as pressure mounts on new Registrar General (RG) Clemence Masango.

Masango was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in September last year, despite being at the centre of a storm over workplace sexual harassment while still a principal director in the same department.

The allegations are being probed by a Parliamentary committee as well as the Zimbabwe Gender Commission.

A former director in the department, Nkosana Mtunzi, told a press conference in Harare Tuesday that Masango was also guilty of several other labour malpractices.

He claimed that Permanent Secretaries were covering up the outrages, adding that this explained Masango’s promotion despite the serious allegations levelled against him.

“How can somebody with all these issues hanging over him, with cases before the Commission and Parliament still get promoted?

“ … that you are now the Registrar General, that means somebody – perhaps the permanent secretary – might have recommended him to the President,” said Mthunzi.

Masango, who is accused with two other department officials, has denied the allegations.

He is due to appear before the gender commission this Wednesday.

“I would like to make it clear and set the record straight with regards to the allegations of sexual harassment,” the RG said in a statement ahead of the Commission hearing.

“I was informed and given 14 days’ notice to appear before a Gender Commission. I have nothing to hide or fear, so as per the communication from the commission tomorrow (today), I will appear before them to testify.

“On my appointment, firstly I did not appoint myself, neither was I the appointing authority. The appointing authority was the President. He has been appointing me on merit over the years.”

Meanwhile, Mthunzi said he believed the government was sincere in addressing labour malpractices in the civil service but was being undermined in the effort by some top officials.

“Government has good intentions but they are been manipulated by the people in the system who recommend people who are dirty, who are not clean like Masango,” he said.

“For one to be appointed in the government, some recommendations would have been done from somewhere and background checks.

“… but in this (Masango’s case) they decided to ignore everything because they have their own agenda.

“It is a mafia; they are afraid of getting caught so they have to protect the likes of Masango.”

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Forex crunch hits passports production; backlog reaches 117,000

New Zimbabwe - 11 ore 8 min fa

By Staff Reporter

MUTARE: Zimbabwe’s biting forex crunch is also affecting the production of passports with the backlog currently at 117,000 applications, officials have revealed.

The country has battled a serious forex crunch for years with the problem lately affecting fuel imports resulting in locals spending hours in queues at filling stations, including overnight.

Processing of passport applications has not been spared either, Registrar General Clemence Masango told the media recently.

“Foreign currency is a challenge and we are not an exception,” said Masango, adding that the department imports the special material used in the production of passports.

He however, said a “special arrangement” had been agreed with the Treasury to ensure the department receives funding for the procurement of the required material.

Meanwhile, the backlog in passport applications now stands at 117,0000, Masango told journalists during a tour of the department’s offices in the eastern border city.

The department receives about 1,500 passport applications per day.

“We have one production plant in Harare which has the capacity to meet demand by producing 6,000 passports a day but at the moment we are producing 2,500 mainly due to limited availability of consumables like passport paper, ink and ribbons.

“We are working round the clock to clear the backlog and we expect to clear the backlog by April 2019,” he said.

Computerisation and decentralisation of services would also help reduce the frustrating queues long complained about by service users around the country.

“Computerisation and decentralisation of the registry will help to deal with long queues and delays being experienced in the processing of the applications for passports,” said Masango.

He promised that the department would have cleared the passports backlog by the end of December this year.

Masango was appointed registrar general in September this year, taking over from Tobaiwa Mudede who was retired after being in post since independence in 1980.

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WorldRemit partners BancABC to boost cash-based remittances

New Zimbabwe - 11 ore 48 min fa

By Business Reporter

LEADING digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with BancABC, a part of Atlas Mara, for digital money transfers to Zimbabwe.

Using the WorldRemit app or website, the estimated three million Zimbabweans living in over 50 countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia, can now send money quickly and securely to anyone in Zimbabwe at any of BancABC branches and 20 new cash pickup locations across Zimbabwe.

Commenting on the development WorldRemit’s head of southern Africa, Pardon Mujakachi said:

“The number of transactions sent by Zimbabweans through WorldRemit’s cash pick up service is growing at more than 20% per month, as the diaspora continue to invest in their local economy and support their family and friends back home.

“We are delighted to be partnering with BancABC, a part of Atlas Mara and a

leading financial institution across the region. The partnership will build on WorldRemit’s rapid expansion in Zimbabwe as we continue to scale our network of partners across the country.”

BancABC Country Head of Digital Banking Paul Banga also welcomed the partnership.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with WorldRemit to enable our diaspora market to transact, invest and support the economy and their families, as well as enhancing BancABC’s offering to our existing and potential clients.

This partnership will enable us to serve clients across different regions more effectively and move closer to seamless digital experiences for our customers,” he said.

WorldRemit is a global leader in digital money transfers. Its mobile-first, digital model saves customers time and money, as they do not have to visit a brick and mortar agent to send funds to Zimbabwe.

The deal with BancABC supports WorldRemit’s expansion in Zimbabwe – the digital money transfer service expects to double its partner network in the next 12 months with a view to guaranteeing access to cash-based remittances across the whole country.

BancABC is one of Zimbabwe’s leading banks, with an extensive distribution network and millions of customers across the region.

The new partnership with WorldRemit will increase convenience for Zimbabweans receiving funds from abroad with guaranteed cash, including in under-served areas such as Triangle, Victoria Falls and Zvishavane.

Remittances are of integral importance to the Zimbabwean economy. According to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the country received almost $1 billion in remittances in 2016.

This money flows directly into the local economy, accounting for 11% of the country’s GDP. WorldRemit data shows that this money helps relatives pay for food, school fees and medical bills, and offers vital support and in times of emergency.

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Commercial courts: Zim judges lack experience – says Much Masunda

New Zimbabwe - 12 ore 5 min fa

By Alois Vinga

ZIMBABWE’S bench lacks the legal practice experience in a development that risks undermining ongoing efforts to establish commercial courts, a senior lawyer has warned.

The country, last year, set in motion the setting up of a special court which will handle all commercial disputes in line with efforts to improve the ease of doing business.

Currently the country has a huge backlog of commercial disputes which await resolve once the court is in place.

However, top Harare lawyer Muchadeyi Masunda expressed doubt over the availability of expertise locally for such specialised courts.

The former Harare mayor was speaking at a Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ) stakeholder engagement this Tuesday.

“Most of the judges in the country have not really gone through the mill in legal practice hence the delivery of judgments is taking much longer due to lack of commercial experience,” he said.

He urged the country to consider enlisting the services of retired judges with commercial law experience from other jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom and Australia.

This, he said, would go a long way in improving the dispute handling mechanism.

Masunda also lamented the fact that, even at the highest level of policy making, most officials lack the capacity to analyse and understand issues at hand.

“You would realise that even when the debate on Econet’s registration took centre stage in the 1990s, the issues that were raised by policy makers like Joice Mujuru had nothing to do with the issues concerning the project, hence the need to find a mechanism to make such authorities to understand,” he added.

In well-established jurisdictions, commercial courts decide business disputes under simplified procedures. They are designed to speed up the trials.

The concept was introduced in the late 20th century where the courts were set up to unclog the general dockets.

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Leicester City join race for Zimbabwe hotshot Macauley Bonne

New Zimbabwe - 12 ore 35 min fa

By Sports Reporter

ENGLISH Premier League side Leicester City have reportedly joined the chase for in-form Zimbabwe international striker Macauley Bonne, who has been dubbed the next Jamie Vardy following his goal scoring exploits for non-league side Leyton Orient.

The in-demand 23-year-old has scored 17 goals already for the National League leaders this season and is being tipped to emulate Vardy by becoming the latest non-league striker to star higher up the English football.

The 23-year-old’s form is also said to have alerted the Foxes’ Premier League rivals, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Huddersfield Town, along with Championship quintet, Nottingham Forest, Norwich City, Sheffield United, Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers.

And British tabloid, The Sun, claims Bonne is valued in the region £500,000 by Orient, who according to their manager Justin Edinburgh, have no need to sell.

Bonne, who was born in Ipswich but has two caps for Zimbabwe, signed a new two-year contract extension with the London side at the start of this season.

But the prospect of a move up at least three divisions could appeal to the National League top scorer.

English Championship clubs Norwich, Stoke, Nottingham Forest, QPR and Sheffield United all have Bonne on their radar too.

The Ipswich-born forward scored 25 goals last season after joining Orient from Colchester.

That’s the same number of goals as Vardy netted in his first campaign in non-league football with Halifax in 2011.

Bonne is currently joint top scorer in the National League, level with Salford’s big-money forward Adam Rooney.

His performances in England have caught the eye of Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa amid reports that he is close to regularising his travel documents so he can be available for selection in the last Africa Cup of nations qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville.

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Young Warriors stun hosts Zambia to reach Cosafa final; Zimbabwe to face South Africa

New Zimbabwe - 12 ore 41 min fa

By Sports Reporter

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INFORM Young Warriors striker Delic Murimba netted his fourth of the campaign as Zimbabwe stunned hosts Zambia with a 2-1 victory to set up a final meeting with holders South Africa at the 2018 COSAFA Under-20 Championships at the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe on Tuesday.

The Triangle United forward’s second-half strike completed Zimbabwe’s comeback after the hosts had earlier looked on course for the final when they took the lead on 37 minutes through star striker Prince Mumba.

The Young Warriors however, responded barely a minute later as captain Andrew Mbeba stunned the hosts with a neatly taken strike after Zambia goalkeeper Bradley Mweene had dropped the ball at his feet.  

The match was played at a furious pace and swung from end-to-end, but it was Zimbabwe who found the winner as Murimba netted his fourth of the campaign to join Mumba and South Africa’s Lyle Foster at the top of the scorers list.

Bekithemba Ndlovu’s charges will now tackle South Africa in Thursday’s final at the same venue, which will kick-off at 1530 hours while Zambia tackle Angola in the third-place play-off match.

Earlier in the day, South Africa advanced after a narrow 1-0 victory over Angola in their semi-final, with Foster grabbing his fourth goal of the campaign. 

South Africa were largely untroubled by the Angolan defence and completed a third match at the tournament without conceding a goal.  

They will now hope to retain the title they won in the final against Lesotho 12 months ago as coach Thabo Senong builds confidence ahead of an appearance e at the 2019 African Under-20 Championships in Niger in February.

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Ex-Zim captain Cremer returns from injury, eyes glory with Rhinos

New Zimbabwe - 12 ore 59 min fa

By Sports Correspondent

FORMER Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer has set his sights on helping Rhinos win some silverware this season.

He marked his return from an injury layoff with two wickets in his franchise’s victory over Mountaineers in a Pro50 Championship match played at Kwekwe Sports Club on Saturday.

The 32-year-old leg-spinner had been side-lined from action since he underwent knee surgery in Harare on 23 August.

Although Cremer returned impressive figures of two for 41 in his 10 overs in the weekend match, he says he still has to work hard to regain full fitness.

“It was good to come back, but I still feel I have got some way to go before I am back to full fitness. But I am happy to be back playing,” he said.

“I was a bit nervous about the knee, so I was a bit tentative the whole game, but it will hopefully just get stronger and stronger as I go.”

Cremer is likely to play his second game since his return from injury when Rhinos face Eagles in a Pro50 Championship match scheduled for Harare Sports Club this Wednesday.

After the one-day game, the two sides will meet again at the same venue in a Logan Cup match scheduled for 14-17 December.

Rhinos, who also defeated Mountaineers in the Logan Cup first round last week, will be hoping to continue with their good form as they look to win their first ever silverware in domestic cricket.

Apart from Cremer, the Kwekwe-based franchise boast national team stars Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis, Tarisai Musakanda, Tendai Chisoro, Neville Madziva, Peter Moor and Carl Mumba, making them, at least on paper, the strongest domestic side in the country.

“Rhinos have always had a good team,” Cremer said.

“We are desperate to win a trophy this year, and with this great start we can hopefully achieve something good this season.”

Cremer is also looking forward to making his return to international cricket, having missed Zimbabwe’s limited-overs and Test tours to South Africa and Bangladesh between September and November due to his injury layoff.

“It’s always tough missing games because of injury, especially when it comes to national duty. Very tough mentally,” he said.

“It’s been a long time coming, but will hopefully be back in national colours in March and I am looking forward to it.”

Meanwhile, this week’s Pro50 Championship and Logan Cup matches between Tuskers and Mountaineers, scheduled for Bulawayo’s Queens Sports Club, have been postponed to dates that will be announced in due course.

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Salah sends Liverpool into last 16, Moura rescues Spurs

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By AFP

Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal and a stunning late save from goalkeeper Alisson saw Liverpool edge into the Champions League knockout stage after a tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday, while Lucas Moura’s late strike saw Tottenham progress with a draw at Barcelona.

Last year’s runners-up Liverpool knew victory by two goals or a 1-0 triumph would put them through to the last 16 from Group C, and Salah’s cool 34th-minute strike proved enough as they finished ahead of Napoli on goals scored.

“Wow, what a game. I am not sure a manager could be prouder of a team than I am,” Reds boss Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport.

Paris Saint-Germain reached the knockout rounds as group winners thanks to a 4-1 victory over Red Star Belgrade, with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all on the scoresheet.

Liverpool grabbed the crucial goal at a raucous Anfield, as Salah jinked past Kalidou Koulibaly inside the area and slotted the ball beyond goalkeeper David Ospina.

Salah, who had already wasted an earlier chance with a heavy touch, continued to run Napoli ragged early in the second half, but Ospina saved from Jordan Henderson and James Milner curled wide as Carlo Ancelotti’s men stayed a goal from turning the group on its head.

The atmosphere around Anfield became increasingly tense as the Premier League leaders continued to miss opportunities, with Ospina springing to his left to tip away Salah’s attempted lob before denying Mane from point-blank range.

Senegal forward Mane was guilty of two further snatched efforts in front of goal, and Napoli almost made the Reds pay in the dying moments.

The ball fell for substitute striker Arkadiusz Milik unmarked in the area, but Alisson raced from his line to keep out the Pole’s strike with his legs.

“I have no idea how Alisson made a save like this,” gushed Klopp. “It was amazing.”

Mbappe starred as PSG eased through as Group C winners by beating Red Star in Belgrade

 

PSG went into their match in Belgrade knowing that victory would send them through, and Edinson Cavani gave the French champions the perfect start by tapping in after an excellent run and pass by Kylian Mbappe.

Neymar’s strike five minutes before half-time appeared to have put the game to bed, but Red Star, who had already beaten Liverpool and held Napoli in Serbia earlier in the campaign, pulled one back before the hour mark through Marko Gobeljic.

But PSG finally sealed their spot in the last 16 as Marquinhos headed in Angel Di Maria’s free-kick with 16 minutes to go and Mbappe added further gloss to the scoreline in added time.

“We made mistakes, but I really liked the reaction after Belgrade’s goal. We controlled the match,” PSG coach Thomas Tuchel told RMC Sport.

Spurs come back from the brink

Moura provided the crucial moment as Spurs snatched second in Group B

 

Spurs went into their final Group B game at the Camp Nou needing to match Inter Milan’s result against PSV Eindhoven in Italy, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side fell behind in only the seventh minute as Ousmane Dembele scored a wonderful individual goal.

Hirving Lozano gave PSV a shock early advantage at the San Siro, though, to leave Tottenham heading through as it stood.

The English club had plenty of half-chances against a much-changed Barca, who had already won the group, but Philippe Coutinho almost made it 2-0 when his low shot struck the post.

Mauro Icardi levelled for Inter against PSV with 17 minutes left to leave Spurs needing to score at least once.

Tottenham, who were facing an early elimination when trailing PSV in their fourth group match before rallying to win and then beating Inter, continued to push and Moura met Harry Kane’s low cross in the 85th minute to cap a dramatic group-stage revival.

“I always believed it was possible to win the game,” Spurs manager Pochettino told BT Sport. “We fully deserved to go through with Barcelona. We were the best (two) teams in a difficult group.”

AFP / Valery HACHEGuerreiro’s double saw Dortmund finish top of Group A above Atletico Madrid

Borussia Dortmund snatched top spot in Group A with a 2-0 win over rock-bottom Monaco, as Atletico Madrid were held to a goalless draw at Club Brugge.

Raphael Guerreiro tapped in Maximilian Philipp’s low cross in the 15th minute against Thierry Henry’s crisis-hit Monaco, before slamming in a second late on.

“It’s a perfect evening. On the whole it was a deserved victory,” said Dortmund coach Lucien Favre.

Earlier on Tuesday in Group D, Galatasaray secured a Europa League last-32 place despite losing 3-2 to Porto in an entertaining game which saw two of three penalties scored.

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MPs want behind schedule digitalisation project completed

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 23:21
Pamela Shumba, Senior Reporter PARLIAMENTARIANS have implored Treasury to avail the required funds to complete the country’s digitalisation programme which is three years behind schedule. In its post 2019 budget report, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information, Publicity and Media Services said the digitalisation programme was behind schedule and the allocated funds were inadequate. “The […]
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Blacklist firms engaged in corruption: Moyo

The Chronicle - ZW - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 23:11
Auxilia Katongomara, Chronicle Reporter GOVERNMENT has been urged to blacklist companies engaging in corrupt activities as part of its drive to fight graft. Industrialist, Mr Busisa Moyo, said corruption discourages fair competition in business. Speaking at the belated commemorations of the Anti-Corruption Day and opening of the Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (Zacc) offices in Bulawayo on […]
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