Uzbek president secures second term in landslide victory

TASHKENT, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been re-elected for a second five-year term, winning 80.1% of the vote in Sunday’s poll which Western observers said was…

Sudan military dissolves transitional government in apparent coup

KHARTOUM, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Soldiers arrested most of the members of Sudan’s cabinet on Monday and a military officer dissolved the transitional government, while opponents of the takeover took…

Pres Mnangagwa to commission Mapfura-Marula value-addition project

By Bruce Chahwanda Political Editor PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to officially commission Mapfura/Marula value-addition project in Rutenga, Masvingo Province. The plant is a National Biotechnology Authority project to value-add…

At least 25, including minors, died in illegal refinery blast in Nigeria

YENAGOA, Nigeria Oct 24 (Reuters) – At least 25 people, including some minors, were killed in an explosion and fire at an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria’s Rivers state on…

Mali tells U.N. it will confirm post-coup election date in December

BAMAKO, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Mali’s interim authorities will confirm a date for post-coup elections after national reform consultations in December, a representative of a U.N. Security Council delegation said…

Namibia to suspend use of Russian COVID-19 vaccine – ministry

WINDHOEK, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Namibia will suspend its rollout of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in neighbouring South…

4 652 graduate at Great Zimbabwe University

By ZBC Reporter 4 652 have graduated at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Campus at the institution’s 15th graduation ceremony presided over by the President and Chancellor of GZU, President Emmerson…

Govt anxious to avert a Covid-19 4th wave

By Abigirl Tembo Health Editor ZIMBABWEANS have been challenged to draw lessons from the Covid-19 fatalities recorded during the past three waves in order to avert a potentially lethal 4th…

COVID-19 outbreak in China leads to closure of schools and tourist sites

Amid rising concerns over another COVID wave, China is currently witnessing a steep surge in the daily coronavirus cases. The country was hit by a massive outbreak earlier this week,…

Melbourne reopens as world’s most locked-down city eases pandemic restrictions

MELBOURNE, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Melbourne residents flocked to the city’s pubs, restaurants and hair salons in the early hours of Friday after the world’s most locked-down city emerged from…