Fuel price hikes put Zimbabwe on its knees
Weary-looking Innocent Takura reclined in the seat of his small Honda sedan near the start of a kilometre-long petrol queue that sums up Zimbabwe's deepening economic chaos.
Zimbabwe president says 'monumental task' to fix economy
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday called for calm as he vowed to tackle the "monumental task" of fixing the shattered economy that has sparked violent protests this week.
The wily ways of fake news
The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, in continuation of its campaign train against the pernicious phenomenon of fake news, berthed in Abuja last week to stage the Nigerian leg of the conference. Tagged “Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News,” the conference was aimed at how to prevent the distortion of facts in the media during and after…
Zimbabwe crackdown tightens over protests, three dead
Three people have been shot dead and many injured, Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Tuesday, as security forces crack down on protests triggered by a sharp, sudden rise in fuel prices.
Fuel hike sparks protests in Zimbabwe
Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe’s two main cities Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers.
Zimbabwe to re-introduce local currency within a year
Zimbabwe will re-introduce a local currency "in less than 12 months", after using the US dollar and regional currencies since a hyperinflation crisis a decade ago, the finance minister said in an interview published on Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over from long-time ruler Robert Mugabe and won a disputed election in July, has…
Where is the Nigerian book of the year 2018?
Illiteracy, let’s get that behind us, is no longer a barrier to the consumption of literary productions. Yet, this is not to say that illiteracy is not a sign of a country’s underdevelopment and backwardness. Given the fact that allocation to education in the budget is less and less every year to teach us a…
Zimbabwe says will not extradite Grace Mugabe
Zimbabwe on Friday said it would not extradite Grace Mugabe, wife of former president Robert Mugabe, after an arrest warrant was issued in South Africa for her alleged assault of a model in 2017.
Bina Foundation moves to promote blind football to international status
Blind football and other sports in Nigeria may soon enjoy an international status as a non-governmental organization, established for people with special needs, the Bina Foundation, has pledged to lift the sports to enable its players compete with their counterparts in other countries of Africa. President of the Foundation, Lady Ifeoma Atuegwu, who stated this…