Man, Sex Workers Allegedly Team Up to Rob Motorist

[The Herald] A 24-year-old Harare man, who allegedly robbed an unsuspecting man while in company of notorious Harare Avenues hookers has been arrested. John Dzapasi yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Gideon Ruvetsa, facing charges of robber…

[The Herald] A 24-year-old Harare man, who allegedly robbed an unsuspecting man while in company of notorious Harare Avenues hookers has been arrested. John Dzapasi yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Gideon Ruvetsa, facing charges of robbery. He was remanded in custody to November 22. Prosecutor Ms Linda Gadzikwa alleged that on October 7, Dzapasi, in the company of his eight accomplices still at large, hatched a plan to rob Wongani Banda while armed with a pistol.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Taxi Killings – Santaco in KZN Hopeful Peace Will to Prevail

[News24Wire] The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KwaZulu-Natal says it is unable to confirm whether rival taxi wars played a role in the recent shooting of a Newcastle taxi operator.

[News24Wire] The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KwaZulu-Natal says it is unable to confirm whether rival taxi wars played a role in the recent shooting of a Newcastle taxi operator.

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ANC Accused of ‘Politicking’ Following Deaths of Five Children

[News24Wire] City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga on Tuesday accused the ANC of “cheap politicking” after it came under criticism following the tragic death of five children in Soshanguve’s Ward 27.

[News24Wire] City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga on Tuesday accused the ANC of "cheap politicking" after it came under criticism following the tragic death of five children in Soshanguve's Ward 27.

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ANC Blocks Answers On Broadcasting Board’s Independence

[News24Wire] The ANC blocked the SABC board from answering the DA’s questions about its independence during the new board’s first meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Communication on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] The ANC blocked the SABC board from answering the DA's questions about its independence during the new board's first meeting with the Portfolio Committee on Communication on Tuesday.

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Chingola Roads Start Getting Facelift

The construction of roads under the Copperbelt 400 have commenced in Chingola District. A check in the once cleanest city reveal that the contractor had mobilised enough manpower on selected roads just to make them passable in view of the … Continued

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The construction of roads under the Copperbelt 400 have commenced in Chingola District. A check in the once cleanest city reveal that the contractor had mobilised enough manpower on selected roads just to make them passable in view of the rain season. However, the construction of the roads has come with challenges that have seen most roads closed leading to unbearable congestion. Some motorists are excited with the commencement of works and are now calling on the contractor to speed up the work while others are appealing to the local authority to help grade alternative routes to reduce traffic. “We are excited that the road works have started. This town has really been a mess. The roads had become impassable and we have been wondering what has gone wrong. I think we had a leadership crisis in this town, the situation didn’t have to be this bad for someone to respond to our concerns,†one of the motorists said. “The contractor should speed up the works to help reduce the traffic that has come as a result of the ongoing works. The rain season is here obviously soon we will not see these contractors anymore and we will be told they will get back on site after the rain season,†another added. Other residents have called on the Chingola Municipal Council to grade alternative routes to help reduce traffic especially within town centre. “I think the council needs to help us, we can’t have congestion like this. The situation has potential to lead to accidents,†they added. Chingola roads had become impassable with residents growing frustrated. The post Chingola Roads Start Getting Facelift appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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AMISOM to Begin Troop Withdrawal From Next December

[Shabelle] The African Union says it has begun its withdrawal from Somalia and will cut 1,000 troops by the end of this year as security responsibilities start to shift to the local military.

[Shabelle] The African Union says it has begun its withdrawal from Somalia and will cut 1,000 troops by the end of this year as security responsibilities start to shift to the local military.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia