Wrestlers Strike Gold in South Africa

[The Herald] Five Zimbabwean wrestlers flew the country’s flag high at the African Belt Wrestling Championships in Cape Town, South Africa last week. The quintet, who participated in different categories, brought home two gold, three silver and as many…

[The Herald] Five Zimbabwean wrestlers flew the country's flag high at the African Belt Wrestling Championships in Cape Town, South Africa last week. The quintet, who participated in different categories, brought home two gold, three silver and as many bronze medals.Evergreen Paddington Mashaire, who represented the country in the 55-kg-and-under, grabbed a brace of silver medals in both the Kazakh Kuresi and Turkmen Goresh styles while Munyaradzi Chitsa won a fourth bronze in the Under-75kg category of the Kazakh Kure

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nigerian Politician and the Rest of Us

[Guardian] As a judge in the Catholic Church tribunal, I am used to the job of the ‘defender of the bond.’ The defender of the bond, as the name implies, argues at every point for the validity of marriage. Under no circumstance is he expected to say th…

[Guardian] As a judge in the Catholic Church tribunal, I am used to the job of the 'defender of the bond.' The defender of the bond, as the name implies, argues at every point for the validity of marriage. Under no circumstance is he expected to say that the bond of marriage is not there or invalid. Most of the time, he is caught in the trap of defending the indefensible. It is not an enviable job.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Thriving in a Woman’s World

[The Herald] Often mistaken for a medical doctor when he enters the labour ward at Beitbridge District Hospital, Mr Matindita Gore has broken the barriers to thrive in an unlikely environment.Addressed as “sister” by his colleagues, many fail to compre…

[The Herald] Often mistaken for a medical doctor when he enters the labour ward at Beitbridge District Hospital, Mr Matindita Gore has broken the barriers to thrive in an unlikely environment.Addressed as "sister" by his colleagues, many fail to comprehend how a male can even have such a title. Mr Gore is one of the rare male nurses who practice midwifery across Zimbabwe. "People are quite surprised when they find out that I'm a midwife," he said in a recent interview.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Coup Scare – a Red Herring?

[Guardian] One of the greatest dis-incentives to military coup in Nigeria is the liberalisation of the broadcast media. If you seize a radio station in Kaduna to announce a coup, another officer will seize a television or radio station in Kano, Lagos, …

[Guardian] One of the greatest dis-incentives to military coup in Nigeria is the liberalisation of the broadcast media. If you seize a radio station in Kaduna to announce a coup, another officer will seize a television or radio station in Kano, Lagos, Enugu, Ibadan or Rivers, to counter the coup. If you attempt a military putsch through an announcement on air in Owerri, someone else will make a counter announcement on radio or television in Abuja, Ebonyi, Jos, Ekiti or Bayelsa. It is no longer easy to plan and succes

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Chitiyo Wins Caps Utd Fans Award

[The Herald] Former CAPS United midfielder Ronald “Rooney” Chitiyo has won the appreciation of the club’s supporters after he was voted the club’s Player of the Month for May.The award is being bankrolled by the team’s fans. Chitiyo distinguished himse…

[The Herald] Former CAPS United midfielder Ronald "Rooney" Chitiyo has won the appreciation of the club's supporters after he was voted the club's Player of the Month for May.The award is being bankrolled by the team's fans. Chitiyo distinguished himself in a month of mixed fortunes for the club both at home and on the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Provinces Snub Ruling Party Commissar Kasukuwere Again

[The Herald] Felex Share -Zanu-PF structures yesterday resisted machinations by embattled national commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere to impose authority on them by calling for an urgent meeting with provincial chairpersons, ostensibly to audit party str…

[The Herald] Felex Share -Zanu-PF structures yesterday resisted machinations by embattled national commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere to impose authority on them by calling for an urgent meeting with provincial chairpersons, ostensibly to audit party structures ahead of next year's elections.The structures said Cde Kasukuwere should first wait for the Politburo verdict on the allegations he is facing before carrying out commissariat work.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

City Council Drags National Water Authority to Court

[The Herald] Kwekwe City Council has taken the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to court for cutting off water supplies to the town over a $1,5 million debt without a court order.Kwekwe City Council, through its lawyers Mutatu and Partners, fi…

[The Herald] Kwekwe City Council has taken the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to court for cutting off water supplies to the town over a $1,5 million debt without a court order.Kwekwe City Council, through its lawyers Mutatu and Partners, filed an urgent chamber application at the Bulawayo High Court, citing Zinwa as the respondent.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ecowas Admits Morocco, but Studying Implications

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Northern African country of Morocco’s request to join the West African regional body has been approved in principle by ECOWAS, but West African leaders are studying the implications of its membership before its membershi…

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Northern African country of Morocco's request to join the West African regional body has been approved in principle by ECOWAS, but West African leaders are studying the implications of its membership before its membership can be formally endorsed.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘Small Enterprises, E-Commerce Key to Economic Development’

[Guardian] For Africa, particularly Nigeria to develop and take its rightful place on the world stage, concerted efforts must be made to strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost the economy.

[Guardian] For Africa, particularly Nigeria to develop and take its rightful place on the world stage, concerted efforts must be made to strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost the economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria