Amazon to set up African headquarters in South Africa

Amazon has announced plans to locate its African headquarters in South Africa. Authorities in Cape Town confirmed this, saying the City of Cape Town has greenlit the R4 billion River Club mixed-use development, which will be the new home of retail giant Amazon in Africa. This is coming one week after Twitter picked Ghana for its first African office and headquarters.  “The development design intends to create a 150,000 square metre mixed-use space, divided into commercial and housing uses across two precincts. The developer intends 31,900 square metres to be…

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Artist to Watch: Rodney Lee talks cling girls (chitsoma) in new single

Rodney Lee Mupitirira is a rapper, singer and songwriter born and raised in Gweru. He is currently studying at University of Zimbabwe. Rodney is currently officially signed at Sokowe MG. He started working with Sokowe MG in 2018 as an individual artist and from there they recorded several projects. After working with Sokowe Mg for the past few years, Rodney got affiliated and being signed to Sokowe Mg which was a major step towards his career as artist. In a few words, Sokowe Mg realized the potential in the young…

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APC looking for educated Nigerians to contest 2023 elections

Abuja-The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is looking for educated Nigerians to contest in the 2023 elections. APC leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, had been accused of not having the Cambridge West African School Certificate Ordinary Level he claimed he obtained in 1961. Mr Buhari had defended himself, insisting he attended the Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, and sat the University of Cambridge/WASSCE examination, with examination number 8280002 (which he reportedly passed in the Second Division). Similarly, in 1999, its National Leader, Bola Tinubu, was accused of not attending Chicago State…

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Dangote, Lafarge, BUA accused of oligopoly, Senate seeks incentives for new entrants

Abuja – The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to provide more industrial incentives and protection, such as concessionary loans and larger tax incentives for new entrants into cement production. It said the measures would boost cement production, reduce price and encourage more valuable producers in Nigeria. The Senate’s resolution was sequel to a motion on Tuesday at the plenary on ‘Need for liberalisation of cement policy in Nigeria,’ sponsored by Lola Ashiru (APC – Kwara) and co-sponsored by five other senators. Moving the motion, Mr Ashiru noted…

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‘Football needs to change’ – Super League to ‘reshape the project’ in wake of withdrawals

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Super League declared that the new competition will “reconsider the most appropriate steps to reshape the project” in the aftermath of a number of high-profile withdrawals. Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal all confirmed that they were pulling out of the newly-formed competition as the Super League lost each member of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’. As a result, the Super League’s future is in serious doubt. What did the statement say? “The European Super League is convinced that the current status quo of European football needs…

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Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa files for divorce, says marriage can not be saved

Top TV and radio personality Ruvheneko Elsie Mafara née Parirenyatwa is divorcing her husband of almost seven years, at least on paper, saying their union has irretrievably broken down. The daughter of former health minister and Zanu PF member David Parirenyatwa said in High Court summons that her marriage to Tendai Basil Mafara was solemnized on April 19, 2014, only to run aground two years later in 2016 when the affection vanished and the two stopped living together. Her divorce is one of 300 separation cases filed so far this…

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Jury’s swift verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death: Guilty

MINNEAPOLIS — After three weeks of testimony, the trial of the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd ended swiftly: barely more than a day of jury deliberations, then just minutes for the verdicts to be read — guilty, guilty and guilty — and Derek Chauvin was handcuffed and taken away to prison. Chauvin, 45, could be sent to prison for decades when he is sentenced in about two months a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The verdict set off jubilation…

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Chelsea plays a goalless draw with Brighton

The fixture was almost a side note, with the news breaking before kick-off that Chelsea were preparing to pull out of the European Super League at the same time as their fans were protesting the club’s inclusion outside Stamford Bridge. Chelsea shared a goalless draw with Brighton to climb into the Champions Leagues places on a night where the future of European football came to a dramatic head. The Blues’ notice of withdrawal was followed by that of Manchester City as the controversial new competition threatened to unravel just 48 hours after the…

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Gruesome details of 2 murdered students emerge

HARARE-Gruesome details of 2 murdered students emerge. the two seven-year-old cousins killed last week on their way home from school in central Mutasa are suspected to have been murdered by their uncle who allegedly tried to throw search parties off the scent by giving false information as the community mobilised to find the missing children. Dilan and Melissa Benza were killed at an abandoned homestead halfway on the direct 4km route between Mbaza Primary School and their home. Their bodies, with deep neck cuts and throats slit, were dumped in a disused…

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Former Herald Editor accuses Auxillia Mnangagwa of attention-seeking and taking control of state media

HARARE-Former Herald Editor accuses Auxillia Mnangagwa of attention-seeking and taking control of state media. Zindoga claimed it was tough working for The Herald as First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa constantly interfered with his job. Zindoga was dismissed under unclear circumstances in 2019 just 10 months into the job. Former Herald Editor Tichaona Zindoga has spoken about his experience when he was at the helm of the state-controlled daily. Speaking on SABC’s Media Monitors programme on Sunday, Zindoga said his experience at Zimpapers was “uncomfortable, traumatic and bad”. Zindoga claimed he had little power to…

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