Liverpool Refuse To Release Salah For Egypt’s World Cup Qualifiers

English club Liverpool has refused to allow Mohamed Salah to travel to Africa for World Cup qualifiers with Egypt next month, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Monday. According to EFA, Liverpool said they made the decision because Salah would be forced to quarantine on his return to England. It opens up the possibility of similar refusals from other European clubs ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers in Africa, Asia, the Concacaf region, Europe and South America, and puts them on a potential collision course with FIFA, the…

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Civil Servants’ Vehicle Rebate Scheme Extended

The government has extended the duty-free rebate on the motor vehicle scheme for civil servants beyond June 2021. Through Statutory Instrument 52 of 2019, the Treasury had given civil servants with 10 years of service the nod to import cars duty-free. Under this provision, a vehicle to be imported should not exceed US$10 000 while a person is entitled to import one car within a period of five years. The extension of the scheme was revealed in a letter dated 16 August 2021 by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry…

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Schools Reopening: Learners To Take Turns Coming To School

Children will not come to school every weekday when schools reopen in order to decongest classrooms and control the spread of the coronavirus. This was said by Bulawayo Provincial Education Director (PED), Olicah Kaira while speaking during the ongoing community outreach programme in Bulawayo by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to prepare for the reopening of schools. Kaira also urged parents to assist their children to participate in the ongoing e-learning programmes. She said: As a province, we are encouraging children to join the e-learning programme through WhatsApp,…

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UK-bases Zimbabwean Man Jailed 15 Years For Sexually Abusing Numerous Girls

A UK-based Zimbabwean man who has sexually abused a number of children for years has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Simba Masvaure (44), abused children for 12 years in Northampton, United Kingdom. In a Facebook post Northampton police said: A man who sexually abused a number of children in Northampton over a period of 12 years has been jailed for his crimes. Simba Masvaure, aged 44, was convicted of 11 sexual offences on June 11 following a trial at Northampton Crown Court, where on Friday, August 13, he…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 23 August 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 23 August 2021: New cases: 349 Local Cases: 349 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 44 Hotspots: Cases in areas previously designated as hotspots have been declining due to public health control measures being implemented as surveillance continues in these areas. Vaccinations: 32 926 (first dose); 22 886 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 2 345 343  (first dose); 1 483 048 (second dose) Tests: 4 914 (Positivity today was 7.1%) Recoveries: 949; National Recovery Rate: 88% Active Cases: 10 949 Total Cumulative Cases: 123 001 Total Recoveries: 107 759…

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