Nigeria Edge Burundi In Group B Opener

Odion Ighalo came off the bench to score the goal that gave former champions Nigeria a 1-0 victory over stubborn minnows Burundi on Saturday in the opening Africa Cup of Nations Group B match. The Shanghai Shenhua forward had been on the pitch only four minutes in Egyptian Mediterranean city Alexandria when he struck the 77th-minute winner. It was an unconvincing performance from the three-time trophy-holders, who lacked attacking sharpness against well-organised opponents. Bookmakers have made Nigeria fourth-favourites at 9/1 to win the competition, behind hosts and record seven-time champions…

Clubless Obi Mikel Join Training Camp

John Obi Mikel, Leon Balogun of Brighton Hove Albion and Levante winger Moses Simon were among the early arrivals on Sunday at Nigeria’s training camp for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Former Chelsea midfielder Obi Mikel, who last played for his country at last year’s World Cup in Russia, is making a comeback to the national team. The 32-year-old is currently without a club after his short-term deal with English Championship side Middlesbrough ended when they failed to win promotion back to the Premier League. Other call-ups who have…

Mnangagwa Back From Ramaphosa Inauguration

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived back from South Africa where he had attended the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa this on Saturday. The President was welcomed back at the Robert Mugabe International Airport by Vice President Kembo Mohadi, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri, senior government officials as well as members of the service chiefs. His visit to South Africa for Ramaphosa’s inauguration comes at a time when the country is also forging ahead towards sealing bilateral ties with its neighbour. President Ramaphosa’s African National…

Mental Health Drugs In Short Supply

Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe president Mr Portifa Mwendera says mental health drugs, such as Fluphenezine Deconoate (FD) remain in short supply throughout the country. He was speaking in an interview with Star FM News as Zimbabwe commemorated mental health awareness week observed on the 13th to 19th of may globally.According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, at least 1,3 million people are living with mental illness in Zimbabwe.

Trump’s Huawei Ban ‘Wins’ One Trade Battle

Indeed, Huawei’s executive director and chairman of its investment review board, David Wang, told Bloomberg that, “Our U.S. business is not that big. We have global operations. We still will have stable operations.” Wang is right… to a point. Huawei derives most of its sales from international markets, according to a 2018 financial report released earlier this year, but it depends heavily on technology from U.S. chip manufacturers for its equipment. Without those supplies, Huawei could find itself in a very difficult spot, indeed. Huawei’s end of year financials showed its consumer devices business…

Elon Musk, SEC Agree To Guidelines On Twitter Use

Tesla,  Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reached an agreement Friday that will give the CEO freedom to use Twitter —within certain limitations — without fear of being held in contempt for violating an earlier court order. Musk can tweet as he wishes except when it’s about certain events or financial milestones. In those cases, Musk must seek pre-approval from a securities lawyer, according to the agreement filed with Manhattan federal court. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, the presiding judge on this matter, must still approve the deal. Nathan had given…

Elon Musk On taking Tesla Private

Elon Musk  would prefer if Tesla,  which is known for its volatile share price and is among the most heavily shorted stock, were a private company, but acknowledged during an earnings call Wednesday that it wasn’t likely. Musk can dream, can’t he? “Unfortunately that ship had sailed,” Musk said flatly, in response to a question from Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas. Musk said Tesla as a public company was a distraction at times and then added, “I’m not sure what to do about it.” The question came up as an increasing number of…

Former Botswana President Ian Khama To Be Arrested?

Former Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama might be arrested by the Botswana over conspiracy plots against the seating President a popular South African based Prophet has prophesied.  In a prophecy issued on Tuesday Imperial City Church leader Prophet Osiah Brian Sovi said the following: I saw a former president of a small country in Africa RAIDED and detained over an alleged conspiracy. I saw hidden things being uncovered. Is it a set up? I saw many law enforcement personnel sounding his premises.I saw it CLEARLY I saw Wednesday I saw 7 I…

Strive Masiyiwa meets Botswana President

Botswana President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi hosted Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group Mr Strive Masiyiwa on Tuesday in his office for a tête-à-tête ahead of the much anticipated Gaborone Town hall discussion on youth entrepreneurship at Gaborone International Convention Center. Botswana Government reported that Masiyiwa is in Botswana at the invitation of President Masisi, to discuss youth entrepreneurship particularly in the Information and Communication Technology space. The discussion will be held under the theme unlocking youth entrepreneurship through the knowledge-based economy. byo24

Govt Moves To Slash Bread Price

GOVERNMENT plans to support small bakeries and confectionaries in small towns around the country to help increase their capacity and eventually bring down the cost of bread, Industry and Commerce minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu has said. The country’s bread industry is dominated by three major bakeries Lobels, Bakers Inn and Proton which all hiked the price of a standard loaf of bread from $2,50 to more than ZWL$3. The increase is the fifth this year as inflationary pressures continue to grip the southern African nation. In March, year-on-year inflation reached 66%.…