Football star, business man and World Footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken another record!
The Real Madrid star scored two goals against Hungary last week, his 69th and 70th goal for his country, Portugal, and then followed it up with another goal against Sweden his 71st, which automatically put him among the top 10 highest goalscorers for national sides in the history of football. Congrats to him!
Nigeria: 17 year old Boko Haram suspect, Ali Mustafa, Tuesday confessed to have killed 18 people since he was forced to join the terror group three years ago.
Ali confessed to the crime when he was paraded by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC).
Ali told newsmen that himself and other young boys were abducted from Konduga after an attack carried out by the group.
He said during his stay with the group, he was trained in the use of assault rifles and other dangerous weapons which he used to execute his victims. Read more
Billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk is teasing his followers about his next bold move: hooking up brains with computers.
On Tuesday, he tweeted that he’s preparing to launch Neuralink, a new venture that the Wall Street Journal reported would focus on “neural lace.”
According to the report, the new technology could link human brains with computers, without a physical connection, by implanting tiny electrodes into the brain.
It could enhance memory and cognitive powers by effectively merging human and artificial intelligence. Read more
A Roman Catholic priest who committed his life to celibacy is under fire for bedding a young girl.
Father Charles Makowa of St Peters Catholic Church in Checheche has been allegedly involved with several women from his church with the latest being a minor whose mother is the Parish Youth Advisor (Tete).
The mother’s name cannot be mentioned to protect the minor.
The man of cloth confirmed the developments that are making him leave the church while the girl’s mother said if the story sees the light of the day the writers would die. Read more
HARARE – Retailers and dealers fuelling the three-tier pricing that has emerged as market forces are overpowering the forced parity of bond notes face imprisonment of up to seven years.
This comes after President Robert Mugabe on Friday signed into law the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Act, 2017 (No. 1 of 2017) that has regularised the circulation of bond notes. Read more
King of Sungura music, Alick Macheso, says his heart bleeds for his mentors who have failed to rise to the occasion despite nurturing the best talents on the local scene.
The Orchestra Mberikwazvo band leader said he feels sorry for his mentors Shepherd Chinyani and Nicholas Zakaria whom he described as ‘mere bridges’.
“I was staying in Dzivarasekwa 2 sometime in 1983 when I first came to Harare. That was when I also came to know Shepherd Chinyani.
He was the one who nurtured my talent and he was the one who made me play the bass guitar,” he said
Alick Macheso added: “I was just whiling up time strumming a guitar at a certain house where I was staying along Chinokoro Street in Dzivarasekwa 2. Chinyani stayed some few houses away in the same neighborhood. Read more
ANTONIO BARRADAS, the leading representative of La Liga in Africa, is set to make a landmark visit to Harare on Friday to explore partnerships that could, among other things, open avenues for Zimbabwean footballers to ply their trade in the Spanish top-flight league.
La Liga clubs, led by their heavyweight brands Real Madrid and Barcelona, have dominated world club football in recent years with the last three winners of both the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Champions League coming from Spain.
The Spanish top-flight league has also supplied winners of the last three UEFA Europa League titles, which have all been captured by Sevilla, while five of the last seven winners of the tournament have also come from La Liga in what has clearly been a ruthless domination of the European club football landscape. Read more
According to Bloomberg, Gallup’s first post-health care presidential approval poll showed President Donald Trump down to 36 percent approval, a new low.
He had previously fallen slightly below Barack Obama’s low point; he’s now one tick lower than either Bill Clinton or Gerald Ford at their worst. Read more
Louis Mhlanga (born 10 November 1956) is a South African based Zimbabwean award-winning guitarist and producer. Mhlanga taught himself playing the guitar at a young age and is considered one of the best Southern African guitarists.
Mhlanga’s career began in the 1970s. Fronting many bands in Zimbabwe, he mixed American and Zimbabwean influences into his music.
Mhlanga became renowned for his guitar skills, and worked with Zimbabwean acts such as Shaka, Talking Drum, Ilanga, Mudzimu, and Oliver Mtukudzi. Read more
Ivory Coast : The prosecutor in Simone Gbagbo’s war crimes trial in Ivory Coast as requested a life jail term for the former first lady.
“Gentlemen of the jury, you will declare Madame Gbagbo guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentence her to life imprisonment,” prosecutor Aly Yeo urged in his summing-up at the country’s top criminal court in Abidjan.
Gabgbo, currently in prison serving a separate 20-year sentence for “endangering state security”, is boycotting the trial. Her defence team was not in court either.
The chief prosecutor described her as a shadowy figure who orchestrated attacks on her husband’s opponents:
“After her spouse came to power, she started to impose herself as the real head of Ivory Coast, the army, the police and gendarmerie,” Mr Yeo said, in comments carried by AFP news agency. Read more