A South African female police officer has been arrested for possession of drugs at the Sao Paulo International Airport in Brazil.
Angela Maluleke, 33, from Giyani in Limpopo, was recently arrested after she was allegedly found with six bricks of cocaine in her luggage.
According to the International Relations Department, the officer was en route to Johannesburg when she was hand cuffed. Read more
THE Government has secured a $1 billion investment for the revival of the country’s largest steel maker, the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Ziscosteel), from a Chinese company, that will see one million tonnes of steel being produced in the next 18 months.
It is projected that the investment might rise to $2 billion upon completion of all the implementation stages.
The Chinese investor is R and F Company, which is also involved in various investments spanning from mining, real estate and tourism.
R and F’s subsidiary based in Hong Kong is the one that had expressed interest in Ziscosteel, and Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha last month signed the implementation framework with the company in China. Read more
The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned the public against fraudsters who are charging people money to apply for non-existent jobs at the UN agency.
Speaking in a telephone interview, Unicef Zimbabwe Chief of Communications Mr Victor Chinyama said job seekers must be wary of people moving around promising people jobs at Unicef.
He said some people have showed up at Unicef offices after being falsely told that the organisation will be holding interviews for various posts.
Mr Chinyama said some people had forwarded complaints via WhatsApp and email while others have phoned saying they have been duped by the fraudsters. Read more
Yesterday, North Korea fired a missile over Japan which the country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called the “most serious and grave ever” threat to the country.
The missile was fired just before 6 a.m. in Japan.
The launch of the missile set off series of warnings in the northern part of the country urging people to seek shelter wia messages on their mobile phones and there was panic among residents.
According to reports, the missile flew over Erimomisaki, on the northern island of Hokkaido, and broke into three pieces before falling into the Pacific Ocean, about 1,180 kilometers (733 miles) off the Japanese coast. Read more
South Africa: President Jacob Zuma’s son‚ Duduzane‚ has called on former finance minister Pravin Gordhan to take some responsibility for the economic crisis that the country is currently facing.
In an open letter to Gordhan‚ Duduzane questioned why the former finance minister never took the blame for anything that has happened in the country in the past few years.
“Mr Gordhan‚ you were Finance Minister of this country for over six of the last eight years‚ yet take no responsibility for this country’s economic performance in that time. It is always somebody else’s fault.
“While you were in charge at Treasury‚ starting in 2009‚ the South Africa economy flat lined‚ unemployment rose from 21% to 27% and national debt increased from 31% to a record 51%. These are the facts and history will judge you on them. Read more
Nigeria: The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a man who allegedly uses human parts to make pepper soup at Abaripko community in Ahaoda-East Local government area of the state.
The suspect, Roland Peter was also among the kidnappers that abducted, killed and beheaded one Pastor Samuel Okpara from Edoha in Ahoada East Local Government Area on August 15, 2017.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, who spoke with newsmen while parading Peter and 22 other suspects at the State Command in Port Harcourt, explained that the suspect was also in possession of riffles belonging to his gang. Read more
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan have welcomed their second child, a daughter named August.
Mark announced the news on Facebook saying, ‘Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August!”
He also included a letter to his daughter from himself and Chan expressing hopes that she would take time to enjoy her childhood. Read more
Nigerian Oshi Agabi has unveiled a computer based not on silicon but on mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania.
The system has been trained to recognise the smell of explosives and could be used to replace traditional airport security, he said.
Eventually the modem-sized device, dubbed Koniku Kore, could provide the brain for future robots.
Experts said that making such systems mass-market was challenging. Read more
Priscillah Mabelane has been appointed as the new chief executive of BP Southern Africa, eNCA reports.
The South African news site adds that Ms Mabelane, a chartered accountant, is the “first woman in the history of the country’s oil industry to head a multi-national company”.
Before joining BP in 2011 as chief financial officer (CFO), eNCA says Ms Mabelane held senior roles at Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), international tax and assurance company Ernst & Young, and South African electricity supplier Eskom. Read more
American singer, Alecia Beth Moore aka P!nk, won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at last night’s VMAs and she gave one of the most inspiring speeches ever that moved her audience to tears.
After accepting the award from Ellen Degeneres, the music icon recounted a conversation she recently had with her 6-year-old daughter, Willow.
Read the full speech and watch the video below: Read more