Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was among 60 detainees being kept under arrest at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, has reportedly been transferred to a maximum-security prison after refusing to pay $6 billion as part of a government anti-corruption purge.
The detainees were moved by Saudi authorities to Al-Ha’ir Prison. The jail, located south of Riyadh, is the kingdom’s highest-security prison.
The relocation of detainees reportedly followed a failure to negotiate their release with the government, refusing to make large financial payments. Read more
Manchester United closed the gap on runaway league leaders Manchester City with a 3-0 victory over Stoke on Monday Night Football.
City’s lead now stands at 12 points after goals from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku swept aside Stoke, who had their new boss Paul Lambert watching on from the stands.
The former Aston Villa and Norwich manager would have taken heart from the performance in the first half where the visitors created multiple chances but either spurned them or were denied by David de Gea, who was keeping his 13th clean sheet of the season.
Paul Pogba was voted man of the match.
A married man had his penis stuck inside his lover at Triple Zero guest house in Namatala, Mbale, Uganda on Monday morning.
According to eyewitness, Gosher Mbale, the adulterous couple were having sex when they became stuck together.
Acting President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga met South African businessman Robert Gumede at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare today.
According to reports by The Chronicle, Gumede is willing to invest $1,2 billion in sectors such as energy, health, tourism and infrastructure development.
In an interview at Robert Mugabe International Airport yesterday, Gumede said he is optimistic that they are investment opportunities under President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. Read more
A MONTH into his reign, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has already charmed a lot of Zimbabweans with his vision and initiatives for the turnaround of the country but most significantly has won praise even from the hard-to-please opposition ranks.
The President has hit all the right notes since his inauguration on November 24, reviving hopes for a better Zimbabwe with even MDC-T strongman Mr Eddie Cross predicting the nation’s change of fortunes under President Mnangagwa’s leadership.
In an article published on his blog on Christmas Day, the MDC-T national executive member and Bulawayo South legislator said President Mnangagwa’s administration was working towards the holding of free and fair elections.
Mr Cross, who has not shied from controversy recently revealing that MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai might not be able to contest next year’s elections as his health problems mount, also admitted that the opposition is in shambles and has no chance against Zanu-PF under a renewed leadership. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed he will be visiting China in April after President Xi Jinping invited him.
Prez Mnangagwa said he will visit China in an effort to reengage with the outside world.
I will be going to China in April and working out areas of cooperation with China.
But besides, we have envoys as well as messages of encouragement and congratulations from like (Angela) Merkel and want Germany to work with us, from (Vladimir) Putin in Russia the same, Brazil the same, India the same and from the Pope.
Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu has responded to warnings by former Higher Education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo that there will be bloodshed in Zimbabwe.
Mpofu said they are ready to defend the country against insurgency.
If we could deal with a vicious enemy like the Rhodesian regime, what can stop us from dealing with the renegades who may want to destabilise our peace and stability? We are not a banana republic.
Curvy Ghanaian actress, Moesha Boduong, is of the opinion that flaunting curves does not make a woman cheap as she shared these lovely new photos of herself on her Instagram page.
Known for her hourglass figure, curvy Ghanaian Actress, Moesha Boduong, who looks extremely gorgeous in new photos she shared on Instagram, has stated that flaunting one’s curves is not a sign of being cheap.
She posted the beautiful photos and wrote: Read more
An aide to Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could “drag out and lynch” the leader in a “Libyan scenario”.
During Mr Mugabe’s last week in office, he was under house arrest as the military staged a takeover which would eventually oust him.
“I started visualising an image of Muammar Gaddafi,” Mr Mugabe’s former spokesman George Charamba said.
He was speaking to Zimbabwe’s privately owned Daily News site.
Recalling the last days of Mr Mugabe’s 37-year rule, Mr Charamba said the 93-year-old wanted “to go on his own terms” and had to be warned of the dangers following the military’s intervention and the outbreak of protests. Read more
Manchester United will take the option to extend David De Gea’s contract by a further year and Jose Mourinho is unsurprisingly keen to tie down our star goalkeeper for the long term.
De Gea’s current four-year deal is due to end next summer but a clause in it will allow the Reds to extend his stay for another 12 months, which Mourinho expects to be a formality.
But the manager is looking further ahead than that and hopes the club can agree a new contract for the Spaniard, who has again been in imperious form this season to illustrate why many fans, team-mates and pundits feel he is the best in the world. Read more