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Libya’s disbanded parly reconvenes, sacks top cleric

LIBYA’s  internationally recognised parliament, declared invalid by the country’s top court, reconvened on Sunday and sacked the key state Muslim cleric, Libyan media reported, fuelling a major power struggle in the country. The House of Representatives met in the eastern city of Tobruk and voted to remove Sheikh al-Sadeq al-Ghariani, the Grand Mufti, Libya’s top legal Islamic authority. Most lawmakers ... Read More »

Highlanders make huge losses in last two Castle PSL games

HIGHLANDERS made huge losses in their last two Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches against Chicken Inn and Chiredzi at Hartsfield Ground, reports the Zimbabwe based Newsday newspaper. The number of supporters who have been attending matches at the stadium has dropped significantly owing to a number of reasons, chiefly poor results and transport costs to the new venue. ... Read More »

Moody’s downgrades SA’s credit ratings again

MOODY’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has downgraded South Africa’s investment grade credit ratings, the National Treasury said on Thursday. Spokeswoman Phumza Macanda said the credit rating was downgraded to “Baa2 / P-2” from “Baa1 / P-2”. “The credit outlook has been revised to stable from negative,” she said in a statement. She said the government noted Moody’s decision and recognised that ... Read More »

Tsvangirai expels 18 legislators as Zanu-PF gives Midzi the boot

ZIMBABWE’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday asked parliament to expel 18 rebel MPs on the grounds they no longer belonged to the party The 18 include Tendai Biti, a former MDC secretary general and finance minister, thrown out of the party by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai in April. Biti’s MDC Renewal group had tried to suspend Tsvangirai ... Read More »

Dept of Basic Education cancels the contracts of food suppliers after pupils fall sick

THE  contracts of two companies,which had been supplying food to schools in Limpopo have been terminated, the department of basic education said on Thursday. “Contracts have been terminated with immediate effect for the companies implicated in the food contamination that resulted in schoolchildren being hospitalised in Limpopo,” said spokesman Elijah Mhlanga. “The Limpopo department of education, supported by the department ... Read More »

International oil prices go down

OIL PRICES prices eased on  Thursday in choppy deals as investors digested upbeat US inventories figures ahead of European interest rate decisions and fresh economic data Brent North Sea crude for delivery in December handed back 18 cents to $82.77 a barrel nearing midday in London. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for December dipped 21 cents to $78.47 a barrel ... Read More »

Bangladesh V Zimbabwe second test scoreboard

SCOREBOARD  at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Khulna on Thursday: Bangladesh 1st innings 433 (Shakib Al Hasan 137, Tamim Iqbal 109, Mahmudullah 56; T. Panyangara 2-49, T. Chatara 2-61, M. Waller 2-65) Zimbabwe 1st innings (overnight 331-5) Raza lbw b Taijul 11 Chari c Tamim b Taijul 25 Masakadza b Shakib ... Read More »

France ‘s Paris Saint Germaine continues winning streak without Ibrahimovic

PARIS  Saint-Germain is on a five-match winning streak without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, though none of the victories was entertaining and the side still looks poorer without its talismanic striker. So there was relief on Thursday when Ibrahimovic returned to training following a nagging heel injury, increasing speculation he could play against Marseille on Sunday, when a win would move second-place PSG ... Read More »

TB Joshua in coroner inquest no-show

ONE  of Nigeria’s most popular preachers failed to appear at a coroner’s inquest on Wednesday to explain how 116 people died in a building collapse at his Lagos megachurch. TB Joshua had been summoned to give evidence at the hearing into the September 12 tragedy at his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which left 84 South Africans among the ... Read More »

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