International – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:52:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg International – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Company accused of ‘looting’ City of Tshwane – report http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/company-accused-of-looting-city-of-tshwane-report/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/company-accused-of-looting-city-of-tshwane-report/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:29:40 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186838 Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga. Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency/ANA

The City of Tshwane reportedly handed over infrastructure projects worth R12 billion to an engineering consultancy to manage, which reportedly made a quarter of a billion in the past six months.

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Letter from Africa: Heroes and villains of Nigeria’s parliament siege http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/letter-from-africa-heroes-and-villains-of-nigerias-parliament-siege/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/letter-from-africa-heroes-and-villains-of-nigerias-parliament-siege/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:21:45 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186835

In our series of letters from Africa, Nigerian writer and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says scenes resembling a coup in her country have left many scratching their heads. Nigerians still can't say for sure why armed, masked men held our country's parliament under siege last week. But the alarming incident had a most joyous ending.

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Hippo bite kills Taiwan tourist in Kenya http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/hippo-bite-kills-taiwan-tourist-in-kenya/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/hippo-bite-kills-taiwan-tourist-in-kenya/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:57:06 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186832

A Taiwanese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya. Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife resort on Lake Naivasha, 90km (56 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi.

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Sir William Nicholson painting bought for £165k is ‘fake’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/sir-william-nicholson-painting-bought-for-165k-is-fake/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/13/sir-william-nicholson-painting-bought-for-165k-is-fake/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:19:17 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186829 Fiona Bruce and art dealer Philip Mould with the painting

A painting bought for £165,000, and thought to have been painted by British artist Sir William Nicholson, could be nearly worthless after an art expert cast doubt on its authenticity. The still life of a glass jug and pears was examined on the BBC's Fake of Fortune? programme.

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Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/12/seattle-tacoma-plane-thief-had-full-airport-credentials/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/12/seattle-tacoma-plane-thief-had-full-airport-credentials/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:34:26 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186762

A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say.

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/monsanto-ordered-to-pay-289m-damages-in-roundup-cancer-trial/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/monsanto-ordered-to-pay-289m-damages-in-roundup-cancer-trial/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 12:39:17 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186650

Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.

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South Africa risks ‘Zimbabwe-style land chaos’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/south-africa-risks-zimbabwe-style-land-chaos/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/south-africa-risks-zimbabwe-style-land-chaos/#comments Sat, 11 Aug 2018 12:15:18 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186643

Shockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosa's controversial announcement that the country's constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

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Head teacher busted sitting student’s exam http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/head-teacher-busted-sitting-students-exam/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/head-teacher-busted-sitting-students-exam/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 11:41:59 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186629

A head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf.

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Kenya tears down ‘illegal’ upmarket mall http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/kenya-tears-down-illegal-upmarket-mall/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/11/kenya-tears-down-illegal-upmarket-mall/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 11:20:54 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186621

Mechanical claws of excavators have been tearing into buildings in an upmarket area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, at the government's request.

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Malema tells Manana to be proud of being ‘gay’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/10/malema-tells-manana-to-be-proud-of-being-gay/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/10/malema-tells-manana-to-be-proud-of-being-gay/#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:55:11 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186520 Former South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) president Julius Malema has urged former ANC MP and ex-deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana to embrace his sexuality and disclose that he is homosexual.

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SABC tells DA to take its Mmusi video and shove it http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/sabc-tells-da-to-take-its-mmusi-video-and-shove-it/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/sabc-tells-da-to-take-its-mmusi-video-and-shove-it/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:30:23 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186491 Mmusi Maimane

The SABC has refused to air a video message from DA leader Mmusi Maimane on land expropriation.

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Remembering Khensani Maseko who fought South African campus rape http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/remembering-khensani-maseko-who-fought-south-african-campus-rape/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/remembering-khensani-maseko-who-fought-south-african-campus-rape/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:18:40 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186466

The death of a law student and anti-rape activist in South Africa, whose funeral is being held on Thursday, has brought the simmering issue of campus rape back to the forefront

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Top Kenyan athlete killed in car crash http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/top-kenyan-athlete-killed-in-car-crash/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/09/top-kenyan-athlete-killed-in-car-crash/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:52:31 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186450 Nicholas Bett

NAIROBI. — Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400m hurdles champion, was killed yesterday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya, police said.

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R145m Powerball winner shares secret hiding place for his winning ticket http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/08/r145m-powerball-winner-shares-secret-hiding-place-for-his-winning-ticket/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/08/r145m-powerball-winner-shares-secret-hiding-place-for-his-winning-ticket/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:52:46 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186363

The man who won R145-million rand after winning the lottery says his anxiety led him to keep his winning ticket in his sock

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Deptford fire: Boy, 7, found dead after ‘suspicious’ blaze http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/07/deptford-fire-boy-7-found-dead-after-suspicious-blaze/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/08/07/deptford-fire-boy-7-found-dead-after-suspicious-blaze/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:16:38 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=186261

A seven-year-old boy has died in a "suspicious" house fire.

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