International – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:37:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 http://nehandaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-Nehanda-Radio-Favicon-512-32x32.jpg International – Nehanda Radio http://nehandaradio.com 32 32 Akon wants to build ‘real-life Wakanda’ using a currency called AKoin http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/akon-wants-to-build-real-life-wakanda-using-a-currency-called-akoin/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/akon-wants-to-build-real-life-wakanda-using-a-currency-called-akoin/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:10:24 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180554

Akon says he's planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself - called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be "the saviour of Africa".

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US blocks visas for ‘corrupt’ DR Congo officials http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/us-blocks-visas-for-corrupt-dr-congo-officials/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/us-blocks-visas-for-corrupt-dr-congo-officials/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:11:53 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180546 Joseph Kabila (Picture © REUTERS/Kenny Katombe)

The United States said on Thursday it had imposed visa bans on several senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo for corruption tied to the country’s electoral process to send a “strong signal” about the need for a peaceful transfer of power.

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51 young South Africans stranded in China following visa scam http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/51-young-south-africans-stranded-in-china-following-visa-scam/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/51-young-south-africans-stranded-in-china-following-visa-scam/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:25:42 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180536 International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: African News Agency (ANA) Archives

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) is working with Chinese authorities to help dozens of young South Africans who are stranded in China due to a visa scam.

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Six nabbed for deadly Hillbrow #CITheist http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/six-nabbed-for-deadly-hillbrow-citheist/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/six-nabbed-for-deadly-hillbrow-citheist/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:55:46 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180525

Six people were arrested after a police officer was shot and killed and two other people injured in a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist on Thursday, in Hillbrow, Gauteng, the South African Police Services (SAPS) said.

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Italy to seize NGO rescue ships as migrant row deepens http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/italy-to-seize-ngo-rescue-ships-as-migrant-row-deepens/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/italy-to-seize-ngo-rescue-ships-as-migrant-row-deepens/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:48:43 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180517 The two ships work for the German NGO Mission Lifeline

Italy said it will seize two migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean, amid a deepening row over migrants. Two German NGO ships carrying migrants "will be seized" to determine their legal status.

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Melania wears ‘I really don’t care do u?’ coat on migrant visit http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/melania-wears-i-really-dont-care-do-u-coat-on-migrant-visit/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/melania-wears-i-really-dont-care-do-u-coat-on-migrant-visit/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:17:11 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180514 Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her coat worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. Mrs Trump was spotted in the coat, which featured graffiti writing on the back with the words "I really don't care do u?", as she boarded a plane.

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Stem cell match brother ‘denied visa for life-saving op’ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/stem-cell-match-brother-denied-visa-for-life-saving-op/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/stem-cell-match-brother-denied-visa-for-life-saving-op/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:04:00 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180493 Amelia Chong, of the charity, said: "Put simply, Shirley will die without this stem cell transplant"

A woman with a rare blood cancer is being denied a life-saving transplant from her brother because he doesn't earn enough, a charity has said. Shirley Kordie, 33, has hypoplastic MDS and will leave her son, Blessing, four, without a mother if she is not treated.

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Museveni orders Uganda fingerprinting for all guns http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/museveni-orders-uganda-fingerprinting-for-all-guns/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/museveni-orders-uganda-fingerprinting-for-all-guns/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:43:30 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180489 Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the National Security Council (NSC) to immediately embark on the fingerprinting of all guns in a bid to curb insecurity.

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Philippines’ Duterte approves $5.6 bln for military upgrade http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/philippines-duterte-approves-5-6-bln-for-military-upgrade/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/philippines-duterte-approves-5-6-bln-for-military-upgrade/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:34:27 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180485 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a five-year plan to spend 300 billion pesos ($5.6 billion) to modernise the outdated military, defence officials said on Wednesday.

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At least ten people killed in Zambia mine dump collapse http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/at-least-ten-people-killed-in-zambia-mine-dump-collapse/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/22/at-least-ten-people-killed-in-zambia-mine-dump-collapse/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:55:45 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180471

At least 10 subsistence miners were killed when a mine dump collapsed in Zambia’s second-largest city and copperbelt mining hub Kitwe, police said on Wednesday.

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Malawi’s Joyce Banda hints at running for office in 2019 http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/20/malawis-joyce-banda-hints-at-running-for-office-in-2019/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/20/malawis-joyce-banda-hints-at-running-for-office-in-2019/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:26:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180327

Malawi will hold presidential, parliamentary and council elections in May 2019, with former president Joyce Banda, who recently returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, said on Monday that she was ready to run in 2019’s presidential elections if nominated by her party.

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Three people die after being hit by train at South London station http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/three-people-die-after-being-hit-by-train-at-south-london-station/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/three-people-die-after-being-hit-by-train-at-south-london-station/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:03:02 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180232 Emergency services attend the scene in South London (SWNS)

Three men have died after they were hit by a train at Loughborough Junction station in South London, police believe. Officers were called to the station, near Brixton, shortly after 7.30 this morning following reports of multiple bodies being found.

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Group to take #JuliusMalema to court for racist rant http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/group-to-take-juliusmalema-to-court-for-racist-rant/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/group-to-take-juliusmalema-to-court-for-racist-rant/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:31:37 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180207 Julius Malema

A KwaZulu-Natal minority rights group is looking to open a third case against EFF leader Julius Malema for claiming that the majority of Indians are racist. Malema was speaking at his party’s Youth Day commemorations in Klerksdorp in the North West Province at the weekend.

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Gugulethu baby allegedly kidnapped by mom’s friend found unharmed http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/gugulethu-baby-allegedly-kidnapped-by-moms-friend-found-unharmed/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/gugulethu-baby-allegedly-kidnapped-by-moms-friend-found-unharmed/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:25:12 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180203

A Cape Town woman wanted in connection with the disappearance of her friend’s two-month-old baby girl has been arrested and the baby returned to her mother unharmed, Western Cape police confirmed on Monday.

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Menlyn mall robbery suspects to appear in court http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/menlyn-mall-robbery-suspects-to-appear-in-court/ http://nehandaradio.com/2018/06/18/menlyn-mall-robbery-suspects-to-appear-in-court/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:14:55 +0000 http://nehandaradio.com/?p=180200 This jewellery story at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre was hit by criminals and several Rolex watches were stolen.

Six suspects linked to last week’s Menlyn Park Shopping Centre robbery have been arrested, and two firearms, three vehicles and more than R90 000 recovered by the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Tracking Team in Mamelodi on Friday.

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