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Tokyo — Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 53 next month, has renewed his contract with Yokohama FC to extend his record as the world’s oldest professional footballer. The veteran player, admiringly nicknamed “King Kazu” for his spirited onfield style, will kick off his 35th career season this year, the club announced over the […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Wednesday 15 January 2020, undertake a working visit to Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique to attend the inauguration of His Excellency President-Elect Mr Filipe Nyusi. Mozambique held Presidential, Legislative and Provincial elections on 15 October 2019. President-Elect Nyusi was the declared winner of the general election and will as […]

South Africa and Ethiopia have signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official/service passports. This, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali said in a joint communiqué, is expected to ease the travel of officials, which will contribute to further strengthening bilateral relations. President Ramaphosa and […]

The Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of Nepal Mr. Ghana Shyam Lamsal launched ‘VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020’ this week. The Diplomatic Informer Magazine Interview with The Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of Nepal Mr. Ghana Shyam Lamsal on the launch of ‘VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020’ Q: Why should people visit Nepal in the Visit Nepal Year 2020 […]

The singer is the latest celebrity to reveal they suffer from the debilitating illness that’s spread to humans by infected ticks. Symptoms can include headaches, tiredness, muscle and joint pain and loss of energy. Other famous figures to have suffered from the infection include actor Alec Baldwin, model Bella Hadid and singer Avril Lavigne. In 2015, Lavigne revealed she […]

The creator of the hit US TV sitcom Ugly Betty, Silvio Horta, has died aged 45, his representative has confirmed. The show’s star America Ferrera said she was “stunned and heartbroken” after the TV writer and executive producer was found dead on Tuesday in Miami. Ugly Betty ran for four seasons from 2006 to 2010 […]

Dr Maponya was the first black man to secure a 100-year lease for land in Soweto in 1979 and 15 years later, after several attempts, acquired it outright in 1994. It’s on this land that he built Maponya Mall. In 2012, he went on to open Maponya Motor City in Klipspruit Valley Road in Orlando […]

Two men who featured in a documentary alleging sexual abuse by the singer Michael Jackson can pursue legal claims against two of his companies, a court has ruled. Wade Robson and James Safechuck claim they were abused by the singer in the late 80s and early 90s while staying at his Neverland ranch. Jackson died […]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised his players for “passing test after test” after they became Club World Cup champions for the first time by beating Flamengo in Qatar on Saturday. Roberto Firmino scored the decisive goal in extra time to secure a 1-0 win at the Khalifa International Stadium. It is the second trophy the Reds […]

NEW YORK – R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to bribery charges that US media say relate to him marrying late singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old. The disgraced superstar entered the plea in a New York federal court via video link from a courthouse in Chicago, where he is being detained […]

US President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years. By a 230 to 197 vote in the Democratic-majority House, the 45th US president became just the third occupant of […]

Yas queen! Zozibini Tunzi and Trevor Noah ensured that black South African excellence dominated the American airwaves on Tuesday evening as the recently crowned Miss Universe appeared on The Daily Show. When Zozi met Trevor Tunzi, an all-natural beauty from the Eastern Cape, shared a few giggles with the Soweto-born funnyman. However, it wasn’t all light-hearted banter. […]

“When they said it to me at first, I was like no, I am not going to change my hair. But then I sat down and really thought about it. “I was like: these people are asking me to change my hair because they don’t feel like my hair is beautiful because that is what […]

JOHANNESBURG – The Automobile Association (AA) on Wednesday said a litre of petrol may drop by up to 17 cents in January.The AA based its outlook on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.The decline would be welcomed by motorists as fuel prices were rising for the better part of the year.The association […]

Marry Chiwenga’s father has vowed that “justice will prevail at the end of the day” and there was nothing to worry about. Former Dynamos president and businessman Kenny Mubaiwa was speaking to reporters as he left the Harare Magistrates Court on Monday. His daughter Marry Chiwenga (Mubaiwa) is charged with attempting to kill her husband, […]

“Pandinodzoka kubva ku conference, ndoda kuwana mai ava vaenda kujere’ was the instruction left to ZACC Chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo by Vice President Retired General Chiwenga. He essentially instructed a constitutional body, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission to arrest his estranged wife Mary Mubaiwa- Chiwenga for alleged corruption and a raft of other allegations which include attempted […]

Marry Mubaiwa, the estranged wife of Vice President Chiwenga was on Monday morning formally placed on remand on the charge of attempting to kill her husband, the Vice President. Marry was remanded in custody to December 30 2019 for routine remand. The Harare regional court advised her to apply for bail at the High Court […]

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was named on Wednesday as Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. The 16-year-old first made headlines with her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden’s parliament in August 2018. “We can’t just continue living as […]

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Zesa Holdings escalated power cuts to as long as 24 hours after losing regional power imports, while local generation capacity remains critically constrained. The power utility has a non-binding agreement to import as much as 400 MW of power from South Africa’s Eskom, which has been unable to meet local demand and has […]

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday urged South Africa’s Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni not to quit using Twitter after the latter threatened to quit using the social network over abuse. Kagame responded to a tweet by Mboweni on Tuesday after the minister declared that he will make a final decision on Friday on whether […]