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Twitter, Facebook say China used fake accounts to target Hong Kong protests
Twitter found and deleted hundreds of accounts it said China used to undermine the Hong Kong protest movement and calls for political change. The company said it took down 936 accounts that originated within China and attempted to manipulate perspectives on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Facebook, acting... Read more
ZAS 2019 kicks off with 18% space uptake increase
By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Agricultural Show (ZAS) kicked off Monday after recording an 18% increase space uptake indicating the vast business opportunities in the exhibition.In a recent exhibition update statement, ZAS chief executive, Anxious Masuka said that more exhibitors are coming on board for this year’s edition. “Regarding... Read more
Wall Street rallies on hopes of global economic stimulus
US stocks climbed on Monday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields fell. The benchmark S&P 500 has recovered most of its losses following Wednesday’s brief inversion of the... Read more
Zimbabwe ex-veep declared fugitive over corruption
A former Zimbabwean vice-president has been declared a fugitive by authorities in the country over issues of corruption. The state-run Herald newspaper said Phelekezela Mphoko had escaped from Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) officials who were set to arrest him on Monday, August 19. The report said the Mugabe-era veep... Read more
Ivorian legend Didier Drogba aims for presidency of football federation
Former Ivorian international Didier Drogba is running for president of the Ivorian Football Federation, FIF; according to local media reports. The former Chelsea man is reported to have filed his application for elections slated to be held later this year. The 41-year-old will face competition from among others, a... Read more
David Luiz: Arsenal defender says he left Chelsea because of his ‘ambition’
David Luiz said he left Chelsea to join Arsenal because of his “ambition” and to experience a “new challenge”. Arsenal have taken six points from their opening two Premier League games of the season The 32-year-old centre-half made his Gunners debut in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Burnley after... Read more
Philippe Coutinho: Bayern Munich sign midfielder on loan from Barcelona
Bayern Munich have signed attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal which includes an option to buy. New Bayern signing Philippe Coutinho has won 55 caps for Brazil Barcelona say the German side will pay 8.5m euros (£7.78m) to take the Brazilian, 27, on loan... Read more
Ariana Grande enjoys ‘magical’ return to UK
Ariana Grande dazzled fans and critics alike during her first full UK gig since the Manchester attack, at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night. The pop star has raised money for victims of the bombing  The US singer performed a 24-song set complete with a neon limousine and a re-creation... Read more
Tiger Woods grades his season, reveals tournament schedule for rest of 2019
In the current era of live-streaming, social media and constant content, some celebrities and superstars run the risk of overexposure. But not Tiger Woods. After his round (and season) wrapped up on Sunday evening, Woods revealed that we may not see him on the golf course for a while.... Read more
Tobacco wars turn deadly
South Africa’s tobacco industry has long had a stench of the underworld. That much we know from former tax investigator Johann van Loggerenberg’s book Tobacco Wars, where he details the battles between established manufacturers such as British American Tobacco (BAT) and smaller but up-and-coming players such as Gold Leaf... Read more