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Zimbabwe: African Fantasy Novel Poised to Compete With the Best


The fantasy genre has grown to become a massive part of the entertainment industry. With productions like “Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones” earning billions on the silver screen and through subsidiary streams like merchandise, fantasy literature has become a lucrative form of writing.

This is something young adult fiction writer Tomi Adeyemi would come to find as her debut novel “Children of Blood and Bone” earned her a reported seven- figure deal with Fox picking up what is to become a trilogy for on-screen production.

Adeyemi’s is the biggest book deal in the world, illustrating the strength of the genre in publishing and the popularity of such content among readers and viewers.

The first in a trilogy, “Children of Blood and Bone” certainly deserves to be up there…

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Zimbabwe government tells its citizens in SA it’s time to come home


The new dispensation in Harare needs the buy-in and investment of millions of Zimbabweans who left the country and settled elsewhere, particularly the multitudes resident in neigbouring South Africa, if the vision of turning around the Zimbabwean economy is to be realised, Zimbabwe consul general Henry Mukonoweshuro told expatriates in Johannesburg.

Addressing a glitzy Zimbabwe Achievers Awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Saturday night, Mukonoweshuro appealed to Zimbabweans based in South Africa to seriously consider moving back and investing in their motherland, now led by President Emerson Mnangagwa.

“As we meet today, in the new dispensation as we called it since last November, the government of Zimbabwe is very proud. We, as the representatives of the government of Zimbabwe are very…

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Southern African editors’ body to keep close eye on Zimbabwe as polls beckon


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30.03.2018 à 08h21
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APA News

The Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF) said on Friday that it will keenly follow Zimbabwe’s forthcoming elections amid fears of an escalation of harassment of journalists by politicians and activists.SAEF secretary general Joseph Ailonga said the body will, together with the African Editors’ Forum, be closely “watching with keen interest” developments in Zimbabwe ahead of polls slated for July “and stand ready to assist journalists during this landmark election season.”

“The forum would also like to observe media activities in Zimbabwe during these elections if funding is in place,” Ailonga said in a statement.

The official commented as fears…

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New South African leader pays 1st visit to Zımbabwe


By John Cassim

HARARE, Zimbabwe

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday paid his first visit to Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, amid complaints by former president Mr Robert Mugabe, that the transfer of power in November, was illegal.

Both Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa and his counterpart recently took power following the respective constrained resignations of their predecessors

“In South Africa, we have successfully managed our transition from President [Jacob] Zuma’s presidency, to the new presidency we have, this in our case has been underpinned by a determination to have unity both in the party and the nation.

And the new dawn means we should continue handling matters that affect us with a great deal of care, transparency and patience,” Ramaphosa told…

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New S. African leader pays 1st visit to Zimbabwe


By John Cassim

HARARE, Zimbabwe

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday paid his first visit to Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, amid complaints by former president Mr Robert Mugabe, that the transfer of power in November, was illegal.

Both Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa and his counterpart recently took power following the respective constrained resignations of their predecessors

“In South Africa, we have successfully managed our transition from President [Jacob] Zuma’s presidency, to the new presidency we have, this in our case has been underpinned by a determination to have unity both in the party and the nation.

And the new dawn means we should continue handling matters that affect us with a great deal of care, transparency and patience,” Ramaphosa told…

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Zimbabwe holds Miss Albinism beauty pageant to fight stigma, Africa News & Top Stories


HARARE (AFP) – Oozing charm and confidence, 22-year-old Sithembiso Mutukura beat 12 other contestants in Zimbabwe’s first Miss Albinism beauty contest aimed at reducing stigma and increasing awareness about the condition.

Friday’s “Beauty Beyond the Skin” pageant was held in a Harare nightclub, making Zimbabwe the second African country after Kenya to host such an event.

Many African countries have a dark relationship with albinism – a genetic disorder inherited from parents who both carry a faulty gene that prevents the skin from making melanin properly and thereby giving it colour.

They are hunted down in some African countries by witch doctors for their body parts which are used in potions to bring good luck or riches. Some are even kidnapped and sold by relatives out to make a fast…

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