Nollywood, the affectionate nickname for Nigeria’s film industry, is increasingly grabbing the attention, and financing, of global entertainment brands as it produces hundreds of films and TV episodes each month.
The former president of Zimbabwe died on Friday aged 95 in Singapore, where he had long received medical treatment.
Mugabe, who was declared a "national hero," ruled Zimbabwe for almost three decades and was battling ill health since his humiliating fall from office in November 2017.
The 95-year-old is remembered both as a freedom fighter who fought British colonialism and built his country brick by brick and a despot who faced corruption charges and waged war in the former Zaire and turned a blind eye to human rights abuse.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says two of the victims were foreigners who were killed during a wave of attacks on foreign-owned stores followed by apparent reprisal attacks in Nigeria.
The series of demonstrations has been widely viewed as a test of how Mnangagwa, who has so far this year failed to make good on promises of political and economic reform, responds to dissent in a country tainted by a long history of repression.
Zimbabwe has run out of passports and vehicle registration number plates, forcing citizens to wait for long periods to get them - yet another sign of a desperate shortage of US dollars in the southern African nation.
A member of the Zimbabwean minority Muslim community is challenging school regulations that ban beards for pupils, which he says are discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional.
The ICC Board unanimously decided to freeze funding to national governing body Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and ban the southern African country’s teams from international events.
Prices of basic goods from sugar to cooking oil to building material soared in June as much as 200 percent and the recently-instituted local currency fell.
President Mnangagwa’s office has appointed war veterans and inexperienced lawyers to the bench and other key judicial posts.
As a leading investor in the African continent, Beijing aims to reap more and more benefits from the mineral-rich continent but the fast changing reality on the ground may throw up major hurdles.
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