Day: August 16, 2018

45 sentenced to death in Libya

A Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during the 2011 uprising. The statement published by the Ministry of Justice yesterday did not give any further details about the case. An official, however, said the sentences were linked to killings perpetrated by forces loyal to former ruler Muammar Gaddafi shortly before he was toppled. A further 54 people were sentenced to five years in prison over the deaths of at least 20 people, while 22 others were acquitted. Defence lawyers and relatives of the accused were present for the verdict,...

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FIFA rankings: England move up

England has moved up six places to sixth in FIFA’s world rankings after their fine run at the World Cup in Russia where they reached the semi-finals. It is their highest position since they were fourth in March 2013. World Cup winners France jumped six spots to top the rankings, ahead of Belgium, Brazil and Croatia, while Germany fell from first to 15th...

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UPDATED: Church service for Cde Mathuthu held

A church service for the late national heroine, former Matabeleland North Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Cde Thokozile Mathuthu has been held at the Colliery Stadium in Hwange with several speakers honouring her immense contributions in the empowerment of women and transformation of the province. For the late national heroine and former governor Cde Mathuthu, the coal-mining town of Hwange, Kamativi and Lupane were more than just home but a community dear to her heart that nurtured her to be a courageous, hardworking and humble woman. On Thursday (today) patriotic Zimbabweans from the province had a chance to...

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