Articles tagged 'brazil'

Rivaldo to help Zim football 4 October 2017 HARARE - Budding Zimbabwean football players stand a chance to break into European leagues if the negotiations between the government and Barcelona legend Rivaldo are anything to go by. Speaking at a press conference yesterday ahead of the scheduled match between the Barcelona legends and the ...
Bodybuilder Mhaka set for Brazil 14 June 2017 HARARE - Undisputed Zimbabwe men’s bodybuilding and fitness champion Simbarashe Mhaka has set his sights on an international accolade as he prepares for next weekend’s Nabba/WWF Mr Universe Championships in Brazil. The 29-year-old athlete won the Pretoria Classic in South Africa last month and...
Case against alleged 'drug mule' crumbles 7 June 2017 HARARE - A medical technique conducted on a South African woman arrested following suspicion that she had ingested cocaine packs failed to discover any contraband, with the State altering her charges to defeating the course of justice. Isaura Masinga, 40, of Germistone, South Africa, entered Z...
Cocaine presents fresh challenge to Zim folk 28 May 2017 HARARE - An alarming picture has emerged of an escalating cocaine problem in Zimbabwe and the government’s inadequate response to the situation. There is a distinct lack of treatment services available across the board and there are not enough specialists specifically assigned to battle the em...
Brazil president removed from office 1 September 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff had denied the charges. Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 agai...
Rousseff fights for survival at trial 29 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff has defended her record during her impeachment trial in the Senate. She is accused of illegally manipulating the budget to hide a growing deficit. Ms Rousseff said her conscience was "absolutely clean" and that she had not committ...
Zim Olympians in Zika fear 18 July 2016 DURBAN - As most leading sportspersons boycott the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to the Zika virus, it seems Zimbabwean athletes going to Brazil are in the dark about the epidemic. Dozens of world-renowned sportspersons have pulled out of the global event that begins on August 5 in the B...
Brazil's new leader calls for trust 13 May 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation after the Senate voted to back the impeachment trial of Dilma Rousseff. "Trust in the values of our people and in our ability to rebuild the economy," Mr Temer said. He has named a business-friendly cabine...
Brazil's president Rousseff suspended 12 May 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Dilma Rousseff is about to be out of a job -- at least temporarily. An all-night Senate debate in Brazil ended with a decisive result: the country's first female president must step aside while an impeachment trial against her gets underway. That means Rousseff could be on ...
Efforts to impeach Brazil president plunge into chaos 10 May 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - The fight over President Dilma Rousseff's future has taken a strange twist in Congress, with the leader of the lower house saying senators can't go ahead with an impeachment vote and the Senate leader insisting they will. The latest chapter in Brazil's political drama began on...
Brazil president Rousseff vows to fight on 5 May 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff has told the BBC she is an "innocent victim" and she will fight on as possible impeachment looms. She vowed to "keep fighting... to come back to government if the impeachment request is accepted". Ms Rousseff is accused of manip...
Brazil crisis: Rousseff loses impeachment vote 18 April 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's lower house has voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts. The "yes" camp comfortably won the required two-thirds majority, after a lengthy session in the capital. The motion will now go...
Impeachment vote deals new blow to Rousseff 12 April 2016 LONDON - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has suffered a blow to her hopes of staving off impeachment proceedings, after a committee voted they should go ahead. The 65-member congressional committee voted 38 to 27 to recommend impeachment over claims she manipulated government accounts to hid...
Zika scare for Brazil-bound Zim team 3 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (Zoc) has raised fears for women travelling for the Rio Olympics in Brazil where the deadly Zika virus has left more than 4 000 newborns with shrunken heads and infected at least 1,5 million people. Zoc is set to send at least 25 athletes to Brazil. Femal...
VP grilled over Grace rallies 22 October 2015 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was yesterday roasted by MDC parliamentarians over the controversial “donation” of government-sourced farming equipment to post-congress Zanu PF supporters by First Lady Grace Mugabe at her divisive nationwide rallies. The opposition legislators — led...
Mugabe gives hint of party troubles 23 May 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday intimated that factional fights in his party were affecting him. Apologising for coming four hours late to the commissioning of farming equipment sourced under the Brazilian More Food for Africa Programme for Zimbabwe, Mugabe said he slept late the pr...
Dilma Rousseff faces Brazil run-off 6 October 2014 BRAZILIA - Brazil's presidential race will go to a second round after incumbent Dilma Rousseff fell short of an outright victory in Sunday's election. She received 42% of the vote and will face centre-right rival Aecio Neves, who won 34%, on 26 October. In a surprise result, prominent envir...
'Brazil scarred for life' 12 July 2014 LONDON - Brazil’s sports minister, Aldo Rebelo, has acknowledged that his country’s 7-1 loss to Germany would leave a “deep scar” on the nation’s football psyche but said it could not be compared to the 1950 Maracanazo. Rebelo, who was a key driver behind a congressional inquiry into the Brazi...
Germany still in disbelief 10 July 2014 BERLIN - In my neighbourhood, they let off fireworks after the first, second and third goals. But after Toni Kroos sidefooted in the fourth, there was only silence. People started to shake their heads in disbelief rather than pump their fists into the humid summer air: “Was that another goal, ...
This is the worst day of my life - Scolari 9 July 2014 LONDON - Brazil’s hopes of securing a sixth World Cup ended last night in abject humiliation at the hands of a rampant Germany with the hosts’ manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, accepting full responsibility for the Seleção’s “catastrophic” record defeat. The Germans scored five times in 19 frantic...
Germany crash fragile Brazil 9 July 2014 LONDON - Brazil rode a wave of emotion, patriotism and prayer to reach the World Cup semi-finals but Tuesday was the day when the weight of expectation caught up with them. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari tried to explain their 7-1 defeat by Germany in purely footballing terms, saying their opponent...
We'll win World Cup - Scolari 8 July 2014 LONDON - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has vowed that his side will win the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro's historic Maracana Stadium this week. Now his reputation is on the line. Known as 'Felipao', or 'Big Phil', depending on which of the many countries he has been working in, Scolari...
Loew's big Brazil test 8 July 2014 LONDON - Another semifinal is another battle of nerves for Joachim Loew, who risks becoming Germany's nearly man. After eight years in charge of Die Mannschaft, Loew so far has one previous World Cup semifinal, the 2008 European Championship final and the Euro 2012 semifinal to show. No trophy...
Flyover collapses in Brazil World Cup host city 4 July 2014 BELO HORIZONTE - A flyover has collapsed on to vehicles in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, killing two people. The concrete and steel bridge, which was under construction, fell on to traffic on a busy highway. A commuter bus was crushed, killing the driver, along with t...
African football shoots self in foot 28 June 2014 HARARE - While Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has grabbed the most headlines in Brazil over his “biting” incident, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon have left their own indelible mark on the tournament. Internal strife in the camp of these four African countries has made the continent a laughing...