Articles tagged 'france'

Angel splurges on French hotel 27 May 2018 HARARE - Flamboyant Zimbabwean preacher, Uebert Angel — born Uebert Mudzanire — is splashing a whopping $2 million on a 4-star French hotel, as he expands his business empire in the developed North. The self-proclaimed multi-millionaire and leader of The Good News Church — formerly known as Sp...
French president, army boss clash 19 July 2017 PARIS - The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. Gen Pierre de Villiers said in a statement he could no longer "guarantee the durability of the army model" that he considered necessary to ensure France's protection. France's...
France's Macron to cut MPs by a third 3 July 2017 PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed a radical overhaul of the country's government. Speaking at the historic Palace of Versailles, he said he planned to cut the number of lawmakers by a third. Doing so would produce a more efficient government and put France on a "radicall...
Top Macron ally quits 21 June 2017 PARIS - France's Justice Minister, François Bayrou, has handed in his resignation hours before President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles his government. Mr Bayrou's centrist party MoDem has now lost all three posts in Mr Macron's cabinet within 24 hours. President Macron came to power with a pro...
Attacker shot outside Paris's Notre-Dame 6 June 2017 PARIS - A man has been shot by police outside the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris after he tried to attack an officer using a hammer, police say. The suspect has been wounded in the chest, French media report. Officials say this is a "terrorist incident". Some 900 people are still inside t...
French soccer scout in Zim 24 May 2017 HARARE - Friendly Academy technical director Patridge Muskwe has embarked on an ambitious project of trying to get a number of young local players to break through into the French Ligue 1. Muskwe believes if they can get a good number of local players into one of Europe’s top flight leagues at...
Macron to name PM on first day as French president 15 May 2017 PARIS - Emmanuel Macron is beginning his first day as French president, with picking a prime minster top of his to do list. The appointment is crucial for Mr Macron, who needs to do well in next month's parliamentary elections to push through his planned economic reforms. Later he will trav...
Macron win puts Mugabe's age on spotlight 10 May 2017 HARARE - The election of 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron as new France president has ignited fresh debate on social media on President Robert Mugabe whose party confirmed him as its candidate for the next presidential election expected in mid-2018, when he will be 94. Mugabe has been in power in t...
French president-elect Macron to fight 'division' 8 May 2017 PARIS - Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency. The centrist candidate, 39, defeated the far right's Marine Le Pen, winning 66.1% of the vote to her 33.9%. Acknowledging his victor...
Russian hackers target Macron's campaign 26 April 2017 PARIS - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the West, used "p...
Chikoko driven to inspire 22 February 2017 HARARE - As a fresh-faced teenage basketball starlet, Vitalis Chikoko looked up to NBA stars for inspiration. But over a decade later and with a growing professional career in Europe, the humble Zimbabwe basketball star is now the inspiration he once sought in others. “….the kids back home ...
French firm wins $300m Kariba Dam contract 15 February 2017 HARARE - A French company — Razel BEC — has been granted a $300 million contract to rehabilitate the Kariba plunge pool and flood gates in order to stop the dam's wall from collapsing. The project — funded by the European Union, World Bank, African Development Bank, the Swedish government and ...
Mugabe engages France over UNSC seat 18 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has engaged France's leader, Francois Hollande, to intervene in calls to include one of Africa's 54 States in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Mugabe — currently on a month-long leave — tabled the request last weekend during a closed-door meeting wit...
Icy storm lashes France, Germany 13 January 2017 LONDON - An icy storm has been lashing parts of western Europe, causing power cuts in many homes, felling trees and disrupting some rail services. In France power cuts affected more than 237,000 homes as the storm swept across Normandy and regions north of Paris. In Dieppe, on the coast, wi...
Marine Le Pen: No free school for foreigners 8 December 2016 PARIS - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to free education for foreign children. In a speech in Paris, the National Front's candidate in the 2017 presidential race next spring said she had nothing against foreigners. [GoogleAd] "But I tell them: if you come to ...
Terror attack kills scores in Nice, France 15 July 2016 NICE - Scores of people were killed Thursday night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what President Francois Hollande called a terror attack. The death toll grew through the night, with Hollande saying 77 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve...
France denies backing Harare protests 12 July 2016 HARARE - French ambassador to Zimbabwe Laurent Delahousse denied yesterday State accusations that he backed street protests and a national work boycott which shut businesses and paralysed the public transport system in Harare last week. Delahousse told the Daily News that the accusations were ...
France probes Sarkozy 17 February 2016 PARIS - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been put under investigation over alleged irregularities in his 2012 re-election campaign finances, a statement by the Paris prosecutor's office said. The decision, which was announced on Tuesday, is seen as a blow to the 61-year-old politici...
French investors committed to Zimbabwe — Envoy 10 February 2016 HARARE - French Ambassador to Zimbabwe Laurent Delahousse says French investors are willing to increase the investments in the country following the introduction of new amendments to the Indigenisation Act. The envoy told the businessdaily at the unveiling of Total Zimbabwe's state-of-the-art ...
French Justice minister resigns amid terror row 27 January 2016 PARIS - French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has stepped down from her job, shortly before MPs are due to debate plans to strip people convicted of terrorism of their citizenship. Ms Taubira was known to disagree with the controversial proposals, The citizenship plans were put forward...
Paris attacks: Dozens arrested in raids across France 16 November 2015 LONDON - A total of 23 people have been arrested and dozens of weapons seized in a series of raids on suspected Islamist militants across France, officials say. The crackdown follows multiple attacks on bars, restaurants a concert hall and a stadium in Paris on Friday, in which 129 people were...
Paris attacks: At least 120 dead 14 November 2015 PARIS - At least 120 people have died in Paris in a wave of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks, prompting the French president, François Hollande, to declare a state of emergency and tighten controls on the country's borders. In the deadliest terrorist attack on Europe since the 2004 tra...
Several dead in French Riviera storms 4 October 2015 PARIS - Violent storms and flooding have hit southeast France, killing at least 10 people with six more missing, officials said. Three elderly people drowned when their retirement home near the city of Antibes was inundated with floodwater. Another five people are reported to have died as t...
France launches air strikes in Syria 27 September 2015 PARIS - France has carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. French planes destroyed a training camp in the eastern town of Deir al-Zour, President Francois Hollande said. A US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq for...
Mhaka's France trip in limbo 24 June 2015 HARARE - Simbarashe Mhaka’s bid to compete on the international stage in France has hit a snag after the bodybuilder failed to raise money for the trip. The 27-year-old athlete sent an SOS in his quest to raise the $2 500 needed for the airfares, accommodation as well as registration and parti...