Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ruper Murdoch to reshape his media empire for a total $52.4bn (£39bn)

Rupert Murdoch has agreed to sell $52bn (£39bn) The deal includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox's remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company. The deal ends more than half a century of media expansion by Fox owner Rupert Murdoch, who is 86 years old. “We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry,” said Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. “We’re honoured and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building,” said Iger.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Arts “N” Scandal in the eyes of people “Victims of Aka J.K.Phiri

There has been an article circulating on social media about a con man Mr James Kasanka Phiri. This takes me back to Bruce Springsteen when he released his new protest song where he labels US President Donald Trump a "con man", 'That's What Makes Us Great'. Springsteen was one of the most prolific artists to speak out against Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Every year tens of thousands of people are conned by online scammers, but it is not only the authorities taking action: on this article, Victims are also working hard to expose a man who conned them.A have-a-go con artist has been in hot pursuit and exposed in the act using a sleight of hand to cheat people of hundreds of GBPs and USD. Mr James K Phiri claims to be producer, event organizer and a promoter. He is being exposed for fraud after claims that he left his victims out of pocket. One of the victims, stated to ngiyesaba news said” this guy James phiri robbed me of my money promising that he will help me to get a UK visa as he is a UK immigration agent. He said he will do all applications on my behalf to get me the paperwork including a work permit to work in the UK ,after sending him the money he disappeared. I will be happy if he gets arrested before he causes more damage to other people”. The following statement was made by one of the victims who has become an activist and opened a WhatsApp group for the victims who were affected by this chaos. · WARNING... Fellow Zimbabweans: Please be warned that there is a " serial confidence trickster" by the name Mr James Kasanka Phiri aka Jimara.This man you see on the picture might have innocent looks but looks can be deceiving .This man is nothing but cunning, malicious, mischievous and could leave a big dent On your wallet.J K Phiri has fleeced thousands of people's hard-earned GBP and USD. He is currently operating as an event organiser for UK based events etc and claims to have genuine links and agents connected with the UK border agency etc. In UK. He has and continues to swindle unsuspecting victims by proposing to help them obtain visas such as (visitors visas, and work permits) for their loved ones in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe. Mr James K Phiri has earmarked and targeted (artist group's ) by posing to organise festivals, workshops and tours amongst other things for them to perform in those particular events in the UK.He will present to them paperwork of events that he would have provisionally booked for the group in the UK etc ( just to hoodwink them) and will go as far as obtaining authentic letters from the Zimbabwe National Arts Council only to fleece the victims of their hard-earned money in the struggling economy. Please be advised that this is a genuine WARNING. Mr J K Phiri is known to be of no fixed abode but is known to operate in the Leeds, Bradford and Southampton areas. In Zimbabwe mainly in Bulawayo. Relevant authorities in Zimbabwe have been alerted and we kindly ask all victims involved to email. Terence at So that we can deliver this unrelenting and inexorable individual in the long arms of the law. Help us to put an end to this kind of misconduct and mischievous acts by sending this GENUINEwarning to all your contacts. Thank you. Ngiyesabanews retrieved the full email evidence from the victims affected One of the victims ,stated that “Yeh, this is how far Jimara can go. Sometime b4 this, there is a poor lady whom we knew me and him she called me and asked me to talk to him ngemali ayibolekayo and he disappeared. The woman is just someone very poor who needs help but he managed to make this woman borrow money from someone to give him. After collecting the money he disappeared and came back. I asked him about it when he came to con me and he made me understand that the woman was just fibbing. He has just became a nuisance. Petty criminal indeed. He used my name to convince his victims he was an authentic event organiser. Asked my sister a widowed someone to hurry up pay so that her son secures a position. My sister sold her cattle to pay. Now the son has gone to South Africa. Had she known that he was up to that the could have done his driving licence. James is heartless. I will forward fotos of my son and daughter when they went to shoot pics with the group so that they can also be profiled for visa application. They left South Africa to do this only, It was all money. · During our interview with Mr Terence Madyara “The Victim” said “James is so evil and a big fool.My father is the one who bought him a ticket and everything to come to UK back in 2001 when he had no hope in zim,James had absolutely nothing but but my father helped him and we came together to UK.All these years l have respected him as a father figure now he is doing this to my family.He has even gone to the extent of defrauding widows too, What a decisive instrument of destruction and gross misconduct. I have given him time to pay back the money or at least an apology but he talks nonsense trying to threaten and bully me. Now l will also be ruthless too. I want to corner him both in zim and in UK. No matter how long and what it takes’ have had several emails since yesterday and now have substantial evidence against him so l will speak to guys who know the way forward here in UK . As for zim victims ,I will ask all the victims to meet over there in byo and see legal advisors that l have spoken to .They will take up this case further that even when Jimara lands in Zimbabwe he will be arrested. AKA J.K.P was not available for the comment but ngiyesabanews source states that he denies all the charges against him despite the substantial evidence against him

All set for Music and Arts lovers in Harare & BLues

All is set for R'n'B artist Plaxedes Wenyika's show Scheduled for Alliance Francaise in Harare. The show, which is dubbed Loved-up, will be held on Friday. The event is scheduled to kick-start at 7pm and the singer is hyped to charm audiences, as she sees this as an opportunity to interact and appreciate love from her fans. Wenyika is best known for her much-appreciated album Tisaparadzane, which was her most successful album and she is one of the pioneers of the urban grooves music genre on the local scene. She said the show was dubbed Loved-up, because she saw it as a way to reconnect with her legion of followers through love songs. Tickets for the show are pegged at $10 and people can access them using EcoCash. Wenyika said people could buy copies of her recent album at the show and they should expect the best. Songs on the album include Ndichange Ndinewe, Whatever It Takes, Nobody, Chishuwo Changu, Give Me Your Love, Waiva Wangu, Mind Games, Beautiful Song which features Ex Q and was produced by DJ Tamuka, as well as Now I Know.
Meanwhile as we were looking for our popular Ibumba festival in Bulawayo this year so which means Intwasa extra will be an attraction during the festive season. ORGANISERS of Bulawayo’s premier annual arts event, Intwasa Arts Festival ko Bulawayo, have, this year, organised a special spill over fete which is meant to welcome and celebrate the country’s new political order. “Intwasa Extra will take place from the 28th to the 31st of December 2017 in Bulawayo. The four day arts extravaganza coming under the theme “Celebrating a New Era” is basically a festive season festival bonus prepared especially for regular festival audiences and those that missed the September fiesta. But most importantly, it is to celebrate Zimbabwean people’s resilience against hardships and welcoming the new feeling of hope that has engulfed the country,” said Raisedon Baya, the festival’s Director. Baya said the four day event is also meant to celebrate human creativity and diversity, empower women and young people through arts as well as provide new markets and collaborative opportunities for local artists and technical people. “The organisers are also using this opportunity to bring the comedy night which, due to unforeseen circumstances, did not take place in September. Intwasa Extra will be using about six arts genres, namely theatre, music, poetry, comedy, dance and arts and craft to celebrate with the rest of the country,” said Baya

Thursday, 30 November 2017

More than 200 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya have been returned to their home country

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said that all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be brought home and "rehabilitated," calling it appalling that "some Nigerians were being sold like goats for few dollars". German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the time for action had come. "It's very important that we simply support Africans to put a stop to illegal migration, so people don't have to either suffer in horrible camps in Libya or are even being traded."
More than 200 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya have been returned to their home country, Nigerian officials said. The 242 migrants landed at Lagos airport on a Libyan Airlines flight at around 9:00 pm local time (3:00pm ET) on Tuesday. Among them were women carrying children and at least one man in a wheelchair. Nigerian authorities say they worked on returning the migrants from Libya in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Some of the 242 men and women who returned had been in Libyan detention camps while others willingly approached the Nigerian embassy in Libya to return home because of hardship there, authorities said. Meanwhile Former Barcelona, Chelsea and Inter Milan striker, Samuel Eto’o, has denied claims that he paid for flight tickets to help Cameroonian immigrants return home from Libya. Amid the slave trade crisis in the North African country, reports (such as this one) stated that Eto’o, who currently plays for Turkish club Antalyaspor, spent millions of dollars booking a plane for Cameroonians stuck in Libya. “Let us build our Africa,” Eto’o In a Facebook post, the 36-year-old striker refuted these reports, slamming them as an ‘absolutely unfounded’ rumor. He wrote, “Several sites have circulated a rumor that I would have given money to every migrant returnee, in relation to a topical issue. This rumor is absolutely unfounded! “I would therefore take advantage of this opportunity, dear brothers and sisters, to emphasize that love prevents more evils than money can solve.
“So, let’s not waste our precious time looking for thrills at the expense of grieving people, but let us use this time to prevent other brothers from being deprived of their dignity. “Let us not just react when we can prevent, because among these victims are certainly people who have been our neighbours at some point, but to whom we have not daigné to look kindly. “Let us build our Africa by having a positive impact on each other!”.