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  • Mugabe Orders Detention Of Zimbabwean Olympic Team For Not Winning Any Medal

    Following their poor outing at the Rio 2016 Olympic, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has ordered the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri, to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members.

     

    Apparently peeved by the team’s performance, Mugabe, who referred to them as rats, told the Police Chief to arrest all the team members and detain them, immediately they arrived the Harare International Airport on Tuesday, August 23, Reportsafrique gathered.

     

    The Southern Africa nation, which is one of the countries in the Olympics without a medal, presented a team of 31 athletes at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympic. The best shot any of the athletes had to win in a contest was 8th position.

     

    The President also said that, the money invested in the team to represent the country could have been used to provide amenities and build schools.

     

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  • Eritrean air force pilots defect to Ethiopia with military plane

     

    Eritrean air force pilots, named Mebrahtu Tesfamariam and Afework fissehaye, have defected on Wednesday by flying their military aircraft Zlin-143-102 to Ethiopia’s northern city, Mekelle, sources disclosed to Awramba times.

    This is not the first time for Eritrean air force members to defect to the neighboring nations.

    In 2012, two Eritrean military pilots secretly flew President Isaias Afewerki’s plane to Saudi Arabia where they sought political asylum.

    A year after this incident, three other members of the Eritrean air force have defected with their fighter jet to Saudi Arabia. In April the same year, another female Eritrean air force pilot sent by the regime to retrieve the stolen jet from Saudi Arabia herself was defected.

    As no Eritrean pilot has yet made his route to Ethiopia, the pilots who defected to Ethiopia today are the first ever Eritrean air force members to make the neighboring Ethiopia a destination of their defection.

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