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Starving Zimbos now want to return to Zimbabwe



Selibe Phikwe station commander Meshack Pulenyane says Zimbabweans are gathered at his office this morning demanding that they be allowed to go back home.

Pulenyane shares that 46 Zimbos with others still arriving at his station say they are starving here in Botswana and now want to return to Zimbabwe. Early last month about 40 Zimbabweans, some of who had just arrived in the area, were found crammed in a two-roomed house in Selebi Phikwe and indications are that some of them are among the group that now wants to go back home. But Superintendent Pulenyane says the majority them are in the country legally while only a few did not have official documents.

“They say they have been here since the 12th March 2020 and I do not know why they are demanding permission from me but I have asked the District Commissioner to come and intervene on the issue,” he said, adding that some Zimbabbwean nationals are actually pleading to be arrested and put in jail where they hope to have regular meals on a daily basis. “Lock us up sir if you have to. As long as you give us fod in there then we are good to go,” they are quoted as having told the police officer.

On the backdrop of such revelations, Foreign Affairs minister Unity Dow says they have actually been in discussions with both President Mokgweetsi Masisi and Defence minister Kagiso Mmusi on how to deal with the Zimbabwean nationals as welfare packages given out by government are only restricted to Botswana citizens. She acknowledged awareness of the implications on excluding the foreign nationals and promised that soon they will share conclusions on the matter. “They are our neighbours and we have had relations with them as we shall continue to have relations with them post Covid-19. We shall surely make a decision and share the details. Note that there are those who truly want to go back to their families because when they left Zimbabwe they never imagined they would be locked down in Botswana. They left some things unfinished there. But of course there are those who don’t want to go back as they feel their lives are better off when they are this side,” the minister said this Tuesday morning.


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5 Forex Tools that every African trader must know



Trading in the foreign exchange market can be intimidating for any African retail trader, regardless of whether they are beginners or experienced traders.

Therefore, all African traders must use a solid trading strategy and a range of trading tools to assist them in their trading decisions. Forex trading tools can be accessed through a forex trading platform and a forex broker, who often offer this for free or as a paid service.

There are hundreds of helpful forex tools that African traders can use, and these are some of the best ones.

Economic Calendar

An economic calendar is one of the most useful and powerful forex trading tools for African forex traders. The calendar features a list of economic releases and geopolitical events, amongst other things according to their date, location, and level of importance.

African traders can gain insight into future market consensus, historical released outcomes, central bank policy statements, monetary policies and policymaker speeches, upcoming elections, and so on.

Trading Signals

Trading signals are another popular tool that traders can use to help them make accurate and dependable predictions on price movements in the forex market. Trading signals are popular tools for forex traders because they can trigger buy or sell actions according to predetermined criteria.

Trading signals can consist of criteria such as volume surges, earnings reports, or using certain existing signals. Technical analysis is an important component in using trading signals as it can help traders recognise the types of trading indicators that they can use to complement their trading style.

However, quantitative analysis, market sentiment measures, and fundamental analysis tools are also important considerations for making informed trading decisions. Trading signals can help successful traders remain focused in volatile markets, helping them identify perfect trading opportunities, market trends, resistance levels, and market movements in a range of markets.

Trading Platforms

Trading platforms refer to the software applications that African traders use to carry out trades. This is not the only function of a forex trading platform, and it can be used for in-depth analysis and other functions.

Trading platforms feature a wide range of tools for traders including an economic calendar, technical indicators, educational resources, and more. Trading platforms have comprehensive charting capabilities, with price charts that can be viewed in different time frames across different financial markets.

Trading Journal

All market participants are urged to keep a comprehensive trading journal, providing them with a detailed record of their past trades.

By keeping a trading journal, African traders can take note of their successful trades, the trading strategies they use, and they can note their mistakes to allow them to improve on their strategies.

Some information the trading journal must include is:

  • The date on which trades are executed
  • The currency pair or financial instrument is traded along with the entries and exits.
  • Whether the trader entered a buy or sell position
  • The price at which the trade was entered and the closing price when it was closed
  • The amounts of pips gained or lost along with their value in base currency
  • The technical indicators or trading strategies used


African traders have a wide range of calculators that will save them a significant amount of time in preparing for different market conditions. These calculators include some of the following:

  • Margin calculators
  • Profit calculators
  • Currency converters
  • Volatility calculators
  • Pip calculators, and several others.
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Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide



Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.

Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.

On the evening  of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021)  PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.



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