Qwabe Twins Share Surprising Revelation at Reed Dance
In a revelation that surprised many, the popular musical artists, the Qwabe twins, disclosed that they are still virgins despite being married for a few months. This revelation came to light as they attended the first reed dance, known as Umkhosi womhlanga, presided over by King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini, the newly crowned Zulu King of amaZulu.
Despite potential risks, the event proceeded smoothly, with Buzabazi and his brother considering taking control of the Enyokeni. Both the King and the Prince of Khangela expressed interest in hosting the event at Khangela amankengane.
The reed dance tradition involves virgins presenting reeds to the King, promoting awareness about disease prevention, abstinence, and the prevention of teenage pregnancies. While some raised eyebrows at the notion of twins being virgins, it’s essential not to pass judgment on others. Maintaining virginity doesn’t require attending the reed dance, and the event serves as a platform for vital youth health awareness campaigns.
Huawei’s Comeback with 5G Phones Faces Skepticism
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Huawei releases 5G foldable phone ahead of Apple’s big launch event
Huawei Technologies is making a determined comeback in the smartphone market with its latest release of 5G-capable devices. This follows the surprise release of the Mate 60 Pro in late August, marking Huawei’s return to producing 5G phones with in-house chips since U.S. sanctions cut off the company’s access to key technologies.
The most recent addition to Huawei’s lineup, the Mate X5, was launched ahead of a highly anticipated event by rival Apple. Both phones have garnered significant interest from consumers in China and raised concerns among U.S. authorities.
Preliminary reviews of the Mate X5 indicate that it uses Huawei’s 5G-capable Kirin chipset, which the company developed in-house. This chipset, also found in the Mate 60 Pro, is manufactured by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. (SMIC), a Chinese chipmaker. The use of SMIC’s technology raises questions about the effectiveness of U.S. export controls in slowing China’s technological advances.
Huawei and SMIC have consistently denied allegations of national security risks and ties to the Chinese military.
Despite U.S. restrictions on Huawei, the company has maintained its competitiveness in some market segments. In the first half of 2023, Huawei had nearly a 15% share of the global foldable phone market, with shipments mainly limited to China. Apple, on the other hand, is yet to introduce its own foldable phone.
Huawei’s comeback with these flagship smartphone series coincides with questions about Apple’s future in China. Beijing has been imposing restrictions on the use of iPhones by central government employees, and these restrictions are now expanding to cover employees of local governments and state-owned companies.
While it remains to be seen whether the Mate X5 and Mate 60 Pro can challenge Apple in the Chinese market, their specifications have already caught the attention of Washington. The U.S. Commerce Department is seeking more information about the chips inside Huawei’s devices but maintains that its restrictions have been effective in curbing the company’s influence.
However, analysts warn that Huawei may still face difficulties in securing an adequate supply of advanced chips due to export controls, limiting its ability to compete globally in the long run.