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$150 000 Innovation Prize For Africa 2014 Deadline Extended

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 31, 2013-- The African Innovation Foundation today announced it will extend the deadline for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 applications to ... Full story

3 000 Pupils Drop Out Of School As Hunger Bites

By Gary Hlatshwayo Gwanda, October 31, 2013 - Almost 3 000 pupils in primary and secondary schools in Matabeleland South province have dropped out of school ... Full story

Judge Admonishes Prosecutors Over Mugabe Insult Laws

Harare, October 30, 2013 – The Constitutional Court on Wednesday declared as unconstitutional some provisions of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act (Chapter 9:23) ... Full story

Thomas Mapfumo’s Golden Classics Album: A Reflection On The Historical Fabric Of Zimbabwean Society

By Takura Zhangazha Listening to Thomas Mapfumo’s new compilation album, Golden Classics is akin to undergoing a musical historical narrative on the progression of Zimbabwean society ... Full story

ConCourt Summons Mnangagwa As Sacked Journalist Wins Landmark Ruling

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 30, 2013 – Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Wednesday summoned Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to appear before ... Full story

ConCourt Hears Maseko's Challenge of Insult Laws

Harare, October 29, 2013 – The use of insult laws to criminalise freedom of expression by President Robert Mugabe’s administration will be under focus on ... Full story

Chief Expels 15 Village Heads Over MDC-T Links

By Farai Sibanda Binga, October 29, 2013 - A Binga traditional leader, Chief Sinamagonde has fired 15 village heads in his area, accusing them of sympathising ... Full story

July Elections Ghost Haunts Human Rights Defenders

Harare, October 28, 2013 –  The ghost of the July 31 harmonised elections is still haunting human rights defenders in Zimbabwe with a local elections ... Full story

Reformed Church University Imparts Basic Computer Skills To Masvingo Residents

Masvingo, October 28, 2013 - Residents of Masvingo are benefitting from the Reformed Church University's basic computer skills programmes meant to boost literacy levels in ... Full story

Police Quiz Striking Fishermen

By Criswell Chisango Kariba, October 28, 2013 - Police over the weekend interrogated a Kapenta Workers Union, (KWU), representative in the resort town of Kariba following ... Full story

BAZ Re-Advertises For New Local Commercial Radio Licences

THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has invited applications for new commercial radio stations in some 25 areas as the government moves to further open ... Full story

Mugabe’s Inputs Largesse To Benefit Zanu PF Supporters Only- Minister

By Roy Chikara Chikwanda, October 25, 2013 - President Robert Mugabe’s well-wishers agricultural inputs scheme will only benefit members of his Zanu PF party to reward ... Full story

Kenya's William Ruto Loses ICC Trial Attendance Ruling

Hague, The Netherlands, Friday October 25, 2013-The International Criminal Court (ICC) has told Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto he must attend most of his trial ... Full story

Africa Should Change Trajectory To Fight Poverty And Climate Change

Tunis, Tunisia, October 24, 2013-- “Africa needs to change its development trajectory in order in order to win its fight against both poverty and climate ... Full story

Ncube’s MDC Party Sinks Into Oblivion

By Nyembezi Khumalo Bulawayo,October 24, 2013 –The MDC party led by Professor Welshman Ncube has allegedly been forced to suspend or rollback its programmes pending the ... Full story

Mtetwa Seeks Acquittal Over Police Obstruction Charges

  Harare, October 24, 2013 – Prominent human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa on Thursday launched a bid to be acquitted by informing Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa ... Full story

Gono Trapped In Chicken Wars

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 23, 2013 – A business enterprise owned by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Gideon Gono has been hauled to court ... Full story

Jazz Musician Dudu Manhenga Gets Bail

  Harare, October 23, 2013 – The High Court on Wednesday granted bail to jazz musician Duduzile Tracy Manhenga pending appeal of her sentence over culpable ... Full story

‘We Want People Who Do Not Complain’ - Mandiwanzira

By Adrian Mutigwe Harare, October 22,2013 - Zimbabwe needs people who do not complain or threaten to kick out a government because there is no cooking ... Full story

Rwanda Rolls Out Free Nationwide Internet Access

Kigali, October 22,2013 - With the launch of the government-backed “Smart Kigali” project, people in Rwanda now have access to free internet via Wi-Fi enabled ... Full story

Residents Stage Demo Against Chronic Water Shortages

By Tafirenyika Nemadire Ruwa, October 22, 2013-Scores of residents on Monday staged a demonstration to protest against persistent water shortages which could trigger some waterborne diseases. The ... Full story

Zimbabwe “Witches" Fined A Goat Each

Chihota, October 21, 2013 - The two Landas-based women initially charged for practising acts associated with witchcraft have courted the ire of a Chihota traditional ... Full story

Human Rights Orgs Frown On Zim Poor Rights Record

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 21, 2013 – Influential human rights organisations have frowned upon the country’s poor rights record at a time when Africa is ... Full story

Zim Police To Pay Dearly For Boob

Harare, October 21, 2013 – The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) could pay dearly for its unprofessional conduct after some political and human rights activists who ... Full story

Women Fined Chickens, Goats For Wearing Miniskirts And Trousers

  Gutu, October 21, 2013 -In incidents that have left tongues wagging in most parts of Gutu district in Masvingo province, a number of women under ... Full story

Prophet Angel Claims To Be Worth US$60million

Gweru,October 20, 2013 – Spirit Embassy founder Prophet Uebert Angel says he is worth US$60 million and insists that his fortune is from his business ... Full story

Masvinu Again Voted Ugliest Zimbabwean Man

Harare, October 20,2013-Zimbabwe’s ugliest man, William Masvinu, has retained the Mr Ugly title in a stiff competition from 11 other finalists in Harare.   Masvinu, 39 was ... Full story

Human Rights Activist Calls for Zimbabwe, NGOs Reconciliation

Irwin  Chifera  Harare, October 19,2013 (VOA)— Zimbabwe Human Rights commissioner, Elasto Mugwadi, says the government must stop fighting donor agencies but instead work with them to ... Full story

Gold Panners “Feast” On Hapless University Students

By Roy Chikara Mashava, October 18, 2013 - Donning on a threadbare, once white, now variegated shirt, and with a digging rod balancing on his shoulders, ... Full story

Waiting For The New Samora Machels

  By Takura Zhangazha*   Most regions in what is generally referred to as the Global South have iconic political heroes whose legacies straddle across ... Full story

African Women Excel At International Change Awards

Paris, France, October 17, 2013(APO)- Wednesday evening, two projects to effect change for African women and girls received the Women for Change Award, which ... Full story

Popular SA Soap “Generations” Actors Strike

Johannesburg, October 17, 2013-Nearly the entire cast of South Africa's most popular drama series did not turn up on set when filming of the show ... Full story

Zim Govt Revises Infamous Youth Militia Training

By Roy Chikara  Masvingo, October 2013 – President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party says it will soon revive the compulsory training of the infamous Border Gezi ... Full story

Fertiliser Manufacturers In Crisis

      By Nompumelelo Moyo   Bulawayo, October 17, 2013-Fertiliser manufacturers in Zimbabwe are faced    with challenges in producing sufficient quantities to meet the demand for the  summer farming season as ... Full story

Grade 7 Ndebele Exam Paper Contains Slang, Deragatory Language - Parents,Teachers

Bulawayo, October 16,2013-The 2013 Grade 7 Ndebele final examination paper contains slang and inappropriate language for primary school pupils, it has been reported. Parents and teachers ... Full story

Smuggling Syndicates Hit Binga

By Farai Sibanda Binga, October 16, 2013 - Smuggling of stolen livestock and illegal drugs in Binga district in Matabeleland North has hit alarming levels, a ... Full story

Zimbabweans Head Out for a Better Life

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, October 15, 2013 (IPS) - Admire Gumbo, 26, from Harare’s Mabvuku high density-suburb, is loathe to leave Zimbabwe to return to Botswana. ... Full story

Masvingo Councillors Still In Darkness - Mayor

  Masvingo, October 15, 2013-Masvingo City Council Mayor Councillor Hubert Fidze says the newly elected councillors are still in darkness of what is happening at the ... Full story

The Curse Of Zimbabwe’s City Of Gold

By Criswell Chisango Kadoma, October 15, 2013 - Seventy year-old Robert Moyo is a pensioner saddened that his two elderly sons still look forward to him ... Full story

ICC Pull-Out: Unravelling Mugabe’s Appalling Duplicity

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, October 14, 2013 - President Robert Mugabe is not (yet) an International Criminal Court (ICC) candidate despite fertile grounds for such warrant. But ... Full story

Zimbabwe Court Acquits Man Charged With Slandering Mugabe

Mutare, October 14, 2013 - A Zimbabwean court has acquitted a 36 year-old man who had been on trial on charges of undermining authority of ... Full story

Dudu Manhenga jailed for 18 Months

Harare, October 11, 2013: (NR) – Zimbabwe Jazz sensation Duduzile ‘Dudu’ Manhenga will spend the next 18 months in jail after she was found guilty ... Full story

Paltry Purse Money Blights World Title Fight

By Michael Kariati Harare, October 11, 2013 – Zimbabwean boxer, Tapiwa Tembo, and Zambia’s Gibson Kamota, who will fight for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) ... Full story

Govt Looks To Sugarcane Farmers To Alleviate Power Outages

Simplicius Chirinda Harare, October 11, 2013 – President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF led government is now desperately looking eastwards to sugarcane farmers to boost the country’s ... Full story

US Judge tells living man that he’s still legally dead

By Eric Pfeiffer  Ohio, USA: October 10, 2013-Life can be tough, especially when a judge says you’re dead in the eyes of the law. That’s exactly what ... Full story

89 Zimbos On Death Row As Mnangagwa Calls For Abolition Of Capital Punishment

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 10, 2013 – Zimbabwe’s Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for the total abolition of the death ... Full story

How Times Have Changed In Harare

By Michael Kariati Harare, October 10, 2013 - Do you still remember Solo’s Restaurant and Nite Club? Once one of the most popular restaurants and nightclubs in ... Full story

Professor Moyo's ambiguous carrot (and suspended stick) to Zimbabwe's Media.

By Takura Zhangazha   Harare, September 9, 2013 - The new Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo together with  his deputy Hon. Supa ... Full story

Zim Govt Issues Ultimatum To Seize Gold Mine

By Gary Hlatshwayo Gwanda, October 9, 2013 - President Robert Mugabe’s new government has intensified its forced company seizures after issuing an ultimatum to take control ... Full story

Moyo Charms Daily News

By Simplicius Chirinda Harare, October 8, 2013 – Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Jonathan Moyo, for long viewed as an enemy of the media, on ... Full story

Zhangazha Quits VMCZ

By Sij Ncube Bulawayo, October 8, 2013 - Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) executive director Takura Zhangazha has quit the media self-regulatory body amid speculation ... Full story

Zanu PF Divided Over White Farmers As Farm Workers Left Homeless

By Criswell Chisango and Professor Matodzi Hurungwe, October 7, 2013 - Zanu PF officials and a senior army member are divided over the eviction of some ... Full story

Irate Zanu PF Legislator Ejects Party From Building

By Roy Chikara Masvingo, October 7, 2013 – An irate Zanu PF legislator and businessman, Edmond Mhere has kicked out his party from his building where ... Full story

Reprieve As Bulawayo City Council Relaxes Water Cuts

By Nompumelelo Moyo   Bulawayo, October 4, 2013 – Bulawayo residents and business people have welcomed the 48-hour water shedding schedule with mixed feelings at a time ... Full story

Poaching Scandal: Environmentalists Demand Probe

By Sij Ncube  Hwange, October 4, 2013 – As the death toll for elephants continue rising in Hwange National Park and the implication of police in ... Full story

Wheels Drop Off In Zim’s Manufacturing Sector

By Thulani Munda Harare, October 3, 2013 – Zimbabwe’s industries are reeling owing to low capacity utilisation, which dipped to 39.6 percent this year from 44.9 ... Full story

Zanu PF Minister Makes Peace With Community

By Gary Hlatshwayo   Gwanda, October 3, 2013 - Controversial Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Matabeleland South, Abedinico Ncube this week appeared to be reformed ... Full story

Emirates boosts Zimbabwe small traders’ business

Harare, October 2, 2013 – Emirates, which flies daily from Harare to Lusaka and Dubai, has set out to woo Harare’s trading community with an intensive ... Full story

MDC-T Youths Chase Away Kay From Meeting

By Tafirenyika Nemadire Marondera, October 2, 2013 - Former MDC-T legislator Ian Kay was on Monday chased away from the party’s district meeting as retribution for ... Full story

Police Detain Toddler In Probe Over Bombing Of Mugabe’s Offices

Harare, October 1, 2013 – A Zimbabwean toddler was forced to endure two nights in police detention after the Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested her mother ... Full story

Senior Party Leader Ditches Welshman Ncube

By Nompumelelo Moyo Bulawayo, October 1, 2013 – Qhubani Moyo, the Welshman Ncube’s led MDC party’s director of research and policy coordination and a losing parliamentary ... Full story