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Kwelaz community radio board member and volunteer appear in court

    Kwekwe, July 31, 2013 - Kwelaz community radio initiative board member Eric Musesengwe and volunteer staffer Annie Maseko appeared in court on 30 July 2013 charged ... Full story

ZEC Claims Zimbabwe's watershed election was clean despite a barrage of complaints

By Simplicius Chirinda Harare 31 July, 2013 - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) brushed aside reports of electoral irregularities saying it has run a credible poll ... Full story

Mugabe Predicts Victory

By Simplicius Chirinda Highfield, July 31, 2013 - President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday morning cast his vote at Mhofu Primary School and told reporters that he ... Full story

Voting Starts At Slow Pace In Zimbabwe As Tsvangirai Votes

  By Simplicius Chirinda Harare, July 31, 2013-Thousands of voters braved a wintry morning to cast the vote in Zimbabwe’s watershed harmonised elections currently underway throughout the ... Full story

Voters’ Roll Ultimatum For ZEC

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 30, 2013 - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been ordered to provide MDC-T  party election candidates with hard copies of ... Full story

Zim Environment Poisoned Ahead Of Elections

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 30, 2013 - The period preceding Zimbabwe’s harmonised elections has been marred by a poisoned environment in which political activists and ... Full story

Mugabe To Consider Story Telling If Defeated, Pledges To Respect Poll Outcome

By Simplicius Chirinda State House, July 30, 2013 - Zimbabwe’s octogenarian leader President Robert Mugabe says he will become a story teller in his next life ... Full story

Mugabe To Consider Story Telling If Defeated, Pledges To Respect Poll Outcome

By Simplicius Chirinda State House, July 30, 2013 - Zimbabwe’s octogenarian leader President Robert Mugabe says he will become a story teller in his next life ... Full story

Tsvangirai Warns ZEC Over Election Rigging

By Simplicius Chirinda Harare, July 29, 2013-MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has issued a stern warning to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) not to try and rig ... Full story

ZEC Shields Mudede On Voters’ Roll Queries, Promise “Credible” Polls

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 29, 2013-The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Monday shielded Tobaiwa Mudede, the Registrar of Voters from responding to a barrage of ... Full story

Will Posters, Regalia, History or Change Persuade The Zimbabwean voter?

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, July 28, 2013 - From urine infested township walls, trees in the avenues and road sign posts donning silky campaign posters, to ... Full story

Police, Immigration Frustrating Zimbos Coming Home To Vote

By Farai Sibanda  Gwanda, July 29, 2013 - Zimbabwean police and immigration officers are reported to be harassing South African based citizens coming back home ... Full story

Zimbabwe elections: faith, hope and standing up to the bully?

Have young Zimbabweans come to realize that they can change the old status quo? Taking cues from biblical verse, a Harare blogger  is optimistic.By Mwana wevhuWinds of ... Full story

Crossover Rally-Police Hypocrisy Exposed

By Professor Matodzi   Harare, July 27, 2013-The hypocrisy of Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) was exposed Saturday after the law enforcement agency reversed its ban ... Full story

Police Ban Tsvangirai’s “Crossover” Rally

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 27, 2013-Zimbabwe’s partisan police has banned an MDC-T final election rally dubbed “Crossover” in which party leader Morgan Tsvangirai intended to ... Full story

Pulling down of posters mars peaceful campaigns in Mashonaland West

Chinhoyi, July 26, 2013 - An upsurge of politically-motivated violent cases is being reportedin some parts of the Mashonaland West province as contestingcandidates accuse each other of ... Full story

Headmen Bar MDC Campaigns In Hurungwe

By Criswell Chisango    Hurungwe, July 25, 2013 - Pro Zanu PF village headmen under Chief Kazangarare in Mashonaland West ... Full story

Parties court Matabeleland region with 'manna'

By Farai Sibanda Bulawayo July 24 2013. As the country goes for elections next Wednesday contesting political parties are promising  "manna from heaven" to the  disgruntled ... Full story

Militias Scuttle MDC-T Campaigns In Bubi

By Nyembezi Khumalo   Bubi, July 23, 2013 - Zanu-PF militias have threatened to axe to death an aspiring MDC-T legislator, ... Full story

Zimbabwe’s 1st TV - an Indictment of Govt’s Failed Media Policy

By Takura Zhangazha Harare, July 23, 2013 - The launch of a new free to air satellite televison station 1st TV at least 12 days preceding ... Full story

MEDIA ATTACKS AND REFORM DEFICIENCY RILE MISA AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

By Professor Matodzi   Windhoek, July 23, 2013 – A regional media freedom watchdog has raised concern over Zimbabwe’s half-hearted implementation of media reforms, which has left ... Full story

ZEC to Petition ConCourt Over Disenfranchised Cops

By Amos Maseko   Harare, July 23, 2013 – The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is set to approach the country’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) seeking to declare as unconstitutional provisions ... Full story

Police Block NGO Meetings Ahead Of Polls

By Professor Matodzi Bulawayo, July 23, 2013 - Zimbabwean state security agents have stepped up their blitz against non-governmental organisations after blocking civil society organisations from ... Full story

Zimbabweans Scramble For ChannelZim And 1st TV

By Farai Sibanda Bulawayo, July 22,2013-Entertained starved Zimbabweans have switched to two recently launched local radio and television stations ChannelZim and 1st TV after South African television signal carrier Sentech cut off South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) broadcasts into Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Zanu PF monkey business exposed

By Beven Takunda Mutoko, July 22, 2013-Villagers in Kapondoro have exposed a Zanu PF plot to force them to vote for the former ruling party through ... Full story

Village Heads Coerce Residents To Attend Zanu PF Meetings

By James Marufu Zaka, July 19, 2013 – An aspiring Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) parliamentary candidate for Zaka Central constituency has accused  village heads in ... Full story

Police Arrest Tsunga And Scuttle Mafume Rally

Mutare, July 19, 2013 – Police have arrested Arnold Tsunga, the MDC-T aspiring parliamentary candidate for Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency and a prominent human rights lawyer together ... Full story

Marian Chombo Hits Out At Police

By Criswell Chisango Zvimba, July 19, 2013 – Marian Chombo, the former Zanu PF member and Zvimba North constituency aspiring candidate has accused the police of ... Full story

Lawyers Take On Mudede Over Voters' Roll Application

Harare, July 18, 2013 – Lawyers representing local think tank, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), have delivered a formal notification and warning for Tobaiwa Tonneth ... Full story

Lawyers Take On Mudede Over Voters' Roll Application

Harare, July 18, 2013 – Lawyers representing local think tank, Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), have delivered a formal notification and warning for Tobaiwa Tonneth ... Full story

War Veterans, Zanu PF Youths Coerce Residents To Attend Mugabe Rally

By Criswell Chisango Karoi, July 17, 2013 – Veterans of Zimbabwe’s independence war aligned to President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party have demanded financial donations from ... Full story

Students Share Experiences At US Colleges And Universities Fair

Bulawayo, July 17, 2013 – Close to four hundred high school students in and around Bulawayo at the weekend attended the American Colleges and Universities ... Full story

Zanu PF Youths, Soldiers Tear Down MDC-T Posters

  By James Marufu Masvingo, July 17, 2013 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Masvingo has accused some Zanu ... Full story

Mudede Bans Voters’ Roll Audit Meeting

Harare, July 17, 2013 – A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday banned a local respected think tank from launching and publicising its analysis of the shambolic ... Full story

Special Voting Challenges-A Harbinger of Chaos During Harmonised Elections

Harare, July 16, 2013 - The chaos that characterised the just ended two days of special voting by uniformed forces and other civil servants is a harbinger of mayhem that could engulf the country during the harmonized elections slated for later this month. ... Full story

Biti Engages Mtetwa To Defend Mutasa Lawsuit

Harare, July 16, 2013 –Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) secretary-general Tendai Biti has engaged the services of feisty human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, to defend ... Full story

Biti Engages Mtetwa To Defend Mutasa Lawsuit

Harare, July 16, 2013 –Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) secretary-general Tendai Biti has engaged the services of feisty human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, to defend ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Ducks Fresh Embarassment

Troubled state-run airline, Air Zimbabwe recently ducked the discomfiture of breaking aviation records once again after accommodating an extra passenger in the cockpit. ... Full story