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Mugabe Sides With Wife Grace

By Shingai Nyoka Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has for the first time shown his cards on the factional fights between the first lady Grace Mugabe and ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Politburo Unmask Mujuru, Mnangagwa As Faction Leaders, Bans Slogans

The Zanu PF Politburo meeting held in the capital on Thursday ended late in the evening with the adoption of a resolution to set up ... Full story

Academic Qualifications Scandal Divides South Africa

It might seem like a rather trivial scandal - something easily overlooked at a time when South Africa is mourning the violent death of its ... Full story

Constitutional Amendments Divide ZANU-PF As Congress Nears

A silent war is raging in the ruling party over plans to tweak with ZANU-PF’s constitution, last amended in 2005. In September, the Financial Gazette ... Full story

China, A One-Party Success Story ?

By Tapiwa Machemedza   Beijing, China October 30, 2014 - Modern day political discourse espouses that a multi-political party system is the foundation or benchmark of a ... Full story

Tsvangirai: The Swim From The Deep End Starts After Congress

By Prince Tongogara The MDC-T holds a divisive congress that can potentially weaken the party again less than seven months after it split for the second ... Full story

Chaos At Zanu (PF) HQ As Mugabe Salutes Demonstrators

Thousands of Zanu PF supporters are gathered outside the party headquarters in Harare demonstrating in support of  the First Lady Grace Mugabe's entry into the ... Full story

African Musicians Unite To Sing The Song "Africa Stop Ebola"

Paris, October 29,  2014. A collective of African musicians have come together to record a song to help raise awareness about Ebola in Africa. The ... Full story

Kelly Khumalo Sends Condolences To Meyiwas Despite Ban

Senzo Meyiwa's girlfriend Kelly Khumalo has issued a statement about his death. This is the first time she has spoken out since the shooting incident ... Full story

Zambia Appoints White Interim Leader

Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president, "King Cobra" Michael Sata, died in a ... Full story

Public Interviews For New Zim Judges Begin

Public interviews for the 46 candidates aspiring to fill in the six vacancies that have arisen at the High Court will commence from Wednesday morning ... Full story

Zambia's President Sata Dies In The UK

  By Chris Mfula Lusaka, October  29, 2014-Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, a government ... Full story

Meyiwa's Girlfriend Kelly Khumalo Not Welcome At Funeral

Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's family have barred his girlfriend and mother of his child, Kelly Khumalo, from attending his funeral in Durban, The New ... Full story

Mugabe Condemns Zanu (PF) Internal Fights

President Robert Mugabe has finally broken the silence on Zanu PF’s internal fights, saying internal wars that are being caused by some people who are ... Full story

Ebola: How Many Of The ‘Right Questions’ Have The Media Missed?

By Eric Chinje My colleagues at the African Media Initiative (AMI) and I have been debating the effectiveness of reports on the Ebola crisis. Has ... Full story

Winnie Madikizela - Mandela Demands Apology

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of the late former president Nelson Mandela, has written a letter through her legal team demanding that the AbaTembu Royal Family ... Full story

Parliament To Focus On Aligning Laws To Constitution: Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has called on the country to remain united in its quest to build a solid foundation for sustainable development. He made the remarks ... Full story

Zanu PF Supporters Batter Protesters During Parly Opening

Harare, October 28, 2014 – President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party supporters on Tuesday severely assaulted some protesters who staged an anti-government demonstration while the ... Full story

Mnangagwa Boasts Being Zim's Crisis Solver

ZANU PF legal affairs secretary and one of the party’s gurus reportedly angling to take over the State Presidency, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has sensationally claimed that ... Full story

Zanu PF December Congress: Mugabe's Rematch With Goromonzi 2006

By Prince Tongogara The Zanu PF succession battles have always been a hot potato with members who dared discuss it publicly frequently found themselves closed out ... Full story

SA Prosecution To Appeal Pistorius Case

  South Africa's National Prosecution Authority  (NPA) will appeal paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction of culpable homicide and the sentence he received. "The appeal on conviction is ... Full story

UZ Students Unhappy With Kissing Ban

University of Zimbabwe students have urged authorities to prioritise accommodation and corruption issues at the institution rather than devote time to imposing a kiss ban ... Full story

Nothing Wrong With Aspiring To Be President

By Walter Marwizi One day in the late 90s, Eddison Zvobgo, the late Zanu PF legal supremo (may his soul rest in peace) was asked by ... Full story

SA Denies Zuma Rift With UK's Cameron

The South African presidency has denied reports that President Jacob Zuma has cancelled his trip to Britain after he was refused an audience with British ... Full story

Mujuru Says Grace Wasting Time On Rantings,Vitriol

Vice President Joice Mujuru has said Dr Grace Mugabe is wasting her time, following calls by the First Lady for the Vice President to resign ... Full story

Mliswa Refuses To Vacate Chair's Post

Zanu PF Politburo member,  Ignatius Chombo has confirmed the ouster of Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Chairman, Temba Mliswa. Dr Chombo told journalists in Chinhoyi after ... Full story

Sharon Macheso Now Protected Against Husband

Sharon Macheso, daughter to popular sungura king  Alick, has won a protection order against her husband Kudakwashe Munetsi. The two were embroiled in a bitter domestic ... Full story

VP Mujuru Hits back At Grace Mugabe

Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru says with the sacrifices she made in liberating the country there is no way she can be said to be ... Full story

No Rift Between Zuma and SG Mantashe Says ANC

There is no rift between President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, the party said on Friday. "The African National Congress dismisses with ... Full story

One Wallet Struggles As Ecocash Thrives

Government-owned mobile phone operator NetOne generated a paltry US$1 194 in revenue from its mobile money transfer platform OneWallet for the year-ending December 31 2012 ... Full story

Digital Age Dawning For Zim Girls,Women

  By Michelle Chifamba The digital age is dawning for young Zimbabwean girls and women as they develop new forms of technology that will improve their lives ... Full story

Tsvangirai Struggling To Maintain Mansion

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s woes continue to mount amid reports the former premier is broke and failing to maintain the plush government Highlands mansion in ... Full story

Stormy Zanu (PF) Politburo This Friday

All eyes will be on President Robert Mugabe as he chairs a potentially explosive Politburo meeting on Friday, October 24 which is likely to determine ... Full story

Chaos, Fractures Expected At MDC-T Congress

Attempts to restructure the country’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), could lead to even more fractures as peeved party members who ... Full story

Liberian Gays Attacked Over Spread Of Ebola

Leroy Ponpon doesn't know whether to lock himself in his flat in Monrovia because of the deadly Ebola virus, or because he is gay. Christian ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Tells Zim VP Joice Mujuru To Resign

The First Lady, Grace Mugabe, says Vice President Joice Mujuru should resign or risk being fired from her  position as Vice President of the country. ... Full story

Social Media Reaction Highest In Pistorius Trial, Sentencing

Social media saw an unprecedented reaction to the Oscar Pistorius sentencing on Tuesday.Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for the death of his girlfriend, ... Full story

First Lady Disrespectful, Divisive, Partisan:Makoni

Opposition leader Simba Makoni has branded First Lady Grace Mugabe a liar for claiming that his Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) was formed at Vice President Joice Mujuru’s ... Full story

MISA-Zimbabwe Condemns Attacks,Threats On Media

Below is MISA-Zimbabwe statement on recent attacks and threats against the media MISA-Zimbabwe notes with very grave concern recent attacks and threats against the privately owned ... Full story

Dewani Watches Wife Murder Videos

British businessman Shrien Dewani did not flinch on Wednesday morning as the Western Cape High Court was shown police videos re-enacting the shooting of his ... Full story

Community Radios To Boost Grassroots Arts, Music Sector

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Zimbabwe has not licenced community radio stations as yet.The public broadcaster ZBC's four radio stations broadcast from the capital Harare and Bulawayo while ... Full story

Zim Police In Show Of Force As Anti-Government Protests Commence

Harare, October 21, 2014 – Zimbabwean authorities on Tuesday deployeddozens of police officers inside Africa Unity Square, a central pointfor several historical protests organised by ... Full story

Battle For Faction-Ridden COSATU Underway

The  2.2 million-member strong South African umbrella body COSATU three-day Central Executive Committee has been described by some as a  make-or-break Central Executive Committee is ... Full story

Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years For Reeva Steenkamp Death

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa also gave Pistorius ... Full story

Pistorius Arrives At SA Correctional Facility

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility where he will begin serving his sentence. The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria earlier ... Full story

Zambia's President Sata Goes For Medical Check-Up

Zambia's President Michael Sata has gone abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill. Sata's office said the 77-year-old ... Full story

Experiences Of Working For Chinese Businesses in Zimbabwe

  By Jeffrey Moyo Over 300,000 teenage school leavers in Zimbabwe are currently working for Chinese shop-owners. One of them, Meagan Ngwenya, claims to be heavily exploited. Meagan ... Full story

Big Stories Boost Newspaper Circulation: Price Waterhouse

The South African newspaper market showed growth of more than 6% last year, buoyed by big stories like Nelson Mandela’s death and Oscar Pistorius’s murder ... Full story

Chingwizi Villagers In Long Wait For Justice

Chiredzi, October 20, 2014 – THIRTY Chingwizi villagers will have to wait longer to know their fate after a Zimbabwean court postponed their trial on ... Full story

Mliswa Fights For Survival

A political row in which Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Chairman, Themba Mliswa and those behind his ousting still rages on with the two sides ... Full story

MDC, Mavambo/Kusile Reject Grace's Formation Claims

Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC and Simba Makoni’s Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn (MKD) parties have both rejected accusations by First Lady Grace Mugabe that the opposition parties were formed at ... Full story

Grace Mugabe: From Humble Typist To "Queen Mother"

By Moses Matenga She rose to prominence in the late 90s when the media got wind of a child born out of wedlock and subsequently reported ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Legal Team Plots Mujuru Removal

The plot to oust Vice-President Joice Mujuru is thickening with Zanu PF’s legal committee reportedly drafting changes to the party’s constitution to allow President Robert ... Full story

Mujuru Supporters Defy Grace

Supporters of Vice President Joice Mujuru on Thursday started fighting back against attacks directed at the beleaguered widow and Zanu PF number two, that have ... Full story

Ebola Scares Off Sanganai Exhibitors

The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Walter Mzembi, has castigated organisations that issue travel warnings yet they are not mandated to do so. Zimbabwe has ... Full story

Zanu PF In Confusion Over Election Rules

Zanu (PF) is in a fix over election guidelines to be used to select members of the central committee and by extension the presidium ahead ... Full story

Six Arrested In Mozambique Poll Violence

The National Electoral Commission (CNE) in Mozambique says six people were arrested for violence on election day in Tsangano district of Tete province. A number ... Full story

Zim Ministers Abandon Work For Grace Mugabe Rallies

First Lady Grace Mugabe’s ongoing countrywide rallies have dealt a major blow on government business as ministers abandon their workstations to attend the whistle-stop tours. Since ... Full story

Zim Parliament Turns Down Grace PhD Probe

The Parliament of Zimbabwe has refused a request by students to probe how President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, controversially attained a doctorate from the University ... Full story

Threats Of 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Loom

There could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases per week in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of this year as the ... Full story

Byo Zanu(PF) Lack Vision: Grace

First Lady Grace Mugabe Wednesday rounded up her tour of Matabeleland with a rally in Bulawayo where she unleashed a stinging rebuke on the Zanu ... Full story

Reeva Steenkamps Family Rejected Pistorius "Blood Money"

Athlete Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as ... Full story

African Airports Urged To Improve Basic Facilities

Africa is experiencing the fastest growth rate in the aviation industry, but it still has the poorest safety record in the world. Delegates at an ... Full story

Zim Govt Bemoans Nurses Unethical Behaviour

The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has bemoaned the slump in ethical standards practiced by some nursing staff in the country’s ... Full story

Sandra Ndebele Receives Chaka Chaka Mentorship

Musician, Sandra Ndebele, who was appointed Mpilo Central Hospital goodwill ambassador, on Monday left the country for South Africa for orientation by Unicef goodwill ambassador ... Full story

Grace Rallies: Need To Revisit Political Parties Finance Act

By Prince Tongogara The ongoing extravagant Dr. Grace Mugabe “Thank You Rallies” across the country ahead of her appointment as Zanu PF secretary for Women’s Affairs ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youth Clash At Grace Rally

Zanu (PF) youths from Harare and Manicaland clashed at First Lady Grace Mugabe’s rally at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare Friday as factionalism in the ruling ... Full story

Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s Rising Dark Cloud

By Prince Tongogara Harare, October 11, 2014 - Dr. Grace Mugabe has in the past ten days held five of the ten well-choreographed ‘Thank You Rallies’ as ... Full story

SA Budgets R32m To Fight Ebola

R32 million has been set aside by the South African government to prepare for an Ebola outbreak. Speaking to members of the media in Johannesburg ... Full story

Cont Mhlanga In Tears, Tells Langa To Leave Amakhosi

Stakeholders in the arts industry including government have been challenged to urgently address challenges and turn around the fortunes of the sector. There was drama at ... Full story

Zimbabwe And The Contagious ‘Life Presidency' Phenomenon

By Blessing Vava The concept of leadership change and Organisational Renewal is the height of democratic practises promoting innovation, adaptability and seizing opportunities ahead of competitors. ... Full story

Biti, Ncube Grand Coalition Code Unveiled

Proponents of a grand coalition which excludes MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai have come up with a code which, if approved, will govern how the coalition ... Full story

Grace Mocks Chinese Products, Condoms, Homosexuality

The First Lady Grace Mugabe shocked thousands of Zanu PF supporters in Masvingo's Mucheke stadium on Thursday when she opened her speech by a joke ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Succession: It's Grace Mugabe Versus Mujuru

As the succession race, which appears like a dead heat reaches its climax ahead of the Zanu PF congress in December in which Justice minister ... Full story

Mutinhiri To Challenge SK Moyo For VP Post

Retired brigadier-general Ambrose Mutinhiri has thrown his hat into the ring for the position of Second Vice President of the Republic, ending months of speculation ... Full story

Ebola Scare Forces Wilkins Closure

The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa has urged health personnel and the general public not to panic after a suspected Ebola ... Full story

Mwonzora Chickens Out Of SG Race

THE intriguing race to fill the vacant Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) secretary-general post took a radical turn this week with one of the top ... Full story

'No health without mental health': UCT Researchers

Researchers at the University of Cape Town in South Africa are looking at innovative ways to better understand and diagnose schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder ... Full story

Zim Skills Flight Leaves 15 000 Unqualified Teachers

Close to 15 000 teachers in Zimbabwe are unqualified following more than a decade of skills flight in the education sector. The sector has experienced ... Full story

Reflections Of An Ex-Dissident

Independence in Zimbabwe was not a time for jubilation for most ex-combatants as some found homes they had left intact destroyed and families killed, leaving ... Full story

Grace In Bribe Claim, Brokers Unity

First Lady Grace Mugabe on Wednesday claimed that she was approached by some white farmers, at the height of the land reform programme, and offered ... Full story

Kangai Children Petition High Court Over Hero's Estate

Eight children of the late national hero Kumbirai Kangai have petitioned the Master of the High Court to intervene in an estate wrangle that pits ... Full story

Epworth Residents In Long Wait For Justice

Harare, October 08, 2014 – Some Epworth residents whose houses were demolished last month by some government authorities will have to wait a little bit ... Full story

Wene Awards Postponed To Pave Way For ZIMA

The Wene Music Awards ceremony which was scheduled to be held on the 29th of October has been postponed to pave way for the Zimbabwe ... Full story

Schools Urged To Introduce E-learning

By Lloyd  Shunje Masvingo Provincial Education Director (PED) Zedias Chitiga has urged school heads to introduce Electronic Learning (E-Learning) in schools with immediate effect. Chitiga made the ... Full story

Jub Jub Jail Sentence Reduced

The murder convictions of hip hop musician Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye and co-accused Themba Tshabalala have been set aside and changed to culpable homicide.   This ... Full story

Fired Generation Actors Seek CCMA Arbitration

The 16 Generation actors who were fired after a dispute with the production company, MMSV, have taken their case to the Commission for Conciliation Mediation ... Full story

SK Moyo Urges Zimbos To Shun Laziness

Senior Minister of State in the President’s Office, Simon Khaya Moyo, yesterday had no kind words for fellow countrymen describing them as lazy and corrupt ... Full story

Mliswa Survives No Confidence Vote

Embattled Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman Temba Mliswa and the party’s provincial administration secretary Kindness Paradza Tuesday survived a no-confidence vote allegedly hatched by ... Full story

Mini Skirts Spark Mixed Reaction

Miniskirts in all styles — mod, flirty, kicky, sporty and even formal — were on full display in Harare’s streets on Saturday Members of a pressure ... Full story

MDC-T MPs, Councillors Defect To Renewal Team

Two legislators and several councilors in Bulawayo have crossed floors from the MDC-T to the renewal group led by Mr Tendai Biti. Confusion continues to reign ... Full story

Kenyatta Confirms ICC Appearance

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed he will be appearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague this week. He told parliament that his deputy, ... Full story

Hlalo Blames Tsvangirai Over Defeat

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been sucked into an alleged internal vote-rigging scam following Saturday’s controversial election of Bulawayo deputy mayor, Gift Banda, to the ... Full story

Prophet Scoffs At Partisan Alignment

United Family International Church (UFIC) founder prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has scoffed at statements aligning him to any political party in Zimbabwe after his recent prophecy ... Full story

Mpofu Quizzed On Source Of Wealth

The cross examination of Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Dr Obert Mpofu resumed at the High Court with the major highlights being the exchanges between ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Condemns Zanu(PF) Factionalism

The First Lady, Grace Mugabe has taken a swipe at those who are involved in factional fights, saying divisions were not good for the Zanu ... Full story

Mini Skirts Spark Mixed Reaction

Miniskirts in all styles — mod, flirty, kicky, sporty and even formal — were on full display in Harare’s streets onSaturday Members of a pressure group, ... Full story

Family Consumer Basket Increases

The consumer basket for a family of six has increased by US$6 in September up from US$586.90 recorded in August in a development that has ... Full story

Grace Rallies Send Shivers In Zanu (PF)

First lady Grace Mugabe’s rallies have sent tongues wagging in Zanu PF with analysts saying they were part of a strategy to clear the path ... Full story

Zim Reps Confident As BBA Hotshots Is Launched

Two Zimbabwean housemates ZBC’s Power FM DJ, Tariro Mharapara, known as Butterphly, and Jerome, known simply as JJ received a resounding welcome at the official ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Succession Drama Heading For Climax

THE Zanu PF succession soap opera, which for many years has been playing out behind the scenes only to recently spill into the public domain ... Full story

Zim Lawyers Challenge Fresh Wave Of House Demolitions

Harare, September 10, 2014 – A Zimbabwean court will on Tuesday make a determination on a court challenge mounted by the country’s leading legal defence ... Full story

Tsvangirai Consolidates Power Base

After losing the battle within the national executive (NE) and national council (NC) two weeks ago to consolidate power in his office while weakening the ... Full story

HIV & AIDS Activists Castigate Dishonest Faith Healers

People living with HIV have castigated faith healers who are making claims that they can treat AIDS, saying they are being retrogressive and eroding gains ... Full story

"My Ears Are My Eyes": Blind Zim Teacher

By Emmanuel Nkomo The blind Zimbabwean high school teacher Jacob Gwenanguruwe is one of the first disabled educators in the country to teach abled-bodied students. “When the ... Full story

Generations Off Air For Two Months

South African soap fans have been cut off from the country's most popular show following the August sacking of its cast for demanding better pay. The ... Full story

Mugabe Denounces Zanu (PF) Factionalism, Vote-Buying

Zanu PF leader, President Robert Mugabe has expressed deep concern over indiscipline in the party where some party leaders are engaging in premature campaigning for ... Full story

Prof Moyo, Kasukuwere, Sue Temba Mliswa

The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo has slapped Hurungwe East legislator, Temba Mliswa and the Newsday newspaper with a US$20 ... Full story

Tertiary Institutions Key To Zim's Economic Recovery

Reformed Church University (RCU) Vice Chancellor Professor Wiseman Magwa has said that universities and colleges are critical in the country's economic recovery plan. Speaking at a ... Full story

Drivers Licence, Exam Pass, Promotion Bribes Rampant: TI-Z Survey

Youth in Zimbabwe are involved in corruption activities to the extent some have to pay bribes to pass examinations, get drivers’ licences and even get ... Full story

Chamisa Barred From Organising MDC-T Congress

The MDC-T top brass has barred its organising secretary Nelson Chamisa from taking charge of its elective congress set for this month, while a senior ... Full story