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Zim Police Deploy Water Cannons Ahead of Anti-Govt Protest

Harare, July 31, 2014 – Zimbabwean police on Thursday deployed watercannon trucks in central Harare in bid to suppress an anti-governmentprotest organised by opposition leader ... Full story

Mugabe Slams Zanu (PF) Vote Buying, Clandestine Meetings Ahead Of Congress

Harare, July 30, 2014-President Robert Mugabe has expressed concern over indiscipline by some senior Zanu PF party members who are holding clandestine meetings to buy ... Full story

Zim Authorities Foil Anti-Government Protests

Harare, July 30, 2014 – Police have foiled planned protests by some disgruntled workers over non-payment of past-due salaries and poor working conditions. NRZ employees have ... Full story

Gorden Moyo Highly Sought After In Tsvangirai, Biti MDC Camps

Bulawayo, July 30, 2014 - MDC-T factions, the one led by Morgan Tsvangirai and the breakaway Renewal Team led by Tendai Biti, are at each ... Full story

Munotidako Hit Maker Up For PA System Theft

Sungura musician Jacob Moyana, popularly known as Munotidako, is set to appear in court tomorrow for allegedly buying a stolen public address (PA) system. Moyana is ... Full story

Doctor Fighting Ebola In Sierra Leone Dies Of Disease

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders ... Full story

'Injiva' Fuel Teenage Pregnancies In Mat South: Claim

Gwanda, July 30, 2014 - Zimbabwean men who have migrated to South Africa popularly known as Injiva have been accused of fueling teenage pregnancies in ... Full story

Harmonise Zim Labour Laws, Remove Discriminative Clauses: Masaiti

MDC-T proportional representation legislator Evelyn Masaiti-Muzungu on Monday called for the harmonisation of labour laws with the new Constitution to ensure discriminative maternity leave laws ... Full story

ZPP Records Human Rights Violations Decline

Harare, July 30, 2014 - Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has said the country has continued to record a decline in the number of politically motivated ... Full story

MISA-Zimbabwe Cautions Against Misleading Celebration Of ConCourt Rulings

Harare, July 28, 2014 - Former MISA-Zimbabwe chairperson Njabulo Ncube has cautioned the media against premature celebration of recent Constitutional Court rulings on criminal defamation ... Full story

MDC-T Officials Spared Jail Over Sodomy

Harare, July 28, 2014 – Two Zimbabwean men have been spared imprisonment after a Harare Magistrate acquitted them on charges of committing sodomy. Sydney Chirombe, the MDC-T party ... Full story

Some Zanu (PF) MPs Dump Constituencies For Harare Comfort: Charumbira

Masvingo, July 28, 2014-The president of the Chief's Council  Chief Fortune Charumbira told Zanu PF supporters who gathered for victory celebrations in Mucheke stadium on ... Full story

Mpofu Denies Soliciting For $10m Kurotwi Bribe

Harare, July 28, 2014-The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Dr Obert Mpofu, has refuted allegations that he solicited for a US$10 million bribe from ... Full story

MDC Renewal Team Must Just Talk To Their Leader: Mrs Tsvangirai

Birmingham, July, 27, 2014-MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife Elizabeth Macheka has said that all and any problems Tendai Biti and his Renewal MDC faction are ... Full story

Mafunda Elected New MISA-Zimbabwe Chair

Harare, July 27, 2014- Kumbirai Mafunda, a senior project officer for communications and information at the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights was  Saturday elected Media ... Full story

I Am A Highly Misunderstood Politician: Mutasa

Zanu PF secretary for administration and Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa says he is a highly misunderstood politician who is nonetheless “very peaceful and loving”. Speaking ... Full story

Post Mazowe Endorsement: Will Grace Succeed Robert Mugabe?

By Walter Marwizi July 27, 2014-On April 6, The Standard carried a lead story: Grace Mugabe eclipses Mujuru, Mnangagwa which for the first time revealed that ... Full story

Display Good People-Centred Leadership Qualities To Be Electable: Mugabe

Kutama, July 27, 2014-Individuals seeking to land leadership positions should display qualities that identify them with the people and be prepared to make sacrifices that ... Full story

Zuma Urges SA MPs To Respect,Tolerate Each Other

South African President Jacob Zuma has called on members of parliament to show respect and tolerance towards one another. This follows the debate on the Presidency's ... Full story

Zanu MP Snubs Celebrations,Cites Factionalism Agenda

Masvingo, July 24, 2014-Zanu PF factional fighting might be getting nasty in Masvingo with the latest development seeing Member of Parliament (MP) for Masvingo Urban ... Full story

Mugabe Castigates Parents Who Shun Shona, Ndebele

President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwean education should teach history that is afro-centric and prioritise local languages as vehicles for the transmission of knowledge forms, cultural ... Full story

Mugabe To Launch Skills,Competencies Upgrade Programme For Teachers

President Robert Mugabe will on Thursday launch a capacity development programme aimed at teachers and education experts. The programme, which will be launched in Harare, focuses ... Full story

ZLHR Urges Govt To Conduct Literacy Drills For Police

Harare, July 23, 2014 – Human rights lawyers have implored the government to roll out literacy drills to familiarize law enforcement agents with the country’s ... Full story

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Finally Meets Parents Of Abducted Schoolgirls

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram that the government is doing everything possible to ... Full story

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Finally Meets Parents Of Abducted Schoolgirls

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram that the government is doing everything possible to ... Full story

ZUJ Challenges Media Ban From Fiscal Court

Harare, July 22, 2014 - The Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) has engaged its lawyers over the decision by the High Court to bar the ... Full story

Low Cost Regional Airline To Launch Wednesday

Low cost regional airline, Fly Africa is set to mark its first day of operation on Wednesday with a confirmed load factor of 65 percent ... Full story

Defamation No Longer Criminal Offence in Zimbabwe: Concourt

The  Constitutional Court has removed from the statutes Section 31 (a) (iii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and  Reform Act), which criminalised defamation. This means ... Full story

China Pledges To Upgrade ZBC Radio Studios

The visiting delegation from China National Radio (CNR), which toured ZBC radio studios at Pockets Hill in Harare, has pledged to co-operate with the national ... Full story

We Are Not In Financial Trouble, No SA Subsidies For Zim Ops: M&G

Johannesburg, July 21, 2014- South Africa's Mail & Guardian denied a report on Friday that it is in financial trouble, that staff were unpaid for ... Full story

Hilary Clinton Needs Time To Decide On 2016 US Presidential Race: Bill Clinton

Washington July 21, 2014- Former United States President Bill Clinton says that Hillary Clinton, his wife and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination for ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youth League "Elevate" Mnangagwa

Zanu (PF) youth league Sunday claimed Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa was the second in command to President Robert Mugabe in a new twist in the ... Full story

Zim Police Torture Payback

Harare, July 21, 2014 - A man brutalised while in police custody could soon be having his payback after the  State admitted to police torture. Accused ... Full story

Zimplats Mine Collapses,Production Down By 50 Percent

A major underground collapse has occurred at Zimplats’ Bimha Mine in Ngezi slowing down production by 50 percent. No injuries or damage of mobile equipment were ... Full story

Top ZAPU Officials Ditch Dabengwa,Cite Lack Of Leadership,Vision

The president of the Zimbabwe African People's Union  (ZAPU) Dumiso Dabengwa has been hit by hard times as most of his top officials have decided ... Full story

Zim's Tendai Maduwa Commercialises Poetry For A Living

By Jeffrey Moyo Zimbabwean poet Tendai Maduwa doesn’t offer his poetry “free of charge”, as he puts it. “I commercialise my services just like any other ... Full story

Catholics Honour Composer, Author, Priest Ribeiro

By Fortunate Taruva All roads will be heading to the Assumption of our Lady, Rhodesville parish in the Catholic Archdiocese of Harare on July 19 2014, ... Full story

MISA Bemoans Govt’s Reluctance To Re-align Media Laws

Harare, July 18, 2014 – The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Zimbabwe) has bemoaned the government’s reluctance to realign media laws to address the ongoing legislative confusion ... Full story

Nkandla report: Zuma Misses Parly Deadline,DA Fumes

South African President Jacob Zuma needed more information before responding to findings on his Nkandla home, his office said on Thursday after he missed a ... Full story

Matabeleland Youth Shun Zim Army:Gukurahundi 'Ghost' Still Haunts

Young men and women from southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army – largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities. Since the 1980s the ... Full story

Another Malaysian Plane Crashes With 295 On Board

Interfax news agency reports that a Malaysian jet has crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. The Malaysian Airlines passenger plane had 295 people ... Full story

Budiriro Vapositori Remanded To August As ACCZ's Ndanga Denies Ban

Thirty-seven members of the vapositori sect who are facing charges of public violence were back in court for their routine remand this Wednesday.The 37, who ... Full story

Church Of England Synod Approves Women Bishops In Historic Vote

The General Synod of the Church of England voted in favor of approving women bishops for the first time in its history on Monday, receiving ... Full story

Twenty Injured As Hong Kong-Bound SAA Plane Hits Turbulence

At least 20 people were injured when a South African Airways plane to Hong Kong encountered severe turbulence. Two people were critically injured and immediately ... Full story

Econet Deregisters Agents Doubling In Ecocash And Telecash Deals

Econet Wireless is reported to have started deregistering its Ecocash agents who have been doubling as agents for its rival, Telecel Zimbabwe which is operating ... Full story

Zim's New HIV Infections Decline:UNAIDS

The UNAIDS Global AIDS Report released ahead of the International AIDS conference to be held in Melbourne,Australia on July 20, shows that Zimbabwe is one ... Full story

Zimbaweans Top SA Immigrants Population: Study

Zimbabwe contributes the greatest number of immigrants to South Africa, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said in Johannesburg on Tuesday.  "As you can see, Zimbabwe accounts for ... Full story

Zim Breaks With Tradition, Holds Public Interviews To Select New Judges

Harare, July 15, 2014 - President Robert Mugabe’s administration on Tuesday broke with tradition after conducting public interviews to fill in three vacant posts in ... Full story

ZIMA Introduces Electronic Voting,Partners With SAMA

The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) have for the first time introduced an electronic entry form which can be accessed by those who would want to ... Full story

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Cancels Meeting With Parents Of Abducted Schoolgirls

Abuja, July 15, 2014 - Nigeria's president Goodluck  Jonathan has cancelled a meeting with parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, accusing activists of playing politics. The ... Full story

Missing Nigerian Girls Home Soon: Jonathan Tells Malala

Abuja, July 14, 2014 - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would soon return ... Full story

Woman Commits Suicide Over Divorce

A Harare woman committed suicide on Monday morning after jumping from the 13th floor of a building in a suspected case of domestic violence. Divonne Masona, ... Full story

Public Interviews For Supreme Court Judges Set For Tuesday

Harare, July 14, 2014-10 short listed candidates for the Supreme Court will be interviewed in public at Rainbow Towers on Tuesday. The 15th of July marks ... Full story

72 000 Bicycles For Rural Children To Beat Long Distances

International non-governmental organisation World Vision Zimbabwe has embarked on an ambitious programme to provide bicycles to at least 72 000 rural children, majority of them ... Full story

From Prisoners Of War To Prisoners Of Filthy

By Nhau Mangirazi Kadoma, July 12, 2014 - A blocked sewer system with a stench smell greets any visitor in the dusty road of Kadoma town’s ... Full story

Police Report Now Compulsory For Lost Sim Card Replacement

Thousands of unregistered mobile phone subscribers faced the risk of being disconnected by their service providers today while those who lose their Sim cards will ... Full story

Zim Police Return Seized Radio VOP Equipment

Harare, July 12, 2014 – Police have surrendered equipment they seized nine years ago from Voice of the People (VOP) radio station, one of the few independent ... Full story

SA Elections Chair Tlakula Challenges Electoral Court's Misconduct Ruling

Pretoria, July 10, 2014 -South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula has filed an application in the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal ... Full story

Creative Zimbabwean Girls Tackle Technological Innovation Head On

By Mary Kashumba Harare, July 10, 2014 - For 22-year-old Moselyn Muchena, a final year computer science student at the University of Zimbabwe, it seemed obvious ... Full story

Desperate,Unassuming Zimbabweans Fall Prey To Crafty Human Traffickers

By Mary Kashumba When a relative’s friend promised her a well-paying job in South Africa, Susan Mtisi (not her real name), a 26-year-old high school dropout, ... Full story

National Hero Sithole's Son Forms A Political Party

Masvingo, July 10, 2014-The late National Hero Edson Sithole's son, Garikai Musanoka Sithole who made  headlines in 2006 for suing Rhodesian Premier  Ian  Douglas Smith ... Full story

Party Congress Season, Political Contests Without Policy Debates?

By Paidamoyo Muzulu Going through Zimbabwe’s mainstream media one can be forgiven for failing to realize the country is on the brink of political stagnation or ... Full story

Will Married Priests Solve the Vocations Problem? The Dangers and Challenges of Changing the Church's Discipline

By Fr Dwight Longenecker Married priests? I am one. As a former Anglican minister, I have been ordained as a Catholic priest under a special measure ... Full story

Unregistered Zim Mobile Subscribers Face Disconnection

Harare, July 9, 2014 - Unregistered mobile phone subscribers face disconnection by service providers in line with statutory regulations gazetted in June.  The regulations, which compel ... Full story

ZLHR Drives To Court With Toll Gate Challenge

Harare, July 9, 2014 – The country’s leading defence group, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on Wednesday headed to court to start contesting ... Full story

Shocker! Germany Massacres Hosts Brazil 7-1, Enters World Cup Final

Germany routed Brazil 7-1 Tuesday to reach the World Cup final, handing them its worst loss ever and breaking the hearts of millions of Brazilians. Brazil ... Full story

ZANU PF Haunts Zim Traders Over Mugabe “Coup” DVD

Harare, July 8, 2014 – Several Zimbabwean informal traders are at the risk of losing their source of livelihood after some ZANU PF supporters blocked ... Full story

Zim's First Major Siamese Twins Operation A Success

The country’s first major operation on siamese twins, who were joined at the stomach and shared the same liver, has been successfully conducted at Harare ... Full story

Morgan Tsvangirai Reflections: The Quest For Power: Propping One’s Credentials

By Paidamoyo Muzulu Blowing one’s trumpet is not the hallmark of good leadership be it in business or politics. However, In Zimbabwe it is the en ... Full story

Mpofu To Testify In $2b Fraud Trial

Harare, July 8, 2014-Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development, who is now the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Dr Obert Mpofu will testify ... Full story

Amend Marriage Act To Curb Under-Age Unions: ZWLA

THE Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) is lobbying government to amend the Marriage Act and the Customary Marriage Act to curb marriages of people below ... Full story

Mujuru Pleads With Diaspora ZimbosTo Return Home To Revive Economy

Harare, July 7, 2014- Vice President Joice Mujuru Sunday conceded that the economy was on a downward spiral and appealed to Zimbabweans in the Diaspora ... Full story

Glen View Carpenters 'Punished" For Not Attending Hero's Burial

Dozens of alleged Zanu PF youths on Monday stormed the Glen View furniture complex and blocked its entrance in a  reported  attempt to ‘punish’ carpenters ... Full story

Tsvangirai Sexcapades, Arrogance Cost MDC Election Victory: Renewal Team

Tendai Biti-led MDC Renewal Team chairperson Samuel Sipepa Nkomo Sunday said the MDC-T lost last year’s harmonised elections because party leader Morgan Tsvangirai squandered campaign ... Full story

Jailed Zim Student “Terrorist” Bids For Freedom

Harare, July 7, 2014 – A Zimbabwean court will on Tuesday determine the fate of a university student charged with attempting to overthrow President Robert ... Full story

MDC-T Gets Tough On Opportunists, Flip Floppers

The MDC has barred party cadres who stood as independent candidates in last year’s elections from contesting for posts ahead of the party’s elective congress ... Full story

Gunmen Kill 29 In Two Attacks On Kenyan Coast, Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility

Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the country's interior ministry said on Sunday. The Somali militant ... Full story

Illegal ARVs Imports Flood Zim Black Market

Illegal imports of the latest generation of anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs from neighbouring South Africa and Zambia have flooded the local black market, exposing people living ... Full story

Non-Ndebele Speaking Matabeleland Teachers Controversy: Dokora Exonerates Himself

Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Lazarus Dokora on Friday exonerated himself from blame over the thorny issue of teachers in Matabeleland who cannot speak ... Full story

Nigeria Arrests Boko Haram 'female recruiters'

Three women have been arrested in Nigeria for recruiting female members for the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, the country's military says. The women ... Full story

Prof Moyo Concerned About Zim Media Polarisation, Defends Kudzayi Appointment

Harare, July 4, 2014-Jonathan Moyo, the minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Thursday defended the appointment of  Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi who is ... Full story

SA Editors Against Licensing Of Journalists

The South African National Editor's Forum (Sanef) says licensing journalists to practise would have a negative impact in the media industry.   This follows SABC Acting ... Full story

CABS Suspends Youth Loan Fund,Cites High Default Rate, Mismanagement

The Central African Building Society (CABS) has suspended disbursing loans under the Youth Development Fund (YDF) due to a high default rate of 78 percent, ... Full story

Shoemaking Business Rescues Zim's Jobless Youth

By Jeffrey Moyo Harare, July 3, 2014 - For many young Zimbabweans like 19-year-old Shelton Mbariro, running an unlicensed, backyard handmade shoe business has become a ... Full story

Mobile Community Zim,To Empower Young Zimbos Through Citizen Journalism Training

Free Press Unlimited – founder of Mobile Community Zimbabwe (MCZ) – and  a local newspaper publishing house ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) recently joined hands to ... Full story

Digitisation To Gobble $173m, ZBC Audit Report Ready: Moyo

Harare, July 3, 2-14-Government says US$173 million is required for the completion of the whole digitisation programme to meet the 17 June 2015 deadline. The Zimbabwe ... Full story

Sunday Mail Editor Granted Stringent Bail

Harare, July 3, 2014-Arrested Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi has been granted bail at the High Court. Justice Joseph Musakwa granted Kudzayi US$5 200 bail after ... Full story

Four killed As Cargo Plane Crashes Into Nairobi Building

Nairobi- July 2,2014 – Four crew members were killed on Wednesday morning as the cargo plane they were travelling in from the Jomo Kenyatta International ... Full story

SAA Pilot Arrested For Stripping, Joburg-Bound Flight Delayed For Five Hours

Harare, July 2, 2014 - A South African Airways (SAA) pilot, only identified as W Van Ginkel, was Tuesday arrested at Harare International Airport for ... Full story

Zimrights Threatens Legal Action Over Demolished Buhera Homesteads

A Zimbabwean human rights organisation, ZimRights, has threatened to take legal action against a Buhera village headman and law-enforcement agents who last week demolished 28 ... Full story

Army General, Zanu(PF) Heavyweights Sue Zim Government Over Conservancies

Five beneficiaries of conservancies in the Save Valley Conservancy in Chiredzi, among them a top army officer and Zanu-PF heavyweights, have taken Government to the ... Full story

Brazil 2014: Cameroon To Investigate Match Fixing Claims

The World Cup's focus on attacking football has won global praise but a cloud scurried across the tournament Tuesday as match fixing claims surrounding Cameroon's ... Full story

Exhorbitant Fees, Harsh Economic Climate: Six Commercial Radio Licence Applicants Withdraw

Harare, July 1, 2014-Six applicants out of 18 shortlisted for radio licences have pulled out of the race after failing to pay the $7 500 ... Full story

Government,Parliament,UZ Not Paying For Water: Harare Mayor

Harare, July 1, 2014-The Harare City Council has blamed its financial struggles to government’s decision to write off debts accrued by rate payers last year. Presenting ... Full story