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Zim Judges, Lawyers Meet At High Level Colloquium

Victoria Falls, November 29, 2015 – Zimbabwean judges and legal practitioners on Friday began meeting in the resort town here for a two-day retreat focusing ... Full story

SADC Ministers Agree To Clamp Down On Social Media

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers of Information have agreed to clamp down on social media, saying while it stimulates debate it poses a risk ... Full story

Mugabe Comes Face-To-Face With Gays

HARARE,November 27, 2015-President Robert Mugabe will this weekend come face-to-face with gays and lesbians — whom he has publicly excoriated as being “worse than pigs ... Full story

Sekeramayi Thrown Back Into Succession Race

Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi is reportedly back in President Robert Mugabe’s succession race as the group coalesced around First Lady Grace hunts for a heavyweight ... Full story

Zim’s Economy To Grow By 2,7% In 2016

HARARE, November 26, 2015-FINANCE Minister and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Thursday the country’s economy would grow by 2,7 percent in 2016, after ... Full story

Human Rights Bodies Seal Landmark Pact

By Professor Matodzi HARARE, November 26, 2015 – The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has sealed a landmark pact with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission ... Full story

Zvishavane Shuts Down Public Toilets As Water Woes Bite

By Mark Mhukayesango ZVISHAVANE, November 26, 2015-The TOWN here council has temporarily shut down public toilets due to a serious water crisis that has hit ... Full story

Gumbo Backtracks On Urban Tollgates

GOVERNMENT has abandoned its controversial urban tolling plan following a huge public outcry from citizens, who felt the move could further burden an already over-saddled ... Full story

War Vets Want Kasukuwere To Go

MEMBERS of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are ratcheting up pressure on President Robert Mugabe to demote or dismiss national political commissar, ... Full story

Zim Authorities Summon Villager Over Anti-Mugabe Slur

By Professor Matodzi MUREHWA, November 26, 2015 – Zimbabwean authorities have summoned a Goromonzi villager to stand trial on charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe, in ... Full story

Masvingo Council To Rein In Mushrooming,Dangerous Gas Vendors

By Johannes Chin’ombe MASVINGO, November 24, 2015 - Masvingo City Council recently enforced regulatory measures to get rid of mushrooming Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vendors who ... Full story

Grief-stricken Period For Zim’s Academia

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 25, 2015 - ZIMBABWE’S academia has been plunged into yet another week of mourning following the death of prominent scholar ... Full story

Grace Useful Barrier To The Throne As Mugabe Rules Through Her

By Sij Ncube HARARE, NOVEMBER 25, 2015  - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, has in the past week crisis-crossed the length and breadth of Zimbabwe spewing ... Full story

Bata Partners 150 Small Shoe Makers

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU,November 25,2015-BATA shoe company,one of Gweru’s few surviving firms has embarked on a capacity utilisation project by roping in 150 small scale ... Full story

USAID Food For Peace Supports Food Security,Drought Resilience In Rural Communities

GWANDA, November 24, 2015. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Amalima activity announces its results from its second year of implementation to the ... Full story

Masvingo Poly Students Sent Home Over Mathematics

By Johannes Chin’ombe MASVINGO, November 24, 2015 - A number of students that had registered for courses with Masvingo Polytechnic have been forced to abandon their ... Full story

Gweru Transforms Beer Hall Into Revenue Hall

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU, November 24,2015-The city council here has begun renovating a beer hall in Mkoba 16transforming it into a state of the art revenue ... Full story

'Zvavanhu' Anchor Vimbai Chivaura Dies

Renowned academic and University of Zimbabwe lecturer, Dr Vimbai Gukwe Chivaura, has died. Dr Chivaura who also served as a board member of the Broadcasting Authority ... Full story

Grace’s Miniskirt Attack Sparks Outrage

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe’s statement that women wearing miniskirts cannot blame anyone if they are raped has been condemned as irresponsible. Grace told a Zanu PF ... Full story

Grace Hints At Mugabe Successor

First lady  Grace Mugabe on Saturday hinted that President Robert Mugabe could name an outsider to succeed him as she warned the veteran ruler’s lieutenants ... Full story

Zim Mourns Intellectual Icon and Fine Gentleman Prof Sam Moyo

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 23, 2015 – THE late Professor Samson Moyo, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in India ... Full story

IGATE Bicycle Donations Bring Relief To Chivi School Children

By Johannes Chin’ombe CHIVI, November 20,2015 – School children here have been rescued from travelling long distances to school as they are benefiting from the 2 545 ... Full story

International Education Strengthens Cultural Understanding: Hlatywayo

By Bathabile Dlamini HARARE, November 20, 2015-International education is an agent of self-consciousness that can lead to cultural understanding among and between peoples, an alumnus of ... Full story

US Varsities Take More Zimbabwean Students

November 20,2015 – The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released November 16th, shows that the number of Zimbabwean students at US colleges and universities ... Full story

Cadetship Students To Miss MSU Graduation

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU, November 20, 2015-Whilst others are buying gowns and putting final touches to their graduation preparations, Midlands State University (MSU) students on cadetship  ... Full story

Mutsvangwa, Charamba In Vicious Whatsapp Fight

DAYS after President Robert Mugabe embarrassingly read the wrong speech during the official opening of parliament in September, a war of words through popular social ... Full story

Zuma Sticks To His Guns Over No Fee Increase Announcement

CAPE TOWN-The South African government has assured the nation that there is money for students who can't afford academic fees in 2016.President Jacob Zuma has ... Full story

Fay Chung Pokes Holes In Mugabe’s Look East Policy

By Sij Ncube HARARE, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 - FORMER cabinet minister Fay Chung has poked holes into President Robert Mugabe’s Look East Policy, saying solutions to ... Full story

VP Mnangagwa Rescues Hlongwane

GWERU-Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly came to the rescue of Sports, Arts and Recreation Minister, Makhosini Hlongwane, after an overwhelming majority of the Zanu PF ... Full story

Zim CEOs Greedy: Chanakira

KADOMA — Former banker, Nigel Chanakira, says some Zimbabwean chief executive officers (CEOs) are so greedy that their demands for featherbeddings are so unrealistic that ... Full story

Goblins Haunt Village Heads Over Food Aid

By Johannes Chin’ombe MWENEZI, November 19, 2015 – In a shocking development that has left many traditional leaders frightened in Masvingo’s Mwenezi district, two village heads ... Full story

Sabi Mine Set To Reopen ...Hundreds Of Workers To Be Reinstated

By Mark Mhukayesango ZVISHAVANE, November 19, 2015-Over 500 workers at Sabi Mine who were left jobless in 2011 could be heading back to work next ... Full story

Rugby Legend Jonah Lomu Dies

WELLINGTON - Rugby legend Jonah Lomu, the game's first global superstar whose speed and power terrorised opponents, died unexpectedly on Wednesday aged 40, the player's ... Full story

French President Calls For Increased Global Fight Against ISIS

PARIS- French President Francois Hollande has called on the international community to set aside its sometimes diverging national interests and join a grand coalition against ... Full story

Kereke Sinks In The Deep End

HARARE, November 18, 2015 – The family of a juvenile allegedly raped by Munyaradzi Kereke, a Zanu PF legislator, is pressing ahead with the prosecution ... Full story

Tsvangirai Throws $500 A Head Dinner

By Professor Matodzi   HARARE, November 18, 2015 – Zimbabweans willing to share dinner and mingle with the country’s former Prime Minister and main opposition leader Morgan ... Full story

Former Nust Vice Chancellor Prof Ndlovu Dies

By Sij Ncube BULAWAYO, November 18, 2015 - Former NUST Vice Chancellor Professor Lindela Ndlovu collapsed and died this morning, just over a week after leaving ... Full story

More Graduates Join Unemployment Ranks As Zim-Asset Boomerangs

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 18, 2015 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is on Friday and Saturday expected to cap thousands of graduates at Bindura and Midlands’ ... Full story

Chinese Company Ordered To Pay 36k Salary Arrears

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU- November 17 2015 - Midlands based Chinese Ferrochrome company has been ordered to pay more than $36 000 salary arrears for 18 ... Full story

Zimbabweans Align With Climate-Smart Agriculture Amid Food Deficits

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Zimbabwe, November 17 2015  - With droughts wreaking havoc in vast areas of Zimbabwe, a majority of people here are fast falling ... Full story

EU Condemns Zim’s Political Violence

By Professor Matodzi HARARE, November 17, 2015 – The European Union (EU) has added its voice in condemning the rise in incidences of political violence across ... Full story

Soldiers Draw Blanks As Broke Govt Fails To Pay Bonuses

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 16, 2015 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s administration Tuesday failed to honour its pledge to pay soldiers the 13th cheque in a ... Full story

Thunderstorms Hit Parts Of Gauteng

Thunderstorms have caused damage to several areas on the Witwatersrand and delayed flights from OR Tambo airport. A number of houses have been badly damaged ... Full story

Masvingo Pupils Substitute Condoms With Freezit Packets

By Johannes Chin’ombe MASVINGO, November 16, 2015 – Youths in Masvingo recently bemoaned the unavailability of condoms in schools as they argued that they have learnt ... Full story

Former Rhodesians Remember UDI Under Smith

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 16, 2015 - DIE-HARD white former Rhodesians domiciled elsewhere in the world nostalgically marked the 50th anniversary of Ian Smith’s UDI ... Full story

Mugabe In Defiance Of Constitution Over Devolution - PDP

By Sij Ncube   MASVINGO, November 16,2015 – TENDAI Biti’s People's Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to take President Robert Mugabe to task over devolution the ... Full story

Zim Authorities Dismiss Infant Birth Defects Report

By Professor Matodzi HARARE, November 16, 2015 – Zimbabwean authorities on Monday moved to dismiss some unsettling reports of the delivery of an infant with serious ... Full story

Illegal Irrigators Emerge As Dry Spell Persists In Zaka

By Johannes Chin’ombe ZAKA, November 16, 2015– In an unusual development, Zaka farmers along Siya Dam and Murezi River have resorted to illegal irrigation in a ... Full story

Ex VP Mujuru Scoffs At Zanu PF Links

Former Vice-President Joice Mujuru has rubbished claims from some political quarters that she could be weighing her options with a view to jumping back to ... Full story

Brics Leaders Condemn Paris Terror Attacks

ANTALYA - Brics leaders, including President Jacob Zuma of South Africahave condemned the terror attacks this weekend that took place in Paris.“The leaders strongly condemned ... Full story

Gruesome Weekend Murders Shock Harare, Chitungwiza

A man was brutally murdered at the Fourth Street bus terminus in Harare this Sunday afternoon. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, ... Full story

Itai Dzamara:Eight Months On, No hear, No See

Although Monday marked eight months since the dramatic disappearance of journalist-cum-political activist Itai Dzamara , President Robert Mugabe has remained mum despite public demands and ... Full story

Grace Rallies Set To Resume Next Week

HARARE, November 13, 2015-First Lady Grace Mugabe will next week resume her controversial countrywide rallies, taking the battle right into Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s heartland in ... Full story

Ambassador Wharton Not Turning Back On Zim

HARARE, November 13, 2015: Outgoing United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe is not turning his back on Zimbabwe as he assumes a senior post in the State ... Full story

Easy Victory Awaits Zanu PF In Nkulumane By Election

BULAWAYO,November 12,2015 — Zanu PF is poised to win the vacant Nkulumane seat, bringing to six the number of constituencies under its control in the ... Full story

War Veterans Confront Kasukuwere

Zanu-PF’s national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, last week came face to face with irate war veterans in Marondera, the provincial capital of Mashonaland East, where ... Full story

Gweru Residents Reject Standstill Budget

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU, November 12, 2015- RESIDENTS here have rejected a proposed $31 million budget, although council has cut tariffs by 10 percent ,saying ... Full story

Zim Authorities Arrest Freelance Journalist

  By Professor Matodzi HARARE, November 12, 2015 – Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday intensified their blitz on media practitioners by arresting Andrison Manyere, a freelance journalist, who ... Full story

SA Police Boss Found Guilty Of Fraud, Perjury

CAPE TOWN- Suspended South African police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been found guilty of fraud, perjury and misconduct. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Wednesday read the ... Full story

Buhari Appoints Himself Petroleum Minister

LAGOS,November 11, 2015  - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari swore in his 36-member cabinet and appointed himself as the head of powerful Petroleum Ministry on Wednesday, after running ... Full story

Compound D Substitute Discovered In Zhombe

By Mark Mhukayesango ZHOMBE-November 11,2015 Isiaih Munetsi ,a communal farmer in Zhombe, Zibagwe Rural District has for years struggled to raise enough money to buy farm ... Full story

Resurgence Of Political Violence Harbinger Of Worse Things To Come

By Sij Ncube HARARE, NOVEMBER 11, 2015 - POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED violence is again rearing its ugly head as the country’s two protagonists Zanu PF and the main ... Full story

Zimbabwe Retailers Reject SA Rand

Zimbabwe's retailers are rejecting the Rand as the value of South Africa's currency continues to slide. The Rand was introduced as legal tender in 2009 ... Full story

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi: NLD has won election majority

YANGON-Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC she believes her party has won a parliamentary majority, in her first interview since the historic ... Full story

Africa in Sports Scandals: Starting with Football, Not Ending with Cricket

By Takura Zhangazha* The 2015 edition of the University of the Witwatersrand Power Reporting conference began with an outline of  the coverage of the FIFA corruption scandal ... Full story

Blanket Repatriation Of Foreigners From SA Ruled Out

CAPE TOWN, November 10, 2015- It is too early to say whether South Africa is going to have a blanket approach to repatriation or amnesty ... Full story

SA Parly Brought To Standstill By Striking Staff

CAPE TOWN, November 10, 2015 - The South African Parliament was brought to a standstill on Tuesday by striking workers. And National Education, Health and Allied ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Masters Of The Politics Of The Stomach

HARARE, November 10, 2015 – FORMER ENERGY minister Dzikamai Mavhaire has made a passionate plea to the courts to review his maintenance fee for a ... Full story

Chaos,Verbal Wars At Zanu (PF) Manicaland Meeting

The Zanu (PF) Manicaland Special Coordination Committee meeting held in Mutare over the weekend was almost disrupted as tempers flared among members. The verbal wars were ... Full story

Arts Boost SA, Kenyan Coffers

  By Zukiswa Wanner JOHANNESBURG,November 9, 2015.A fair share of both of South Africa and Kenya’s taxes come from artists. Beyond artists themselves, there are also many ... Full story

Analysis: Press Freedom Shaken In Zimbabwe

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Zimbabwe, November  9 2015  - Press freedom in this Southern African nation has been shaken abruptly, this time surprisingly, with members of ... Full story

Zimasco In Forced Evicitions

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU November 9, 2015-Former Zimasco employees have bemoaned forced evictions from company premises in Shurugwi , demanding audience with company management over their ... Full story

Slow Pace Of Law Reforms Worry Editors

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 9, 2015 – ZIMBABWEAN editors, fearing a new wave of media repression, have agreed to petition the government in a bid ... Full story

China Wows Sceptic Zim Media

By Njabulo Ncube ZHING ZHONG is a derogatory term is a creation of Zimbabwe’s journalists and has widely been used in the past three or so ... Full story

Sierra Leone Declared Free Of Ebola

Sierra Leone has officially been declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO). Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Freetown, ... Full story

Zuma Slams Former ANC Leaders For Criticising The Party

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has lamented former ANC leaders criticising the party, saying only cowards do not raise issues on internal platforms.Addressing the ANC's ... Full story

Malaria Outbreak Hits Karoi

By Nhau Mangirazi   KAROI-November 7,2015- Malaria outbreak has hit Karoi town where some residents in Chiedza ward fear it may turn fatal due to recurrence while ... Full story

Kasukuwere Reads Riot Act In Mash East

MARONDERA,November 7,2015 - Zanu (PF) National Political Commissar  Saviour Kasukuwere has ordered members of the Mashonaland East provincial executive to iron out their differences and ... Full story

Zanu(PF): An Introspection

By Jonathan Moyo What critical questions should preoccupy our national introspection this week and throughout this month as we remember and celebrate the memory of the ... Full story

War Vets Demand Dismissal Of PSMAS Offenders

The newly registered Business Consortium for War Veterans has expressed concern at the developments at the Premier Services Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), calling for those ... Full story

Supreme Court In Another Pro-Employers Ruling

THE Supreme Court has ruled that employers have a right at common law to single out an employee for dismissal even in cases where several ... Full story

Tension,Anxiety Rise In Zanu(PF) Women's League

There is tension within the Women’s League amid indications that the purges reverberating across Zanu(PF) structures could spill into this organ as well, resulting in ... Full story

Eagle Liner Abandons Harare-Kariba Route Over $100k Loss

By Criswell Chisango KARIBA,November 5, 2015- Hardly a year after embarking on Harare-Kariba route  aimed at boosting tourism in the resort town here, Eagle Liner luxury ... Full story

Danish 'Genital mutilator' Used Fake Documents-SA Court

BLOEMFONTEIN, November 4, 2015 – Danish citizen Peter Frederiksen accused of collecting women’s genitals and storing it in his freezer, was in South Africa with ... Full story

Namibia To Host 2nd International Diamond Conference 2015

WINDHOEK, November 4, 2015- The World’s leaders in the Diamond Industry will come together in Africa’s best-kept secret, Namibia, for the International Diamond Conference 2015 from 24 ... Full story

Govt To Embark On All Parastatals Forensic Audit

The Zimbabwe government is set to embark on a broader forensic audit of all parastatals as part of the state owned enterprises reform and efforts ... Full story

Vet Department Seizes Meat Over Foot And Mouth In Kwekwe

By Mark Mhukayesango KWEKWE, November 4, 2015-Midlands Province Veterinary Services has impounded over 500 kilograms of beef from Red Zone district of Gokwe South which ... Full story

Zim Media Shrugs Off Polarisation As State Journos Bailed.

By Sij Ncube  HARARE, November 4, 2015 - ZIMBABWEAN journalists Wednesday shrugged-off polarisation in the country’s media to throng court in support of four state journalists ... Full story

Average Zimbabwean Living On US$3,24/day

THE average Zimbabwean lived on US$3,24 a day in September, according to the latest national datum lines from Zimbabwe national statistics agency (ZimStat).   This is ... Full story

Mozambique,Renamo Forces In Deadly Clashes- Police

MAPUTO - Fresh clashes between Mozambican government forces and the main opposition Renamo party resulted in several deaths, police said Tuesday, while denying reports that ... Full story

Women,Girls Survive Cruel,Dangerous Life At Sidojiwe Flats

By Natasha Nare BULAWAYO, November 3, 2015-Women at Sidojiwe Flats near Sizinda have aired out complaints on the squalid living conditions that they have to bear ... Full story

Fire Guts Great Zimbabwe Heritage Site

MASVINGO, November 3, 2015-Property worth thousands of dollars was destroyed by veldt fires at Great Zimbabwe Monuments in Masvingo on Monday as the southern region ... Full story

Police Demonise State Editors Amid Fears Of Renewed Media Onslaught

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 3, 2015 – ZIMBABWE police Tuesday issued a statement demonising state-owned Sunday Mail journalists, for publishing a story fingering an unnamed ... Full story

Maths Exam Paper Leak Rocks ZIMSEC

The Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) has once again been rocked by another examination paper leak that has allegedly occurred at Seke 5 High School ... Full story

Nuclear-Weapons-Free Africa Keen To Harness Atomic Energy

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, November 02, 2015 - Nuclear disarmament is a non-issue in Southern Africa. Because no African country possesses nuclear weapons. In fact the ... Full story

Shurugwi Turns To Used Mine Shafts For Water

By Mark Mhukayesango SHURUGWI,November 02, 2015-As the dry spell persists, Shurugwi town council has resorted to disused mine shafts for water as the mining town’s water ... Full story

Economic Crisis Behind Holy War

By Sij Ncube HARARE, November 02, 2015 - A “HOLY WAR” has erupted between Zimbabwe’s two popular evangelists after they were both listed on a phoney ... Full story