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Tsvangirai Locked In Legal Battle Over Bank Loan

Harare, May 26, 2015 – Zimbabwe’s former Prime Minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is currently locked in a legal battle with a local financial ... Full story

New Chinese Law For NGOs, CSOs Sends Shivers

  By Lean Alfred Santos The early June deadline for public consultation over a draft law that aims to regulate the operations and “influence” of international nongovernmental ... Full story

Govt,Industry, Individuals Owe Harare City Council Millions

The Harare City Council says it is struggling to recover over US$330 million that it is owed by defaulters. The city fathers have come up with ... Full story

New Political Party Formed

A new political party has been launched at a local hotel in Harare this Tuesday. The party, known as Zimbabweans United for Democracy (ZUNDE), says it ... Full story

'TV Dramas Are Killers Of Society'

By Hamilton Tspoon During the olden days TV dramas used to teach us, the viewers, a lesson or two about life. The bad guys never won ... Full story

Helen Zille Rescues Lost German Tourists James Bond Style

Cape Town - In what can only be described as a James Bond 007-like rescue operation, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and her journalist accomplice ... Full story

Glimmer Of Hope For Rural Mat School Dropouts

By Vusumuzi Mkhwananzi Gwanda-With almost 3 000 school children dropping out of school every year in Matabeleland South province, a non-governmental organization , You Have It ... Full story

Female Chief Urges Zim Govt To Invest In Cultural Heritage

By Vusumuzi Mkhwananzi Plumtree-One of the first women to take up Chieftainship in independent Zimbabwe, Chief Sinqobile Mabhena of UMzingwane has challenged government to invest in ... Full story

Rights Body Sets Agenda For Zim Law Reform

Harare, May 26, 2015 – The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has challenged the government to urgently expedite the harmonisation of several pieces of ... Full story

Zim Opposition Has Been A Disaster Says Biti

Former Finance minister Tendai Biti and ex-MDC-T secretary-general Tendai Biti (TB) has attacked MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai for allegedly stifling democracy and failing to lead ... Full story

Three-Year-Old SA DJ Goes Global

Johannesburg - He may have not yet mastered the art of signing autographs but a 3-year-old DJ, known as "Arch Junior", from Alexandra township, is ... Full story

Laughter-Best Medicine For Stressed Zimbos

With Zimbabwe's economy on its knees and life a daily struggle for most people, there is one luxury that many can surprisingly still afford - ... Full story

Africa, Land Of Opportunities And Growth: DHL Boss

Africa Day 2015 is an opportunity to celebrate the development of the African continent as well as consider the various opportunities that it offers. This ... Full story

Girl, 8, Fundraises, Buys Dogs To Fight Rhino Poachers

Alyssa Carter was 6-years-old when she decided that rhinos needed her help. On Saturday, a year-and-a-half later, she handed two Belgian shepherd dogs worth R100 000 ... Full story

Zulu King Calls For Poverty Eradication,Peace In Africa

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says Africa will only be free when people stop using weapons to kill each other and instead fight poverty. He was ... Full story

Africans Are One People Says Zuma

Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday said South Africans had made friends with people from other parts of Africa throughout history. “We… celebrate ... Full story

Sekai Holland Dumps Biti

MDC-Renewal has been thrown into further turmoil after interim leader Sekai Holland on Satuday announced her resignation just a year after taking charge of the ... Full story

Mnangagwa Breathes Fire Over Harare East Chaos

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday lashed out at Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo, political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and the Harare provincial leadership for ... Full story

"You Don't Belong Here" US Black Family Told

An anonymous racist sent a hate note to an African-American family in Long Island, telling them “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE.” Ronica Copes, 37, a resident of ... Full story

Tsvangirai Says Mugabe Is Obsessed With Power

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said president Robert Mugabe is possessed by a goblin which will not allow him to leave ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma Urges African Govts To Accelerate Industrialisation

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says it is critical that African governments expedite industrialisation on the continent to stop illegal ... Full story

Expelled Zanu(PF) Chefs Saw Purge Coming

Senior Zanu PF officials fired on Thursday in the latest purge said they were not surprised by the expulsions, saying the party is on a ... Full story

Young Musician Tackles Drug Abuse In Song

By Farai Maposa With most young people resorting to drug abuse in a country where there is high rate of unemployment and some young musicians glorifying ... Full story

Zim Constitution, A Paper Tiger-ZLHR

Harare, May 22, 2015 – Zimbabwe’s new governance charter has turned out to be the proverbial paper tiger as authorities remain reluctant to fully implement ... Full story

Unpaid Chundu Headmen Bitter

By Criswell Chisango CHUNDU- Some headmen in Chundu in Mashonaland West are bitter over nonpayment of their allowances by the Government for nearly ten years. Speaking during ... Full story

Zanu(PF) Expels,Suspends More Heavyweights

The Zanu PF politburo has expelled seven members of the party drawn from six of its provinces discussed by the National Disciplinary Committee chaired by ... Full story

Groundsman Forges Magistrates Signatures, Solemnises Marriages

Former Harare Magistrate, Olivia Mariga, whose signature is alleged to have been forged by a groundsman, Edmond Mboko, has testified that she did not sign ... Full story

Econet Profits Drop:Tariff Cuts, Punitive Regulations Cited

Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile company Econet Wiresless reported a 41% drop in profits, dragged down by significant tariff cuts, punitive regulatory measures and a deflationary economic ... Full story

MTN Workers Want Zim-Born CEO Out

MTN workers have issued their bosses with a stern warning: meet their demands or experience a strike similar to the one that crippled the ... Full story

MDC Renewal Team Divided Over Poll Boycott

THE MDC Renewal Team was this week thrown into turmoil after the party’s Bulawayo provincial chairperson, Amen Mpofu, threw in the towel because of disagreements ... Full story

"We Are Ahead Of Govt Aid" – Gwanongodza

By Itai Muzondo Chivi Central legislator Ephraim Gwanongodza boasted that he is ahead of government aide towards the promised 700 000 tonnes of maize to imported ... Full story

Mujuru Charges Remain Stagnant

A litany of criminal accusations that were being pursued against Joice Mujuru and Didymus Mutasa seem to have collapsed before any charges could be preferred ... Full story

Drought-Hit Gwanda Villagers Using UNICEF Donated Mosquito Nets To Trap Fish

Scores of drought-hit villagers in Manama area in Gwanda South have resorted to using insecticide treated mosquito nets donated by the United Nations Children’s Education ... Full story

Nothing Significant As Mugabe's SADC Tenure Nears End

By Prince Tongogara President Robert Mugabe tenure as chair of SADC is coming to an end in less than 12 weeks from now with very little ... Full story

Zivhu Calls For The Strengthening Of RDCs

By Itai Muzondo Zimbabwe National Chairperson of Rural District Councils (RDCs), Killer Zivhu on Tuesday castigated the National Employment Council (NEC) for the sector for the ... Full story

Tsvangirai, Khupe Rift Inevitable

By Sij Ncube BULAWAYO - The MDC-T has gone on an over-drive vehemently denying there is a rift within it, pitting party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and ... Full story

Non Licensing Of Zim Community Radios Baffles Amnesty International

Johannesburg - The Zimbabwean government's continuing stranglehold on community radio in the country is stifling media expression, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. "Despite promises and laws ... Full story

SABC2 Apologises For Screening Violent Episodes Of 7de Laan

CAPE TOWN-SABC2 "humbly apologises" to viewers over its 7de Laan soap and the graphic violence and inappropriate language shown during episodes in February, and admits ... Full story

Nkurunziza Pledges No Revenge On Burundi Coup Plotters

Burundi's government will not take revenge against those involved in last week's failed coup, President Pierre Nkurunziza's office has said.  Those implicated would be brought to ... Full story

Political Analyst Describes Battles To Succeed Mugabe As Vicious

Battles to succeed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe are "vicious" and "are going to carry on until the succession moment is done", prominent political analyst Eldred ... Full story

Mliswa’s Expulsion Ignites Cosmetic Development In Hurungwe

By Criswell Chisango HURUNGWE- Villagers in Hurungwe West are witnessing accelerated developmental projects ahead of 10 June by elections pitting former Zanu (PF) provincial chairman Temba ... Full story

It's time for Dabengwa's ZAPU To Finally Show Its Hand In Byo Polls

By Sij Ncube BULAWAYO - With the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) boycotting next month’s by-elections in Bulawayo, it is high time ... Full story

Top US University Honours Nigeria's Finance Minister

Nigeria's Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has received an honorary Doctorate degree from Yale University one of the ... Full story

ZIMSEC Still Investigating Some 2014 O-Level Results

The Zimbabwe Examination Council (ZIMSEC) is yet to release Ordinary Level results for some centres.  The local examination body is not saying when exactly the results ... Full story

Govt To Pounce On Multiple Landowners-VP Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has conceded that the land reform programme was done in a chaotic manner and warned that government would soon pounce on ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Behaving Like Rhodesia Front Says Coltart

Is dictatorship part of Zimbabwe’s political DNA? That is the question that emerged after former Education minister David Coltart used his Twitter account to accuse ... Full story

Matabeleland Communities Least Exposed To Local Media

Poor radio and television transmission in Matabeleland provinces which has haunted communities since 1980 could soon be a thing of the past if the government ... Full story

Hunger Stalks Gwanda Hospital Patients

Relatives with patients admitted at Gwanda hospital are being forced to bring food for their beloved ones amid revelations that the provincial referral health centre ... Full story

BBC Grills Prof Moyo

After  hard grilling by the BBC, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has questioned the British’s view of Zimbabwe which he says ... Full story

VP Mphoko Blames Migration As Source Of Conflict, Intolerance

By Itai Muzondo  Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko on Thursday blasted the much criticised Kalanga denigration at a public lecture on National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration which ... Full story

Missing Michael Anesu Nhema Found Dead In Ireland

THE body has been found in the search for Michael Anesu Nhema, who has been missing from Athy in Co Kildare for a ... Full story

Internal Zanu(PF) Resistance To Mnangagwa Ascendancy Intensifies

About five months into the aftermath of the controversial Zanu PF congress held last December which led to the dramatic rise of Emmerson Mnangagwa to ... Full story

Another Round Of Grace Rallies On The Cards

First Lady Grace Mugabe will soon summon the country’s 10 provincial affairs ministers to her orphanage in Mazoe ostensibly for a field day which party ... Full story

Journalist Sues Mohadi, Chihuri For $25 000 Over Brutal Assault

Harare, May 14, 2015 – A Zimbabwean freelance journalist, Angela Jimu, has whacked Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi and Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri with a ... Full story

Mugabe's Kalanga Myth Busted

By Sij Ncube President Robert Mugabe’s myth that Kalangas are the least educated citizens with a penchant of committing petty crimes in neighbouring South Africa has ... Full story

Zim Teachers Among Lowest Paid In The Region

Despite being rated highly across the region for their contribution to the country’s high literacy rate, Zimbabwean teachers in government institutions are still among the ... Full story

Rampant Corruption Among School Heads,SDAs Worrying

Rampant corruption and misuse of funds by unscrupulous headmasters, bursars and some members of School Development Associations (SDAs) has reached alarming proportions, further compromising the ... Full story

Tsholotsho Boreholes Galore: A Case Of Vote-Buying

By Sij Ncube The state media has literally camped in Tsholotsho North ahead of the June 10 by-election as it props up its boss, Jonathan Moyo, ... Full story

Rival Groups Vie For Control Of Burundi Capital In Coup Aftermath

Rival groups of soldiers in Burundi are vying for control of the capital Bujumbura amid confusion over the success of an attempted coup. Fighting has been ... Full story

Kapenta Fishery Workers Face Destitution Over Unpaid Permits,Corruption

By Criswell Chisango KARIBA - A lasting career path as kapenta fishery worker at Lake Kariba now looks bleak for 39 year old Charles Mapeto ... Full story

Heavy Police Presence In Soweto As Residents Protest Over Power Cuts

There is a strong police presence in and around Soweto ahead of a march by residents to Eskom offices in Diepkloof.   The ANC led ... Full story

Chiyangwa Ignores Police Road Blocks As Time Wasters: Clip

Who stops at police road-blocks in Zimbabwe? Not President Robert Mugabe's wealthy cousin, that's for sure. Philip Chiyangwa, 56, has been filmed saying he doesn't have ... Full story

Burundi Army General Announces Nkurunziza Overthrow

A Burundi army general says President Pierre Nkurunziza has been "overthrown", amid unrest over his bid to be re-elected for a third term. Maj Gen Godefroid ... Full story

Insiza Wants Langa Expelled From Zanu(PF)

Zanu (PF) Insiza district has called for the expulsion of legislator Andrew Langa from the party on allegations of corruption and abuse of office. Insiza North ... Full story

Kanye West and Nicki Minaj Billed To Perform at Billboard Awards

Kanye West and Nicki Minaj have been added to the list of performers for Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.Dick Clark productions also announced on Tuesday that ... Full story

RBZ Debt Assumption Bill Passage A Mockery To Transparency, Accountability

By Prince Tongogara The National Assembly on Tuesday passed the Reserve Bank Debt Assumption Bill clearing the way for the state to assume the central banks ... Full story

Mangoma Freed On $1 000 Bail

Harare, May 13, 2015 – A Zimbabwean court has set free Elton Mangoma, a former Cabinet Minister who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly flouting tender ... Full story

Zim Police Arrest Former Minister

Harare, May 12, 2015 – Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested and detained Elton Mangoma, a former Cabinet Minister and MDC Renewal Treasurer-General for allegedly flouting ... Full story

Dear Mmusi Maimane: Don’t be like Zuma

By Lukhona Mnguni There is no doubt many are queuing up to have a moment with you, to share their hopes, concerns, frustrations and congratulatory messages. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Official Blames MDC-T For Dzamara's Disappearance

A Zanu-PF official has reportedly claimed that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change was responsible for Itai Dzamara's disappearance,adding that the activist was somewhere "enjoying ... Full story

Masvingo Council Eyes ZINARA Funds To Replace Attached Property

By Itai Muzondo The Masvingo City Council announced in the recently held full council meeting that they wish to seek permission from ZINARA to use the ... Full story

Nudity On Social Media: What Has Happened To The Good Old Mirror?

By Sij Ncube Purpoted nude pictures of recently installed Miss World Zimbabwe Emily Kachote have gone viral on social media, much to the chagrin of organisers ... Full story

Mahofa Says Zanu (PF) Now Led By Uneducated Old People

Minister for Provincial affairs for Masvingo, Shuvai Mahofa (74) who  replaced Kudakwashe Bhasikiti (54) shocked hundreds of people at Nemanwa Growth Point recently when ... Full story

Zim Prisoners Endure Two Months Without Bathing And Brushing Teeth

Harare, May 11, 2015 – A Zimbabwean court has ended the inhuman treatment of eight prisoners who had endured two months without access to sanitary ... Full story

Zim 'Vampire' Killer Appears In Court

A man who has been dubbed Zimbabwe's "vampire killer" because he claims he sucks blood from his victims, has appeared in court in the city ... Full story

EU Turns Heat On Govt Over Missing Dzamara

Harare, May 11, 2015, – The European Union (EU) has turned the heat on President Robert Mugabe’s administration in its demand for the government to ... Full story

Politician Urges Journalists To Write Positively About Political Parties

By Itai Muzondo The Masvingo Zanu(PF) provincial chairperson,Paradzai Chakona said newspapers must report positively on political parties and not always report negatively.He said this at the ... Full story

Prepaid Meters Scupper Gains Made In Accessing Clean Water in Africa

By Jeffrey Moyo While many countries appear to have met the U.N. Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe ... Full story

New DA Leader Maimane 'Believes in Tomorrow'

As Sunday evening approached at the Boardwalk Convention Centre, and delegates trickled out of what was the plenary hall for the DA elective conference, the ... Full story

Marilyn Manson Longs For Intimacy With Madonna

Marilyn Manson wants to be intimate with Madonna. The 46-year-old rock star has confessed he's a fan of the singer's new album Rebel Heart and revealed ... Full story

No School Fees For War Vets Children

Government has in the past two school terms failed to remit school fees for children of the country’s former liberation war fighters. Some of the former ... Full story

Jub Jub Prison Drug Claims Refuted

Correctional Services officials have denied that Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye has been bust several times for allegedly using drugs while in prison. Sunday World is reporting ... Full story

Radio Still Zim's Most Preferred Medium For News-Survey

A third of Zimbabweans still prefer to get their news from the radio, with only 10% checking social media for news every day, results of ... Full story

Burundi President Registers For June Poll Despite Protests

An official says Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has registered as a presidential candidate with the country's electoral commission, despite nearly two weeks of street protests ... Full story

Where Are The Strong Women In The Media?

By Geena Davis What do we learn about women and girls when we turn on the television or go to the movies?  Around the world, female ... Full story

Cameron Sweeps To Unexpected UK Election Triumph

Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory in Britain, overturning poll predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep ... Full story

Cops Fingered In Farmers Robbery

Tobacco farmers at Boka Auction Floors have opened a docket against some police officers based at Waterfalls police station accusing them of robbing them of ... Full story

Skewed Govt Policy Destroys Zim Motor Trade Industry

Local automobile players fear heavy job losses resulting from the huge increase in import duty and orders to compel government departments, parastatals and other state ... Full story

Mayors’ Perks To Increase As Municipal Officials ‘Obscene Salaries’ Remain

Mayors of major cities and towns could have their salaries hiked to US$1 000 as well as get increased benefits, while there will be no ... Full story

Zim Authorities Not Serious About Finding Dzamara Says Human Rights Watch

Harare - The authorities in Zimbabwe "appear to be doing nothing to find Itai Dzamara", an activist who was mysteriously abducted two months ago, Human ... Full story

As Journos Remember Chakaodza, Zim Traditional Media Urged To Embrace Technology

By Sij Ncube Zimbabwe's traditional media, both print and broadcast, faces annihilation if it does not embrace technological advancements in the ICT sector, Alpha Media Holdings ... Full story

Opposition Grand Coalition Ready To Tackle Zanu(PF) Head On

A cluster of political parties constituting the bulwark of Zimbabwe’s opposition parties have made a giant leap towards the formation of a grand coalition to ... Full story

Telecell Saga Opens New Debate On Indigenization,Empowerment Policy

By Prince Tongogara Telecel Zimbabwe, the country’s second largest mobile network operator,licence withdrawal by the state last week opens new frontiers for debate on the contentious ... Full story

Voters Lose Confidence In Opposition Parties: Poll Survey

A recent poll survey jointly conducted by the Mass Public Opinion Institute and international research institute, Afro-barometer, has shown that the majority of Zimbabwean voters ... Full story

Zanu(PF) To Fight Zanu(PF) In Harare East

The High Court on Wednesday set the stage for a bruising electoral fight pitting two rival Zanu(PF) parliamentary candidates when it allowed Terrence Mukupe and ... Full story

Don’t Use Nkomo To Divert From Mugabe's Kalanga Slur

For two successive days, The Herald has been attacking NewsDay – the country’s leading privately-owned daily newspaper — for reporting on President Robert Mugabe’s Kalanga ... Full story

Zuma Sends Envoy To Burundi As Demos Intensify

South African President Jacob Zuma is sending a special envoy to Burundi to bolster efforts to end the deadly demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza's third ... Full story

Nude Pics Scandal Haunts Miss Zim

The recently crowned Miss World Zimbabwe, Emily Kachote risks losing her crown following unclear claims of the alleged leaking of her nude pictures on social ... Full story

Parliament Grills Made Over Food Shortages

Food security took centre stage in parliament with legislators querying what the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development is doing in order to ensure ... Full story

Zanu(PF) Gets Tough On Unscrupulous Housing Cooperatives

Zanu PF has warned housing cooperatives against abusing the name of the party by illegally occupying land and raise the party’s flag at such premises. The ... Full story

Police Nab Midlands Serial Killer In Mvuma

By Itai Muzondo A sigh of relief has been expressed by residents in and around Midlands province who have been spending sleepless nights after the police ... Full story

Mugabe Kalanga Jibe: Prof Moyo Just Singing For His Supper

By Sij Ncube DESPITE spirited attempts in the Zanu PF controlled state media to limit the damage caused by President Robert Mugabe’s remarks that Kalangas are ... Full story

Burundan Court Backs 3rd Presidential Term For Nkurunziza

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza can run for a third term, according to the country's constitutional court. Under the constitution, presidents can only be elected to two ... Full story

Racist SMS Lands Stellenbosch Prof In Trouble

A Stellenbosch University lecturer who allegedly sent a racist SMS to a student has been suspended. Professor Tobie de Coning, the top South African university’s chief ... Full story

Mugabe A Tribalist Says Dabengwa

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's former government minister Dumiso Dabengwa has reportedly labelled the veteran leader a "tribalist" following Mugabe's recent Kalanga tribal jibe. According to Southern ... Full story

Zim Media Practitioners Yearn For Real Press Freedom

 By Itai Muzondo “I wonder what reporters are doing here when what they shoot is never published or if published the beat is fine ... Full story

Zanu(PF) Squabbles Destroying Zim Brand: Mzembi

Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has blamed Zanu PF’s endless internal fights and the country’s perpetual election mode for negatively affecting efforts to market Zimbabwe as ... Full story

Is there hope for MDC-T?

By Kudzai Kwangwari In May 2013, I penned an article which was published in NewsDay in which I warned the MDC-T to restrategise or face death. ... Full story

Office To Help Foreign Nationals To Open In Gauteng

The Gauteng government will establish an office to help foreign nationals, as part of plans to curb xenophobic violence, the province's infrastructure development MEC said ... Full story

R&B Legend Ben E King dies at 76

R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76. King started his ... Full story

Zuma Gets Workers' May Day Cheer

President Jacob Zuma received a warm welcome from workers attending a Congress of SA Trade Unions SA (Cosatu) May Day rally in Durban on Friday. The ... Full story

Harare Hospital Panics Over Nurses Boycott

Harare Hospital authorities have reacted with panic to the boycott of night duties by nurses by instructing staff not to attend to patients referred from ... Full story

Church Code Of Conduct To Rein In Abusive Pastors

The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) has launched a code of ethics and conduct, which is expected to guide the operations and conduct of churches ... Full story

Mugabe Kalanga Comments "Nauseatingly tribalistic, divisive and extremely hurtful"- MDC.

Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change says President Robert Mugabe should resign in the wake of his "highly misguided" comments about Kalangas which have ... Full story

No Cheer For Depleted Zim Workforce

By Sij Ncube As Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in celebrating Workers Day on Friday critics said there is little for workers to cheer ... Full story