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Govt-CSOs In Geneva Showdown Over Zim Rights Situation

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 31, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s government is headed for a showdown with the country’s civil society organisations (CSOs) which have ... Full story

Nigeria Officials 'Sexually Abusing Boko Haram Victims'

LAGOS - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Nigerian officials of sexually exploiting women and girls living in camps for victims of Boko Haram in ... Full story

Energy Needs Likely To Dominate SA-Zim Talks

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is to host his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma, at the inaugural Bi-National Commission later this week. Thursday's meeting is preceded ... Full story

Furore As Council Defies Own Water Cut Schedule

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 31, 2016 – RESIDENTS in the country’s second largest city are up in arms with city authorities who have failed to stick ... Full story

Gweru Duo Jailed For Stealing Maize Grain

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, October 31, 2016 - TWO Gweru men who connived to steal four tonnes of grain maize meant for the government food relief ... Full story

Ban Ki-moon Asks Zuma To Reconsider ICC Pull-Out

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken to President Jacob Zuma telephonically, urging him to reconsider South Africa's plan to withdraw from the International Criminal ... Full story

Khartoum Digs In On Bashir ICC Snub

Khartoum - Sudanese foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour has denied his government used chemical weapons against its citizens, dismissing allegations as “a joke”.    In October ... Full story

Zimbabwe 'Bond Notes' Stir Hyperinflation Fears

Harare - Zimbabweans know the risks of worthless money all too well after hyperinflation between 2007 and 2009 gave them the 100-trillion-dollar banknote that barely ... Full story

Zim Prisons Outdated, Built To Punish - Zimondi

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 31, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’S prison are still far from meeting internationally recommended standards and remain more of places built to punish ... Full story

No ZBC Signal, No Licence Fee Payment - Mushohwe

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 31, 2016 – INFORMATION, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Chris Mushohwe says Zimbabweans who reside in areas which do not receive ZBC ... Full story

Gweru's Road Network, Buildings In Bad State

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, October 30, 2016 – GWERU’S road network, buildings and plants are in a bad state and the city council has allocated $6 ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Baby Dumps G40

First Lady Grace Mugabe is quietly withdrawing her support for a Zanu PF faction known as G40 as the battle to succeed her 92-year-old husband ... Full story

Corrupt Bigwigs Face 5 Years Imprisonment

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has given the green light for law enforcement agencies to arrest senior State and public officials who engage in corrupt activities, with ... Full story

Bond Notes Won't Be Printed In SA, Germany – Mangudya

Zimbabwean central bank chief, John Mangudya, has reportedly said that some Zimbabweans opposed to the introduction of bond notes are "politicking by lobbying countries such ... Full story

How Canny Zimbos Are Hedging Selves Against Bond Notes

If you thought your money was about to become worthless what would you do? Whatever central bank governor John Mangudya says about the new bank notes ... Full story

Joice Mujuru 'Regrets' Not Doing More To Stop Rights Abuses In Zim

Harare - Joice Mujuru, Zimbabwe’s former vice president and then senior member of the ruling Zanu-PF has expressed regrets at not doing more to stop ... Full story

UN Chief Warns Africa On ICC Pull-Out

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International Criminal Court and said it ... Full story

Zimbabwe Dam Levels At Record Lows After Drought

Zimbabwe's dam levels have fallen to 42% following a devastating drought that has left millions in need of food aid and local councils rationing water, ... Full story

Mugabe Caps 2,000 Graduates, Seizes Pens From Them

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, October 28, 2016 – ZIMBABWEAN President and Chancellor of all State Universities, Robert Mugabe on Friday capped 2 078 Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) students ... Full story

Furore As Residents Billed For Non-Existent Services

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, October 28, 2016 - ZIMUNYA residents in the eastern border city are drowning in debt which has mysteriously accrued after the Zimbabwe National ... Full story

Zanu PF, Police Blasted Over Poll Reform Hearing Violence

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 28, 2016 – CIVIC groups in Zimbabwe have roundly condemned Zanu PF and its supporters for violent disruptions on ongoing public ... Full story

Malawi Churches Back Proposed Abortion Law

Lilongwe - Some clerics under  the banner if Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) are now backing a bill aimed at preventing unsafe abortions called Termination ... Full story

MDC-T Youth Leader Charged For Inciting Violence Against Police

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 28, 2016 – An MDC-T youth leader was arrested and charged for allegedly inciting violence against the police who have come ... Full story

At Least 21 Journos Arrested During Anti-Govt Protests

Harare - At least 21 journalists have been assaulted, arrested or detained while covering anti-government protests in Zimbabwe in the last six months, a media ... Full story

At Least 90 Migrants Believed Dead Off Libyan Shore

Cairo - The spokesperson for the Libyan navy says more than 90 migrants are believed dead after their rickety boat was damaged shortly after leaving ... Full story

World's First Albino Beauty Pageant In Kenya Defies Deadly Stigma

NAIROBI - With its evening gowns, celebrity judges and tears of joy, the beauty pageant in Kenya's capital was like others elsewhere, except for one ... Full story

Hailstorm Hits Plumtree, Tsholotsho

By Dumisani Nyoni Plumtree, October 27, 2016 - PLUMTREE border town and Tsholotsho on Wednesday were hit by a hailstorm but no destruction of the property was recorded, the ... Full story

9 000 Test HIV positive In Midlands

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 27, 2016 - ATLEAST 9 482 people in the Midlands province tested positive for HIV in the first quarter this year, ... Full story

'Zanu PF Supporters' Attack MPs During Public Meeting

By Kenneth Matimaire and Moses Chibaya Mutare, October 27, 2016 – TWO opposition MPs were Thursday assaulted by suspected Zanu PF supporters during a public hearing ... Full story

Obert Mpofu Riches Fail To Save Suffering Villagers

By Dumisani Nyoni Lupane, October 26, 2016 – WHILE Obert Mpofu could be boasting about his riches and enjoying popular support in his Matabeleland North constituency, he ... Full story

Gweru Commission Dithering Over New Town Clerk Appointment

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 26, 2016 – THE Gweru City Council is still to recruit a substantive Town Clerk, four months after it advertised for ... Full story

City In Social Media Plea For Residents To Save Water

By Chiedza Chigwete Masvingo, October 26, 2016 – CITY authorities on Wednesday took to social media to implore residents to use water sparingly as water levels at the ... Full story

Bond Note Fears: Zimbabwean Shops 'Refuse To Accept Plastic Money'

Harare - It was bound to happen but it's still a bad omen. Some shops in Zimbabwe are already refusing to accept plastic money ahead of ... Full story

Musician Joyce Simeti Dies

TOP gospel music diva, Joice Simeti, has died. She was 42. Popularly known of the hit song Kudza Baba naAmai, Simeti died Tuesday afternoon at Arcadia Medical ... Full story

MPs Call For Kasukuwere Probe By Police, Zacc

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 26, 2016 - A PARLIAMENTARY committee led by a top ally to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has recommended a criminal probe ... Full story

No Suspension Worries For PSL Title Contenders

By Sports Reporter Harare, October 26, 2016 – LOCAL premiership championship contenders, Caps United, Highlanders and FC Platinum have been offered a good opportunity to pursue ... Full story

Religious Norms Trap Girls Into Early Child Marriages

By Nhau Mangirazi Karuru, October 26, 2016 – THIRTY-THREE year old Rumbidzai Matara looks older than her age and deeply depressed as she narrates what is ... Full story

Businesses Abandon Plumtree For New Border Post

By Dumisani Nyoni Plumtree, October 26, 2016 – WHILE the recent opening of a new border post between Zimbabwe and Botswana could be good news ... Full story

Mliswa Victory A Timely Call For Opposition Merger - Analysts

By Sij Ncube  Harare, October 25, 2016 - INDEPENDENT candidate Temba Mliswa’s victory in the Norton by-election gives hope to the opposition but analysts warn of a severe ... Full story

Norton Loss A Big Propaganda Score For Zanu PF: PDP

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, October 25, 2016 – THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated independent candidate, Temba Mliswa for winning the weekend by-election in Norton ... Full story

Mugabe Security Seizes Pens From Students, Scribes

By Dumisani Nyoni Lupane, October 25, 2016 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s security on Friday reportedly confiscated ball point pens from students and visitors who were attending ... Full story

CZI Condemns Political Interference Into Zimdef Graft Probe

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, October, 2016 - THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) says it is concerned about the corruption allegations surrounding funds belonging to the Zimbabwe ... Full story

Mugabe Now Mad - Mavhaire

Mashava - Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) senior party member Dzikamai Mavhaire last Saturday begged God to have mercy on Zimbabwe and help the people to ... Full story

Kenyatta Removes 2,600 Prisoners From Death Row

President Uhuru Kenyatta commuted all death sentences in Kenya to life jail terms on Monday, removing 2,747 convicts from death row in a nation that ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma Backs Call For Women President In SA

Johannesburg – AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has backed the ANC Women’s League’s call for a woman president to succeed President Jacob Zuma. "If the women's ... Full story

Now Going For Big Bull Mugabe: Mliswa

FOLLOWING his Saturday victory in the Norton by-election, independent candidate, Temba Mliswa says he is now going after President Robert Mugabe in the next presidential ... Full story

Traders Lose Goods In Karoi Flea Market Inferno

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, October 24, 2016 – NEARLY a hundred traders at a Karoi flea market were left counting their losses on Sunday after goods ... Full story

Under Siege Mugabe Turning More Violent - Report

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 24, 2016 – A recent report by a top rights group has shown that President Robert Mugabe's government and party have ... Full story

Calls For Govt To Declare Water Crisis A National Emergency

By Zwelethu Zikhali Victoria Falls, October 24, 2016 - A top rate payers group says it was preparing to lobby central government to declare the current ... Full story

Under-Fire Jacob Zuma Ups Personal Security

President Jacob Zuma’s personal guard now includes members of the police’s special task force, as well as heavily armed soldiers – an indication the officers ... Full story

SA Withdrawal From ICC Is A Victory For Injustice

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect says South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute and International Criminal Court is a great ... Full story

Mliswa Wins Norton As Kasukuwere Admits Party Defeat

By Sij Ncube Norton, October 23, 2016 – INDEPENDENT candidate, Temba Mliswa shocked Zanu PF when he clinched the fiercely fought Norton by-election seat with a ... Full story

FC Platinum Through To Chibuku Cup Final

FC Platinum stormed into the Chibuku Super Cup final in emphatic style after upstaging Harare City 3-0 in a semifinal match played at Mandava Stadium ... Full story

More African Countries 'Likely To Pull Out Of ICC After SA'

Cape Town – South Africa's decision to pull out from the International Criminal Court is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow ... Full story

Afcon Draw: Nyatanga Sees The Silver Lining

By Don Makanyanga Harare, October 22, 2016 - ZIMBABWE National Soccer Supporters Association (ZNSSA) president, Eddie Mboma Nyatanga has challenged the Warriors to start thinking of ... Full story

Msipa Compensated White Farmer: Machaya

The late national hero and former Midlands governor, Cephas Msipa lived a modest life and believed in fairness such that he paid compensation to the ... Full story

Zanu PF's Vote Buying Overdrive Exposes ZEC

By Sij Ncube Harare, October 21, 2016 - THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has come under-fire for allegedly turning a blind eye to apparent cases of vote buying ... Full story

Zimbabwe Records 440 Work Related Deaths In 4 Years

By Kenneth Matimaire  Mutare, October 21, 2016 – ZIMBABWEANS continue working under life threatening conditions at their various workplaces as the country’s occupational laws are outdated ... Full story

Family Snubs Zanu PF's Provincial Hero Offer For 'Black Jesus'

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, October 21, 2016 – THE late controversial war veterans’ leader, Francis Zimuto, better known as “Black Jesus” will be buried in his Gutu rural ... Full story

South African Student Killed During Protests: Presidency

A South African student leader was killed during protests following weeks of country wide demonstrations by students demanding free tertiary education, the presidency said on ... Full story

Zimbabwe Clears IMF Arrears

HARARE – Zimbabwe has cleared its financial arrears with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after settling its 15-year-old US$107.9 million (R1,512-million) debt, the Bretton Woods ... Full story

Govt Has Enough Food To Feed 4 Million Starving Citizens: Minister

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 21, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’S government says it has enough food stocks to feed over 4 million citizens in need of food ... Full story

Grace Warns Thieving Zanu PF Chefs

FIRST Lady, Grace Mugabe, has warned Zanu PF to guard against complacency, saying the ruling party could easily lose the 2018 elections if top officials ... Full story

Sewage Contamination Fears Halt Borehole Handover

By Nhau Mangirazi Alaska, October 21, 2016 – RESIDENTS of the small Mashonaland West mining area have had their spirits dampened after learning a new borehole ... Full story

Deserted Biti Confronted By Narrowing Options

By Sij Ncube Harare, October 21, 2016 – EMBATTLED People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai Biti has few options left to salvage his waning political fortunes which took ... Full story

No Devolution For Now, Process Too Expensive: Kasukuwere

By Zwelethu Zikhali Victoria Falls, October 21, 2016 - LOCAL government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere has ruled out any immediate prospects by the Zanu PF led government ... Full story

Ex-Governor Msipa's Family Confirms Mugabe Arm-Twisting

By Sydney Gokomere Zvishavane, October 21, 2016 – THE family of late ex-Midlands governor, Cephas Msipa has admitted arm-twisting by President Robert Mugabe to abandon the ... Full story

Lessons For SA? Zimbabwe’s Land Grabs A ‘Lose-Lose’ Situation 16yrs On

Regular contributor Cathy Buckle reflects on the land situation in Zimbabwe, what she refers to as ‘the elephant in the room’. It’s been 16 years ... Full story

Trump Says Clinton A 'Nasty Woman'

Washington - Donald Trump asserted in the final presidential debate that no one respects women more than he does. Yet in its closing moments, standing ... Full story

Chiadzwa Police, Army Victims Remembered

By Professor Mutodzi Mutare, October 20, 2016 – A LOCAL civic group has organised a meeting to commemorate the deaths and maiming of hundreds of citizens by the ... Full story

Another Wage Delay For Civil Servants

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 20, 2016 – CIVIL servants salaries will be delayed for the umpteenth time this month, casting further doubt over government's capabilities ... Full story

Zim IPPs' Power Output Drops

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, October 19, 2016 - INDEPENDENT Power Producers (IPP)’s energy supply to the national grid has drastically dropped owing to the low dam ... Full story

Zim Mining Concessions To Be Digitalised

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, October 19, 2016 - THE ministry of Mines and Mining Development has embarked on an exercise to digitalise and synchronise all mining concessions ... Full story

Zanu PF Activists Hijack Food Aid Meant For Orphans

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 19, 2016 – ZANU PF activists in Bulawayo have reportedly hijacked food aid meant to benefit orphans and old people in the ... Full story

ERC Petition Triggers Parly Hearings On Poll Reforms

By RadioVOP Correspondent Harare, October 19, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’S parliament is next week set to conduct consultations to gather citizens’ views on electoral reforms and the ... Full story

Dependent Senior Citizens Challenged To Engage In Self Help Projects

By Sydney Gokomere Mberengwa, October 19, 2016 – A local civic leader has challenged the elderly to engage in self help projects as opposed to solely ... Full story

PDP Suffers More Defections As Matutu, Madzore Rejoin MDC-T

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, October 19, 2016 – FORMER Finance Minister, Tendai Biti’s People Democratic Party (PDP) suffered more defections Tuesday when two senior party officials ... Full story

Mthwakazi Wades Into Moyo Saga, Claims Tribal Victimisation

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 19, 2016 - THE secessionist Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has come to the defence of embattled Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Jonathan ... Full story

UZ Summons Anti-Mugabe Protest Students For Hearing

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, October 19, 2016 – UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe (UZ) authorities have summoned five students to appear before a disciplinary hearing for staging a protest against ... Full story

Govt, Family Feud Over Msipa Burial

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Tuesday reportedly told the family of the late national hero, Cephas Msipa, to reverse his deathbed wish to be laid to ... Full story

Children Needing Welfare Assistance Increase – UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) say there was a sharp increase in the number of children needing welfare assistance this year compared to last ... Full story

Pistorius Allowed Out Of Prison To Attend Gran's Funeral

Pretoria - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was released for four hours last Friday to attend his grandmother's funeral, the Department of Correctional Services has confirmed. Pistorius' ... Full story

ZPP Raises Alarm Over Partisan Food Distribution By Zanu PF

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 18, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) continues to raise alarm over the partisan distribution of food aid to Zanu ... Full story

Poverty Plagues Axed Alaska Mine Workers 18 Years On

By Nhau Mangirazi Alaska, October 18, 2016 – HARRISON Phiri casts back and laments how life has changed for him and fellow former Alaska mine workers. “We ... Full story

Snake Jumps Into Moving Car, Frightened Driver Dives Out

Mutare - You're driving along and a snake suddenly jumps through your window and lands on your dashboard. What do you do? That was the dilemma ... Full story

Mugabe Declares Critic Msipa A Hero

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Monday bucked the trend of not declaring his critics national heroes, after he conferred the status on former Midlands governor, Cephas ... Full story

Water Crisis Forces Residents To Use 'Bush Toilets'

By Sydney Gokomere  Zvishavane, October 17, 2016 – ZVISHAVANE Ward 7 residents have urged the town council to address the critical water crisis in the area ... Full story

Calls For The Preservation Of Local Cultures For Posterity

By Dumisani Nyoni Matobo, October 17, 2016 - THE Amagugu International Heritage Centre (AIHC) has challenged Zimbabwean citizens to keep their culture for future generations. Speaking at a ... Full story

Mutasa Still To Come To Terms With Caps Come Back

By Don Makanyanga Harare, October 17, 2016 – DYNAMOS head coach, Lloyd Mutasa is still to come to terms with how his charges squandered a 3-0 lead ... Full story

School Block Gets Roofing 24 Years After Construction

By Sydney Gokomere Zvishavane, October 17, 2016 – A school block at a Zvishavane secondary school will finally be roofed, 24 years after construction was abandoned ... Full story

Court Frees Teachers Union Leader

Murehwa - Magistrate Learnmore Mapiye on Monday discharged and acquitted Obert Masaraure, the President of the Rural Teachers Union in Zimbabwe (RTUZ), who had been on ... Full story

Boko Haram 'Ready To Negotiate Release of 83 More Chibok Girls'

Abuja - The Islamic State-allied faction of Boko Haram has reportedly expressed its willingness to negotiate the release of 83 more Chibok girls after freeing ... Full story

Former Midlands Governor Msipa Dies

By Sij Ncube Harare, October 17, 2016 - FORMER Zanu PF politburo member and Midlands governor Cephas Msipa has died. Msipa has been in and out of ... Full story

Kamativi Minor Siblings Drown

By Zwelethu Zikhali Kamativi, October 16, 2016 - A Kamativi family has been plunged into mourning after two minor daughters drowned while trying to catch fish ... Full story

Pensioners Fight To Survive As Zimbabwe Flounders

HARARE - They sleep outside banks, skimp on meals and sell flowers in hospitals. After long years of work, Zimbabwe's pensioners are struggling to survive ... Full story

Retired Colonel Mbudzi Dies

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, October 16, 2016 – ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) provincial spokesperson for Masvingo, Retired Colonel Kudzai Mbudzi has died. Confirmed reports say he died in the ... Full story

Graft: MDC Wants Mugabe's Ex-Spin Doctor, Other Officials Arrested

Harare – Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party, has called on the country's anti-graft agency to clampdown on all those who are ... Full story

No One Will Arrest Moyo, Says VP Mphoko

No one will arrest embattled Zimbabwean Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo, who is alleged to have siphoned off over 400,000 US dollars meant ... Full story

Zanu PF, Zim Police Disrupt Mliswa Rally

About 300 Zanu PF supporters, with the help of the Zimbabwe police, allegedly violently disrupted Norton by-election independent candidate Temba Mliswa’s rally at the Ngoni ... Full story

Nigeria's Buhari Says Wife 'Belongs In The Kitchen'

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dismissed criticism voiced by his wife Aisha Buhari in a BBC interview, saying she belonged in the kitchen and ... Full story

No Duty To Return Caps United 'Favours' - Dynamos Coach

By Don Makanyanga Harare, October 15, 2016 – DYNAMOS head coach Lloyd Mutasa says the Glamour Boys are under no obligation to return any favours to ... Full story

Shock As Journalists Throw Selves At Mnangagwa's Feet

By Sij Ncube Harare, October 14, 2016 – FOR one moment, one could have been excused for thinking they were attending an occasion where Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa ... Full story

Pensioners Bear Brunt Of Zimbabwe's Cash Crisis

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 15, 2016 – AS the cash shortage persists in the country, Zimbabwe’s senior citizens find themselves bearing the brunt of the ... Full story

All Set For Manyuchi's First Home Fight Friday Night

By Don Makanyanga Harare, October 14, 2016 - THE much-awaited World Boxing Council (WBC) non-title fight pitting Zimbabwe’s Charles Manyuchi and opponent Jose Agustin Julio Feria ... Full story

Court Frees Flag Adorning MDC-T MP

MUTARE magistrate, Langton Mukwengi Thursday freed Mutasa Central legislator, Trevor Saruwaka after the state had failed to furnish him with a trial date for a ... Full story

ZACC Denies Claims ZIMDEF Funds Benefitted Zanu-PF

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Thursday, refuted claims by Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Jonathan Moyo, that the money that the minister is accused ... Full story

Boko Haram Frees 21 Kidnapped Chibok Girls After Over 2 Years

Jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls it kidnapped in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, after ... Full story

Protesting Students Demand Jonathan Moyo's Resignation

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 13, 2016 – UNIVERSITY students under the banner of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) have demanded Higher and Tertiary Education ... Full story

Farmers' Relief As City Plugs Effluent Discharge Into Water Source

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 13, 2016 – MATTHIAS Ndlovu, aged 55, from Lower Gweru has been relying on irrigation farming to look after his family for the ... Full story

Land Invasions Anger Villagers In Gwanda

By Dumisani Nyoni Gwanda, October 13, 2016 – VILLAGERS in Gwanda’s Wenlock area under Chief Khulumani Mathema in Matabeleland South are up in arms following the continued ... Full story

Push For Sign Language Law Gathers Momentum

By Sij Ncube Harare, October 13, 2016 - IN attempts to empower deaf people and others of hard-hearing, a local human rights organisation is lobbying President ... Full story

Trump Would Be 'Dangerous' If Elected: UN Rights Chief

Geneva - The UN's rights chief warned on Wednesday that Donald Trump's statements pointed to a "dangerous" figure emerging on the world stage if he ... Full story

Nearly Half Of Manicaland Now Depends On Food Aid - Report

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, October 12, 2016 - FOOD insecurity levels have escalated in Manicaland province as close to half of the population is under food ... Full story

Livestock In Gwanda Succumb To Thirst

By Dumisani Nyoni Gwanda, October 12, 2016 - LIVESTOCK in drought prone Gwanda area in Matabeleland South have started dying in numbers due to thirst and shortage ... Full story

Fee Owing Mkoba Teachers' College Students Barred From Exams

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 12, 2016 – SCORES of students at Mkoba Teachers' College who have fees arrears were on Monday barred from writing examinations as the ... Full story

Pregnant Janet Jackson Expects First Child At 50

Singer Janet Jackson has officially confirmed she is expecting her first child, at the age of 50. She told People magazine: "We thank God for our blessing", ... Full story

Moyo Graft Fuss, Another Case Of Wily Mugabe At Work?

By Sij Ncube Harare, October 12, 2016 – LATEST corruption allegations implicating Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Jonathan Moyo over claims he siphoned over $400 000 ... Full story

Cheeky Vendors Sell Drinking Water Fetched From Filthy Public Toilets

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 12, 2016 – AS the hot season persists with soaring temperatures experienced for long, some enterprising but cheeky vendors at Gweru’s ... Full story

Menstrual Circles, Every Poor Girl's Nightmare

The world marked the International Day of the Girl on Tuesday. Despite the advances made in empowering girls, the onset of puberty continues to hinder ... Full story

Jonathan Moyo Spills More Beans

HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has written to President Robert Mugabe and the chief secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, claiming ... Full story

Anti-Mugabe Pastor Petitions Pope To Excommunicate Mugabe

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, October 11, 2016 - KARIBA based pastor, Philip Mugadza has petitioned Pope Francis asking him to excommunicate President Robert Mugabe who is ... Full story

Anger As Govt Drags Feet In Border Post Construction

By Zwelethu Zikhali Binga, October 11, 2016 - THE proposed Binga Border Post might be fast becoming a white elephant with no prospects of its completion ... Full story

Streak Now New Zim-Cricket Coach As Caps Hamstrung By Tsipa Suspension

By Don Makanyanga Harare, October 11, 2016 - FORMER Zimbabwe Cricket national team bowling coach, Heath Streak was on Tuesday unveiled as the new substantive coach ... Full story

Stop Playing The Tribal Card, Zapu Says To Graft Accused Moyo

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, October 11, 2016 – FORMER home affairs minister, Dumiso Dabengwa’s Zimbabwe African People’s Union (Zapu) has warned higher and tertiary education ... Full story

Mutsvangwa Feasts On Graft Accused Moyo, Urges His Ouster

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe must drop Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo before his tattered legacy is soiled even further, a former Cabinet minister has ... Full story

Boost For Shurugwi Women As Agric Training Centre Established

By Sydney Gokomere Shurugwi, October 11, 2016 – SHURUGWI women farmers are set to benefit from  a community agricultural training centre that will impart modern farming ... Full story

Over 30 Violence Accused Bulawayo Residents Freed

By Professor Mutodzi Bulawayo, October 11, 2016 - ZIMBABWEAN authorities have once again been humiliated after prosecutors dropped public violence charges against more than 30 Bulawayo ... Full story

Tajamuka Members Storm Registrar General’s Offices In Highfield

ABOUT 20 members of the Tajamuka/Sesijikile pressure group on Monday defied a police ban on public demonstrations and stormed the premises of the Registrar-General’s Office ... Full story

More Than 30 South African Students Arrested For Public Violence

More than 30 students appeared in various courts in KwaZulu-Natal facing charges of public violence and interfering with police duties. The students were parts of ... Full story

Tsvangirai Taught Us Courage - Mujuru

Harare – Zimbabwe's former deputy president, now leader of the Zimbabwe Peoples First (ZimPF), Joice Mujuru has showered the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan ... Full story

Hurricane Matthew Kills Almost 900 In Haiti Before Striking U.S.

Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast U.S. coast, where ... Full story

At Least 22 Niger Soldiers Killed In Attack On Refugee Camp

At least 22 soldiers were killed in Niger on Thursday when unknown assailants attacked a camp for Malian refugees, West African nation's Prime Minister Brigi ... Full story

Burundi Wants To Quit ICC To Avoid Possible Charges

NAIROBI - Burundi announced plans Friday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a week after the UN began an enquiry into human rights ... Full story

Hunger, Disease Stalks Zim Prisons

By Kenneth Matimaire  Mutare, October 07, 2016 – A health crisis continues to threaten Zimbabwean prisons after officials in Manicaland province have admitted experiencing difficulties in ... Full story

Axed Zanu PF Top Politician Officially Joins Mujuru

By Kenneth Matimaire   Mutare, October 07, 2016 – EXPELLED Zanu PF MP for Chimanimani West, Munacho Mutezo has officially joined former vice president Joice Mujuru’s ZimPF ... Full story

Gweru Misses 2016 Water Revenue Targets Due To Ageing Pumps

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 07, 2016 – GWERU City Council has missed its water revenue targets for this year by a massive 40 percent after ... Full story

Ailing Archbishop Tutu Wants 'Right To Die'

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has revealed that he wants to have the option of an assisted death. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and anti-apartheid campaigner ... Full story

Former British Premier Tony Blair Hints At Political Comeback

LONDON, United Kingdom - Britain's former prime minister Tony Blair hinted that he wanted to make a political comeback in an interview released Friday. Blair, 63, ... Full story

Govt To Amend Indigenisation Laws This Year

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says his government will amend its indigenisation laws this year. This is a move widely interpreted as a softening of his ... Full story

Mugabe Son-In-Law Appointment Characteristic Of African Leaders

Harare - Should we call it Simbabwe or Zimbabwe? And come to think of it, what's new about nepotism? With anger still raging high in Zimbabwe ... Full story

Confirmed: Wing Debris Found In Mauritius From Missing MH370

Sydney – A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australia said on Friday, the latest fragment discovered along western Indian Ocean ... Full story

Chivi Chief Joins Fight To End Early Child Marriages

By Johannes Chin’ombe Chivi, October 06, 2016 – A local traditional chief has pledged to use his powers in efforts to help end child marriages which ... Full story

Suspended MDC-T Councillor In Court For Abuse Of Office

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 06, 2016 - SUSPENDED ward 14 councillor, Ernest Guduza has been arraigned before the courts on allegations of criminal abuse of ... Full story

Joshua Nkomo's Businesses Crumbling, Daughter Begs For Rate Relief

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 06, 2016 - LATE Vice President Joshua Nkomo’s businesses in Bulawayo are reportedly on the verge of collapse owing to the prevailing ... Full story

Ncube's MDC Blasts Mugabe For Brutalising Protesters

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, October 06, 2016 – PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube’s MDC has condemned President Robert Mugabe for attacking pro-democratic movements saying this signified the shameful ... Full story

Corruption Endemic To Zimbabwe: Watchdog

A Zimbabwe corruption watchdog says the wave of anti-government protests are, in part, fuelled by public frustration at not being listened to regarding government corruption.  ... Full story

Zim White Farmer 'Escapes To Canada With Wife, Kids After Land Seized'

Toronto - A white Zimbabwean farmer has reportedly fled to Canada after his farm was invaded by men "closely linked to high ranking politicians".  According to CBC, ... Full story

Byo Considers Water Shedding As Dam Levels Drop

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 06, 2016 - THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is considering re-introducing water shedding with effect from next month after recent projections ... Full story

Gweru Budget Consultation Meetings In False Start

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 06, 2016 - THE 2017 budget consultations by the City of Gweru started in chaos early this week after angry residents demanded ... Full story

Calls For Joint Political Rallies To Curb Violence

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, October 06, 2016 – RESIDENTS in Masvingo say the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should start encouraging political parties in the country to consider ... Full story

Walter Mukanga’s Eyes Cup Glory With Ngezi Platinum

By Don Makanyanga Harare, October 06, 2016 - NGEZI PLATINUM midfielder, Walter Mukanga has set his sights to lifting the Chibuku Super Cup which he failed ... Full story

Terror Group Targets Vendors, Makes Night Raids

Harare – After the abduction of their friend, Kudakwashe Kambakunje, and burning of their market wares in September, a group of four young male vendors ... Full story

Malawi's President Mutharika Joins Mugabe In Race To The Bottom

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika experienced a Robert Mugabe like rise to power. From nowhere. The similarities extend beyond the past, Malawi is now like Zimbabwe, ... Full story

VMCZ Director Lands Top World Press Councils Post

THE Executive Director of the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ), Loughty Dube, has been elected the Secretary General of the World Association of Press Councils ... Full story

Mangoma Calls For ZEC's Disbandment

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, October 05, 2016 – OPPOSITION Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma has called for the dissolution of the Zimbabwe Electoral ... Full story

'Ghana Struggles Because Players Have Too Much Sex'

A former Ghana coach has insisted that the country's football is going nowhere because the players are having "too much sex". Malik Jabir, who represented the ... Full story

High Court Upholds Demo Ban

Judge President Justice George Chiweshe on Tuesday dismissed the two urgent chamber applications seeking to set aside a proclamation by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) ... Full story

Zimbabwe Cash Crisis 'Will Likely Fuel More Demos', Says Rights Group

Harare - A worsening cash crisis in restive Zimbabwe could trigger fresh anti-government protests, a leading rights group warned Tuesday. The Heal Zimbabwe Trust quoted Zimbabweans ... Full story

Mugabe’s Son-In-Law Gets Top AirZim Job

Harare – Air Zimbabwe has appointed President Robert Mugabe’s son- in-law, Simba Chikore, as its chief operating officer, making him the second in command at ... Full story

Why Zimbabwe's Middle-Class Women Won't Enter The Political Fray

Harare - They hold top jobs, are privately-educated and are deeply dissatisfied with politicians - but some young middle-class women in Zimbabwe still don't plan ... Full story

Zimbabwe Losing $1 Billion A Year To Corruption: Report

Zimbabwe is losing at least $1 billion annually to corruption, with police and local government officials among the worst offenders, Transparency International said in a ... Full story

State Withdraws Public Violence Charges Against Bulawayo86

THE National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Monday withdrew charges against 86 Bulawayo residents who were arrested in July and charged with committing public violence after they ... Full story

Mugabe Seizes On Latest Political Threat To His Rule: WhatsApp

By Jeffrey Moyo and Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times Harare - He was an unknown pastor, upset about the hardships of daily life in Zimbabwe. But when he ... Full story

Urban Farmers Back To Work As Rains Pound Byo

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 03, 2016 – RESIDENTS in the city on Monday returned to the fields after some little showers pounded the country’s second largest ... Full story

Call To Conserve Water As Gweru Dam Levels Drop

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, October 03, 2016 - GWERU dam levels have dropped from above 50 percent two months ago to an average 40 percent prompting city ... Full story

Zanu PF Youths Picket Suspended Deputy Mayor's Property

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, October 03, 2016 – ZANU PF youths in Bulawayo have piled more pressure on suspended city deputy mayor, Gift Banda, demanding his immediate ... Full story

Ethiopian Festival Protest Leaves 52 Dead

Fifty-two people were killed and many more injured in Ethiopia's Oromia region during a protest at a religious festival, the government says. Some died in a ... Full story

War Vets Demand Electoral Reforms

THE Christopher Mutsvangwa-led war veterans’ executive has joined other democratic forces in demanding electoral reforms to level the political playing field ahead of the 2018 ... Full story

Arts Festival Seeks To Increase Awareness Around Girls, Women's Oppression

By Nhau Mangirazi Mutoko, October 02, 2016 - BUDJA region, some 148 km from Harare in Mashonaland East, is rich in mineral deposits. These include gold and ... Full story

Councillors Commit To Greater Transparency On Duty

By RadioVOP Correspondent Harare, October 02, 2016 – COUNCILLORS from two of the country’s wards have reaffirmed their commitment to transparency and accountability in the performance ... Full story

Tsvangirai Vows More Pressure, Says Mugabe Risks Violent End

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday warned President Robert Mugabe that he risked being removed from power through massive protests if he did not ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Famous Orphan Rhino 'Tatenda' Dies - Game Park

Harare - Zimbabwe's best-known orphan rhino Tatenda, the star of a TV documentary, has died suddenly at the age of nine, the game park he ... Full story

Trump Ready To Drag Bill Clinton Sex Scandals Into Campaign

Washington - Donald Trump indicated in a new interview that he's ready to drag ex-president Bill Clinton's sex scandals into the White House campaign, after ... Full story

Let’s Retrench Civil Servants After Elections - Machaya

GWERU – One sure way of ensuring that Zanu PF loses the 2018 National Elections is to retrench civil servants and evict illegal settlers 18 months ... Full story

Mugabe Surrounded By Thieves - Mahofa

ZAKA - The Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Shuvai Mahofa last week told the people who gathered at the official opening of Murerezi Bridge ... Full story