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Donald Trump Ally Says Wishes Obama Dead

Washington – A Donald Trump ally has ignited widespread outrage after wishing for US President Barack Obama's death and making racially charged comments about the ... Full story

Brothel Client Kills 6 In Jealous Rage

Sao Paulo – A customer at a Brazilian brothel went into a jealous rage and killed six people when he was told the prostitute he ... Full story

70-Year-Old Cain Mathema Weds 23-Year-Old Beauty

By Leopold Munhende Bulawayo, December 23, 2016 – MATEBELELAND North Provincial Affairs Minister Cain Mathema (70) on Thursday wedded 23 year-old Bathabetsoe Nare, who becomes the ... Full story

Grace's Diamond Ring Dealer: I've Been Threatened With Harm If I Return To Zim

Harare - A Zimbabwean court has ordered President Robert Mugabe’s wife to return three properties she seized from a local businessman in a messy dispute ... Full story

Nigeria, Zimbabwe Fail To Honour Budget Pledges

By Lynette Manzini in Nigeria Nigeria (Lagos) - NIGERIA has joined Zimbabwe in its failure to honour pledges to dedicate at least 15 percent of their ... Full story

Residents Group Blasts MDC-T For Meddling In Hre Council Affairs

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, December 23, 2016 – A Harare residents’ group has launched a broadside at the MDC-T for alleged interference with the running of ... Full story

'We Cause Confusion To Win Elections' – Zanu-PF

Harare - Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF secretary for information and publicity in South Africa, Morelife Mapeture has described as "normal" the infighting within the ruling party.  In an ... Full story

$1,4m Ring Saga: Grace Mugabe Ordered Off Properties

THE High Court has ordered First Lady Grace Mugabe to remove her proxies from three houses she confiscated from a Lebanese diamond dealer, Jamal Ahmed ... Full story

Opposition MPs Storm Out Of Kenyan Parly Claiming Assault

Opposition MPs in Kenya have stormed out of parliament in the capital, Nairobi, saying that they have been assaulted in the house. The chaos came during ... Full story

Mashaba Sacked As Bafana Coach

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba was fired on Thursday for insulting top football officials last month, the national association said. The sacking ... Full story

Only Allah Can Deny Me Victory, Says Defiant Jammeh

Dakar - Gambia's longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh says only Allah can deny him victory, vowing to defend himself no matter the cost against growing international ... Full story

Mugabe Off To Far East, Leaves Zim 'Burning'

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has begun his annual leave and will spend part of it in the Far East with his family, despite a ... Full story

Banana’s Son Savages Mugabe

NATHAN Banana, the eldest son of Zimbabwe’s late first President, Canaan Sodindo Banana, has lashed out at President Robert Mugabe, labelling him a dictator and ... Full story

At Least 26 Killed In DRC Protests, Rights Group Says

Kinshasa - Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 26 demonstrators on Tuesday and arrested scores more amid protests against President ... Full story

Kenyan Concerns As Voter Reg Delays Take Zim Form

By Lynette Manzini in Kenya Kenya (Nairobi) – A prominent Kenyan lawyer, Advocate Tukero Ole Kina has expressed concern over continued delays in the east African ... Full story

Zanu PF Accused Of Unleashing Terror Ahead Of Bikita By-Election

MASVINGO - Zanu PF's threats to unleash violence in the forthcoming Bikita West by-election against all opposition supporters and sympathisers became real on this past week ... Full story

Botswana Company Seeks To Export Cooking Oil To Zimbabwe

GABORONE - A leading cooking oil manufacturer from Botswana is seeking approval for the export of up to three million litres of cooking oil to ... Full story

New Zim Opposition Party Launches In SA

By Sij Ncube Harare, December 19, 2016 - ANOTHER opposition political party, the Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (Zipp) launched in South Africa on Friday night ... Full story

Pull Down The Borders In Africa - Dlamini-Zuma

Durban - African Union Commission chairperson Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma said on Monday that the freedom of movement of African citizens on the continent would be more advantageous ... Full story

Chiyangwa Is New Cosafa Boss

WHILE Zimbabwe football is in total chaos with no solution in sight on the relegation and promotion impassé, Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa was surprisingly elected ... Full story

Former Minister Forms Pro-Matebeleland Party

By Staff Reporter Bulawayo, December 18, 2016 – FORMER national healing minister and MDC politician Moses Mzila Ndlovu has formed a new political party which he ... Full story

Mugabe Fires Warning Shots

MASVINGO — President Robert Mugabe was Sunday confirmed as Zanu PF’s sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94. Dressed ... Full story

'Let Your Kids Have A Good Christmas' - Mugabe

Harare - Many Zimbabweans face a Christmas filled with cash and food shortages - but President Robert Mugabe says ruling party delegates should let their ... Full story

Gambia's Winning Candidate Vows To Declare Self President

Cape Town – Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow has said that he will declare himself president on January 18 if Yahya Jammeh does not leave office, ... Full story

Mugabe Laments Indiscipline In Divided Zanu PF

Harare - Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe on Friday denounced indiscipline among members of his ruling Zanu-PF calling for his retirement and urged an end to ... Full story

Boko Haram Is Done, Says Nigerian Governor

MAIDUGURI – Only last week two suicide bombers killed 30 people in north-eastern Nigeria, but the governor of Borno state, the country's jihadist heartland, told ... Full story

Sex For A Plate Of Sadza In Mberengwa

Mberengwa – The economic hardships at Mataga Growth Point in Mberengwa have become so acute that commercial sex workers and hordes of little girls that ... Full story

ZESA Owes South Africa's Eskom Over R400m

Cape Town – The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) was owing Eskom R443m for power supply as at December 2, said Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown ... Full story

Fresh Land Invasions Rock Harare

MASSIVE social upheaval looms in Harare after the Harare City Council (HCC) resolved to evict thousands of illegal settlers who have invaded large swathes of ... Full story

Bulawayo Residents Decry 'Stolen' Christmas

By Dumisani Nyoni   Bulawayo, December 14, 2016 - JUST a few days before the festive season begins in earnest, the general mood in Bulawayo—the second largest city—appears ... Full story

Food Donations Fail To Pacify Unpaid Colliery Workers

By Zwelethu Zikhali Hwange, December 15, 2016 – THE government on Wednesday came to the rescue of more than 3,000 starving Hwange Colliery Company ... Full story

Traders Decry Loss Of Business Because Of Bond Notes

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, December 14, 2016 – TRADERS at the city’s busy Sakubva Flea Market who welcomed the introduction of bond notes are already singing a ... Full story

Hwange Floods Force Nearly 100 Families To Vacate Homes

By Zwelethu Zikhali Hwange, December 14, 2016 - CLOSE to 100 families were on Wednesday evacuated from Hwange’s Cinderella, F Section and Number 1 suburbs after ... Full story

Ailing SK Moyo Misses Zanu PF Conference

By Sij Ncube  Harare, December 14, 2016 - ZANU PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo is set to miss the party’s conference currently underway in Masvingo probably ... Full story

Communal Farmers Cry Foul After Command Agriculture Eludes Them

By Nhau Mangirazi Hurungwe, December 14, 2016 – SEVENTY-THREE year old Sekuru Kenias Machando is a frustrated man. He believes the government’s command agriculture programme has forsaken ... Full story

'Kids Born To Poor, Uneducated Moms At Higher Death Risk'

By Lynette Manzini Harare, December 14, 2016 - THE wealth status and level of education of individual mothers has great impact on the survival rate of ... Full story

Tsvangirai Confirms MDC-T Participation In 2018 Polls

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, December 14, 2016 – MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his party will take part in the country’s harmonised elections in 2018, although ... Full story

Anti-Bond Note Protesters Freed

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, December 14, 2016 – HARARE lawyer Fadzayi Mahere and five fellow activists walked free on Tuesday when their public violence conspiracy charges ... Full story

Opposition Rivals In Rare Unison, Maul Judge Over ‘Biased’ Ruling

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, December 14, 2016 – THE MDC-T and its breakaway party, the PDP, finally found cause to agree when the former allies condemned ... Full story

Why Zimbabwe Has Failed To Sate The Yearning For Land And To Fix Rural Hunger

By Beverly L.Peters, American Inuversity Almost 40 years after its independence, land reform remains at the heart of Zimbabwe’s political and economic challenges. But perhaps more ... Full story

Kenyatta Says Considering ICC Pull-Out

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday his country was seriously thinking of quitting the International Criminal Court, after several other African nations ... Full story

MDC-T Blasts Judge For Passing 'Political Sentences'

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, December 13, 2016 – RILED by the shock sentencing of party youth executive, Yvonne Musarurwa by the High Court on Monday, the ... Full story

20 Year Jail Terms For MDC-T Cop Killers

Harare, December 12, 2016 – THREE opposition activists were on Monday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after they were convicted of killing police Inspector Petros ... Full story

Nigeria Church Collapse: 'Body Parts, Blood All Over The Place'

Lagos - Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll ... Full story

Can Zanu PF's Masvingo Indaba Unite The Party?

By Sij Ncube Harare, December 12, 2016 – ALL eyes and ears are trained at this week’s Zanu PF’s conference in Masvingo with citizens keen to ... Full story

Court Halts Chief Justice Interviews

CONFUSION over interviews for the Chief Justice position reigned supreme on Sunday, after the High Court granted an order halting the process, but the Judicial ... Full story

Bank Haunts Employees Over Bond Notes Picture Leaks

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, December 12, 2016 – A ZIMBABWEAN bank has arraigned three of its employees before a disciplinary hearing for alleged serious misconduct after ... Full story

I Was Detained In Mozambique For Trying To Join The War: Chipanga

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, December 11, 2016 – POPULAR sungura musician Hosiah Chipanga says he was once detained in Mozambique when he attempted to join other liberation war fighters ... Full story

Nigerian Church Roof Collapse 'Kills 200' Congregants

Lagos - A church roof has collapsed in southeastern Nigeria causing "many deaths and injury" the country's president said on Saturday, with state media reporting ... Full story

Mine Workers Turn Up The Heat On Abusive Chinese Employers

By Nhau Mangirazi Hurungwe, December 11, 2016 – CHINESE nationals operating different mining ventures in various parts of the country have come under siege from some ... Full story

Police, Army, CIO Fingered In Rights Abuses

By Sij Ncube Harare, December 11, 2016 - ZIMBABWE state actors have been fingered for increased flagrant human rights abuses in 2016, particularly the arbitrary abductions ... Full story

Ex-Finance Minister Biti Proposes $3 Million Budget For Zim

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, December 10, 2016 – FORMER Finance Minister and PDP president Tendai Biti has called on government to trim the country’s national budget ... Full story

Rights Day: Top Lobby Laments Zim Abductions, Torture

By Staff Reporter Harare, December 10, 2016 – A TOP rights lobby has lamented the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, something that has seen the ... Full story

Ministry Denies License Penhalonga Artisan Miners

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, December 10, 2016 – THE Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has denied issuing mining licenses to 52 artisan miners in Penhalonga ... Full story

Poor Economic Conditions Driving Youth Migration - UN Envoy

By Lynette Manzini Harare, December 10, 2016 – UNITED Nations Development Programme country director Verity Nyagah has urged governments and development partners to create conducive environments that ... Full story

Mugabe Buys $1,3 Diamond Ring For Wedding Anniversary

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, December 09, 2016 – AS millions of Zimbabweans go hungry every day, President Robert Mugabe is said to have purchased a diamond ... Full story

‘Shallow’ Budget Adds To Zim’s Misery

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday announced desperate measures to bankroll the 2017 National Budget, with strange proposals to further tax airtime and mobile data ... Full story

Non-Zanu PF Villagers Ordered To Return Food Aid

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, December 08, 2016 – A Chimanimani village head and a Zanu PF ward leader are said to have demanded back bags of ... Full story

ZAPU Scoffs At Mujuru 'Secret’ Gukurahundi Plan

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu   Harare, December 07, 2016 – DUMISO Dabengwa’s Zimbabwe African Union Party (ZAPU) has scoffed at Zimbabwe People First (ZIMPF) leader Joice Mujuru’s recent ... Full story

Mukoko Rejects Abductors’ Compensation Offer

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, December 07, 2016 – PROMINENT human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko has rejected an unfamiliar offer by Zimbabwean authorities to pay compensation for ... Full story

Mujuru Says Mugabe Knows Hubby Killers

By Sij Ncube Harare, December 07, 2016 – ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru has sensationally claimed President Robert Mugabe knows her husband’s killers, intimating ... Full story

Mugabe Appeals For Calm Amid Economic Crisis

Harare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has appealed for calm as his government battles to contain a debilitating economic crisis. The 92-year-old president appeared frail but ... Full story

Minister Says SA Not Shutting Neighbours Out

Cape Town - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the proposed new border management authority is not an attempt at keeping citizens of neighbouring countries ... Full story

#SONA: A State Mugabe Does Not Live In

By Pride Mkono TUESDAY December 6, 2016, President Robert Mugabe presented the state of the nation address (SONA) in parliament as part of the constitutional dictates ... Full story

Mugabe Slammed For 'Empty' State Of The Nation Address

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, December 07, 2016 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Tuesday delivered his state of nation address but was criticised by many for ... Full story

Harare Councillor Lays Into Corrupt City Executives

By Lynette Manzini Harare, December 06, 2016 - HARARE City Council executives have been accused of arrogance and unresponsive to resolutions passed by the MDC-T dominated ... Full story

Fake US Embassy In Ghana Shuts Down After Decade Issuing Visas

Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake US embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained ... Full story

EFF To Mugabe: Political Power Shouldn't Be Taken To The Grave

Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should step down and allow other Zimbabweans to take over from him, South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) ... Full story

Zanu PF MP Blasts Protesters For 'Misdirected Energies'

By Lynette Manzini Harare, December 05, 2016 – HARARE East MP, Terence Mukupe has urged the country’s vocal activist groups to redirect their energies towards mobilising ... Full story

SA Court To Hear Opposition Challenge Against ICC Pull-Out

Pretoria - The DA's challenge to government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria ... Full story

Tsvangirai, Mujuru In Secret Talks

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai and his Zimbabwe People First counterpart, Joice Mujuru are said to be in secret talks to come up with a coalition ... Full story

Zanu PF Will Unleash Army To Defend Mugabe Rule - Hungwe

Masvingo, December 04, 2016 - ZANU PF's most senior member in Masvingo province and Psychomotor minister, Josaya Hungwe has said his party will not hesitate to ... Full story

Missing Flight MH370 Passengers' Relatives 'Taking Search Into Own Hands'

ANTANANARIVO  - Relatives of some passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing more than two years ago and has never been found said ... Full story

Tsvangirai's Ex-Wife Resurfaces As Preacher In SA

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s former wife of just 12 days, Locadia Tembo Karimatsenga has resurfaced as a preacher at a South Africa-based church, Nation of ... Full story

'Sexual Harassment Pushing Female Scribes Out Of Industry'

By Lynette Manzini Harare, December 04, 2016 – SEXUAL harassment continues to top the list of reasons why female journalists abscond the media industry after training ... Full story

Zim Activist Abducted, Left For Dead

Harare - Pro-democracy activists in Zimbabwe are worried that a period of gross human rights abuses  may be returning to the southern African nation after ... Full story

Malema Says Loves Mugabe But 'He Must Go'

Johannesburg – Although the EFF loves Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, it's time for the long-serving president to go, its leader Julius Malema says. "We love Robert ... Full story

Zim Opposition Parties Confirm Cape Town Meeting

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, December 03, 2016 - THIRTEEN local opposition parties have confirmed their meeting in Cape Town, South Africa where they agreed to go ... Full story

Afford Prisoners Right To Vote - ZHRC Chair

By Lynette Manzini Harare, December 02, 2016 – ZIMBABWE Human Rights Commission chairman, Elasto Mugwadi says the country must afford prison inmates the right to vote ... Full story

Citizens Scorn Bond Notes Hearings, Slam 'Arrogant' Govt

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, December 02, 2016 – RESIDENTS in the Midlands capital have scorned the outreach process on a proposed bond notes law by parliament’s finance ... Full story

Tsvangirai Deals Coalition Talks Body Blow

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has scoffed at the so-called coalition talks among opposition parties that ended in South Africa Thursday, insisting that Zimbabwean political parties ... Full story

Morgan Tsvangirai Dragged To Court

A HARARE man has dragged Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, to the Labour Court for failing to pay for political consultancy he ... Full story

Demos Against Bond Notes Continue Despite Police Brutality: Tsvangirai

HARARE - Following the crushing of anti-bond note demonstrations organised by the MDC-T youth wing and other political parties in Harare on Wednesday, MDC-T President ... Full story