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ZimRights Rescues Mother, Baby Detained Over Hospital Shortfall

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 29, 2016 – A leading rights group has come to the rescue of a young mother and her newly born baby ... Full story

Zambian Poachers To Receive Pauper's Burials

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 29, 2016 - TWO suspected Zambian poachers whose bodies were found floating in the Zambezi River could be given pauper's ... Full story

Zanu PF Youths Dare Mugabe

TWO of the three suspended Zanu PF youth leaders Godfrey Tsenengamu (Mashonaland Central) and Vengai Musengi (Mashonaland West) have dared President Robert Mugabe to rein ... Full story

Mugabe Spares Chris Mutsvangwa

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has reportedly had a change of heart after indicating he was ready to fire war veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa (pictured) in the ... Full story

SA Defence Force "Rescues" Zuma In Burundi

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Defence (SANDF) came to the rescue of President Jacob Zuma who was stuck in Burundi after his private jet ... Full story

Peace Commission Yes But Bob Must Apologise - Mat Politicians

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, February 28, 2016 - POLITICIANS and civic groups in Matabeleland have welcomed the long awaited setting up of the country’s peace commission ... Full story

Ailing Mahofa To Leave South African Hospital In March

By Professor Matodzi Masvingo, February 28, 2016 – AILING Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Shuvai Mahofa, 74, was Saturday said to be recovering well and could be ... Full story

Chrome Miners Left In The Lurch After Chinese Buyers Leave

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, February 28, 2016 – CHROME miners in Midlands have been left stranded with tonnes of the mineral following the sudden closure of ... Full story

Mugabe Sides With G40 Again

By Sij Ncube Masvingo, February 28, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Saturday once again sided with the Generation 40, a Grace Mugabe aligned Zanu PF ... Full story

Ex-Cop Charged For 'Mugabe Gone Bonkers' Slur

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, February 27, 2016 – POLICE have arrested a former policeman for allegedly claiming President Robert Mugabe has gone insane and was now ... Full story

Panners Pay Police $10 To Sneak Into Diamond Fields

Harare - Panners are paying police officers just $10 to be allowed to sneak into Zimbabwe's contested Chiadzwa diamond fields after several firms mining there ... Full story

Jacob Zuma Holed Up In Burundi After Jet Fault

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was stuck in Burundi after the government-owned presidential jet experienced problems on Friday, his office said.  "President Zuma was unable to ... Full story

Mugabe Invades War Ravaged Masvingo For Lavish Bash

By Sij Ncube Masvingo, February 27, 2016 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and his followers this Saturday descend on drought ravaged Masvingo for nothing less than ... Full story

Mine Seizures Have Roots To Zanu PF Succession Wars - Opposition

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 27, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’S opposition parties have roundly condemned the forced closure of diamond mining firms in Chiadzwa by government, although ... Full story

Shootout As Shabaab Bombs Mogadishu Hotel, Storms Building

MOGADISHU - Fighters from Somali Islamist group al Shabaab set off a car bomb next to a hotel in the capital and said its fighters ... Full story

Nigeria Football Coach Quits

ABUJA - Sunday Oliseh has quit as Nigeria's football coach after claiming violations of his contract and receiving too little help from the national federation ... Full story

SA Documentary Premieres In New York

The South African documentary Lost Tongue is set to premiere at the Socially Relevant Film Festival New York as a ‘surprise’ film. The festival is ... Full story

Tight Mugabe Security Unsettles Masvingo Residents

By Johannes Chin'ombe Masvingo, February 26. 2016 - GOVERNMENT has deployed all its cohesive agencies in the city which hosts President Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday bash this ... Full story

Army Kicked Out Of Chiadzwa

STATE security units, includinging the Zimbabwe National Army, have been ordered to stop their diamond mining operations alongside other mining firms that have been operating ... Full story

Lions In Hwange Avoid Homes Fitted With LED Lights

Harare – Lions are avoiding homesteads fitted with flashing LED lights in the Hwange district, a conservation group reported this week. The "predator deterring" lights were fitted to ... Full story

AU High-Level Panel Visits Burundi To Help Settle Crisis

BUJUMBURA  - A high-level panel of five leaders sent by the African Union (AU) Thursday held consultations with Burundian leaders on ways of solving the east African ... Full story

South Africa's Abathembu King Back In Prison

The Correctional Services Department has confirmed that Abathembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has returned to the East London Correctional Centre from hospital. The king spent several ... Full story

Green Bombers Wade Into Zanu PF succession Wars, Blast Chipanga

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 26, 2016 – ZANU PF youths aligned to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction on Thursday blasted the party’s secretary for youths ... Full story

Boko Haram Attack On Refugees Foiled

LAGOS – Nigeria's troops have a foiled a planned Boko Haram attack on a camp of displaced people in the north-eastern town of Dikwa, previously ... Full story

Fears For Mat South As Grain Stocks Dry Out

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi Gwanda, February 25, 2016 – HUNGER-PRONE Matabeleland South could soon plunge into more starvation after the province’s grain stocks were said to be fast ... Full story

Mat North Chiefs Slam Mining Firms For Shunning Locals

By Judith Sibanda Hwange, February 25, 2016 - TRADITIONAL leaders in Matabeleland North have accused mining companies in the province of sidelining locals and employing people ... Full story

Mbeki Complicit In Zimbabwe Misrule - Critics

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 25, 2016 - FORMER South African president Thabo Mbeki has all but confirmed the African National Congress (ANC) complicity in President ... Full story

Tsvangirai Defends 'Legend Of The Park' Pictures

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai took to social media to defend pictures of him surrounded by scantily-dressed women, saying they are his supporters and there was ... Full story

Diamond Firm Plans To Sue Govt Over Gem Mining Ban

Zimbabwe's Diamond Mining Company (DMC) plans to sue the government for breach of contract after the Southern African nation banned gem mining in the east ... Full story

MH370 Widow, Sons Sue Malaysia Airlines

SYDNEY - The widow and sons of a passenger on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are suing the carrier in an Australian court, saying they have suffered ... Full story

South Africa's MTN Finally Pays Nigerian Fine

JOHANNESBURG - South African telecoms firm MTN Group has withdrawn its legal action against Nigeria's regulator over a $3.9 billion fine and paid $250 million towards a ... Full story

Under Siege GMB Pleads With Axed Workers

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 24, 2016 – GRAIN Marketing Board (GMB) managers have pleaded with former employees to vacate company premises in Harare, adding the ... Full story

Dabengwa Says Shocked By Mugabe Apology To War Vets

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, February 24, 2016 - OPPOSITION Zapu President Dumiso Dabengwa says he was shocked President Robert Mugabe last week found cause to swallow his ... Full story

Chinese Sending Zambians To Poach In Zim - Zambian Minister

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 24, 2016 - ZAMBIA'S Tourism minister Patrick Ngoma has bemoaned the increasing number of his countrymen caught illegally hunting for animals ... Full story

Biti's PDP Congratulates Mugabe On 92nd Birthday

HARARE  – Zimbabwe’s opposition People’s Democratic Party on Monday congratulated President Robert Mugabe on the occasion of his 92nd birthday but described as regrettable, his continued cling ... Full story

Mugabe Rejected Fresh Election Advice: Mbeki

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe rejected advice to conduct a fresh poll following the bloody 2008 presidential run-off election that left hundreds of opposition activists dead, missing ... Full story

Abducted Anti-Mugabe Activist Found

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, February 23, 2016 - A Gwanda based political activist Shyton Elliott who was reported abducted last week by suspected state agents has ... Full story

Struggling Firms In Bootlicking Frenzy As Bob Turns 92

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 22, 2016 - STRUGGLING state enterprises are falling over each other to wish President Robert Mugabe many more years to come ... Full story

US, UK Wanted To Remove Mugabe By Force - Mbeki

The US and UK so badly wanted President Robert Mugabe removed that South Africa had to send government minister Lindiwe Sisulu to tell them to ... Full story

South Africa's Policy Towards Zimbabwe - A Synopsis

By Thabo Mbeki Historically, with regard to the Zimbabwe liberation struggle, the ANC had good relations with ZAPU and none with ZANU when it broke away ... Full story

I Am Still War Vets Boss, Forget Court Ruling - Chimene

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, February 23, 2016 – HAWKISH Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Mandi Chimene, currently embroiled in a bitter war veterans leadership wrangle with ... Full story

Museveni Celebrates Poll Win With His Cows

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni celebrated extending his three decades in power with a walk with his beloved cows, after an election rejected as fraudulent by ... Full story

Wadyajena Pulls Down Grace Stickers

GOKWE-NEMBUDZIYA MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena (Zanu PF) on Thursday reportedly pulled down First Lady Grace Mugabe’s stickers from his BMW sport utility vehicle in protest ... Full story

Obert Mpofu Watches Employee Bashed For Supporting Zapu

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 19, 2016 - A former security guard, who was assaulted while working for Macro-Economic Planning Minister Obert Mpofu for allegedly ... Full story

Demands For Mutezo Ouster For "Defecting" To Mujuru

The Zanu PF Manicaland provincial leadership has unanimously recommended that Chimanimani legislator, Engineer Munacho Mutezo (pictured) be recalled from parliament for allegedly joining the People ... Full story

The Murky Transition Terrain In Zimbabwe

By Tamuka Chirimbambowa After the resounding win (warts and all) by the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) in the elections of July 2013, doom and ... Full story

War Vets Defy Mugabe, Stick To Ousted Mutsvangwa

War veterans yesterday defiantly backed their embattled leader Christopher Mutsvangwa — a day after President Robert Mugabe publicly humiliated the minister for trying to lead ... Full story

Another Poacher Ambushed, Gunned Down By Game Rangers

By Judith Sibanda  Victoria Falls, February 21, 2016 – A suspected poacher from Zambia was on Friday gunned down by game rangers near the resort town ... Full story

Police Roadblock Scaring Away Our Customers - Mutare Sculptors

By Kenneth Mataire Mutare, February 21, 2016 – SCULPTORS operating along Beira Road in the eastern border city are up in arms with traffic police officers ... Full story

Zanu PF Activists Hijack Donor Food Aid In Lalapanzi

By Mark Mhukayesango Lalapanzi, February 21, 2016 - DESPITE strong denials by the current Zanu PF led government it was not responsible for partisan food distribution ... Full story

Zim Impounded Cargo Plane Now In SA With Cash, Corpse

The cargo aircraft that was delayed in Harare, Zimbabwe, with a consignment of rand notes has arrived in South Africa, the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) ... Full story

DRC's TP Mazembe Clinches CAF Super Cup

Abuja, NIGERIA - TP Mazembe Saturday clinched a third CAF Super Cup when they defeated Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel 2-1 in Lubumbashi. Five-time African champions Mazembe have ... Full story

Uganda's Museveni Wins Presidential Election

KAMPALA, Uganda - UGANDA'S President Yoweri Museveni extended his three-decade rule on Saturday after winning a fifth term in polls rejected as fraudulent by his ... Full story

Museveni Set To Extend 30-Year Rule

KAMPALA – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, looks set to extend his 30-year rule after taking a strong lead in an ... Full story

Mugabe Prepares For His 92nd Birthday

HARARE - When U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged African leaders not to cling to power at a summit last month, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe responded ... Full story

Correct Economic Policies Panacea To Ailing Economy - Mphoko

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, February 20, 2016 – VICE PRESIDENT Phelekezela Mphoko on Friday conceded correct policies were the only way to go in efforts to ... Full story

Opposition, Civic Groups Blast Police War Vets Attack

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 20, 2016 - THE Opposition MDC-T and some local civic groups have roundly condemned the Thursday attack on war veterans by ... Full story

Zanu PF To Go The Way Of Fallen Nationalist Parties In Africa - Biti

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 20, 2016 – OPPOSITION People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti says President Robert Mugabe’s continued failure to manage his party’s ... Full story

Dead Zambian Poachers Found Floating In The Zambezi River

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 20, 2016 - TWO bodies of suspected Zambian poachers found floating on the Zambezi River on Valentine’s Day were retrieved ... Full story

US Cargo Jet Still Stuck In Zimbabwe

A UNITED STATES cargo jet imponded in Harare last Sunday after a dead body was found during a refuelling stopover at Harare International Airport is ... Full story

Mugabe Tells Feuding G40 And Team Lacoste To Shut Up

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 20, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Friday fumed over endless infighting within his Zanu PF party, telling the factions to ... Full story

Midlands Zanu PF Fires Grace Allies

The Zanu PF Midlands provincial executive has passed a vote of no confidence in seven executive members from the main wing, the women’s league and ... Full story

Mugabe Blasts 'Irresponsible' Mutsvangwa

President Robert Mugabe has issued a stern warning to the war veterans leader, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa for misleading war veterans and the nation at large ... Full story

Kenyan Man Chops Off Own Penis, Apologises To Wife

Thika - A 24-year-old Kenyan man who chopped off his penis on the eve of Valentine's Day, because he believed his wife was having an ... Full story

NGO Comes To The Rescue Of Chipinge Cattle Farmers

By Kenneth Matimaire Chipinge, February 19, 2016 – SMALLHOLDER livestock farmers facing grim prospects of losing herds through the current drought spell have received a ... Full story

Tourism Players Fret Over Yellow Fever Threat

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 19, 2016 - A yellow fever outbreak in Angola has caused panic in the resort town, with tour guides operating ... Full story

Mugabe Challenged To Rein In Feuding Followers

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 19, 2016 - A local civic group, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CIZC), has urged President Robert Mugabe to stamp his authority ... Full story

Zanu PF Drags Mutsvangwa, Wife For Disciplinary Hearing

War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa and his wife Monica were on Wednesday hauled before a Zanu PF disciplinary hearing facing a plethora of allegations ranging from ... Full story

Mutsvangwa Likens War Vets Attack To Marikana Shootings

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare, February 19, 2016 – OUSTED war veterans national chairperson Chris Mutsvangwa has likened Thursday's attack on hundreds of former fighters in Harare to ... Full story

Pope Says Trump Cannot Claim To Be Christian

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "not Christian" because of his views on immigration, Pope Francis said on his ... Full story

Zuma Appeals For Respect In Parliament

President Jacob Zuma has pleaded with political parties in Parliament to behave in a way that is respectful to each other. Zuma was replying to ... Full story

War Vets In Running Battles With Police

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 18, 2016 – ANTI-RIOT police on Thursday broke a planned meeting by hordes of war veterans angered by the recent ouster ... Full story

Mnangagwa’s son charged

POLICE have laid charges of negligent driving against Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's son, who was involved in a road accident along the Harare-Mutare Highway on ... Full story

Beef Exporters Challenged To Think Beyond Cattle Disease Set Back

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, February 18, 2016—Zimbabwe should not be a cry baby but instead be smart and find ways on how she could revive beef ... Full story

Wutawunashe Followers Ponder Future Under Wife Ditching Glergy

By Johannes Chin'ombe Masvingo, February 18, 2016 - FAMILY of God (FOG) founder and current leader Apostle Andrew Wutawunashe has left most of his followers in ... Full story

Sanctions Puzzle For Crisis Weary Zimbabweans

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 18, 2016 – THE European Union (EU) Tuesday extended its targeted sanctions on President Robert Mugabe by another year. But critics are ... Full story

Mat South Struggles To Fundraise For Paralympic Games

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi Gwanda, February 18, 2016 - The 2016 edition of the Zimbabwe National Paralympics games being hosted by Matabeleland South province April this year ... Full story

Mugabe Inspired Fashion Hits South Africa

Harare - Fancy a cap to mark Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday this weekend? You can buy one in South Africa now, according to a ... Full story

Ugandan Opposition Leader Says Vote Will Not Be Free Or Fair

THE leading challenger to Ugandan President Yoweri  Museveni said on Tuesday that he had no confidence that elections this week would be free or fair, ... Full story

Ex-UN Head Boutros Boutros-Ghali Dies, Aged 93

UNITED NATIONS - Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died, Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno, president of the UN Security Council for February, ... Full story

Student Demands Exam Results, Vows School Suit

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 17, 2016 - An ordinary level student has demanded the release of her 2015 O’ level results short of which her ... Full story

New War Vets Executive To Stay Free Of Succession Politics - Mlala

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, February 17, 2016 - NEWLY installed war veterans vice chairperson George Mlala says the new executive will not be tempted to poke ... Full story

Chiyangwa Lied Over $100m Sports Deal - Kaseke

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, February 17, 2016 - ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer, Karikoga Kaseke has dismissed claims by ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa the ... Full story

MSU Students Sing The Blues Over Accommodation

By Mark Mhukayesango Zvishavane, February 17, 2016 - WHEN the Midlands State University (MSU) mooted the idea of relocating some of its faculties to its Zvishavane ... Full story

Mnangagwa Son In 'Mysterious' Accident

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son, identified as Samora, reportedly survived a head-on collision that occurred at the Watershed College turn-off in Marondera on Monday morning.    Police declined ... Full story

Mujuru Says Ready To Take On Mugabe

FORMER Vice-President and leader of the new political outfit known as Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) Joice Mujuru says she is ready for the country's rugged ... Full story

Residents Demand Reduced Rates To View Falls, Tourism Revenue

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 17, 2016 – RESIDENTS in the Matabeleland North resort town have demanded reduced entry fees into the famed rain forest ... Full story

Game On As Ngwena Aligned Zanu PF Youths Vow Grace Resistance

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 17, 2016 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s dictatorial handling of party affairs and apparent refusal to restrain his wife from abusing senior ... Full story

War Vets Savage Grace, Mphoko

WAR Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa (pictured) and members of his “suspended” Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) executive yesterday blasted First Lady Grace Mugabe, ... Full story

Mliswa Lays Into 'Mental Case' Grace Mugabe

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 16, 2016 - FORMER Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa says President Robert Mugabe has surrendered all his authority ... Full story

Will Mnangagwa Suffer Joice Mujuru's Fate?

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 16, 2016 – VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa appears to be trudging towards the same fate that visited his predecessor Joice Mujuru ... Full story

Kasukuwere Orders Stop To Costly Outings By Mutare Managers

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, February 16, 2016 – The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere has banned city and town councils top ... Full story

War Vet Gets 6 Months For Stealing Wire From White Farmer

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi Gwanda, February 16, 2016 - A war veteran who was accused of cutting down over three kilometers of fencing wire from a white ... Full story

SA Says Working For Release Of Zimbabwe Seized Cargo Plane

THE South African government says it was making every effort to secure the release of millions of rands in new notes which were in a ... Full story

Battle Lines Drawn As War Vets Chairs Back Mutsvangwa

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) provincial chairpersons have thrown their weight behind the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led executive. At a meeting in Harare, the veterans ... Full story

Late Pope In Suspected Love Affair With Married Woman

LONDON – Pope John Paul II had a close relationship with a married woman which lasted over 30 years according to letters which feature in ... Full story

G40 Out To Destroy Mugabe: Msipa

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has flushed his rich political legacy down the cesspit by aligning himself with “a cabal of selfish self-centred crooks” hell-bent on elbowing ... Full story

Hundreds Evacuated From City Hotel After Bomb Scare

HUNDREDS of guests at the upmarket Holiday Inn Hotel in Harare were yesterday evacuated from their rooms following a bomb scare at the premises. When NewsDay ... Full story

Gweru, Residents Row Over Independent Tribunal Hiring

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, February 15, 2016 – City residents are up in arms with the Saviour Kasukuwere appointed commission’s decision to hire an independent tribunal ... Full story

Economic Hardships Rob Zimbabweans Of Valentine's Day

Less Zimbabweans are saying it with flowers this year, and even less with teddy bears and other romantic gifts, as hard economic times cast a ... Full story

Nigerian Boko Haram Fighters Trained In Somalia - President

Fighters for the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram have been trained in Somalia on Africa's eastern coast before returning to West Africa, Somalia's president ... Full story

Reeva Steenkamp’s Family Commemorate Her Death

Three years since model Reeva Steenkamp was killed in an shooting incident by her paralympian boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, her mother June believes good work will ... Full story

Mandi Chimene Replaces Axed Mutsvangwa

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) has elected Mandi Chimene as its national chairperson of the organisation. Chimene, who is also the ... Full story

No People First Tears For Zanu PF 'Weevils' - Gumbo

Harare, February 15, 2016 – JOICE Mujuru’s People First says it feels vindicated by continued infighting within Zanu PF in what has since culminated in ... Full story

Mnangagwa Siege Persists As Three Allies Are Booted Out

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 14, 2016 - THE siege on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s camp continued on Saturday when three party allies were stripped of ... Full story

All Systems Go As Mujuru Finally Registers Her Party

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 14, 2016 - AXED Vice President Joice Mujuru has finally registered her People First party with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), ... Full story

Mphoko Plays Devil Advocate In Anti-Ethnic Slurs

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 14, 2016 – VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko has stirred a hornet’s nest by publicly stating that there is no single ... Full story

Rwanda To Send Burundi Refugees To Other Countries After US Warning

KIGALI - Rwanda will send Burundian refugees to other countries after the United States said that they were being recruited to fight for the Burundian ... Full story

Renamo's Afonso Dhlakama Wants Zuma Mediation In Mozambique

MAPUTO – Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Mozambique’s former rebel movement Renamo, says President Jacob Zuma is favourably disposed towards mediating in the conflict between Renamo ... Full story

Russia Keeps Bombing Despite Syria Truce

Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar ... Full story

Grace Guns For Mnangagwa

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday set the ball rolling in what is seen as the final push to annihilate a Zanu PF faction reportedly linked ... Full story

I Am Not Mugabe's Prostitute - Grace

Harare, February 13, 2016 – President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace has hit out at her rivals who she said have unfairly accused her of snatching ... Full story

Wanting Mugabe's Job Is Like Satan Wanting To Be God - Mphoko

Staff Reporter Harare, February 13, 2016 - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has distanced himself from any presidential ambitions adding it would be gross insubordination if he ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Tears Into VP Mnangagwa

The First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe has warned some highly placed Zanu PF officials to stop all sinister machinations meant to intimidate and force President ... Full story

Mnangagwa Demands Mahoka Apology

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly demanded an apology from Zanu PF Women’s League secretary for finance Sarah Mahoka (pictured) after she savaged him in front ... Full story

School Sued For WithHolding Exam Certificates Over Fees

By Professor Matodzi Bulawayo, February 12, 2016 – Rights lawyers on Tuesday successfully challenged school authorities at the city’s Townsend High School against withholding two pupils’ examination ... Full story

Zim Opposition Fiddles While Zanu PF Burns

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 12, 2016 – As President Robert Mugabe battles to put out succession fires in his faction-riddled Zanu PF, Zimbabwe’s opposition continues fiddling without ... Full story

UK Needs To Stay Out Of Zimbabwe's Succession Politics

Whether the UK favours Mnangagwa over Mugabe and Chamisa over Tsvangirai is immaterial. What matters is that it remains a disinterested bystander. Last week, opposition leader ... Full story

Jonathan Moyo Jubilant After 'Brutal' Politburo Meeting

If President Robert Mugabe's spokesman thought Wednesday's politburo meeting would signal the political defeat of his long-term rival, Grace Mugabe had another message for him. "You ... Full story

Flour Imports Gobble US$48m

Zimbabwe’s bread manufacturing industry spent US$48 million on processed flour imports in the just ended year amid calls for government to unveil incentives towards an ... Full story

Syrian War Kills Half A Million In Five Years

LONDON – In five years of civil war, 400,000 Syrians have been killed and another 70,000 have died due to a lack of basics such ... Full story

Vic Falls Residents Up Pressure On 'Corrupt' Council

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 11, 2016 – Angry residents in the resort town have accused the Zanu PF controlled council of corruption and ignoring input ... Full story

Mnangagwa’s ‘Daughter’ In $1 million Scam

A WOMAN, who claimed to be Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s daughter, has been taken to court on extortion charges after she allegedly demanded $1 million from ... Full story

Mugabe Chides Politburo Members Over Media Expose

By Sij Ncube Harare, February 10, 2016 – President Robert Mugabe (pictured) has chided Zanu PF members for exposing the party’s infighting in the media ... Full story

'Zanu PF Poisoned' Mahofa Battles For Life In SA Hospital

By Johannes Chin'ombe Masvingo, 10 February 2016 – Veteran Zanu PF politician and Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Shuvai Mahofa (pictured) is reportedly battling ... Full story

'Zanu PF Poisoned' Mahofa Battles For Life In SA Hospital

By Johannes Chin'ombe Masvingo, 10 February 2016 – Veteran Zanu PF politician and Masvingo Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Shuvai Mahofa (pictured) is reportedly battling ... Full story

$1,5 Billion Required To Avert Hunger - Govt

Harare, February 10, 2016 - Drought affected Zimbabwe requires a staggering $1,5 billion to feed nearly 3 million starving citizens, livestock and also revive obsolete ... Full story

Zanu PF Infighting Are False Media Tales - Mnangagwa

Harare, February 10, 2016 – Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has denied the ruling Zanu PF was torn apart by factional fighting, adding this was a ... Full story

Dzamara Family, Friends Defy Police, Stage Noon Prayer Meeting

By Professor Matodzi Harare, 10 February, 2016 – Missing pro-democracy campaigner, Itai Dzamara’s family on Tuesday defied a heavy police presence at Africa Unity Square to ... Full story

DA Demands Bob Bash Donations From Civil Servants

By Johannes Chin'ombe Zaka, February 09, 2016 - The Zaka District Adminstrator's (DA) office is reportedly demanding $5 each from civil servants in the district as contributions towards ... Full story

NGO Group Demands Compensation For Destroyed Homes

Harare, February 09, 2016 - A local group of Non-Governmental Organisations has called on government to stop the unlawful demolition of homes and start observing ... Full story

Tanzania Pastor Conducts Sermons On Congregants' Backs

A pastor in Tanzania is making waves after it emerged that in his church, his feet must not touch the ground until after his ... Full story

Hunger Scare As Midlands GMB Silos Run Dry

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, February 08, 2016 - Tough times beckon for the Midlands as most of its Grain Marketing Board (GMB) silos ran empty last ... Full story

Opposition Warns ‘Big Sister’ Mujuru

OPPOSITION parties have warned former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s People First (PF) movement to avoid the “big brother/sister mentality” in its engagements with other players or ... Full story

Ncube Under PressureTo Resign As Fresh Fissures Rock MDC

Harare, February 08, 2016 - MDC leader Welshman Ncube has come under renewed pressure from party members to step down for alleged dictatorship and failing ... Full story

You Need Bravery To Open 'Crocodile' Mnangagwa's Mouth - Chidyausiku

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu  Harare, February 07, 2016 - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku on Friday seemed astounded by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s calmness even when pushed to ... Full story

I Did Not Steal Panties: Mutsvangwa

War Veterans minister Chris Mutsvangwa became a butt of jokes last week after Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo claimed he was notorious for ... Full story

2 planes crash in mid-air, plunge into ocean off LA

Los Angeles - Two small planes collided in midair on Friday and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbour. There was no immediate word ... Full story

Zuma Under Pressure To Explain Nene Sacking

President Jacob Zuma will be under massive pressure to explain why he fired former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene during the State of the Nation address, ... Full story

Mzila-Ndlovu Ousted As Acting MDC Secretary General

Staff Reporter Harare, February 07, 2016 – Former National Healing minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu has been ousted as acting secretary general in the Welshman Ncube led MDC for alleged incompetence. This ... Full story

Hwange Rescued Baby Elephant Dies In Harare Nursery

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 06, 2016 - A stray baby elephant that was rescued near Hwange National Park and airlifted to a nursery in ... Full story

Nigerians Have Image Problem Abroad: President

LONDON - Nigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their ... Full story

Tsvangirai Courts Former Allies

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 06, 2016 – Opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has extended an olive branch to his erstwhile comrades within the country’s divided ... Full story

War Vets Demand Poverty Datum Line Allowances

WAR veterans are demanding allowances above the poverty datum line (PDL), which currently stands at around $500.    Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general Victor ... Full story

Zuma Fired SA Finance Minister Dumps Parly Seat

Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is no longer a Member of Parliament. City Press established today that Nene, who was unceremoniously sacked from his position as ... Full story

Lawyer Dares Mugabe, Sues Him For Clinging To Power

Harare, February 06, 2016 - President Robert Mugabe has been sued for continued cling to power when it was apparent old age and poor health ... Full story

RBZ To 'Snoop' Into Individual, Business Accounts

HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has moved to stop the illegal transfer of money out of the cash-strapped country and has put ... Full story

Mugabe Declares Disaster In Drought-Stricken Areas

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought, with 26% of ... Full story

Regional Players Must Help Bring Stability In Burundi: UN

The office of the UN Secretary General says it hopes countries in the region will play a helpful role to ensure stability in Burundi. ... Full story

PDP Endorses Corker's Zim Funding Snub Call

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 05, 2016 - Opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) has agreed with the US Senator Bob Corker’s suggestion that the US should ... Full story

Zimbabwe Says Foreigners Can Now Buy 49% Stake In Local Firms

Zimbabwe will now allow foreign investors to buy stakes of up to 49% in companies listed on its stock exchange from 40% previously, the Central ... Full story

'Kereke Tried To Settle Rape Case Out Of Court’

POLICE have been accused of tampering with the rape docket of Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke (pictured), as it emerged the legislator allegedly approached the ... Full story

Vendors Demand End To Council Harassment And Corruption

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare, February 05, 2016 – Dozens of placard waving street vendors Thursday staged a demonstration at Town House to protest what they said ... Full story

Scribes Not Off Hook Despite ConCourt Defamation Scrap-Misa

Harare, February 04, 2016 – Zimbabwe’s media fraternity has hailed Wednesday’s Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling which struck off criminal defamation from the country’s statute books ... Full story

DRC Couple Pleads For Prison Instead Of Deportation

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, February 04, 2016 – A Democratic Republic of Congo couple, which faces deportation for illegal entry into Zimbabwe together with its ... Full story

MDC-T Should Take Blame For Home Demolitions-Mangoma

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 04, 2016 – Opposition Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma (pictured) says his erstwhile colleagues within the MDC-T should ... Full story

Rabbit Farming Now A Big Hit In Zimbabwe

By Jeffrey Moyo, IPS TICHAONA Muzariri, 44, a villager based at Range in Chivhu, a town 143 kilometers south of Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, quit his ... Full story

ARAF Threatens To Take De Klerk To ICC

The Anti-Racism Action Forum says it will take former President FW de Klerk to the International Court of Justice, should the country's justice system fail ... Full story

Get Off 4x4s, Use Vitz, Magufuli Orders Ministers, Judges

TANZANIAN President John Magufuli has banned all senior public officials from using fuel guzzling 4 x 4 cars and other luxury cars, ordering that all ... Full story

MTN Hires Former US Attorney General To Help In Nigeria Fine

MTN Group has hired a former top US law enforcement official to help challenge a $3.9 billion fine imposed by Nigeria for failing to disconnect ... Full story

UN Scrambles To Sustain Syria Talks; Russia Vows To Crush "Terrorists"

The United Nations (UN) strained to keep faltering Syrian peace talks alive on Wednesday as Damascus tried to press home gains against rebels and its ... Full story

Zimbabwe Mining Sector Expect Growth In 2016

Zimbabwe's gold and platinum output is expected to rise in 2016, as the mining sector tries to make up for losses experienced in 2015. ... Full story

Mugabe's Nephew Tastes Arrest

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 03, 2016 – President Robert Mugabe’s nephew, Michael Mugabe on Monday got a taste of how it felt to be in ... Full story

Bank Workers Grumble Over StanChart 'Escape'

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, February 03, 2016 – Bank employees are up in arms with the British owned Standard Charted Bank which has scaled down its Zimbabwean ... Full story

Zimbos Spend $7 million On Condoms

ZIMBABWEANS have continued to dominate the continent on condom use, with a staggering 115 million condoms distributed countrywide last year. Stakeholders in the health sector said ... Full story

Mataga: Tough Times Force Sex Workers To Cut Rates

By Mark Mhukayesango Mberengwa, February 02, 2016 – Driving down the long, bumpy road into virtually unknown Mataga area in Mberengwa District, one can never mistake ... Full story

Missing Dzamara Haunts Mugabe

Missing journalist-cum-human rights activist, Itai Dzamara and the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s have returned to haunt President Robert Mugabe, as a United States Senator ... Full story

Zanu PF Wars: Moyo Hits Back

HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo (pictured) has declared only President Robert Mugabe can stop him from attending Zanu PF politburo meetings and labelled ... Full story

Matabeleland Protests Over Non-Ndebele Teachers Intensify

By Judith Sibanda  Lupane, February 02, 2016 - PROTESTS over the deployment non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland has intensified with a Gowanda-based community activist petitioning the ... Full story

Vendors Ditch Council Sites, Flock Back Into CBD

Own Correspondent Harare, February 01, 2016 - Vendors in Harare have abandoned the designated sites established by council last year and are flocking back into the ... Full story

SA Court Sentences Emmanuel Sithole Killers

JOHANNESBURG - The two men found guilty of murdering Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole, have been sentenced to 17 and 10 years respectively.   Their sentences were handed down by the ... Full story

‘African leaders will not heed Mugabe call’

AFRICAN leaders are unlikely to heed President Robert Mugabe’s planned pullout of the United Nations as that would spell doom to their fragile economies, local ... Full story