John Masuku

We Will Physically Stop Zuma From Speaking In Parliament – Malema

Johannesburg – EFF leader Julius Malema says President Jacob Zuma failed to defend the Constitution and should be recalled. “He failed to uphold and defend the Constitution ... Full story

Zuma Respects ConCourt judgment, Says SA Govt

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma respects the Constitutional Court's judgment, and will reflect on its implications before determining "appropriate action", the government said on Thursday. "The ... Full story

Zuma Must Pay Back Money: Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court says that President Jacob Zuma must pay back money related to the non-security upgrades at his private residence in Nkandla. This is ... Full story

Rights Lawyers Challenge Govt Constitutional Film Ban

By Professor Matodzi   Harare, March 31, 2016 – HUMAN rights lawyers have hauled the country’s Board of Censors before an Appeal Board seeking to overturn the ... Full story

Drought Slumps Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Output

Tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe have finally put their tobacco bales under the hammer on Wednesday. Last year's low prices and El Nino fears forced ... Full story

Zim Lobby Group Slams Indigenisation Deadline

Harare – Zimbabwe’s indigenisation programme has remained a millstone around the neck of the country’s economy while moves to close down non-compliant foreign firms are ... Full story

Norway To Close Zim Embassy

HARARE – Norway will close its embassy in Harare in June, the country’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bård Hopland, has revealed.  Bard told the African News Agency ... Full story

Assad Says Can Form New Syria Government With Opposition

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday ... Full story

Egypt Requests Extradition Of Hijack Suspect

Larnaca - Egypt formally asked Cyprus on Wednesday to extradite a detained Egyptian man who authorities say admitted hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and diverting ... Full story

Ncube's MDC Stands By David Coltart

By Staff Reporter Harare, March 30, 2016 – PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube’s MDC has stood by party top official David Coltart who is under fire for allegedly ... Full story

G40 Pulling The Strings In Mnangagwa's Midlands Base

By Mark Mhukayesango  Gweru, March 30, 2016 – Zanu PF’S Generation 40 (G40) continues to dominate party politics in Midlands after it emerged party political commissar ... Full story

Kasukuwere Sets Base In Masvingo

MASVINGO – Zanu-PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere (pictured) will literally set base here in Masvingo soon after the Easter Holidays as he has vowed to ... Full story

Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Assault

Washington - Florida police have charged Donald Trump's (pictured) campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple battery in connection with an incident earlier this month involving ... Full story

West Africa Ebola Outbreak No Longer Poses Global Risk - WHO

GENEVA - West Africa's Ebola outbreak no longer constitutes a threat to international public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, declaring an ... Full story

South Africans Loot Foreign Owned Shops In Johannesburg

Johannesburg - Foreign owned shops were being looted in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg on Tuesday night, the SABC reported. Gauteng police could not immediately provide information ... Full story

Mugabe In Asian Trip Storm, Again

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe last week spent four days in Singapore— the second time he has been in the Asian enclave inside three weeks amid growing ... Full story

Citizens Bemoan Lack Of Information On Peace Commission

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, March 29, 2016 – ORDINARY Zimbabweans have accused the Zanu PF led government of deliberately clouding the country’s national healing process in ... Full story

Drugged Sex Worker's Children, A Case Of Dual Vulnerability

By Admire Masuku Harare, March 29, 2016 – TENDAI Muchena is a young sex worker plying her trade in Harare’s sprawling suburb of Epworth. For someone who ... Full story

Easter Holiday Deaths Up By 2 This Year - Police

POLICE say 10 people died as a result of road traffic accidents this Easter holiday while 55 were injured in 218 road traffic accidents that ... Full story

Japan Pledges Zimbabwe Support

THE Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe says his country has agreed to assist Zimbabwe in building communication infrastructure on the North South corridor apart from ... Full story

Widows Turn To Quail Farming To Escape Poverty, Drought

By Mark Mhukayesango Lower Gweru, March 28, 2016 - MOUD Mapemba is a 42 year-old widow from Lower Gweru's Mabolweni area who has quit doing poultry ... Full story

Taliban Easter Bombing Claims 72 In Pakistan

LAHORE - Pakistan is to observe three days of mourning after the Lahore park bombing claimed by a Pakistani Taliban faction in which at least ... Full story

Libya Coastguard Stops 600 Migrants Crossing To Europe

Tripoli - The Libyan coastguard on Sunday stopped three boats carrying 600 migrants, including pregnant women, trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, an official ... Full story

Globe Trotting Mugabe 'busy' In Japan: State Media

President Robert Mugabe, who is in Japan on an official business visit, has a busy schedule tomorrow as he is expected to meet the Japanese ... Full story

15 Trafficking Victims Returned From Kuwait - Govt

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's government has warned Zimbabweans to be "extremely circumspect" before accepting job offers abroad after reports that up to 200 women ... Full story

Govt Not To Blame For Poor Performing Firms: Zhuwao

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare, March 27, 2016 – YOUTH, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Patrick Zhuwao has distanced the government from the current rot bedevilling both ... Full story

War Vets Join Rights Violations Victims List

By Professor Matodzi Harare, March 27, 2016 – THE attack on hordes of war veterans attending an extra ordinary meeting in Harare last month has seen ... Full story

Chiadzwa Man Loses Testicle During Torture

A CHIADZWA man brutally beaten by suspected security officials, who accused him of unlawful entry into the diamonds fields, is now traumatised after doctors told ... Full story

I Loved Mugabe Despite Gukurahundi- JB Sibanda

FORMER War veterans leader, Jabulani Sibanda says he once had “undying love” for President Robert Mugabe but now sees his government as “evil” and dictatorial. Sibanda ... Full story

Belgium Charges Three Men With Terrorism

Belgian prosecutors have charged three men with terrorist offences, including a suspect who local media said appeared on security footage with two suicide bombers at ... Full story

Missing Chibok Girl Nabbed In Cameroon After Failed Suicide Bombing

A suspected suicide bomber intercepted in northern Cameroon Friday before she could blow herself up is claiming to be one of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by ... Full story

Kenya: 38 Students Hurt In Attack Scare

IS claimed in its statement that the blast had killed more than 60 and wounded more than 100. Haidar Kadhem, 20, survived the explosion. "I was maybe ... Full story

Suicide Bomber Kills 30 On Football Pitch Near Baghdad

HILLA, Iraq - A suicide bomber blew himself up on a football pitch as trophies were being presented after a local tournament south of Baghdad ... Full story

Farmers, Herdsmen Clashes Leave 17 Dead In Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN -- Seventeen people have been killed in clashes between arable farmers and nomadic herdsmen in Ivory Coast's northeastern town of Bouna. The government made the ... Full story

Nigeria Frees 800 Boko Haram Hostages - Army

LAGOS -- Nigerian troops have freed more than 800 people held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in the country's restive northeast, the ... Full story

PDP Claims MDC-T Graft In Egodini Recruitment

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, March 25, 2016 - THE city’s Egodini Mall project has been marred by controversy, weeks before it could take off ground, amid ... Full story

60 Local Youths Set For Mandela Washington Fellowship

Staff Reporter Harare, March 25, 2016 – SIXTY Zimbabwean youth leaders are set to visit the United states of America this June for a for a ... Full story

Zanu PF Planning 'Million Youth March' In Mugabe Support

The Zanu PF youth league says it is organising a million youth march to be held in May in solidarity with President Robert Mugabe.   Addressing thousands ... Full story

300 Nigerian Firms, Individuals Indicted Over Fake Contracts

ABUJA -- Nigeria has indicted over 300 companies and prominent individuals, including serving and retired military officers, for defrauding the country of millions of dollars in fake ... Full story

Congo's Longtime Leader Hails His Re-election

Brazzaville - Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou N'Guesso hailed his re-election as "the real will of the people" on Thursday, one day after a ... Full story

Boko Haram's Shekau Re-Emerges In New Video

Kano - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (pictured) appeared on video for the first time in more than a year on Thursday, rejecting rumours about ... Full story

Brussels Bombers Did Not Allow Taxi Driver To Touch Bags

BRUSSELS - The taxi driver who drove the Brussels suicide bombers to the airport was not allowed to touch their explosives-laden bags and they sat in silence ... Full story

Zim Police 'Complicit In Violence Against Opposition'

HARARE – Some survivors of political violence in Zimbabwe have slammed the Zimbabwe Republic Police for assisting Zanu PF supporters in perpetrating violence against opposition ... Full story

'Over 500 Zimbabweans In Botswana Jails'

GABORONE – More than 500 Zimbabweans are serving time in Botswana prisons for various crimes committed in that country, a Zimbabwean government minister has revealed.  Addressing ... Full story

Gukurahundi Suit, Mnangagwa Faces Tough Choices

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 24, 2016 – VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been dared to sue human rights lawyer-cum author David Coltart over allegations that ... Full story

Mat North Residents Denied Access To National Media

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, March 24, 2016 – RESIDENTS in the resort town have complained about poor media coverage in Matabeleland North province, saying ... Full story

President Mugabe, War Vets Meeting Date Set

Zanu PF Secretary for War Veterans in the politburo, who is also the Minister of Defence, Sydney Sekeramayi, says the proposed meeting with the war ... Full story

Belgium Ignored Brussels Attacker Deportation Warning

ANKARA – One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings was deported last year from Turkey, and Belgium subsequently ignored a warning that the ... Full story

Zimbabwe Gives Foreign Firms Ultimatum

HARARE - Zimbabwe on Wednesday gave foreign businesses until April 1 to comply with controversial equity laws that compel them to cede majority stakes to ... Full story

Double Trouble For Mugabe Insult Cop

By Professor Matodzi Harare, March 23, 2016 – Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) authorities have heaped more woes for a police officer charged with insulting President Robert ... Full story

Zim Orders Tobacco Farmers To Open Bank Accounts

Harare – Zimbabwe has ordered tobacco farmers in the country to open bank accounts, as payments for auction floor deliveries of the crop will not ... Full story

Liberia Closes Border With Ebola-Hit Guinea

Liberia closed its border with Guinea on Tuesday as a precaution against Ebola following at least four deaths from the virus in Guinea, Information Minister ... Full story

‘Mujuru prophet’ locked up

A SELF-PROCLAIMED prophet who last year “prophesied” that former Vice-President Joice Mujuru had been anointed by God to take over from President Robert Mugabe, has ... Full story

65 Al Shabaab Insurgents Killed In NE Somalia

Mogadishu – Somalia security forces have killed 65 Shebaab Islamic insurgents who attacked coastal towns in the semi-autonomous Puntland area in the country's northeast, the ... Full story

Attacks On Brussels Airport, Metro Kill 34

BRUSSELS, March 22, 2016 - Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, ... Full story

Zimbabwe Bans Award-Winning Documentary

HARARE – The Government of Zimbabwe, through the Censorship Board, has banned an award-winning documentary which chronicles the 2013 Constitution-making process in the Southern African nation.   The documentary, ... Full story

War vets kick out Mphoko

In an unprecedented move, the war veterans demanded that Mphoko “must fall”, raising the stakes ahead of a crunch meeting between the former liberation fighters ... Full story

Dogs Pick, Bring Gukurahundi Victims’ Bones To Homes

By Judith Sibanda Lupane, March 22, 2016 – SOME villagers in Matabeleland North are preparing to rebury victims of the army massacres as their remains continue to ... Full story

MDC-T Blasts Police Raid As Activists Are Freed

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu and Professor Matodzi Harare, March 22, 2016 - POLICE on Monday arrested and later released some 21 MDC-T employees during a dragnet arrest ... Full story

Anti-Match Fixing Indaba Held In Harare

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, March 22, 2016 – SPORTS administrators, government and other stakeholders on Monday met to brainstorm on ways to combat the scourge of ... Full story

Zim's CSOs On The Edge As Donors Ship Out

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 22, 2016 – THE future of Zimbabwe's mainstream civic groups involved in political and human rights advocacy looks uncertain amid indications their ... Full story

Obama Meets Castro In The Heart Of Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama was received by Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana on Monday at the start of historic talks where the U.S. leader ... Full story

African Leaders Share Blame For Conflicts In Their Countries - Obasanjo

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 21, 2016 - Some of Africa’s leaders are responsible for instability on the continent because they have failed to manage diversity ... Full story

Russia Tries To Decipher Crash Plane Pilots' Final Conversations

Russian investigators on Monday were trying to restore the damaged cockpit voice recorder of a passenger jet which crashed at the weekend killing all 62 ... Full story

15 MDC-T Employees Arrested As Police Raid Party HQ

DOZENS of baton wielding police on Monday stormed Harvest House, the mainstream MDC's headquarters, looking for suspects who assaulted a Zanu PF supporter on Saturday. Party ... Full story

Underground Tunnels Discovered In Mbare

Underground tunnels and bunkers believed to have been built during the Second World War have been discovered in Mbare at a place known as Beatrice ... Full story

Prison Inmates Fending For Their Families

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, March 21, 2016 – WHILE it is a known fact that when one is condemned to prison life, they are separated ... Full story

Binga Drought Situation Remains Dire - UN

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 21, 2016 – THE drought situation in Matabeleland North’s Binga district remains dire amid calls for urgent intervention and increased ... Full story

At Least 15 Officers Killed In Blast At Sinai checkpoint

CAIRO - The death toll from an attack on a police checkpoint claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has risen ... Full story

Mugabe Warns Tsvangirai Not To Trip Over Step

Harare – President Robert Mugabe, whose red-carpet stumbles are well known, warned his main opponent Morgan Tsvangirai to be careful not to trip on a ... Full story

Tsvangirai Vows To Finish Off Mugabe

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) has vowed to end President Robert Mugabe’s ambitions of a life presidency, saying he will finish off the veteran ruler ... Full story

Dubai Plane Attempted Second Landing Before Crash

Rostov-on-Don, Russia - All 62 people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it was ... Full story

People First Stealing Our People, Says Biti

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) leadership of Tendai Biti (pictured) has come out guns blazing against the Zimbabwe People First led by Joice Mujuru for ... Full story

Mugabe Pleads With War Veterans Not To Leave Zanu-PF

HARARE – Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has pleaded with the influential liberation war veterans not to leave Zanu-PF and form an independent political entity, saying it would ... Full story

Cameroon Sentences 89 Boko Haram Suspects To Death

Yaoundé - Cameroon has condemned 89 suspected Boko Haram operatives to death for "terrorism" since the start of 2015, a judicial source said on Friday. The ... Full story

Fugitive From Paris Attacks Arrested In Brussels Shootout - Prosecutor

The most-wanted fugitive from November's Paris attacks was arrested after a shootout with police in Brussels on Friday, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said. ... Full story

Dubai Passenger Plane Crashes In Russia With 61 Aboard

Moscow - An airliner with 61 people aboard coming from Dubai crashed early on Saturday while landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia's ... Full story

Cornered Cop Collapses While Trying To Swallow Bribe Money

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, March 18, 2018 - A Victoria Falls police officer almost chocked to death on Thursday afternoon when he tried to swallow a ... Full story

Zanu-PF Rigged Elections Since 2000: War Vets

A group of war veterans who have joined the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) apologised to the nation last Saturday for helping their former party, Zanu-PF ... Full story

Kenyan MP Calls For Invasion Of Uganda

KAMPALA  – The dispute between Uganda and Kenya over the rocky island of Migingo in Lake Victoria has reared its head again in the Kenyan parliament, where ... Full story

Turkey PM Says No 'Bargaining' Over Refugees In EU Deal

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu (pictured) warned EU leaders ahead of crunch talks Friday that Ankara's offer to curb the refugee flow to ... Full story

South Africa's Public Protector To Probe Guptas

South Africa’s Public Protector has confirmed that it has been asked to investigate the alleged involvement of the controversial Gupta family in state affairs. ... Full story

Zim Consumers Feel The Heat As Economy Stutters - CEOs

Harare – The Zimbabwean consumer is under severe strain and has to be cushioned by the continuous reduction of retail prices, according to the CEOs ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Drought ...No Lessons Learnt?

By Blessing Vava In  January this year Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe  declared a state of disaster especially in the rural areas mainly caused by drought which ... Full story

Grandpa Jailed For Using Granddaughter As 'Sex Slave'

Harare - An elderly Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to 13 years in jail after he was found guilty of using his 13-year-old granddaughter as ... Full story

30 Shabaab Killed In 2 Clashes In Somalia

Nairobi - Thirty insurgents in Somalia's al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab jihadist group were killed Wednesday in heavy clashes in the south and northeast of the country, Kenya's ... Full story

Judge Blasts Govt Over Mbada Closure

THE government’s decision to forcibly close Grandwell Holdings (Mbada Diamonds) mining operations in Chiadzwa, has been castigated by the High Court as an act against ... Full story

Mugabe, Grace Must Be Probed For Diamond Plunder - PDP

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu and Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare, March 17, 2016 – FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says the current probe on the plunder ... Full story

Teachers Use Own Resources To Feed Starving Pupils

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi Gwanda, March 17, 2016 – TEACHERS in the drought ravaged Matabeleland South province have resorted to using their own meagre resources ... Full story

Fresh Fears Of Violent 2018 Poll As Political Clashes Recur

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 17, 2016 – RECENT incidents of political violence allegedly pitting Zanu PF militia against opposition supporters are a harbinger of things ... Full story

Mugabe Insult Cop ‘Was Campaigning For Mujuru’

A POLICE officer, who allegedly said President Robert Mugabe was “too old to rule and married to a prostitute”, was actually canvassing support for former ... Full story

Pope Urges Europe To Accept Suffering Migrants

Pope Francis appealed to nations on Wednesday to "open their hearts and open their doors" to migrants, saying those waiting at closed European borders in the ... Full story

FIFA Accuses SA Of Bribes To Secure 2010 World Cup

FIFA has directly accused South Africa of paying a bribe to secure the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The allegation is ... Full story

Mbada Barred From Mining At Chiadzwa

The High Court has ruled that Mbada Diamonds is not entitled to mine in Chiadzwa pending the determination of the validity of the special grant.   The ... Full story

Betting on the Future of the South African Economy

It’s no lie when we say South Africa is the most advanced African market place. However, South Africa’s economy seems to lead to a sharp ... Full story

Ian Gorowa 'Quits' Coaching, On The Run

In a dramatic turn of events in the midst of the on going investigations of the match fixing scandal that has rocked Zimbabwe and South ... Full story

Scandal rocks civil service

A CIVIL Service Commission audit has unearthed the massive rot in President Robert Mugabe’s government, where millions of dollars are allegedly being spent on salaries ... Full story

Drought Leaves 33 000 Needing Malnutrition Treatment

Zimbabwe currently faces its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years, with 33 000 children in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition, a global ... Full story

Indigenous Miners Dupe Villagers Of State Land

By Jeffrey Moyo Mwenezi, March 16, 2016 - EMERGING from his pole and dagga hut, with his palm capping his brow against the scorching El-Nino-induced heat, ... Full story

Gweru Mayor, Officials Freed On $200 Bail

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, March 16, 2016 - GWERU mayor Hamutendi Kombayi was Tuesday released on $200 bail after Regional Magistrate Pathekile Msipa dismissed the state’s ... Full story

Mutare Now Digital Compliant

By Kenneth Matimaire  Mutare, March 16, 2016 – THE country’s fourth largest city has led the digitalisation divide by becoming the first city to be compatible ... Full story

Court Orders GMB To Pay Ex-Workers

The High Court of Zimbabwe has ordered the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to pay all its former employees US$350 000 on the 16th of every month ... Full story

France Threatened By Al-Qaeda After Ivory Coast Attack

ABIDJAN - Al-Qaeda's North African branch threatened France and its allies fighting against jihadists in the volatile region, in a statement boasting about the group's ... Full story

Zimbabwe Ranger Kills Italian Father And Son In Wildlife Park

An Italian father and son have been shot dead by a ranger in a wildlife park in Zimbabwe, the parks and wildlife agency said on ... Full story

‘I’ll Make Sure Mugabe Loses 2018 Elections’

Former war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda yesterday vowed he will make sure President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF lose the 2018 election. This came as war ... Full story

Kuwait Govt Urged To Probe Zim Women Enslavement

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 15, 2016 – A South African-based non-governmental organisation has asked the government of Kuwait to investigate the case of more than ... Full story

Hungry Villagers Left Fuming After Rangers Loot Jumbo Meat

By Judith Sibanda Dete, March 15, 2016 – HUNGER ravaged villagers in the poor Dopota area in Matabeleland North were Sunday left cursing Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife ... Full story

Bulawayo Vows Litterbugs Fight, Threatens Newspaper Shaming

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 15, 2016 – City authorities have partnered the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) to fight rampant dumping of waste by city residents ... Full story

Kombayi's British Citizenship Back To Haunt Him

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, March 15, 2016 - Gweru Mayor Hamutendi Kombayi’s British citizenship came back to haunt him in court on Monday as the state used ... Full story

Putin Begins Pulling Russian Forces From Syria

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he was instructing his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria, over five months after ... Full story

SA, Zimbabwe Trade Under Spotlight

A 32-member business delegation is in Zimbabwe to seek out new opportunities under the DTI's Trade and Investment Initiative. After operating for two years ... Full story

Opponents Unite Before Benin Presidential 2nd Round Vote

COTONOU, Benin - Businessman Patrice Talon will team up with his beaten opponent Sebastien Ajavon to take on Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou in the second round of ... Full story

No More Load Shedding: Undenge

The government says it has put in place measures to ensure the country does not experience power shortages although generation at Kariba has been reduced ... Full story

Gunmen Kill More Than 20 In Ivory Coast Beach Attack

GRAND-BASSAM - Fourteen civilians and two soldiers were killed in the Ivory Coast beach resort of Grand-Bassam on Sunday when gunmen stormed the popular weekend ... Full story

Mugabe Mysterious Trip Raises Fresh Concerns Over His Health

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 13, 2016 – AS the mystery continues over Robert Mugabe’s latest globe-trotting stunt, fresh concerns are emerging over the nonagenarian’s state ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Majority Shun Banks For 'Pillow' Banking

Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank says that in 2015 the number of people using banking products declined. The majority of Zimbabweans don't have bank accounts. ... Full story

Mugabe Back Home After Mysterious Trip

President Robert Mugabe has arrived back home from Singapore where he had stopped over en-route to the World Culture Festival in India. Foreign Affairs Minister ... Full story

Heavy Police Presence As Mayor, Co-Accused Are Remanded In Custody

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, March 12, 2016 – POLICE on Saturday deployed tankers at the Gweru Magistrates’ court when incarcerated city mayor Hamutendi Kombayi, his deputy ... Full story

People First Claims Zanu PF Sitting MP Has Joined Them

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, March 12, 2016 – JOICE Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party has claimed that suspended Zanu PF legislator for Chimanimani West, ... Full story

MDC-T Slams Kombayi Arrest

THE MDC-T has slammed Thursday's arrest of Gweru mayor Hamutendi Kombayi and his town clerk Daniel Matawu for abusing council funds to host party leader ... Full story

Teen Finds Possible MH370 Plane Debris

Johannesburg - A South African teenager may have found part of a wing from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 during a beach vacation in Mozambique, ... Full story

Security Council To Tackle Sexual Exploitation By UN Peacekeepers

Members of the UN Security Council are negotiating a draft resolution that would tackle the escalation in sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers, particularly in Africa. ... Full story

Woman Caught With 83 Uncut Diamonds In Her Privates

Mutare – Police in eastern Zimbabwe have arrested a woman who was hiding 83 uncut diamonds in her underwear and vagina, it was reported on ... Full story

Angola's Dos Santos Says He Will Step Down In 2018

LUANDA  - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said on Friday he plans to step down in 2018 after being at the helm since 1979, making him ... Full story

ZiscoSteel Workers Receive $8 Pay

By Mark Mhukayesango Kwekwe, March 11, 2016 – ZISCOSTEEL workers are in dire straits after receiving only $100 as payment last year and having gone for ... Full story

Expelled MDC-T Bulawayo Senator Takes Fight To Court

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, March 11, 2016 – EMBATTLED MDC-T senator for Bulawayo Metropolitan province Matson Hlalo has approached the courts in attempts to overturn ... Full story

Aggressive Curio Vending Riles Vic' Falls Council

By Judith Sibanda  Victoria Falls, March 11, 2016 – COUNCIL has accused vendors selling curios in the resort town of harassing tourists and stealing from the ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Receive Investment From IFC

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is preparing to invest in Zimbabwe for the first time in over 15 years, in a move Zimbabwe says is ... Full story

Zambian Opposition Politician Denies Training Militia

LUSAKA - A leading Zambian opposition politician who was arrested twice last week on Thursday pleaded not guilty to a charge of training a private ... Full story

US$7 Billion Circulating In 'Poor' Zimbabwe

HARARE - More than US$7-billion was circulating in the informal sector in Zimbabwe despite the fact that the country’s budget was just a measly $4-billion, ... Full story

Hunger Keeps Pupils Out Of School In Mat'land

Bulawayo - Pupils in some parts of Zimbabwe are reportedly staying out of school in large numbers as El Nino induced hunger continues to rock the southern ... Full story

We Wanted To Fix Mugabe: Gushungo Bombers

The trial of Borman Ngwenya kicked off Thursday at the Harare Magistrate Court with the already convicted, now a key witness, Owen Kuchata revealing that ... Full story

Gweru Mayor,Town Clerk Arrested for Funding Tsvangirai Visits

GWERU-Suspended Gweru Mayor, Councillor Hamutendi Kombayi and Town Clerk, Daniel Matawu have been arrested Thursday over allegations of theft, fraud and criminal abuse of office.The ... Full story

Mugabe Should Surrender To 2008 Winner Tsvangirai - Mliswa

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, March 10, 2016 – OUTSPOKEN former Zanu PF chairperson for Mashonaland West Temba Mliswa says President Robert Mugabe should swallow his pride ... Full story

More Woes For Crumbling Mpofu Business Empire

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 10, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’s cabinet minister and business tycoon Obert Mpofu could be sitting on a crumbling business empire after ... Full story

Mnangagwa Says Grace Has Right To Distribute Govt Implements

ACTING President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday angered opposition MPs when he claimed that First Lady Grace Mugabe had a right to hand over government-sourced irrigation equipment ... Full story

Shamed Mugabe Abandons India Trip

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has cancelled his participation at an Indian cultural festival reportedly over security concerns. NewsDay yesterday reported that Mugabe would cut a forlorn figure ... Full story

Lawyers Challenging Museveni Re-Election 'Lose' Evidence

KAMPALA – Lawyers who are mounting a challenge against Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's re-election victory last month said on Wednesday their offices had been broken into and ... Full story

Tsvangirai Leads Dozens To Observe A Year After Dzamara Abduction

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare, March 09, 2016 – MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday led hundreds into a street march in central Harare to commemorate exactly a ... Full story

Zambians' Door To Door Trading Riles Local Competitors

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, March 09, 2016 - COUNCIL has vowed to clampdown an influx of Zambian traders in the resort town amid complaints by ... Full story

Mugabe Cuts Lone Figure At Summit

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will attend a cultural festival in India that has been snubbed by the host country’s president and several international leaders, including the ... Full story

Urban Irrigation Schemes Helping Residents Escape Hunger

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 09, 2016 – FOR Nomqhele Chiwutsi, a single mother of five, the loss of her job in 2014 was a ... Full story

MDC-T Invites Zanu PF MPs For Mugabe Impeachment

By Staff Reporter Harare, March 09, 2016 – THE MDC-T has called on Zanu PF MPs to help impeach their leader and national President Robert Mugabe ... Full story

Nigeria, Switzerland Agree On Abacha Loot

Abuja - Nigeria and Switzerland on Tuesday announced an agreement to return $321m in public funds stolen by the former military ruler Sani Abacha. The agreement ... Full story

No Leads To Itai Dzamara's Disappearance One Year After

Harare - The family of a missing Zimbabwean human rights activist on Tuesday won a High Court ruling overturning a police ban on a commemorative ... Full story

MTN 'Fuelled' Boko Haram Insurgency In Nigeria - Buhari

Abuja - South African mobile phone operator MTN fuelled the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria by failing to disconnect millions of unregistered users, President ... Full story

Underdeveloped Bulawayo Still 20 Years Behind Harare - Biti

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 08, 2016 – OPPOSITION People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president and former finance minister Tendai Biti says Bulawayo still lags behind Harare ... Full story

Mat North Relying On Zambian Radio As Breeze FM Fails To Air

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, March 08, 2016 – MATABELELAND North’s first commercial radio station is yet to start broadcasting almost a year after it was ... Full story

Another Possible MH370 Part Found On Reunion

SAINT-DENIS – A resident on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion who last year found a wing fragment from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Sunday ... Full story

Bomb Hidden In Laptop Explodes In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A bomb exploded at an airport checkpoint in Somalia on Monday. But it's what the bomb was in that has the United ... Full story

Mugabe In India For World Culture Festival

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Monday left Harare for India where he was set to join political leaders, former heads of state as well as religious ... Full story

Axed Youths Tear Into Mugabe

AXED Zanu PF youth leaders yesterday poured their hearts out, exposing President Robert Mugabe’s divide-and-rule tactics, which they say he has used to maintain his ... Full story

Mutsvangwa, Case Of Principle Or Arrogance?

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 07, 2016 – EMBATTLED Zanu PF politician Christopher Mutsvangwa is latest among a growing list of party loyalists to take the ... Full story

Factional Squabbles Rock MDC-T In Mat North

By Judith Sibanda Hwange, March 07, 2016 – MDC-T political leaders in Matabeleland North are battling to contain renewed infighting among party members in a province ... Full story

Mutare Soft Drink Manufacturer Feels The Heat

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, March 07, 2016 – SOFT drinks manufacturer, Mutare Bottling Company (MBC) has been forced to streamline operations owing to a harsh operating ... Full story

Armed Men Kill 12 In Central African Republic

Armed men killed 12 people in villages in Central African Republic, local officials said on Sunday, in the first violence since Faustin-Archange Touadera was confirmed ... Full story

Islamic State Truck Bomb Kills At Least 60 In Baghdad

A truck bomb at an Iraqi checkpoint south of Baghdad killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 70 on Sunday, medical and security ... Full story

US Donor Group Acts On Partisan Food Distribution

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, March 06, 2016 – US ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry K Thomas has cautioned against the abuse of food aid the rich ... Full story

Two Ex-Rangers In Court For Zim Ivory Poaching

Harare - Two former employees of Zimbabwe's state parks authority have appeared in court on charges of ivory poaching, the state-controlled Chronicle newspaper has reported. In ... Full story

Iran Sentences Billionaire To Death Over Corruption

TEHRAN – An Iranian billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani (pictured) has been sentenced to death for corruption, a judicial official said on Sunday, after a long ... Full story

Bulawayo Dam Levels Remain Critical Despite Recent Downpours

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 06, 2016 – BULAWAYO’S supply dam water levels remain in the red despite the few rains experienced recently raising fears ... Full story

Q&A: Mugabe Is Now Just A Living Spirit: Mujuru

Ex-vice-president Joi-ce Mujuru (JM) says Zimbabwe is lucky to have Mugabe alive at his age as someone who could give the country spiritual guidance. She says ... Full story

Fired Mutsvangwa Savages Grace, G40

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Friday fired War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa (pictured) and immediately replaced him with his deputy Tshinga Dube.    Mutsvangwa’s dismissal was revealed at ... Full story

War Veterans Minister Chris Mutsvangwa Fired

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Saturday fired his firebrand War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa from his government.  This follows Mutsvangwa’s three year suspension from Zanu PF on ... Full story

Urban Housing – Curse Of Bad National And Local Governance

The Crisis of Urban Housing In Zimbabwe – A Curse Of Bad National And Local Governance I spent most of my teenage life in rural Lower ... Full story

I Don’t Care, Mutsvangwa Tells Mugabe

Embattled War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa, who was slapped with a three-year suspension from Zanu PF on Thursday, says he does not care for his ... Full story

Pistorius May Spend 6 to 7 Years In Jail

Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius (pictured) could spend at least six to seven years behind bars. The state will ask that Oscar Pistorius be given ... Full story

I Am Not Afraid Of Mujuru - Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has used a two-hour television interview to ridicule his former deputy who launched a new political party this week to challenge his ... Full story

Zim Parastatals Not Paying For Electricity - ZNCC

HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) has alleged that 95 of the country’s almost 100 parastatals are not paying for their electricity, ... Full story

Govt Will Take Over All Diamond Operations: Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe said on Thursday that his government would take possession of all diamond operations because existing miners had robbed the country of its ... Full story

NGOs Rebuff Mugabe, Insist Partisan Food Distribution Rife

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 04, 2016 - HUMAN Rights organisations have rebuffed President Robert Mugabe’s claims there is no partisan distribution of relief food, insisting ... Full story

Mugabe Denies Partisan Food Aid Distribution

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has denied claims his party was in the habit of diverting food aid meant for distribution among needy communities across the country ... Full story

Mugabe Decimates VP Mnangagwa Faction

THE Zanu PF politburo yesterday descended heavily on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Team Lacoste faction, expelling 16 of its key members while War Veterans minister Christopher ... Full story

Mugabe Fumes At Talk About Prospective Successor

By Staff Reporter Harare, March 04, 2016 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe says he will not bow to internal and external pressure to appoint his successor but ... Full story

Is Joice Mujuru The Game Changer In Opposition Politics?

By Sij Ncube Harare, March 04, 2016 - FORMER vice president Joice Mujuru’s foray into the country’s dicey opposition politics has ignited excitement with analysts saying ... Full story

SA Dependent Bulawayo Residents Suffer Rand Fall

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 04, 2016 – Bulawayo residents continue to suffer the massive depreciation of the South African currency against the US dollar ... Full story

Grace A 'Rough Swimmer' In Zim Politics - Mugabe

Harare - Grace Mugabe (pictured) is "very mature" and can cope with the criticism she's come in for since she entered Zimbabwean politics less than ... Full story

Over 5,000 Pregnant Schoolgirls Re-admitted In Sierra Leone: Official

FREETOWN, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Over 5,000 school girls, who were pregnant during the 18-month-long Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, have now been placed into ... Full story

SA ConCourt Blocks Pistorius Appeal, Murder Sentence Looms

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court has denied Oscar Pistorius (pictured) leave to appeal his murder conviction. The court says the defence had no reasonable grounds of success. The ... Full story

Bulawayo Youths Turn To Gambling As Jobs Remain Scarce

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 03, 2016 – Bukhosi Dube did not need to board a taxi to the nearest sports bar to spend his ... Full story

Crisis Hit Hwange Colliery Battles To Stop Worker Exodus

By Judith Sibanda Hwange, March 03, 2016 – HWANGE Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) has been hit by an exodus of employees with claims the struggling coal ... Full story

School Head, Staffers Charged For 'Doctored' Mugabe Images

By Professor Matodzi Harare, March 03, 2016 – POLICE have arrested and charged a school head and two other school administrators for posting some satirical pictures ... Full story

Opposition Parties Embrace Mujuru

OPPOSITION parties yesterday embraced the launch of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party, saying this will rejuvenate opposition politics and bolster the ... Full story

MTN Full-Year Profit Plunges On Nigeria Fine

Johannesburg - Africa’s biggest mobile network MTN Group  [JSE:MTN] has recorded a 51% drop in full year profit as the company has set aside R9.29bn for its ... Full story

New Debris Found In Mozambique, Believed To Be From MH370

Washington — Debris that washed up in Mozambique has been tentatively identified as a part from the same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia ... Full story

Malawi Mob Burns 7 To Death On Witchcraft Suspicion

MALAWI - A mob in southern Malawi burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones for use in witchcraft, police said on Wednesday. The ... Full story

Umpteenth ‘Break-in’ At Mnangagwa’s Office

POLICE yesterday confirmed they were investigating another suspected break-in at Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa‘s Justice ministry offices, the seventh such incident since 2013, yet no suspect ... Full story

Mujuru Finally Out Of Her Closet, Pledges Economic Prosperity

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, March 02, 2016 - OUSTED Vice President Joice Mujuru finally threw her hat into the ring by declaring on Tuesday she ... Full story

Anti-Poaching Unit Nabs 300 In 2015

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, March 02, 2016 - The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) arrested 300 poachers and three ivory dealers last year as wildlife crimes ... Full story

Mugabe Challenged To Come Clean On Chiadzwa Diamonds

By Staff Reporter Harare, March 02, 2016 – THE MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube has challenged the current government to account for revenues generated from ... Full story

Concerns As Chiadzwa Diamonds Left At Underpaid Security Agents' Mercy

By Kenneth Mataire Mutare, March 02, 2016 – LOCAL MPs and natural resources lobby groups have raised fears of massive diamond looting by underpaid state security ... Full story

Bulawayo Boy (10) Drowns In Khami Dam

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, March 02, 2016 – TRAGEDY struck a city family whose 10 year old child drowned in a heavily polluted Khami Dam in ... Full story

Mujuru Officially Launches Rival Zimbabwe Party

HARARE - Zimbabwean former vice president Joice Mujuru launched a new political party Tuesday in a direct challenge to veteran President Robert Mugabe's all-powerful ZANU-PF, ... Full story

At Least 12 Killed In Eastern Congo By Suspected Ugandan Rebels

Suspected Ugandan rebels used machetes to kill at least 12 civilians on Monday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities and a local human rights ... Full story

No More Free TV In Digitalisation Era: TransMedia

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, March 01, 2016 – ZIMBABWEANS will no longer afford to view television programmes for free after the completion of the digitalisation roll ... Full story

Furore As Mat South Stock-feed Is Diverted To Masvingo

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi Gwanda, March 01, 2016 – FARMERS in drought-hit Matabeleland South province are up in arms with agricultural officials after 160 metric tonnes of ... Full story

Language Barrier Causing Poor Pass Rate In Matabeleland - Civic Groups

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, March 01, 2016 – CIVIC groups in Matabeleland have pinned the perennially poor pass rate among schools in the country’s western provinces ... Full story

Court Orders ZRP Out Of Chiadzwa

THE High Court yesterday provisionally ordered the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to pave way for security personnel at Mbada Diamonds “to secure the company assets” ... Full story