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Tsvangirai Spoils For Fight With Kasukuwere

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has vowed to fight Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere over his decision to interfere in the running of the affairs of ... Full story

Circumcision Body Denies Foreskins Harvesting

SPECULATION is rife that foreskins removed after circumcision are being harvested for other purposes like cosmetic surgery, skin grafts or even witchcraft.   For long the media ... Full story

Only Hard Decisions Can Save Zimbabwe From Cash Crisis

Harare - Tapiwa Ruzvidzo was happy that his all-time dream of driving his own car was finally going to come true. Three months ago, he ... Full story

Witchcraft Threatens Malawi Albinos With Extinction: UN Expert

LILONGWE - Malawi's estimated 10,000 albinos face "systematic extinction" if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in witchcraft, a UN ... Full story

Zimbabweans Using Social Media To Take Back Political Space

HUNDREDS of ordinary South Africans took to the streets yesterday Wednesday to vent their discontent over President Jacob Zuma's leadership. Across the border, Zimbabweans ... Full story

Mugabe Ally Re-elected Equatorial Guinea President

EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Africa's longest serving leader, the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema (pictured), extended his 36-year rule Thursday after being re-elected with 93.7 percent ... Full story

Minister Raps Hospital For Using Debt Collectors On Patients

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, April 29, 2016 – HEALTH and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa (pictured) has condemned Gweru Provincial Hospital’s move to unleash ... Full story

National Pledge: Dokora Digs In, Dares Naysayers To Go To Court

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, April 29, 2016 – PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister, Lazarus Dokora says government would not bow down to pressure by rights lobby ... Full story

Mangoma Followers' Homes Burnt Down By Zanu PF Activists

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu  Makoni, April 28, 2016 - SEVEN houses belonging to Elton Mangoma’s Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ)'s followers in Headlands were burnt down on ... Full story

Teachers Reject National Pledge

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, April 28, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe Teachers Association ( Zimta) says it does not respect and support the learners’ national pledge ... Full story

Zimbabwe Circumcision Programme Safest In The Region

HARARE – Zimbabwe has the safest Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programme among the 13 countries undergoing the programme in the region, with just one ... Full story

Government Abandons 200 Stranded Women In Kuwait

GOVERNMENT is reportedly failing to raise about $12 000 required to bring back about 32 of the over 200 Zimbabwean women stranded in Kuwait after ... Full story

Tsvangirai Faces Eviction From Highlands Mansion

LOCAL Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has threatened to evict Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai from a State mansion in Highlands, Harare over ... Full story

Pastor Mugadza In Link Protest Against President Mugabe

By Jeffrey Moyo  HE compares himself with biblical Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. He links stuck to poles in Harare while he preaches to the many passersby. But his ... Full story

60 Million People Worldwide Hit By El Nino: UN

GENEVA - Some 60 million people worldwide need assistance due to havoc wreaked by the El Nino climate phenomenon, but a shortage of funding could ... Full story

Opposition Politicians Placed Under House Arrest In Equatorial Guinea

MALABO  -- An opposition politician said Tuesday that police have barred him and 200 of his supporters from leaving his residence in the capital Malabo ... Full story

How South Africa Must Avoid Zimbabwe's Mistakes

Who’s better placed to offer advice than someone who’s seen similar events, north of the border. Patrick Kuwana, a Zimbabwean living in South Africa, consulting ... Full story

Italy Rescues 4 000 Migrants In Two Days

Rome - Italy's coastguard said on Tuesday it had rescued about 4 000 migrants in the past two days, adding to fears of a fresh ... Full story

CIO Blocks Mujuru Church Meeting

FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru, who now leads the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF), was yesterday barred from attending a scheduled inter-denominational women’s guild fellowship in ... Full story

Govt Not Cherry-Picking Laws For Re-Alignment: AG

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, April 27, 2016 - THE government was not cherry-picking laws for realignment with the new Constitution, Attorney General Prince Machaya has ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Tobacco Revenue Up In Smoke Due To El Nino

By Jeffrey Moyo MUTOKO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shouting, sweating and stamping their feet, dozens of farm laborers fill Tinago Chisvo's makeshift office to demand ... Full story

Man Chases Wife Away from Home, Moves in With Sex Worker

A CARETAKER at Danda Secondary School in Zaka surprised his community after he chased his wife and three children from home and took in a ... Full story

I’d Rather Fight It Alone: Tsvangirai

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his tenure as Prime Minister of the now-defunct Government of National Unity (GNU) had taught him to stay away from ... Full story

Bulawayo's First Commercial Radio Station Races Against Time

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, April 26, 2018 - BULAWAYO’S first ever commercial radio station, Skyz Metro FM is in danger of losing its licence as the ... Full story

Biti's PDP Slates Manyenyeni Ouster

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 26, 2016 – THE opposition People’s Democratic Party has strongly condemned Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni’s suspension by Local Government Minister Saviour ... Full story

ANC Opens Treason Case Against Malema

Johannesburg - The ANC has officially opened a case of treason against EFF leader Julius Malema, it said on Monday. "The ANC has just opened a case ... Full story

ICC To Probe Deadly Burundi Violence

THE international war crimes court will investigate outbreaks of violence in Burundi that have killed hundreds and forced hundreds of thousands to flee abroad since ... Full story

Caps United Skipper Method Mwanjali Freed On Bail

EMBATTLED CAPS United captain Method Mwanjali (pictured) is out of remand prison after he was on Monday granted $100 bail for attempted murder by the ... Full story

Manyenyeni Suspension Causes Fissures In MDC-T

OPPOSITION MDC-T top officials were reportedly divided over the turbulence caused by the recent suspension of Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni following his contentious appointment of ... Full story

False Start To ZimPF's 1 Million Member Recruitment Drive

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, April 25, 2016 - JOICE Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) has set an ambitious target of 1 million members by June next ... Full story

Equatorial Guinea Election Expected To Extend President's 37-Year Rule

EQUATORIAL Guinea President Teodoro Obiang is expected to extend his 37-year rule after elections on Sunday which he says will give him more than 90 ... Full story

Mugabe's Impending Exit Sparks Looting Frenzy

By Sij Ncube Harare, April 25, 2016 - A video in which a Zanu PF black empowerment activist, Acie Lumumba (pictured), accusing Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao of corruption ... Full story

Congo Music Star Papa Wemba Dies After Collapsing On Stage

THE influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, media reports say. Video from the concert shows ... Full story

Shamed Zhuwao Under Fire

INDIGENISATION minister Patrick Zhuwao must resign after admitting that he failed to interpret the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, thereby fuelling chaos in the economy, ... Full story

Ecuador Quake Death Toll Jumps To 646, One Week On

Quito - Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador one week ago, President Rafael Correa said ... Full story

Top Swazi Rights Defender Calls For SADC Probe Into Dzamara Abduction

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, April 23, 2016 - A prominent Swazi rights defender, Maxwell Dlamini (pictured) has joined on-going demands for the release of abducted pro-democracy ... Full story

US 'Execution Style' Killings Claim Eight Relatives

EIGHT members of the same family were shot to death execution-style in four homes in Pike County, Ohio, and more than 30 people have been ... Full story

Zhuwao Extortionist, Corrupt: Lumumba

Zanu PF activist Acie Lumumba has opened a can of worms alleging that Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao “is a corrupt and extortionist public officer bent ... Full story

Cash Payment Ban To Be Extended To Maize, Cotton - Chinamasa

Zimbabwe is to extend a ban on cash payments for maize and cotton in order to ease cash shortages besieging several banks.Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa ... Full story

Pro-Mnangagwa Terror Group Wreaks Havoc In Kwekwe

By Mark Mhukayesango Kwekwe, April 21, 2016 – A ZANU PF terror group, used against opponents by the party in the run up to the 2008 ... Full story

More Woes For NRZ As Another Train Derails

By Kenneth Mataire Mutare, April 21, 2016 – THE railway line linking Zimbabwe and Mozambique is currently inaccessible after a locomotive from the neighbouring country derailed six ... Full story

Axed Zanu PF Youth Leaders Blast Mugabe March

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, April 21, 2016 - AXED Zanu PF youth leaders linked to a party faction fronted by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have dismissed ... Full story

Ethiopia Army 'Locates Children Abducted From Gambella'

ETHIOPIA’S army has surrounded the area in neighbouring South Sudan where it believes more than 100 abducted Ethiopian children are being held, local media report. The ... Full story

Army Officer, Three More Killed In Burundi Violence

A SENIOR army officer and a motorcyclist and two members of an armed group have been killed in separate incidents in Burundi, officials said on ... Full story

US To Feed Half Million Hungry Zimbabweans Until October

NEARLY half a million Zimbabweans will continue to receive food aid for another six months after the United States provided an extra $20 million to ... Full story

$2m UN Fund Cushions 8 000 Smallholder Farmers From El Nino

“Just the thought of a drought and its effects made me shudder as the one we experienced during the 2014-2015 season left a trail of ... Full story

Ethiopian Troops Hunt For Abducted Children In S.Sudan

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian troops have crossed into South Sudan in search of children abducted by armed men from across the border last week, a government ... Full story

Up To 500 migrants Might Have Drowned In Med Tragedy - UNHCR

ROME - Up to 500 migrants might have drowned in the Mediterranean last week when human traffickers crammed people onto an already overcrowded ship, ... Full story

Two Burned Alive In Zambia Xenophobia Attacks

Lusaka - At least two people have been burned to death in Zambia during riots targeting Rwandan-owned shops over allegations that foreigners were behind a ... Full story

I Won’t Be Silenced: Dzamara

PATSON Dzamara, brother of missing activist Itai Dzamara, yesterday said no amount of intimidation or assault will silence him until he gets to the bottom ... Full story

Mat North Villagers Snub Uhuru Celebrations Over Gukurahundi

By Judith Sibanda Lupane, April 20, 2016 - THIS year's independence day celebrations were poorly attended in Matabeleland North amid complaints by villagers that the choice of ... Full story

Mugabe In Third Foreign Trip In 6 Weeks

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 20, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe left the country Tuesday night for New York where he was set to attend a ... Full story

Boko Haram Destruction Now US$6 Billion - World Bank

Abuja - A northeast Nigerian state, the worst hit in the country by the Boko Haram insurgency, needs greater international assistance for rebuilding as it ... Full story

Zambia Arrests 200 In Riots Over Ritual Killings

Lusaka - Zambian authorities arrested more than 200 people for rioting and ransacking Rwandan-owned shops in Lusaka over allegations that foreigners were behind a string ... Full story

Trump, Clinton Win New York Primaries

Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary while Hillary Clinton has triumphed in the Democratic race, US media project. Results are still coming in but ... Full story

Brazil President Faces Impeachment, Claims Sexism

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (pictured) said on Tuesday she has been singled out for impeachment partly because she is a woman in a drive that ... Full story

Kofi Annan To African Leaders: Leave When Your Time Is Up

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 19, 2016 - Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time is up and to avoid ... Full story

Sanctions Taking Toll On Zimbabwe: Mugabe

The Zimbabwean government was doing all it could to revive the economy, but the sanctions imposed on the Southern African nation by the United States ... Full story

Boko Haram Makes Its Own Fuel

Kano - Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an acute petrol shortage caused by a ... Full story

Dzamara's Brother Assaulted, Arrested

MISSING human rights activist Itai Dzamara’s younger brother, Patson, was brutally assaulted by suspected State security agents yesterday after he door-stepped President Robert Mugabe at ... Full story

Mugabe Says Sorry For Government Workers' Late Pay

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has apologised to civil servants for continued delays in paying their salaries and bonuses, as the country continues to grapple with the ... Full story

Mujuru Blasts Zanu PF For 36 Years Of Misrule

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 18, 2016 – ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru has condemned her erstwhile Zanu PF allies of wreaking the once ... Full story

Political Rivals In Joint Independence Pledge

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 18, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’S opposition parties this weekend buried their differences and put up a united front in condemning misrule by the ... Full story

War Vets Urge Youths To Free Themselves From Zanu PF Misrule

By Nhau Mangirazi Hurungwe, April 18, 2016 – WAR veterans in Mashonaland West’s Hurungwe area have rallied Zimbabwe’s youths to take control of their destiny through ... Full story

Earthquake Kills 233 In Ecuador

The death toll from Ecuador's biggest earthquake in decades soared to at least 233 on Sunday as rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunted desperately ... Full story

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Celebrates ICC Acquittal

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta held a rally Saturday attended by thousands to celebrate the withdrawal of the crimes against humanity charges ... Full story

Mutsvangwa Lays Into G40

President Robert Mugabe’s clarification of the country’s controversial indigenisation and economic empowerment law, was a “reversal of G40’s scorched earth policy created to fleece the ... Full story

Bona Gives Birth To First Mugabe Grandchild In Dubai

HARARE ‑  Robert Mugabe the 92-year-old Zimbabwean President, is said to be a proud grandpa after daughter Bona gave birth on Saturday, although the sex of the ... Full story

Zimbabwe Record Trade Surplus Against South Africa

Harare - Zimbabwe recorded a trade surplus against South Africa for the first time in many years after the beleaguered Southern African nation imported less ... Full story

Huge Crowds Alone Will Not Win You Power, Tsvangirai Warned

By Sij Ncube Harare, April 16, 2016 - IN what ranks as probably his political resurrection ahead of the crunch 2018 elections, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai ... Full story

Japan Earthquake: Rescue Under Way After 7.3 Tremor

Rescue efforts are under way in south-western Japan to help victims of a powerful earthquake that hit the region a day after an earlier deadly ... Full story

Wicknell Chivayo Grovels To G40

CONTROVERSIAL businessman, Wicknell Chivayo yesterday apologised to Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo and offered to donate education material worth $50 000 to a Tsholotsho school ... Full story

Why Mujuru May Find It Hard To Break The Mould

Enock C. Mudzamiri, University of South Africa and Kealeboga J Maphunye,University of South Africa Former Zimbabwean vice-president Joice Mujuru has her sights set on upsetting President Robert Mugabe’s 36-year hold on ... Full story

Mugabe Going Nowhere, Zanu PF Tells MDC-T

HARARE - Zanu PF on Friday dismissed opposition calls for veteran President Robert Mugabe to step down, a day after the largest protest rally for ... Full story

MBT Bus Horror Crash Kills 12

TWELVE people have been killed in an accident about 45 kilometers from Beitbridge, when an MBT bus collided with a haulage truck along the Harare-Beitbridge ... Full story

Bulawayo Mayor Cries Foul Over Census Figures

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, April 15, 2016 - BULAWAYO mayor Martin Moyo has attributed lack of investment in the country’s second largest city to Zimbabwe National Statistical ... Full story

Gukurahundi Victims Shred Peace Commission Bill, Narrate Gory Experiences

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, April 15, 2016 - GUKURAHUNDI victims in Matabeleland North on Thursday used the ongoing public hearings into the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission ... Full story

Zambian Journalists Summoned For Lungu Clubbing Story

Lusaka - The Zambian opposition has taken a swipe at President Edgar Lungu, telling him to stop harassing journalists over an alleged defamatory story. Forum for ... Full story

Tsvangirai Leads Multitudes In Protest March, Demands Mugabe Exit

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare, April 14, 2016 – AN estimated 5 000 people led by MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai Thursday staged a massive demonstration against President Robert Mugabe’s misrule and the plunder ... Full story

“Deliver The 2,2 Million Jobs" Protestors Tell Mugabe

SCORES of Zimbabweans took to the streets this morning in support of the mass demonstrations organised by the Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change ... Full story

Churches Call On Mugabe To Step Down

A GROUP of clergymen operating under the banner, Christian Voice International Zimbabwe (CVI-Z), has added its voice to growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to ... Full story

Court Clears MDC-T Anti-Poverty March

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 14, 2016 - THE MDC-T march to protest massive poverty and theft of $15 billion worth of diamonds is set to ... Full story

Nigeria Chibok Girls 'Shown Alive' In Boko Haram Video

A video released by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram appears to prove that some of the schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago from the town ... Full story

Malawi, Mozambique Issue Drought Alerts

MALAWI - Malawi and Mozambique sounded alarm bells on Wednesday over worsening food shortages caused by severe drought as concerns grow over a hunger crisis ... Full story

Residents Raise Red Flag As Bulawayo Turns Corrupt

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, April 13, 2016 - AT its peak, Bulawayo City Council (BCC) was said to be the best performing authority. Unlike other urban authorities, ... Full story

MDC-T Invites Unions To Join Anti-Corruption March

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s main opposition political party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai, has invited the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade ... Full story

Mugabe Settles Indigenisation Row, Burns Zhuwao’s Fingers

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Tuesday came out to clarify the government’s position on the indigenisation policy, and settled the dispute between Finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa ... Full story

University Students Forced Into Sex Work To Survive: Tsvangirai

Harare – Some university students in Zimbabwe have turned to sex work and "other immoral means" to pay their bills, main opposition leader, the MDC's Morgan ... Full story

How Liberators Turn Into Oppressors. A Study Of Southern African States

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society.   Since ... Full story

MDC-T Files High Court Challenge After Protest March Ban

By Professor Matodzi Harare, April 13, 2016 – POLICE in Harare have barred a planned protest march by the opposition MDC-T to demand the return of ... Full story

Mugabe 'Handcuffs Present' Activist Flees Country

KWEKWE based human rights defender and author Nkosilathi Moyo Snr, who once sent a pair of handcuffs as a birthday present to President Robert Mugabe, ... Full story

Mujuru Allies 'Withdraw' Mugabe Mgagao Mandate

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa and Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, April 12, 2016 – WAR Veterans aligned to Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru say they have withdrawn ... Full story

AU Threatens To Quit ICC

The African Union (AU) has threatened to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) unless its raft of demands are met. At a meeting held in ... Full story

Govt To Take Over Vimpelcom Stake In Telecel Zim

Zimbabwe's government has confirmed that it is on the verge of taking over the Russian-owned Vimpelcom stake in Telecel Zimbabwe, the country's third biggest cell ... Full story

Mthwakazi Secessionist Group Targets 3 Million Zim Exiles

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, April 12, 2016 - ONE of the secessionist parties seeking the creation of an independent state in south western Zimbabwe says ... Full story

32 Zimbabweans Deported From Namibia, Sentenced

By Staff Reporter Victoria Falls, April 12, 2016 - THE Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has deported 32 Zimbabweans living in their country due ... Full story

Makandiwa Speaks On Mujuru Ouster

UNITED Family International Church (UFIC) founder, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa (pictured) has said he predicted the fallout between President Robert Mugabe and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru ... Full story

Parents Of Nigeria's Missing Chibok Girls Cling To Hope

When DaudaYama retrieved his mobile phone from a neighbour's house in January this year, he noticed a missed call from his daughter Saratu who had ... Full story

Trump Children Disqualified From Voting In New York Primary

NEW YORK - Republican frontrunner Donald Trump joked that he would cut the allowances of two of his children who failed to register in time ... Full story

Somali Journalist Executed For Killing 5 Work Mates

MOGADISHU - Somali police on Monday executed by firing squad a journalist who assassinated colleagues for the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab jihadist group.  Hassan Hanafi (pictured), sentenced to ... Full story

War Veterans Claim Were Gagged

THE battle of wits between Zanu PF’s warring Generation 40 (G40) and Team Lacoste factions has resurfaced shortly after war veterans met President Robert Mugabe ... Full story

92 Year Old Mugabe To Finally Become A GrandFather

Zimbabwe – President Robert Mugabe's daughter, Bona Chikore, is about to give birth in the Far East to his first grandchild, Zimbabwe's president has revealed. The state-controlled Sunday News reported ... Full story

Massive Fire In Indian Temple Kills Scores

Mumbai - A massive fire has swept through a temple in India during a fireworks display, killing 83 people and injuring at least 200 others. The ... Full story

Poachers Kill Iconic Rhino In Matopos

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, April 11, 2016 - POACHERS allegedly killed one of Matobos National Park’s iconic rhinos amid concerns by conservationists that the illegal ... Full story

Chihuri Slammed For Failure To Probe Electoral Violence Cases

By RadioVOP Correspondent Harare, April 11, 2016 - THE Commissioner-General of Police, Augustine Chihuri, is sleeping on duty as he has dismally failed to establish special ... Full story

Workers Blast 'Boardroom' Diamond Mine Takeover

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, April 11, 2016 – WORKERS have attacked government over its decision to take over a diamond concession mined by the Development Trust ... Full story

Mugabe Seeks To Calm Angry War Veterans

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Thursday sought to shore up his hold on power by offering reassurances to war veterans who have become ... Full story

Ncube Savages Greedy War Veterans

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 09, 2016 - MDC President Welshman Ncube has scorned a section of the country’s liberation war veterans for demanding to be ... Full story

Nigerian Troops Thwart Boko Haram's Suicide Attack Attempt

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Nigerian troops on Friday thwarted an attempt by four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers to attack the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, ... Full story

Welshman Ncube This Week: “Every Villager, Each One of Them, Is The Hero”

Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle, which became an armed struggle resulting in immense human losses and suffering during the war, was meant to be a glorious revolution ... Full story

Mugabe-War Veterans Meeting A Damp Squib - Analysts

By Sij Ncube Harare, April 09, 2016 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s much-hyped indaba with war veterans turned out to be largely a damp squib but analysts ... Full story

Scribe Summoned Over Gushungo Bomb Plot Story

By Professor Matodzi Harare, April 09, 2016 – POLICE on Friday intensified their crackdown on media practitioners after quizzing Malvern Mukudu, a journalist employed by Media ... Full story

Victoria Chitepo Dies, Body Taken To One Commando

Zanu PF politburo member and veteran of the liberation struggle Victoria Fikile Chitepo (pictured) has died.   She was 88. According to the ZBC, Chitepo was found dead ... Full story

SDA In 3 Day Women Empowerment Conference

By Judith Sibanda  Victoria Falls, April 08, 2016 – THE Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) is holding its first ever conference to educate women about projects that ... Full story

War Vets Batter, Humiliate Mugabe

WAR veterans yesterday brought President Robert Mugabe down to earth, reminding him that they were not a mere affiliate, but the foundation upon which Zanu ... Full story

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Fails To Inherit Home

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife has lost her legal bid for ownership of the former president's rural home in South Africa. A High Court dismissed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's application ... Full story

Sudan's Omar Al-Bashir 'To Step Down In 2020'

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has told the BBC he will step down in 2020, when his current mandate ends. Mr Bashir also denied allegations of abuses ... Full story

'Shame On You, I Am Not Dying,' Mugabe Tells Potential Successors

HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday accused potential successors for wishing him dead and told ruling ZANU-PF supporters to unite against foreign enemies ... Full story

Mujuru's ZimPF In Bid To Charm Bulawayo

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, April 07, 2016 - THE newly launched Zimbabwe People’s First (ZimPF) party led by Joice Mujuru has set in motion ... Full story

Daggers Out As Mugabe Faces War Vets

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s crunch meeting with war veterans today will centre on factionalism, endemic corruption within Zanu PF and government and the contentious succession issue, ... Full story

School Headache As Panners Dig Tunnels Under Class Rooms

By Mark Mhukayesango  Kwekwe, April 07, 2016 - GLOBE PHOENIX primary school, a learning facility situated at an old gold mine in central Kwekwe has been ... Full story

Panama Papers Reveal London As Centre Of 'Spider's Web'

London - As well as shining a spotlight on the secret financial arrangements of the rich and powerful, the so-called Panama Papers have laid bare ... Full story

Zimbabwe Runs Out Of Cash - Again

HARARE - Once again Zimbabwe is short of cash. The last time this happened was when the national currency was the Zimbabwe dollar. When the Zimbabwe ... Full story

AU Chief Dlamini-Zuma To Quit In July

Addis Ababa - African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is tipped to take over the leadership of the African National Congress, will step down ... Full story

Half Of Alleged DRC Rape Victims Are Minors: UN

Six minors are part of the 11 alleged victims that accuse a Tanzanian contingent, in the Democratic Republic of Congo of rape. The suspects were serving ... Full story

Furore As Parly Hearings Skip Harare And Bulawayo

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, April 06, 2016 – PARLIAMENT’S peace and security committee has skipped Harare and Bulawayo in next week’s outreach process to gauge citizens’ ... Full story

Rugare Gumbo Dismisses Sell-Out Claims

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 05, 2016 – FORMER Zanu PF spokesperson and now Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) elder, Rugare Gumbo has dismissed accusations he betrayed ... Full story

ZBC Embarrassment After Cheeky Nehanda With Dad-In-Shorts Pic

Harare - Zimbabwe's state broadcaster apologised on Tuesday after it screened a digitally-altered iconic picture of two of the nation’s best-known liberation heroes with last ... Full story

Zuma Survives 'Impeachment' Vote To Lead Another Day

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma lived to lead South Africa for another day after a DA motion to have him removed failed by 243 votes ... Full story

ICC Drops Charges Against Kenyan Vice President Ruto

Judges at the International Criminal Court declared a mistrial in the case of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, throwing out the charges he faced over ... Full story

Nigeria Sets Up Camp For Reformed Boko Haram Fighters

NIGERIA, ABUJA – A camp has been established in Nigeria to rehabilitate and reintegrate Islamist Boko Haram militants who have surrendered and are sorry for ... Full story

Zuma Impeachment: Opposition Demands Speaker Recusal

Cape Town - Parliament's Speaker Baleka Mbete on Tuesday faced a barrage of opposition demands that she step aside ahead of a debate over whether ... Full story

Civil Servant In Trouble For "Mugabe Burden" Claims

POLICE have charged a Nyanga based civil servant for allegedly claiming President Robert Mugabe had now become a burden to his own family and the ... Full story

Zifa Benefactor Chivayo Pulls Out

HARARE businessman Wicknell Chivayo (pictured) has pulled the plug on his sponsorship deal with Zifa after he was infuriated by reports that he had failed ... Full story

Gun Battles Rock Brazzaville In Wake Of Disputed Congo Election

Gun battles rocked the capital of Congo Republic on Monday, shattering a relative calm that had followed President Denis Sassou Nguesso's re-election in a disputed ... Full story

131 Migrants Returned To Turkey Under EU Deal

LESBOS -- Greece sent back a first wave of migrants to Turkey on Monday under an EU deal to ease its migration crisis that has run into ... Full story

Pastor Mboro In Trouble Over Heaven Selfies Claims

JOHANNESBURG - The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) are planning to reinstate criminal charges against Paseka Motsoeneng, ... Full story

Zim's Opposition Hails Guy Scott For Candid Mugabe Comments

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, April 04, 2016 – THE country’s opposition political parties have welcomed former Zambian Acting President Guy Scott’s candid claims Zimbabwe’s elections ... Full story

Be Frank With Mugabe, ZimPF Says To War Vets

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 04, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) has urged war veterans to use their Thursday meeting with President Robert Mugabe ... Full story

Al-Shabaab Senior Commander Killed By Joint AU Forces

NAIROBI – A joint military operation by the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somalia National Army (SNA) has resulted in ... Full story

Zhuwao Says ZBC Shouldn't Allow Criticism Of Indigenisation

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's nephew has complained that Zimbabwe's state broadcaster is behaving as if it is "a mouthpiece of an opposition entity" by ... Full story

UN To Send Law Enforcers To Burundi

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has resolved to send in police to politically troubled Burundi following months of alleged illegal arrests, killing, torture, and ... Full story

Brussels Airport Re-Opens Under Tight Security

Brussels - Brussels Airport has re-opened on Sunday with three "symbolic" flights and strict additional security checks for passengers, marking a new era for air ... Full story

Chinamasa Lying: Zhuwao

Indigenisation minister, Patrick Zhuwao yesterday attacked Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa, accusing him of misleading Zimbabweans on the status of foreign-owned banks’ compliance with the indigenisation ... Full story

Possible MH370 Debris Found In Mauritius

Sydney - Australia's transport minister on Sunday said new debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius would be examined to see if it ... Full story

Mugabe Says Will Never Give In To War Vets

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 03, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has raised the stakes ahead of a tense meeting he is set to have with ... Full story

Foreign Banks Bow Down To Indigenisation Pressure

Foreign banks operating in Zimbabwe have submitted credible plans on how they intend to transfer majority shares to locals, the country's finance minister said on ... Full story

President Mugabe Returns, Warns Rogue War Vets

President Robert Mugabe has returned home from his five day visit to Japan. He was met at the Harare International Airport by the two vice ... Full story

Horror Crash Claims 10 In Gweru

Ten people died while 16 others were seriously injured when a Mitsubishi Cold and a Toyota Hiace collided head on along the Harare-Bulawayo highway near ... Full story

SA Parliament To Debate Zuma Ouster

The South African National Assembly will debate a motion calling for the removal of President Jacob Zuma from office when it resumes on Tuesday.The motion was brought ... Full story

Under Fire On Abortion, Trump Fights To Court Women

Madison - Donald Trump (pictured) is fighting to convince a sceptical Republican Party he can improve his standing among women, even as he takes back ... Full story

Zuma Apologises For Nkandla Debacle: Full Speech

Fellow South Africans, I address you during an important year when our country celebrates 20 years since President Nelson Mandela signed the Constitution of the Republic ... Full story

PDP Slams Govt Fixation With The Academia

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, April 02, 2016 – THE opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned government for its fixation with university education while ignoring other ... Full story

‘Mugabe Rejected Senegal Asylum’

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe was reportedly offered asylum by his then Senegalese counterpart Abdoulaye Wade in the aftermath of his electoral loss to opposition leader Morgan ... Full story

Bring Back Our $15 Billion!

During the tenure of the Inclusive Government of February 2009 to July 2013, President Robert Mugabe was repeatedly informed on the high-level shenanigans that were ... Full story

Zim Constitution 'More Lawless Than Any Other'

HARARE – A former white commercial farmer has slammed Zimbabwe’s new constitution as more lawless than any other constitution in the world, with politics overriding ... Full story

Zimbabweans View Zuma Nkandla ConCourt Rebuff With Awe

Harare – Zimbabweans on Twitter have been watching with awe – and a little scepticism – Thursday's Constitutional Court ruling that President Jacob Zuma and Parliament flouted the Constitution by ignoring ... Full story

Government Fails To Pay Bonuses For Health Sector

GOVERNMENT health workers failed to access their 2015 bonuses which were due yesterday, with the Health Services Board (HSB) blaming Treasury for the delay. HSB executive ... Full story

Zimbabwe Pushes To Reimburse Farmers Who Lost Properties

Zimbabwe expects to raise $22 million annually in land taxes from black farmers which will be used to compensate farmers who lost their properties under ... Full story

Cameroon Says Ready To Storm Boko Haram Stronghold

Yaounde - Cameroon's military has launched a new operation to rid the country of Boko Haram militants "once and for all" and soldiers are prepared ... Full story