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Lumumba Dares Mugabe, Uses 'F' Word On President

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 30, 2016 – OVERZEALOUS former Zanu PF youth activist Acie Lumumba on Thursday dared President Robert Mugabe and the state when ... Full story

Political Violence To Increase If Left Unchecked - ZPP

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 30, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has warned the current violence targeted at Zanu PF opponents was likely to ... Full story

MDC-T Succession Battle Hots Up

MOVEMENT for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) is under immense pressure to step down immediately following his public disclosure that he is suffering ... Full story

Mphoko Kicked Out Of Hotel

EMBATTLED Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko (pictured) has reportedly been ordered to temporarily vacate his presidential suite at Rainbow Towers Hotel to pave way for visiting Sierra ... Full story

Malawi President Tells Starving Citizens To Eat Mice And Grasshoppers

Malawian President Peter Mutharika told millions of Malawians that are starving to stop depending on maize and eat grasshoppers and mice in-order to cope with ... Full story

Turkey Airport Blast Claims 36

A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 others, officials say. Three attackers began shooting ... Full story

SADC Says Unstable Lesotho Has Until August To Restore Calm

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has given Lesotho until August to implement recommendations on how to return stability to the mountain kingdom.Lesotho is yet to ... Full story

Patrick Chinamasa To Meet Paris Club Officials

FINANCE and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa is scheduled to arrive in France on Thursday this week for talks with officials of the Paris Club ... Full story

Teachers Threaten To Storm Chinamasa's Office Over Salaries

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 29, 2016 – A teachers  union has threatened to rally its members to go and “camp” at Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s ... Full story

Ailing Tsvangirai Unites Political Rivals

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 29, 2016 – FORMER Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s sickness has united political rivals in Zimbabwe who on Tuesday took time to ... Full story

Malawian Musicians March Against Albino Killings

Lilongwe - Musicians in Malawi held a solidarity march over the weekend to highlight the scourge of murders affecting people living with albinism in the ... Full story

ZEC Orders Elton Mangoma's Party To Remove Logo

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 28, 2016 – RENEWAL Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) President Elton Mangoma has been ordered to change his party’s logo by the ... Full story

Zambian Police Detain Newspaper Editors In Tax Row

ZAMBIAN police detained three people including two editors of a newspaper critical of the government that was shut down last week, as tensions rose in ... Full story

Protest Season: Zim Authorities Lampoon Protesters

By Professor Matodzi Harare, June 28, 2016 - ZIMBABWEAN authorities have lampooned some anti-government protesters and labelled them hooligans in an indication that President Robert Mugabe’s ... Full story

Villagers Arrested Over Non-Ndebele School Head Ouster

By Judith Sibanda Lupane, June 28, 2016 - THE stand-off between Lupane villagers and education ministry officials over the deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in local ... Full story

Mphoko A Victim Of Political Entitlement Syndrome - Analysts

By Sij Ncube Harare, June 28, 2016 – JUST when the heat was becoming too intense for his comfort, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko finally broke his ... Full story

Michelle Obama Urges Liberian Girls To Stay In School

Kakata - US First Lady Michelle Obama urged girls in Liberia on Monday to fight to stay in school, as she visited the west African ... Full story

Broke Government Offers To Pay Civil Servants 100 Dollar Token Salary

Representatives of civil servants in Zimbabwe have described as an insult government's offer to pay a token salary of 100-dollars by Friday.Full salaries for teachers, ... Full story

Govt To Bring Food Relief Programme To Towns

The government is set to extend the food relief programme to urban areas as it fulfils its promise that no Zimbabwean should die of hunger. ... Full story

Shock As Albino Boy Kidnapped In South Africa's KZN

The Albinism Society in KwaZulu-Natal says it is shocked by the alleged kidnapping of a four year-old boy with albinism, Maneliswa Ntombela.Ntombela went missing from Mkhoboza at ... Full story

Christians Should Apologise To Gays - Pope

Rome - Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way ... Full story

Group Marks 2008 Election Violence

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 27, 2016 – CRISIS in Zimbabwe Coalition (CIZC) has called on local youths to resist continued abuse as political violence tools ... Full story

Muzenda's Son Confronts Mugabe

THE late former Vice-President Simon Muzenda’s son, Tongai, reportedly broke down in tears on Saturday when he met President Robert Mugabe and bared his soul ... Full story

Lionel Messi Dumps Argentina After Copa America Final Defeat

EAST RUTHERFORD – Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here on Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the ... Full story

Mphoko Breaks Silence On Hotel Stay

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 27, 2016 – UNDER-FIRE Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has broken his silence over his controversial 15 month stay at Harare’s Rainbow ... Full story

Nigerian Army Says It Freed Over 5,000 People Held By Boko Haram

Nigeria's army on Sunday said it had freed more than 5,000 people held by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram during an operation over the weekend ... Full story

Two Million Sign UK Petition For Second EU Vote

London - More than two million people have signed a petition calling for a second referendum, after a shock vote to pull Britain out of ... Full story

Dzamara Says Political Parties Scrambling For His Membership

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 26, 2016 – FIREBRAND pro-democracy activist Patson Dzamara says he has been approached by local political parties inviting him to join ... Full story

South Africa's Bafana Bafana Clinch COSAFA CUP

South Africa overcame stern resistance from a determined Botswana side to win the 2016 Cosafa Cup with a 3-2 victory at the Sam Nujoma Stadium ... Full story

Algerians Celebrate Return Of Social Media After Blackout

Algiers - Algerian internet users flocked back to social media on Friday following several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat ... Full story

Lupane Non-Ndebele School Head Impasse Takes New Twist

By Judith Sibanda   Lupane, June 26, 2016 – THE drawn-out dispute between Lupane villagers and Education Ministry officials over the continued presence of a non-Ndebele ... Full story

Nigeria's Dangote Shifts Focus From Cement To Oil And Gas

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote (pictured), plans to launch Nigeria's first private crude oil refinery by 2019 while almost doubling his cement production on the ... Full story

Oscar: I Knew That I Had Killed Her. I Knew She Was Dead...

Johannesburg - Oscar Pistorius (pictured) says he doesn't know whether his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, felt any pain when he killed her, but he knew what ... Full story

Don’t Flee Zimbabwe: Dumiso Dabengwa

VICTORIA FALLS — Opposition ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa (pictured) has challenged youths not to flee economic challenges afflicting the country, but to instead push for ... Full story

European Leaders In Crisis Meeting After Brexit Shock

Berlin, June 25, 2016 (AFP) -Founding EU members are to hold a crisis meeting Saturday on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote ... Full story

Michelle Obama To Visit Africa To Highlight Girls' Education

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (pictured) will travel to Africa on Sunday with daughters Sasha and Malia and her mother as part of an effort ... Full story

South African Court Blocks Appeal By Zuma Over Corruption Charges

South African President Jacob Zuma failed on Friday in his appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him be reinstated, another setback for ... Full story

'Cameron Resigns, Mugabe Still Stands': Zims React To Brexit Victory

Harare - Zimbabweans have been reacting on Twitter to British Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation following the #Brexit victory - and some of them are ... Full story

Activists Stage Demo Against Mphoko Stay In Hotel

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, June 24, 2016 – A dozen rights activists and vendors on Friday staged a demonstration at Harare’s Rainbow Towers hotel demanding Vice ... Full story

British Premier David Cameron To Quit

David Cameron has announced he is quitting as Prime Minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union after a nearly half a century.  In a ... Full story

Villagers Lament High School Drop Out Rate

By Own Correspondent Umzingwane, June 24, 2016 – VILLAGERS in Umzingwane have lamented the high rate of school drop outs in the poor Matabeleland South area, ... Full story

Rescued Chibok Girl 'Disappears'

Lagos - Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped ... Full story

Clinton Likens Bellicose Trump To Mugabe

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s money printing policies before the Zimbabwe dollar went bust in 2009 have been likened to belligerent United States Republican presidential hopeful, Donald ... Full story

Chiredzi ‘Rapist’ Leaves Semen On Victim’s Thighs

CHIREDZI – A Chiredzi man ejaculated on the thighs of 60-year-old woman after he allegedly failed to rape the complainant. Polite Makajani (24) of Lisenga village under ... Full story

Zimbabwe Churches Give Controversial School Pledge Their Blessing

HARARE – A group of church leaders believed to be aligned to the governing Zanu PF party threw their weight behind Education, Sport and Culture ... Full story

Nearly 200 Die In A Month At Boko Haram Displaced Camp

Abuja – Nearly 200 people have died in the last month at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, ... Full story

Traditional Leaders Take Lead In Peace Building Through Nhimbes

WITH good relations among Traditional leaders within the same community comes social cohesion and it fosters a culture of peaceful co-existence. Zaka ward 24 is ... Full story

Equatorial Guinea President Makes Son VP

Paris - Equatorial Guinea's veteran ruler, Teodoro Obiang Nguema (pictured), on Wednesday named his son Teodorin Nguema Obiang vice president of the tiny oil-rich nation, ... Full story

Two Shot Dead In South African Capital As Looters Ransack Shops

South African police said on Wednesday that two suspected looters had been shot dead in the capital in violence triggered by the ruling party's choice ... Full story

SA Riots: Defence Minister Says Will Not Deploy Army Yet

Pretoria - Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Tuesday said that the army would be only be deployed in Tshwane as a last resort only. "The ... Full story

Anti-Mugabe Activists Narrate Ordeal In The Hands Of Police

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 21, 2016 – A group of activists who have been staging demonstrations against President Robert Mugabe’s government past few weeks have ... Full story

Malema Confronted By Mob In South Africa's Tembisa

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has been confronted by a group of men at Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, that were armed with sjamboks, ... Full story

Bulawayo Residents Say Still Skeptical Of Mujuru

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, June 21, 2016 – RESIDENTS in Bulawayo say they are not yet ready to accept Joice Mujuru’s damascene moment following her silence about ... Full story

Pretoria Townships Burn In Protests Over Mayor

Pretoria- Townships in Pretoria are burning as residents take to the streets to protest the announcement that mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa would be replaced by Thoko ... Full story

British Man Arrested For Attempt To Shoot Trump

A Briton who tried to grab a police officer's gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas said he wanted to shoot the US ... Full story

Tensions High As Green Fuel Security Guns Down Villager

By Kenneth Matimaire  Chisumbanje, June 20, 2016 – TENSION is high in Manicaland’s Chisumbanje area following the shooting of three villagers by Green Fuel security guards ... Full story

MDC-T Youths Vow To Defend Selves Against Zanu PF

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, June 20, 2016 – MDC-T youths have vowed they will not allow Zanu PF supporters to continue victimising them while they did ... Full story

GZU Student To Represent Southern Africa At World Heritage Forum

A Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Bachelor of Arts Honours in Museum Studies student, Prisca Ropafadzo Chivange has been selected to represent Southern Africa at the ... Full story

An Island Refuge For Tanzania's Albino People

Ukerewe – It's an hour after dawn on Ukerewe island in Lake Victoria and Alphonce Yakobo, face and hands withered by the scorching sun that ... Full story

Mangoma Takes Campaign To Gokwe, Sponsors Memorial

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu  Gokwe, June 20, 2016 – AMBITIOUS Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader, Elton Mangoma on Saturday took his campaign trail to Gokwe where he ... Full story

159 Laws Now Constitutionally Compliant - VP

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 20, 2016 – JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country has since aligned 159 laws out of ... Full story

Tsvangirai Is A Lodger: Kasukuwere

ZANU PF political commissar and Local Government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere has described opposition MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai as a lodger staying in a government building ... Full story

Algeria Blocks Social Media Networks To Stop Exam Cheating

ALGERIA has said that it has temporarily blocked Facebook and some other social media networks to stop cheating in upcoming school exams. The move follows leaks ... Full story

Broke Zim To Delay Army, Police Payment

ZIMBABWE'S cash-strapped government has announced it will delay paying June salaries for the military and police by up to two weeks. It said other workers on ... Full story

Patson Dzamara: Balancing Professional Life And Activism Not Easy

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, June 18, 2016 - AUTHOR, motivational speaker and leadership trainer Patson Dzamara would hardly be known to many today if it were ... Full story

'We Don't Trust You': Man Tells RBZ Governor Mangudya

A video of an impassioned Zimbabwe man telling Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangidya (pictured) that the nation does not trust him is causing ... Full story

Zimbabwe Commits To Cover Exchange Losses In Tourism

Zimbabwe's tourism sector is to be protected from foreign exchange losses incurred as a result of trading in the Rand.The country's Tourism Minister, Walter Mzembi ... Full story

Mujuru In First Star Rally, Urges Opposition Unity

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, June 18, 2016 - ZIMBABWE People’s First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru finally abandoned her “politics of hibernation” when she held her first ... Full story

Egyptian Court Sentences Former President To Life Imprisonment

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of ... Full story

Zanu PF Supporters Disrupt Local Govt Bill Meeting

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 18, 2016 – ZANU PF activists on Wednesday disrupted a public meeting meant to gauge the views of ordinary citizens on ... Full story

Mujuru Party Will Punish Those Starving Villagers - Official

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, June 18, 2016 – A top official with the Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) has vowed the Joice Mujuru led party would ... Full story

Man Charged With Murdering British MP

BRISTALL – Sole suspect Thomas Mair has been charged with murdering British lawmaker Jo Cox and will appear in court later Saturday, police said. Cox was ... Full story

Boko Haram Kill 24 Mourners At Village Funeral – Mostly Women

BOKO Haram militants have killed 24 people, mostly women, as they mourned at a funeral in a village in northern Nigeria, looting and burning their ... Full story

Retired Brigadier General Muchemwa Declared National Hero

THE late Special Disability Advisor in the Office of the President, former minister of health, and war veteran, Retired Brigadier General Felix Muchemwa (pictured) has ... Full story

Cow Gets Drunk After Stealing Traditional Brew For Village Ceremony

Bungoma - A cow in Bungoma County, Kenya, got blind drunk after gulping down 40 litres of Busaa, a traditional brew prepared using sugarcane, ground maize ... Full story

President Summons Service Chiefs Over ‘Succession Dossier’

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly summoned security chiefs and Zanu bigwigs to force them to explain the motive behind the production of a ruling party ... Full story

Zim Youths Challenged To Take Part In Democratic Processes

By Own Correspondent Harare, June 17, 2016 – ZIMBABWEAN youths have been challenged to take a leading role in determining their own future through active participation ... Full story

Another Anti-Mugabe Protest Surfaces In Bulawayo

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 17, 2016 - A campaign demanding President Robert Mugabe’s government to deliver on its mandate which has seen activists stage night ... Full story

72 Hour Ultimatum For Harare To Repair Burst Water Pipes

By Own Correspondent Harare, June 17, 2016 – A LOCAL civic group has petitioned Harare city authorities to quickly attend to burst water pipes which have seen ... Full story

Zim Albinos Fear Malawian Killings

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 17, 2016 – ZIMBABWEANS living with albinism have implored their government to guarantee their safety following a recent increase of cases ... Full story

British Lawmaker Murdered

BIRSTALL, England A British member of Parliament was shot dead in the street in northern England on Thursday, causing deep shock across Britain and the suspension ... Full story

Egypt Says It Has Found Plane Wreckage

Cairo - Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on ... Full story

Malawi Court Slaps Albino 'Terrorist' With Life Imprisonment

Mzuzu - A court in Malawi’s city of Mzuzu has sentenced to life imprisonment 33-year-old Sam Kaumba for attempting to kill an albino. With panga knives ... Full story

'Kereke, Mandipaka Need Schooling On The Constitution'

ELECTION Resource Centre (ERC) director Tawanda Chimhini (pictured) says Zanu PF MPs, Munyaradzi Kereke and Oliver Mandipaka need to be schooled on the country’s constitution, before they ... Full story

Mugabe Never Threatened To Crush War Vets - Mnangagwa

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday stunned opposition legislators when he told Parliament that President Robert Mugabe never threatened to crush war veterans for meddling in the ... Full story

Medical Aid Subscribers To Pay Cash Upfront

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 16, 2016 – THE stand-off between medical insurance companies and doctors continued Wednesday with patients now required to pay cash upfront ... Full story

Niger Says 34 Migrants, Including 20 Children, Found Dead In Desert

Thirty-four migrants, including 20 children, have been found dead in Niger's vast desert after being abandoned by their smuggler, the government of the West African ... Full story

Zimbabwe State Agencies To Process Payments In Rands

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s finance ministry has given government departments and state-owned enterprises until June 30 to ensure they can process payments in South African rands ... Full story

Pistorius Must Pay For Killing My Daughter, Steenkamp's Father

Oscar Pistorius (pictured) must pay for the crime of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which has devastated her family, her father told a South African ... Full story

US Gay Club Shooting Investigators To Charge Gunman's Wife

The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew of his plans for the attack and could soon be ... Full story

Zimbabwe Prisons Ripping Off Starving Inmates

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 15, 2016 – A visit to two Harare prisons by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti on Tuesday ... Full story

RDZ Leader Elton Mangoma Receives Death Threats

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 14, 2016 – RENEWAL Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) president, Elton Mangoma (pictured) is said to have received death threats last Thursday ... Full story

Missing Zambian Leader Worries Party Supporters Ahead Of Tough Elections

Lusaka - Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party supporters are allegedly worried about the absence of President Edgar Lungu (pictured) from campaign rallies, amid reports ... Full story

Embrace Bond Notes, Retailers Boss Urges Members

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 14, 2016 – CONFEDERATION of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) president Denford Mutashu has urged Zimbabwean retailers to embrace bond notes due to ... Full story

Former Finance Minister Samuel Mumbengegwi Dies

FORMER Finance Minister and Zanu PF MP, Samuel Mumbengegwi (pictured) has died. Mumbengegwi died on Tuesday at Harare Avenues Clinic where he was being treated for ... Full story

Mnangagwa Breaks Silence On Mugabe Ouster Plot

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa last week reportedly challenged his adversaries in the ongoing Zanu PF succession fight to publicly proffer evidence of his plot to topple ... Full story

Poor Turn Out In First Local Govt Bill Meeting

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, June 14, 2016 – RESIDENTS in Karoi have expressed mixed feelings over the Local Government Amendment Bill at a poorly attended outreach ... Full story

The Madness Continues – Where Has All Zimbabwe’s Money Gone?

The migration south continues as there’s no let up in what was once the jewel in Africa’s crown. Robert Mugabe brought an end to British ... Full story

South Africa’s Pistorius “A Broken Man”, Psychologist Tells Court

PRETORIA – Oscar Pistorius (pictured) has shown no remorse for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a prosecutor told a court on Monday, while ... Full story

Zim Activists Fail To Raise Bail

Harare, June 13, 2016 – FIVE Zimbabwean activists arrested on allegations of robbery and defeating the course of justice spent the weekend in prison after ... Full story

Harare Youth Activist Plunges To Death From Hotel Floor

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 13, 2016 - A Harare youth activist died on Saturday night when he plunged from the seventh floor of a city ... Full story

Boreholes To The Rescue After Chiadzwa Miners Polluted Rivers

By Kenneth Matimaire Hotsprings, June 13, 2016 – WATER, a naturally basic commodity to most has turned to be scarce for the impoverished communities in the lower ... Full story

Displaced Chiadzwa Villagers Hope To See Action From Government

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers re-located to a sprawling government-owned farm complex in eastern Zimbabwe to make way for the nation's biggest diamond ... Full story

Pistorius Faces Lengthy Jail Term For Lover's Murder

SOUTH African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (pictured) on Monday enters the final stretch of a protracted legal battle that could see him back in jail ... Full story

It’s Game On: War Veterans

WAR veterans have vowed to go down fighting, saying they were coalescing to come up with a “strategic response” to President Robert Mugabe’s public tongue ... Full story

Team Lacoste, G40 In Turf Wars Over Masvingo

As Zanu-PF succession wars intensify, bitter rivals G40 and Team Lacoste are tussling over control of Masvingo province with both factions having recently convened meetings ... Full story

James Mushore Must Go - Kasukuwere

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kausukuwere says there is no place for James Mushore at Harare City Council and ... Full story

Gunman Kills 50 In US Gay Club

Orlando - A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight ... Full story

Zanu PF In Trouble Over Mugabe Cattle

ZANU-PF members in Masvingo are in serious trouble following their failure to honour their pledge to donate one hundred herd of cattle to President Robert ... Full story

Harare Mayor Manyenyeni Challenges Fresh Suspension

By Professor Matodzi Harare, June 12, 2016 –TORMENTED Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has dragged Saviour Kasukuwere, the Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister to ... Full story

Princess Charlotte Star Attraction At Queen’s Birthday Celebrations

Princess Charlotte proved to be the star attraction at Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations in London on Saturday. The one-year-old baby Royal made her first ... Full story

Uganda: 30 Held Over ‘Coup Plot’Against Museveni

At least 30 people, including serving soldiers and an opposition MP, have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to overthrow Uganda’s government, the country’s army ... Full story

Nigerian Soldiers Sacked For Stealing Anti-Boko Haram Money

Lagos - Nigeria's army says it is firing many senior officers accused of corruption and stealing billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight ... Full story

Mozambican Villagers Fleeing Renamo Seek Refuge In Chipinge

Chipinge - A traditional chief living near Zimbabwe's eastern border with Mozambique claims Mozambican villagers are fleeing across the border to escape attacks by Renamo ... Full story

Seven DeMbare Fans Perish In Accident

Seven people have died and 16 others injured when a Toyota Sprinter they were travelling in burst a tyre and veered off the road at ... Full story

Malema Threatens Armed Struggle, Again

Johannesburg - The EFF could be driven to take up arms against “state violence” just like the ANC did when it embarked on an armed ... Full story

Sadza Baptism Deaths, How It All Happened

FRANCIS Pfumbidza (39) left his home in Jeche village in Buhera and headed for Tiemba village under Chief Neshangwe in the neighbouring Chivhu district. He had ... Full story

Harare Residents Continue Struggling For Better Service Delivery

Zimbabwe's capital Harare, once the pride of its citizens, is beset by a host of challenges. Council authorities say it's losing 60% of clean water ... Full story

Mugabe Threats To Bring Back 'Moment Of Madness' Draw Fire

By Sij Ncube Harare, June 11, 2016 - WAR veterans should be wary of President Robert Mugabe’s threat to unleash terror on them, analysts ... Full story

Mugabe Blasted For 'Callous' Gukurahundi Threats

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 11, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe People First on Friday described as “shameless and callous”, President Robert Mugabe’s threats to use the ... Full story

Man Shamed For Harvesting Honey In Grave, Takes Own Life

By Judith Sibanda   Nkayi, June 10, 2016 - AN elderly man from Nkayi in Matabeleland North province committed suicide after he was fined a cow by ... Full story

Obama Officially Endorses Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party presidential nominee. His endorsement came after meeting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who has been ... Full story

5 Family Members Die Of Food Poisoning

FIVE family members in Masangula village in Mwenezi died on Wednesday due to suspected food poisoning. It is suspected that three women, aged 61, 35 and ... Full story

Thousands Bid Farewell To Boxing Legend Ali

Louisville - Thousands of people came together across creeds and nationalities for a Muslim prayer service in remembrance of Muhammad Ali on Thursday, the start ... Full story

Africa Unity Square Activists Spend 2nd Night In Police Custody

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 09, 2016 – FOUR pro-democracy activists who were arrested in the early hours of Thursday on theft allegations, were still ... Full story

Kenyan 'Prophet' Demands Sexual Favours From Followers

Kiambu - Residents of Kiambu County, Kenya, took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against the conduct of a self-proclaimed prophet who had been ... Full story

Malawian Media Told To Stop Reporting On Albino Attacks

Lilongwe - Media houses throughout Malawi have reportedly been urged to halt coverage regarding albino attacks in the country, Malawi24 reports. While government and various other organisations ... Full story

Mugabe Threatens A 'Gukurahundi' On Pro-Mnangagwa War Vets

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 09, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Thursday shocked Zanu PF loyalists when he bluntly threatened a crackdown akin to the ... Full story

Six Children Drown During Baptism In Mash East

SIX children died while being baptised in a river in Sadza, Mashonaland East, police said on Wednesday, adding that the organisers of the event had ... Full story

Killer Kombi Driver Jailed 6 Years

The driver of the commuter omnibus which ran over and killed a Girls High School student was on Wednesday slapped with an effective six years ... Full story

Women Brave Challenges To Scrape A Living In Mining

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, June 09, 2016 - The face of Nomusa Dube, 40, is dusted red with soil as she and her five female colleagues take a ... Full story

Nigeria's Buhari Branded 'National Shame' For Seeking Medical Treatment In UK

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (pictured) has broken his promise to end medical tourism by seeking treatment for an ear infection in the U.K., according to ... Full story

'Mutumwa Mawere's Party' Rebrands, Targets Tax Payers

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, June 08, 2016 – OPPOSITION United Movement for Democracy (UMD) party has rebranded to become the National Party for Justice and Economics (NPJE) ... Full story

Malawi Albinos Face 'Unprecedented' Killings

Lilongwe - Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an "unprecedented wave of brutal attacks", Amnesty International said on Tuesday, blaming police for failing to ... Full story

Zimbabwe Revamps Mineral Laws

Zimbabwe is revamping its mines and mineral laws which have been unchanged for half a century to stop leakages and ensure sustainability of its mineral ... Full story

Clinton Claims Historic Victory In Democratic Primary

New York — Hillary Clinton (pictured) declared victory on Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to ... Full story

Former Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshi Dies At 54

Cape Town - Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin City, Edo state, according to ... Full story

Harare Mayor Manyenyeni Suspended Again

EMBATTLED Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has been suspended again, hours after he was reinstated by acting Local Government Minister Jonathan Moyo. The MDC-T official confirmed the ... Full story

Panic, Shock And Abandon: Bond Notes And The State In Zim

By Takura Zhangazha* Currently there is a familiar sense of panic in the major capitals of Zimbabwe.  It has been induced largely by the announcement by the ... Full story

RwandAir To Start Harare Flights In 2016

HARARE— Zimbabwe’s aviation authority said Monday it expects RwandAir to start flying into Harare before year end after successful conclusion of negotiations. Civil Aviation Authority of ... Full story

Zim's Central Bank Talks Tough On Currency Breaches

Harare - Zimbabwe’s central bank threatened to cancel the licences of banks and foreign currency dealers found to have violated new exchange control regulations aimed ... Full story

Uganda's President Names Cabinent, Gives Wife Key Ministry

KAMPALA - Uganda's veteran leader Yoweri Museveni named a new cabinet on Monday that retained his prime minister and ministers in the key energy and finance ... Full story

Hit-And-Run Kombi Driver Nabbed In SA

A HIT-AND-RUN kombi driver who allegedly fled the country after fatally knocking down a Form Four Girls High pupil, Jocelyn Gomba (17), two weeks ago ... Full story

Sadc Legislators Want Law Banning Child Marriages Adopted

By Sij Ncube Harare, June 07, 2016 - SOUTHERN African Development Community (Sadc) parliamentarians are pushing the regional grouping to pass legislation in their respective countries ... Full story

Anti-Graft Probe Should Go For $15b Diamond Looters – MDC-T

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 07, 2016 – THE MDC-T has called on the country’s anti-corruption commission to extend its probe on those who siphoned $15 ... Full story

Britain Warns Of Possible Terrorist Attacks In South Africa

Britain has warned of a high threat of attacks against foreigners in popular shopping malls in South Africa in an alert issued at the weekend, ... Full story

Philippine President-Elect Urges Public To Kill Drug Dealers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president-elect has encouraged the public to help him in his war against crime, urging citizens with guns to shoot ... Full story

Zimbabwe Makes Headway In Achieving Gender Equality

Analysis by Jeffrey Moyo HARARE (IDN) - Despite the hurdles women continue to face in Zimbabwe, this country has made significant headway in achieving gender equality ... Full story

‘Mugabe family scared’

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s fear to name a successor stems from a deep sense of mistrust and fear that the chosen heir-apparent could make a volte-face ... Full story

US Embassy Warns Of SA Terror Attacks

JOHANNESBURG - The United States has warned its citizens that extremists may be targetting US interests in South Africa.  In a statement released on Tuesday, the ... Full story

Nigerian Troops Kill 19 Boko Haram Militants: Army

Lagos – Nigerian troops killed 19 Boko Haram militants during clashes in northeast Borno state, while two soldiers suffered gunshot wounds, the army said on ... Full story

Fantastic Warriors Qualify For 2017 AFCON Finals

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 05, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe Warriors have qualified for the 2017 African Nations Cup in Gabon with a 3-0 routing of ... Full story

Boko Haram Kills 32 Soldiers, Dozens Wounded

NIGER  – Thirty-two soldiers are dead and dozens reported wounded after a Boko Haram attack on a military post in south-eastern Niger in a bid to occupy ... Full story

Residents Cry Foul As Council Removes Defaulters' Water Taps

By RadioVOP Correspondent Chiredzi, June 04, 2016 – WHILE most local authorities in the country are under fire for cutting water supplies to defaulters, the Chiredzi ... Full story

Teens Detained For Defacing Burundi President Photo

Police in Burundi opened fire and injured at least two people during a protest by schoolchildren against the arrest of fellow students for defacing a ... Full story

Zimbabwe Lobbies To Retain Right To Trade In Ivory

Zimbabwe is lobbying its neighbours to speak with one voice in order to retain the right to trade in ivory and high value animal hides ... Full story

Activists Attacked By Thugs During Pro-Democracy Vigil

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 04, 2016 – A group of activists currently spending nights at Africa Unity Square, Harare to protest poor governance and rights ... Full story

Boxing Legend Mohammad Ali Dies At 74

Muhammad Ali (pictured) has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world's best-known ... Full story

Angola's President Eduardo Santos Appoints Daughter Oil Boss

Angola's President Jose Eduardo Santos has appointed his daughter as head of the state oil company Sonangol. Isabel dos Santos, named by Forbes magazine as Africa's ... Full story

ZimPF Chinhoyi Meeting Banned By Police

By Staff Reporter   Harare, June 04, 2016 – OUSTED Vice President Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) had its Friday meeting in Chinhoyi banned by police, ... Full story

Geneva ILO Conference To Discuss Zim Labour Violations

By Dylan Murambgi   Harare, June 03, 2016 - ZIMBABWE has been listed for special discussion at the ongoing International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland over alleged ... Full story

Malawi Court Bans Witchdoctors Over Albino Killings

Blantyre - The High Court of Malawi has banned witchdoctors from plying their trade in the southern Africa nation, saying they are fuelling albino killings. The ... Full story

Over 100 Migrant Bodies Washed Up In Libya

Athens - The bodies of more than 100 migrants have washed up on a Libyan beach as a new migrant boat tragedy unfolded in the ... Full story

Zim Neighbours To Blame For Our Cash Woes - Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 03, 2016 – VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday blamed the prevailing cash crisis to the country’s neighbours he said now ... Full story

Clinton Casts Trump As Dangerous Clown

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (pictured) lambasted Donald Trump's foreign policy platform as "dangerously incoherent" in a speech on Thursday that cast her Republican ... Full story

Mugabe Does Not Want Mnangagwa As Successor

President Robert Mugabe is a man who says a lot on just about everything: land, indigenisation, whites and MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Though he has ... Full story

Zanu PF Wars Continue As Mphoko Lays Into War Vets

Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko (pictured) says war veterans are a product of Zanu PF and must stand guided by the party constitution and principles at ... Full story

Ivory Coast's Former First Lady Says Gbagbo Would Have Hit Her

IVORY COAST - Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo (pictured) said Thursday her husband Laurent Gbagbo would have hit her if she had suggested in ... Full story

Malawi Pastor With Albinism Abandons Church Fearing Attack

Lilongwe - A pastor living with albinism in Malawi has stopped serving his congregation, saying he feared for his life, as attacks on albino nationals ... Full story

Weakening South African Rand Shackles Battered Zimbabwean Economy

The Zimbabwean economy will continue to suffer deflationary pressures throughout 2016 due to weak international commodity prices, subdued domestic demand and the continued weakening of ... Full story

Dzamara Was Abducted: Moyo

HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister and Zanu PF politburo member, Jonathan Moyo (pictured) has made a U-turn and broken ranks with fellow party and government ... Full story

Ivory Coast’s Ex-First Lady Claims Attempted Rape

ABIDJAN – Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo on Wednesday denied charges of crimes against humanity during political violence in 2010 and said she ... Full story

Leader Of Kenya University Attack Killed

Mogadishu - The suspected organiser of the April 2015 jihadist attack on Garissa University in eastern Kenya, which left 148 people dead, has been killed ... Full story

Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Is A 'Fraud'

Washington - Hillary Clinton is calling Donald Trump a fraud, claiming he's trying to scam Americans the way he scammed students who enrolled in his ... Full story

'Opposition Coalition Doomed Without MDC-T'

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 02, 2016 - ORDINARY Zimbabweans on Wednesday expressed mixed feelings over the signing of a coalition agreement by five opposition ... Full story

Mutodi In U-Turn Over Dzamara Claims

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 01, 2016 – CONTROVERSIAL Zanu PF activist and musician, Energy Mutodi has issued an uncharacteristic apology over claims he made ... Full story

Over 17 Mln Women And Girls In Africa At Risk Of Rape And Disease

At least 17 million women and girls in Africa collect water every day, which increases their risk of sexual abuse, disease and dropping out of ... Full story

Lone Voices Speak Out As Mugabe Clings On

Harare – Dissent is seldom aired publicly in Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe's 35 years of authoritarian rule but, against all the odds, individual voices are ... Full story

South African Boys More Vulnerable To Sex Abuse Than Girls - Report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boys are slightly more likely to be sexually abused than girls in South Africa, where a third of all children ... Full story

Mujuru Calls For Crisis Meeting As Divisions Rock Her Party

FORMER Vice-President and opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru is set to convene an emergency meeting of her fledgling party’s senior interim leadership ... Full story

Bikita Cops In Soup For Stealing Over 100 Cattle

Seven Bikita police officers are in trouble on allegations of involvement in a stock theft syndicate after they allegedly abetted the theft of over 100 ... Full story

As World Celebrates No Tobacco Day, Zimbabwe Faces Output Dilemma

As the world commemorates No Tobacco Day, Africa's largest producer Zimbabwe faces a dilemma in reducing its output. Tobacco is one of the biggest foreign currency earners, ... Full story

Elton John Tells Russians Still Wants To Meet Putin Over Gay Rights

British singer Elton John told a concert in Moscow he still wanted to meet President Vladimir Putin to discuss his concerns about gay rights and ... Full story