John Masuku

Tsvangirai, Lieutenants Lift Widens

The fallout over MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s controversial decision to elevate Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri to vice-presidents reached a head last week after the ... Full story

Koffi Olomide Granted bail

KINSHASA – Star Congolese rumba singer Koffi Olomide (pictured), who was expelled from Kenya after allegedly kicking one of his dancers, was freed on bail Saturday ... Full story

Protests In Burundi After UN Sends In Police

NAIROBI – Around 1,000 people marched through the streets of Burundi's capital Saturday to protest against a United Nations Security Council decision to send a ... Full story

Furore As Mutare City Unliterary Hikes Health, Burial User Fees

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, July 31, 2016 - The City of Mutare has made a unilateral decision to hike its health and burial user fees by over 100 ... Full story

Mahiya To Spend Five Nights In Custody

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, July 31, 2016 – EMBATTLED Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya's bail hearing was on Saturday further deferred to ... Full story

Clerics Seek To Facilitate Anti-Mugabe Coalition

MASVINGO - The Christian Voice International – Zimbabwe (CZI), a grouping of various Christian organisations, has written to opposition political parties in an effort to facilitate ... Full story

Boko Haram Ambushes Humanitarian Convoy, Wounds 5 In Nigeria

Maiduguri – Boko Haram Islamic extremists ambushed a humanitarian convoy escorted by troops in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, wounding three civilians including a UN worker, ... Full story

New Political Party Launches In Zim

HARARE– Another opposition political party led by an obscure agriculture economist launched in Harare Friday with calls to change the political culture of following big ... Full story

Anguish For Zim Drug Trafficker As Indonesia Executes 3 Nigerian Colleagues

Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, three of them Nigerians, in the early hours of Friday, leaving the fate of 10 others uncertain. The ... Full story

Opposition Leaders Blast Mugabe Over Violence Utterances

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 29, 2016 – OPPOSITION political parties in Zimbabwe have blasted President Robert Mugabe’s recent attacks on ant-government protesters saying the veteran ... Full story

Opposition Leaders Want AU Body To Take Over ZEC Job

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 28, 2016 – OPPOSITION leaders have called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to surrender the running of the 2018 ... Full story

$1.2 Billion Needed For Southern Africa Drought

Johannesburg - Humanitarian agencies said on Thursday that they need $1.2 billion in critical aid for seven drought-stricken countries in southern Africa, as the El ... Full story

Ghana DJ Jailed For Threats To Kill Judges, Nicknamed Mugabe

Accra - Ghana's Supreme Court has jailed a radio presenter and his two panellists for threatening to kill judges who ordered names to be removed ... Full story

VP Mnangagwa Hits Back At Chimene

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday hit back at his Zanu PF attackers, saying he would not lose sleep or get distracted by accusations that he was ... Full story

We Need To Talk About Class And Consciousness In Zimbabwe

We have stopped talking about ‘class’ in Zimbabwe. Yet ironically our national and very real political contestations have generally been motivated by the ‘politics of ... Full story

Lessons To Be Learnt From Zimbabwe’s Blunt Use Of An Import Ban

The control of imported goods is a quick fix that doesn't resolve fundamental economic problems. It must be accompanied by a policy focus on macroeconomic ... Full story

EU Court Upholds Tomana Sanctions

THE European Union's top court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by Zimbabwe's former attorney general and others against an EU-wide travel ban and asset freeze ... Full story

Hillary Clinton Makes History

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton (pictured) became the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party on Tuesday ... Full story

#ThisFlag Leader Not Returning To Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG - Reunited with his family in South Africa, Evan Mawarire, the part-time pastor of a small, informal Harare congregation, and architect of Zimbabwe’s fast-growing ... Full story

Lumumba Hires Nelson Chamisa

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 26, 2016 - FORMER Zanu PF youth activist, Acie Lumumba on Tuesday engaged MDC-T politician Nelson Chamisa as his lawyer ... Full story

Opposition Youths Gun For ZEC Boss, Rita Makarau

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 26, 2016 – DOZENS of youths from opposition political parties have demanded the stepping down of current Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) ... Full story

WOZA Piles On More Pressure On Government

By Jermaine Ndlovu Bulawayo, July 26, 2016 – SCORES of women belonging to the vocal female protest group, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) emerged Tuesday to ... Full story

Indonesia To Execute Zim Drug Convict In Two Days

CILACAP, Indonesia – Authorities in Indonesia on Tuesday gave 72 hours' notice that they will execute a group of drug convicts including foreigners, a diplomat ... Full story

Malawi Man Held Over Paid Sex With 100 Girls

Blantyre -Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ... Full story

Coalition Only Hope For Zimbabwe: MDC

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 26, 2016 – THE MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube has reiterated calls for the country’s opposition forces to forge a ... Full story

Good Move, War Vets, But Goodbye

By Tawanda Majoni An early scrutiny of the recent war veterans’ rebellion against President Robert Mugabe and its immediate circumstances winds up at three rational conclusions. It ... Full story

Fire Kills Dozens At Madagascar House-Warming Party

ANTANANARIVO – A fire during a house-warming party in central Madagascar on Saturday night killed 38 people including 16 children as the blaze ripped through ... Full story

Nigerian Pastor Arrested For Chaining Son With Padlock

Lagos – A Nigerian pastor has been arrested after chaining his nine-year-old son in a room for several weeks with a padlock and denying him ... Full story

Finally, I Have A Refreshing Experience In The Hands Of A Cop

By Dr. Patson Dzamara FOR some strange reasons, I hardly get stopped at a road block. Today, being a Monday, I was stopped and I was ... Full story

Zanu PF Provincial Chairpersons Vow Mugabe Support

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 25, 2016 – TEN Zanu PF provincial chairpersons have vowed support for President Robert Mugabe while dismissing the controversial communiqué authored ... Full story

Turkey Detains 42 Journalists In Crackdown As Europe Sounds Alarm

Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 ... Full story

Obama's Brother Plans To Vote For Trump

President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the U.S. election in November because he likes the ... Full story

MDC-T In Door-To-Door Campaign Ahead Of Masvingo Demo

MASVINGO - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) is on a door-to-door campaign in Masvingo urban mobilising people for a massive demonstration set for August 3, ... Full story

Stepson Kills Prominent Mberengwa Businessman

MBERENGWA – Police are investigating the death of prominent Mberengwa businessman Alfonias Masvola (71) who is believed to have been murdered by his stepson, assisted by ... Full story

41 Migrant Bodies Wash Up On Libya Beach

TRIPOLI - Volunteers have recovered the bodies of 41 presumed migrants that washed up on a Libyan beach, an official from the coastal city of ... Full story

Is Mugabe Facing His Waterloo?

HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be “facing his Waterloo” after his most loyal supporters, the veterans of liberation war, abandoned him. A growing number ... Full story

Oscar Pistorius’s Dad Attacks State Prosecutor For "Lying"

Johannesburg - Oscar Pistorius's father, Henke, believes his son should never have been convicted of murder and is “furious” that his advice on the case was repeatedly ... Full story

Turkey Detains 13,000 People After Failed Coup Attempt

ANKARA – More than 13,000 people have been detained after an attempted coup in Turkey, country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, local media reported. "Up to date ... Full story

Deserted By His Veterans, Mugabe Left Vulnerable And Stuck In No Man's Land

"Robert Mugabe may well be a powerful man, but his power has always been derived by those that backed him, more significantly the war veterans ... Full story

Mandiwanzira Exposes Tafataona Mahoso's BAZ

By Professor Matodzi   Harare, July 24, 2016 - INFORMATION, Communication and Technology and Courier Services Minister, Supa Mandiwanzira has embarrassed the Tafataona Mahoso led Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) ... Full story

Gold Panning Destroys Chimanimani Timber Estates

By Kenneth Matimaire Chimanimani, July 24, 2016  – CHIMANIMANI East’s timber estates have succumbed to gold panning which has reached alarming levels as unemployment sours in the ... Full story

MDC Demands Mphoko's Arrest For Defeating Course Of Justice

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 24, 2016 - THE MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube has demanded the arrest of Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko for allegedly ... Full story

War Vets Attack 'Beginning Of The End' For Mugabe, Analysts

Harare - Zimbabwe's war veterans' surprise attack on President Robert Mugabe signals the "beginning of the end" for the long-time leader, already buckling under pressure ... Full story

Malawian Boy Loses Penis After Circumcision Goes Wrong

Lilongwe - A Malawian family has filed a K10m lawsuit against a local hospital after their son lost his penis following a forced circumcision. According to ... Full story

Koffi Olomide Deported From Kenya For Kicking Female Dancer

NAIROBI — Kenyan authorities have deported a popular Congolese musician accused of assaulting a female member of his band on Friday. George Wajackoyah, a lawyer for ... Full story

Koffi Olomide Arrested Before Nairobi Show For Kicking Female Dancer

Police have arrested renown Congolese musician Koffi Olomide outside Citizen TV studios on Friday evening following widespread condemnation over his assault on a female dancer. Inspector ... Full story

Teenager Guns Down 9 In German Shopping Mall

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people ... Full story

Man Castrates Neighbour's Bull, Eats Raw Organ

CHIVHU- Chivhu Magistrate Dennis Mangosi has sent a 24-year-old man for mental examination after he castrated a neighbour's bull and ate its raw organs. Tinashe Magunda ... Full story

Mugabe, Go Hang If You Feel Insulted: Lumumba

FORMER Zanu PF activist William Gerald Mutumanje, also known as Acie Lumumba (pictured), yesterday shocked the court when he repeatedly dropped the “F” word while ... Full story

Buhari: Nigeria In Talks With Oil Rebels

ABUJA – Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (pictured) on Thursday said the government was in talks with oil rebels whose attacks have hit production, as the head ... Full story

Zuma: I Never Went To School, But I Educated Myself

Johannesburg- President Jacob Zuma has told a group of Tembisa primary school pupils about the importance of education, and how he had to educate himself. "I ... Full story

Zanu PF Anti-Protesters Marchers, Classical Case Of Happy Slaves

By Patson Dzamara FOR as long as there is contentment, freedom is a far-fetched ideal. Discontentment is the gateway to freedom. Growing up in Harare’s high density ... Full story

Tsvangirai Taken To Court Over VP Appointments

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 22, 2016 – MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been sued together with his party for the controversial appointment of national executive ... Full story

Hyenas Drag, Devour Suicide Victim's Corpse

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, July 22, 2016 - TWO Victoria Falls motorists had the shock of their lives on Thursday when they came across hyenas ... Full story

Churches Urge National Dialogue As Disaster Looms

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 21, 2016 – CHURCH leaders have urged President Robert Mugabe’s administration to urgently address the country’s worsening economic crises to ... Full story

War Veterans Ditch Mugabe

HARARE - Zimbabwe's liberation war veterans, who have played a crucial and sometimes violent role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, denounced him as "dictatorial" Thursday ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Pay Army Next Week, Teachers In August

Zimbabwe will pay July salaries for the army on Monday, more than a week late, but teachers will only receive their wages next month, a ... Full story

Nigerian Military Rescues 80 Children, Women From Boko Haram

Lagos - Nigeria's military says it has rescued 80 children and women held captive by the Boko Haram extremist group in a remote northeastern village. Army ... Full story

Zim Pressing For More Disclosure By Listed Firms

Harare – Zimbabwe is pressing for more disclosure and transparency by listed companies in the country and will start requiring more detailed and lengthy financial ... Full story

Joshua Nkomo’s Son Blasts Politicians

BULAWAYO — Late vice president Joshua Nkomo’s son, Sibangilizwe Nkomo (pictured), has said politicians have lost their way unlike his father who united Zimbabweans across ... Full story

Child Hunger And Death On The Rise In Zimbabwe

NAIROBI – Child hunger and deaths are rising in Zimbabwe due to the worst drought in two decades, with thousands facing starvation by the end ... Full story

Zambian President Lungu Promises To Reward Own Voters

Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu has said that the ruling Patriotic Front government will prioritise development in areas where it receives the highest number ... Full story

Concourt In Landmark Ruling On ZBC Licences

The Constitutional Court has delivered a landmark ruling on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Services (Zbc) licencing saga ordering every citizen to pay the broadcaster’s licence fees ... Full story

We Need To Talk About Class And Consciousness In Zimbabwe

By Takura Zhangazha* We have stopped talking about ‘class’ in Zimbabwe.  Yet ironically our national and very real political contestations have generally been motivated by the ... Full story

Zanu PF Supporters Stage Demo To Counter Anti-Mugabe Protests

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 20, 2016 - THOUSANDS of Zanu PF youths have staged a demonstration in Harare to counter the current wave of anti-government ... Full story

Zim Protests: 43 Kids Hospitalised After Being Teargassed In Block Of Flats

Bulawayo – More than 40 children in Zimbabwe have been admitted to hospital after inhaling teargas let off by riot police inside their block of ... Full story

African Countries Pressure Zimbabwe To Reverse Import Ban

A South African government team is in Harare to air its concerns to Zimbabwe about the newly implemented trade restrictions on certain imported goods.South Africa ... Full story

Scribe Flees Lesotho After Zim Workmate Shot

Maseru - Lesotho Times journalist Keiso Mohloboli has fled her home country Lesotho to neighbouring South Africa amid fears for her safety, a regional media monitoring ... Full story

Donald Trump Plans To Fire Obama Allies

If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama ... Full story

New Teachers Code Of Conduct Criminal - Unions

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 20, 2016 – TEACHERS union groups have dismissed the newly introduced teachers’ code by government, describing it as not only ... Full story

Govt Pay Farce: Biti Demands Chinamasa Resignation

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 20, 2016 – PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has demanded the resignation of his predecessor ... Full story

Cross Border Traders Vow To Shut Down Beitbridge Border

JOHANNESBURG - The International Cross Border Traders Association on Tuesday warned it would bring the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe to a ... Full story

UN Warns 49 000 Kids Dying Of Malnutrition Linked To Boko Haram

Lagos - The UN children's agency warns that about 49 000 children will die of malnutrition in areas once cut off by north-eastern Nigeria's Islamic ... Full story

Pastor Mawarire Says Has Not Fled Zimbabwe

Johannesburg - Evan Mawarire, the pastor who has emerged as the leader of Zimbabwe's new protest movement, has called on citizens to "scale the wall ... Full story

Tsvangirai: Democrat Or Dictator?

By Sij Ncube Harare, July 19, 2016 - MDC T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s elevation of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as co-vice presidents of the main ... Full story

Mawarire A Fake Man Of God - President Mugabe

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 19, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has questioned pastor Evan Mawarire’s religious credentials saying the leader of a fresh wave of ... Full story

Donald Trump Wife Says Hubby Best Suited For White House

Donald Trump's wife Melania, in her first major political speech on Monday, portrayed her husband as a talented, compassionate and unrelenting leader who would unify ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma Says Prolonged Stay In Addis Won't Hurt ANC Presidential Bid

African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (pictured) said on Monday her prolonged stay in Addis Ababa would not affect her possible campaign for the ANC ... Full story

We Are Telling The World Our Story, Says Mawarire

SOCIAL rights campigner and pastor Evan Mawarire (pictured) says Zimbabweans are finally telling the world their story - and nothing's going to stop them. "We're building ... Full story

Ngundu Sex Worker Loses Eye Over Boyfriend

NGUNDU - A Ngundu sex worker allegedly lost one eye last month when she was severely bitten by a colleague over a boyfriend.  Letwin Mapope (34) of ... Full story

Willie Kimani: Kenyan Police Charged With Murder

Four police officers have been charged with the murder of a lawyer and two others, which sparked protests against extrajudicial killings in Kenya. The suspects pleaded ... Full story

AIDS Summit Opens As Concerns Grow Over Epidemic Resurgence

More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, hailing progress against the disease but warning that ... Full story

Still No Money For Zimbabwe Soldiers

Harare - Zimbabwe has delayed paying its soldiers for a second successive month, sources said on Monday, underlining the worsening economic crisis that has triggered ... Full story

Zimbabwe’s Unemployed Graduates Plan Protest

As the wave of protests continues in Zimbabwe, a group of unemployed graduates calling themselves the Zimbabwe Coalition for Unemployed Graduates are planning a demonstration ... Full story

AU Introduces African Passport

The African passport has finally been launched and the first two copies issued at the 27th African Union (AU) summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. The ... Full story

Gunman Kills Three Police Officers In Louisiana; Obama Condemns Attack

A gunman killed three police officers and wounded three others in Louisiana's capital on Sunday, nearly two weeks after the fatal police shooting of a ... Full story

Bill Gates To Invest $5-Billion In Africa

PRETORIA - Africa should focus more on developing young innovators that will drive the continent’s growth. So says Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. Speaking at ... Full story

Machaya In Near Fatal Accident

MIDLANDS provincial affairs minister Jason Machaya survived a near-fatal crash when one of the wheels of his car came off, causing the vehicle to roll ... Full story

Turkey Attempted Coup: 6,000 People Detained

At least 6,000 people have been detained in Turkey in relation to a failed coup, with more detentions expected, according to broadcaster NTV, citing Justice ... Full story

Cameroon Men To Face Jail For Adultery

Men who commit adultery could be sent to jail under a new law being debated by parliament in Cameroon. The law has the backing of President's ... Full story

Chinamasa Says Sanctions To Blame For Zim's Cash Crunch

Kigali - Zimbabwe's finance minister blamed international sanctions on Sunday for a cash crunch that has forced the government to delay wages to soldiers and ... Full story

US Raps South Sudan For Preventing Civilians From Fleeing Fighting

The U.S. State Department on Friday condemned actions by South Sudan's government to prevent civilians from leaving the country after recent fighting and voiced concern ... Full story

Defiant Mawarire Surfaces In South Africa

Harare pastor Evan Mwarire (pictured) has revealed that he is in South Africa where he is meeting Zimbabweans based in that country, ending speculation that ... Full story

Zimbabwe Women In Pot-Beating Protest Against Mugabe

Bulawayo - Hundreds of women in Zimbabwe on Saturday demonstrated against President Robert Mugabe's government by beating pots, symbolising a nation facing starvation and economic ... Full story

Over 2,800 Arrested, 265 killed, 1,440 Injured In Turkish Coup Attempt

Turkish Prime Minister said that 2,839 soldiers and officers implicated in an overnight coup attempt have been arrested. At least 265 people have been killed, ... Full story

Bulawayo Strip Club An Instant Hit Among Married Men

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, July 16, 2016 – A popular strip club in the country’s second largest city could be threatening the stability of many marriages in Bulawayo ... Full story

Tsvangirai Hails Pastor Mawarire For Anti-Govt Protests

HARARE – Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday hailed a #ThisFlag campaigner and pastor Evan Mawarire who has led recent protests that have shaken ... Full story

At Least 300 Dead In Latest South Sudan Violence

Geneva - At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gun battles in the capital of South Sudan and 42 000 ... Full story

Tsvangirai Blasts Mantashe Claims Zim Protests Were Sponsored

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 16, 2016 – MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has dismissed claims by South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Gwede ... Full story

“Turning the Heat on Zimbabwe’s PoT” - By MDC President Welshman Ncube

To any discerning or enlightened citizen, it is apparent that finally, the gravy on ZANU PF’s political train, and related contraband have become contaminated. The ... Full story

Still Premature To Celebrate My Recovery - Tsvangirai

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 16, 2016 - MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he was recovering well from his recent ailment but quickly warned it was ... Full story

Zimbabwe Fails To Pay Army On Time For Second Month

Zimbabwe has failed to pay the army on time for the second straight month, military sources said on Friday, underscoring the precarious financial position of ... Full story

'We Were Held For 12 Hours': Sky News Reporter Speaks on Zim Deportation

Harare - A Sky News journalist has spoken of how Zimbabwe officials held her and a cameraperson in a room for 12 hours this week, searching ... Full story

IMF Denies Zim Funding Talks

Harare - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made the startling revelation that it is not discussing a funding programme with Zimbabwe. Speaking at a media ... Full story

Zim Leaders Need To Heed Citizens’ Calls For Change: French Diplomat

Following a wave of strikes, civil unrest and a high profile court case against a religious leader, Evan Mawarire, in Zimbabwe, a French diplomat has ... Full story

Tsvangirai Appoints Chamisa, Mudzuri As His Deputies

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 15, 2016 - MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has appointed party national executive members Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as his second ... Full story

Detained 'Boko Haram Supporters' Dying Of Torture, Disease In Cameroon: Amnesty

YAOUNDE - Authorities in Cameroon have arbitrarily arrested more than 1,000 people as part of their fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram and dozens ... Full story

Zimbabweans In SA Threaten To Shut Down Embassies

Cape Town - Zimbabwean citizens in three major South African cities have threatened to shut down embassies if long-time ruler President Robert Mugabe does not step ... Full story

ZIPRA Vets Ditch Mutsvangwa Led War Veterans Group

ZAPU leader, Dumiso Dabengwa, has hailed the decision by Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (Zipra) ex-combatants to sever ties with the Christopher Mutsvangwa-led Zimbabwe National Liberation ... Full story

Zimbabweans In Cape Town Demand Mugabe Exit

Zimbabwean nationals took to the streets of Cape Town, protesting and demanding the removal of Mugabe as president. “Robert Gabriel Mugabe, you are not my president! ... Full story

Zim's Uprisings Now Different – But Will It Bring Regime Change?

ZANU-PF has failed to develop sustainable institutions that could drive a more democratic vision of sovereignty and liberation. It has also been found lacking in ... Full story

Editor In Critical Condition After Shooting

Johannesburg - A Zimbabwean newspaper editor based in Lesotho is in critical condition after being shot outside his home in the country's capital Maseru. Lloyd Mutungamiri, ... Full story

Jacob Zuma In Kissing Storm

Durban - The photograph of a young woman kissing President Jacob Zuma is real, the family confirmed on Thursday. "That is my sister. What is wrong ... Full story

EU Condemns Police Brutality

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 14, 2016 – THE EU embassy has condemned the brutal attack on protestors by Zimbabwean police, adding this was a violation ... Full story

Pastor Evan Mawarire Vows More Protests

Pastor Evan Mawarire told the BBC people should stay at home as part of a campaign against corruption, economic mismanagement and unemployment. He said the campaign ... Full story

Tsvangirai Returns From South Africa

CANCER-stricken Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai last week returned home from treatment in South Africa and immediately shrugged off calls for him ... Full story

Blow To Ngwena Faction As Zanu PF Lifts Machaya Suspension

By Midlands Correspondent Gweru, July 14, 2016 - VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa's faction was dealt a heavy blow following Zanu PF's lifting of suspension on Midlands ... Full story

Zim Diaspora Plots UN Petition Over Mugabe Ouster

HARARE - Zimbabweans across the globe are speaking out against the current situation at home. They're calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down. Around ... Full story

BREAKING: #ThisFlag Activist, Pastor Evan Mawarire Freed

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 13, 2016 - PROMINENT civil rights activist and cleric Evan Mawarire was Wednesday evening released without paying any bail.  His release ignited wild ... Full story

More Serious Charge For Protest Pastor Mawarire - Lawyers

Harare - The charge against detained Zimbabwe protest pastor Evan Mawarire has been altered to a much more serious one of "subverting a constitutional government", ... Full story

Former Burundian Minister Dies In Shooting

Nairobi - Former Burundian government minister and spokesperson Hafsa Mossi was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura on Wednesday, police said. "Hon. Mossi assassinated in Gihosha ... Full story

Zim Shut-Down 2 Turns Out A Flop

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 13, 2016 – The shut-down called for Wednesday and Thursday by pro-democracy activists failed to become the success that it was a ... Full story

Dozens In Court Solidarity With Pastor Mawarire

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 13, 2016 – DOZENS of Zimbabweans among them civil society activists and human rights lawyers are at Harare’s Magistrate’s Court to ... Full story

Grace In Singapore As Zimbabwe Shuts Down

First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday reportedly left the country for Singapore ahead of today’s nationwide stay away against President Robert Mugabe and his government’s failure ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Season Of Rising Discontent

Harare - Samuel Chamu sits on a brown velvet sofa with his left arm in a sling and plaster cast. It's his first day back in his ... Full story

Zimbabwean Protests ‘Sponsored’, Says South Africa's ANC

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), on Tuesday said it was concerned by civilian protests in Zimbabwe against President Robert Mugabe’s government which ... Full story

We Are Ready To Crush Wednesday's Protests - Chombo

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 12, 2016 – HOME Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo has warned that any protests against the government would be crushed by police, saying ... Full story

South Sudan Ceasefire Declared By Kiir And Machar Holding

A ceasefire appears to be holding in South Sudan's capital, Juba, after four days of heavy fighting between rival forces left more than 270 people ... Full story

Tomana, Kereke, Mutsvangwa Pay For Supping With The Devil

By Sij Ncube Harare, July 12, 2016 – SIGNIFICANT political events have come to pass in the past week in President Robert Mugabe’s faction-riddled Zanu PF ... Full story

Police Summon, Charge #ThisFlag Pastor For Protests

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 12, 2016 – AUTHORITIES on Tuesday charged a local clergyman, Pastor Evan Mawarire who is prominent for mounting a successful anti-government ... Full story

It's Not SA's Place To Protest Zim Import Ban - Bimha

Harare – President Robert Mugabe’s government says South African businesses should not demonstrate against policy measures implemented by Zimbabwe to contain imports of finished goods ... Full story

David Cameron To Resign Wednesday As Theresa May To Become British PM

BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron is to resign Wednesday, paving the way for Home Secretary Theresa May to take the reins. May was officially named Conservative ... Full story

Gweru City Council Fires Town Clerk

By Midlands Correspondent Gweru, July 11, 2016 - GWERU City Council on Monday fired suspended Town Clerk Daniel Matawu on charges of gross incompetence, negligence of duty and ... Full story

Bin Laden's Son Threatens Revenge For Father's Assassination: Monitor

The son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (pictured) has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an ... Full story

Kereke Jailed 14 Years For Rape

Zanu PF Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke has been sentenced to jail for 14 years for the 2010 rape of a minor. Regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa ... Full story

Magistrate Slams Traffic Cops In Tiny #ShutDownZim Victory

Harare - As anger solidifies in Zimbabwe and traffic police step up their demands for fines again at roadblocks, there's been one small but significant ... Full story

Kereke Convicted Of Rape

Bikita West MP, Munyaradzi Kereke, who was being accused of raping and indecently assaulting his relatives’ minors, has been acquitted of the indecent assault charge ... Full story

Cheerful Madonna Shrugs Off Controversy In Malawi

BLANTYRE, Malawi - Madonna shrugged off controversies about her relationship with Malawi, the homeland of her two adopted children, and spoke freely of her family ... Full story

Man Who Bit Off Rat's Head Banned From Owning Pets

Sydney - An Australian man who filmed himself biting the head off a live rat and posting the video on Facebook was banned on Monday ... Full story

272 Killed In South Sudan Fighting

At least 272 people have died in fighting between South Sudan's rival factions in the capital Juba, including 33 civilians, a government source said on Sunday, ... Full story

Zambia Suspends Election Campaigning Over Violence

Lusaka - Political campaigning in Zambia's capital Lusaka has been suspended for 10 days because of violent clashes ahead of next month's national elections, the ... Full story

Zimbabwe Protests Signal Growing Risks For Mugabe

Harare - Street protests, national work boycotts and internet activism are on the rise in Zimbabwe - offering hints that opposition to ageing President Robert ... Full story

South Africa's Trade Department Says Engaging Zim On Import Ban

Johannesburg - The adverse impact on South African exporters due to trade restrictive measures introduced by the government of Zimbabwe cannot be underestimated, the SA ... Full story

SA Advises Zim To Join Rand Monetary Area

South Africa is holding quiet talks with Zimbabwe to try to persuade it to adopt the rand as its official currency, as the only way ... Full story

Dear Julius - News From Zimbabwe

DEAR JULIUS, I know you must be very busy right now trying to drum up support in the run up to the local elections; especially after ... Full story

As Zimbabwe Falls, Mugabe Finds Himself, Ensnared By His Favourite Vices

By Maynard Manyowa "There is something ubiquitous about the impending fall of Robert Mugabe. The walls are closing in on a leader who seemed so invincible ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Fears Uprising

First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday said she feared Zimbabwe could slip into turmoil similar to the uprisings that toppled dictators in North Africa. Grace told a ... Full story

Mphoko Threatens To Unleash Soldiers

Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday said the government would in future use the military to deal with violence during protests. “We will look at our own ways ... Full story

Six Killed In 'Boko Haram' Suicide Attack In Nigeria

Maiduguri - Six people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Damboa, northeast Nigeria, the army said, ... Full story

Zvishavane Sex Workers Forcing Young Girls Into The Trade

ZVISHAVANE – With the current economic crisis gripping the country, people are fighting just to bring food onto the table with others going to strange extremes ... Full story

Mugabe Blames EU, US Sanctions For Failure To Pay Civil Servants

HARARE- Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (pictured) on Friday blamed sanctions by Western countries for his government's failure to pay its workers on time, which led ... Full story

Mugabe Says Pay Delay Is No Reason For Strike

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Friday a delay in paying wages to public workers was "a temporary problem" that did not justify their strike this week, ... Full story

Troubled Zimbabweans Pin Hopes On SADC, AU Again

Zimbabwean civil society organisations and political parties based in South Africa say although they have been failed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), they ... Full story

Mugabe Addresses Night Rally

By Staff Reporter Bindura, July 08, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Friday left thousands of his followers to endure cold weather for hours before he ... Full story

Johannes Tomana Arrested Again

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 08, 2016 – SUSPENDED Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana was on Friday arrested again and was reportedly set to be charged for ... Full story

Iraq PM Sacks Baghdad Security Chiefs After Bomb Blast Kills 290

Baghdad – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sacked the head of the Baghdad security command and other top officials after a bombing in the capital ... Full story

Lumumba, Activists Arrested Again

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 08, 2016 – FORMER Zanu PF youth activist and leader of the newly formed VIVA Zimbabwe party, Acie Lumumba was Friday ... Full story

Militants Blow Up Oil Pipelines In Nigeria's Niger Delta

Militants launched a fresh round of attacks on oil pipelines in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta energy hub belonging to Italy's Eni and Aiteo, Nigerian security ... Full story

Gaddafi Son Saif al-Islam 'Released' From Libya Jail

Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son has been released by his Libyan jailors, his lawyer at the ICC has told FRANCE 24. Saif al-Islam was sentenced ... Full story

July 6 Stay Away: Enter WhatsApp+ Mediating Zimbabwe’s New Consciousness

By Takura Zhangazha There are a number of causes and actors for the mass action that occurred in Zimbabwe on Wednesday 6 July 2016.  Some reasons being ... Full story

Zimbabwe Battling To Promote Sustainable Economic Growth

HARARE (IDN) – Clad in faded trousers and shirt and an old pair of shoes dotted with a mixture of patches and holes, 38-year-old Jemitius ... Full story

South Africa Defends Zim Import Ban Policy

HOME Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba (pictured) says he does not blame Zimbabwean Customs for preventing South African goods from entering Zimbabwe. Speaking at OR Tambo International ... Full story

SA Not Likely To See Influx Of Zim Migrants In Wake Of Tensions - Gigaba

Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba (pictured) says there are no indications that South Africa will see an influx of Zimbabwean migrants in the wake of ... Full story

11 US Cops Shot At Dallas Protest, 4 Dead

Dallas - Two snipers apparently shot 11 police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night and four officers are dead, the city's police chief ... Full story

We Going To Arrest Zuma, Turn Nkandla Into A College: Malema

RUSTENBURG – Rustenburg will never be the same after the local government elections, Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.   "We are ushering ... Full story

Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana Suspended

PROSECUTOR General Johannes Tomana’s fall from grace continued on Thursday when President Robert Mugabe suspended him from the influential job to allow a Tribunal to ... Full story

New Zealand Cricket Monitoring Zimbabwe Unrest

WELLINGTON - New Zealand Cricket says it is monitoring outbreaks of civil unrest in Zimbabwe ahead of the national team’s scheduled tour there later this month. The team ... Full story

Shut Down - The Long Elusive Game Changer

By Nkosana Dlamini HISTORY will record Wednesday July 6, 2016 as the day Zimbabweans took a stand against tyranny, corruption, hunger, among other ills that have ... Full story

Activists Threaten To Roll Out More Protests

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 07, 2016 - TAJAMUKA, a group of firebrand Harare based youths who have fronted the current anti-government campaigns, have praised Zimbabweans ... Full story

More Than 110 Arrested In Zim During Shut-Down

More than 110 people were arrested in Zimbabwe on Wednesday during a nationwide shut-down that the authorities later said was a "flop", according to reports ... Full story

President Mugabe Takes Over Anti-Graft Body

FACED with a rapidly advancing scourge of corruption, President Robert Mugabe has assumed full control of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), which had apparently became ... Full story

Zanu PF Expels Loud-Mouthed Mutsvangwa, 13 Others

ZIMBABWE National Liberation War Veterans’ Association chairman, Christopher Mutsvangwa and 13 former youth leaders have been expelled from Zanu PF on charges of indiscipline. Addressing journalists ... Full story

Increased Police Presence At Beitbridge Border Post

Police and soldiers have increased patrols around Musina and the Beitbridge border post as many heed the call for a stay away.More public order police ... Full story

WhatsApp Outrage In Zimbabwe As Protests Intensify

Zimbabweans woke up to no WhatsApp connectivity through their mobile phones on Wednesday, a rare occurrence in the country over the past few years. The unavailability ... Full story

Oscar Pistorius Gets 6 Years Imprisonment

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison by Judge Thokozile Masipa. In her sentencing, Masipa said that, while the crime committed was serious, ... Full story

Zimbabweans Heed National Shut Down Call

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 06, 2016 – ZIMBABWEANS on Wednesday heeded calls by civil servants groups and ordinary Zimbabweans for a national shut-down in protest ... Full story

Mujuru Challenges Mugabe To Call For Fresh Elections

FORMER Zimbabwe Vice-President Joice Mujuru has called on President Robert Mugabe to call for fresh elections in the face of a collapsed economy, saying her ... Full story

Oscar Pistorius To Be Sentenced For Murder

Pretoria – Oscar Pistorius is expected to hear his sentence for murdering Reeva Steenkamp when he appears in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. His ... Full story

Tension As ‘Zim Shutdown’ Begins

ZIMBABWE faces a virtual standstill today, with civil servants and other workers expected to stay away from work in what has been termed a “national ... Full story

Zim Political Parties Endorse Anti-Govt Demos

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 06, 2016 - ZIMBABWE'S political parties have come out in full support of the current wave of demonstrations in the country, ... Full story

Mugabe's AU Cattle Donation Up For Sale

Over 300 cattle donated to the African Union (AU) by President Robert Mugabe to capacitate the continental body are up for sale.   The cattle are being ... Full story

Church Leaders Criticise Zim Economic Policies

Harare - Church leaders in Zimbabwe have criticised the lavish lifestyle of Zimbabwean government officials, saying money spent on staying in hotels could pay monthly ... Full story

FBI Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton Over Emails

The FBI has announced it will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton (pictured) over her use of private email while she was secretary of ... Full story

Zim Doctors, Teachers Begin Strike Over Unpaid Wages

Teachers, doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe began a strike over unpaid salaries on Tuesday, a day after police used force against protesting taxi drivers in ... Full story

UK Police Shield Chinamasa As Zim Police Clamp Down On Protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa had to be shielded from protesters by British police as he left a meeting in London - on ... Full story

Protests: Has Zimbabwe's Crisis Reached Tipping Point?

By Sij Ncube Harare, July 05, 2016 - ON Monday, citizens woke up to a crippling strike by kombi operators in the capital Harare over ... Full story

State Warned Against Brutalising Protestors

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 05, 2016 – PRO-DEMOCRACY lobby, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has warned the state against any heavy-handed response to the current ... Full story

Botswana PE Firm Pursues Zimbabwe Power Deal Despite Mugabe Snub

GABORONE - Botswana private equity firm Capital Management Africa has reportedly approached the Botswana Public Officer Pension Fund (BPOPF) with a proposal seeking a recapitalisation ... Full story

MDC-T Calls For SADC Intervention After Harare, Beitbridge clashes

THE MDC-T on Monday called on SADC to intervene after at least 20 people were arrested during clashes between taxi drivers and police in the ... Full story

'This Is The End Game': Anger Spreads In Harare

Harare - While social media updates flowed fast and furious on developing unrest in the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Monday, the ruling party's own paper ... Full story

SA, Zim To Discuss Import Ban - Minister

Pretoria - South Africa will continue to talk to Zimbabwe to find a “mutually beneficial” solution to violent protests in Beitbridge, International Relations Minister Maite ... Full story

Acie Lumumba Arrested For Using F-Word On Mugabe

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 04, 2016 - FORMER Zanu PF youth activist and now leader of the newly formed opposition VIVA Zimbabwe, Acie Lumumba was ... Full story

No Death Penalty For Albino Killers, Mutharika Says

Lilongwe - President Peter Mutharika has insisted that he will not institute the death penalty against those found guilty of murders perpetrated on citizens living ... Full story

Musina CBD Empty As Zim Import Ban Takes Effect

The usually busy border town of Musina in Limpopo is quiet and empty as the effects of Zimbabwe's decision to limit import of some basic ... Full story

Baghdad Suicide Bombing Death Toll Rises To 150

The death toll from a suicide bombing in a Baghdad shopping district has risen to over 150, fueling calls for security forces to crack down ... Full story

30 Arrested For Inciting Monday Violence - Police

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, July 04, 2016 - POLICE in have arrested 30 people who allegedly incited the violence that rocked Harare’s satellite town of Ruwa ... Full story

Angry Clashes Between Police, Kombi Operators In Harare Suburbs

BREAKING: ANGRY clashes have erupted between police and commuter transport operators in Harare’s satellite town of Ruwa, sparking an early morning transport crisis among residents. It ... Full story

4 SA Border Officials Up For Taking Bribes From Zims

Four Beit Bridge border officials are expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate's Court in Limpopo on Monday on charges of fraud and corruption.Three are ... Full story

Unpaid Civil Servants Plan To Strike

Civil servants' unions in Zimbabwe say their members will begin a nationwide stay-away on Tuesday because they haven't been paid their salaries for last month. "Owing ... Full story

Home Affairs Minister Chombo Warns Protestors

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 04, 2016 – HOME Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo has warned Zimbabweans against engaging in any form of unsanctioned protests that were ... Full story