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Zimbabweans Ignore Shut-Down Call, Cite Survival Concerns

By RadioVOP Correspondents Harare, August 31, 2016 - THE national shut-down that had been called for Wednesday by anti-government activists turned a big flop after the larger majority ... Full story

War Vets Leader Taunts Rivals For Mugabe Bootlicking

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, August 31, 2016 – DEFIANT Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) national political commissar, Francis Nhando has slammed political rivals for treating ... Full story

Zimbabwean Protesters Assaulted In Detention

HARARE – The ground floor of the filthy Harare Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday was crowded with anxious people wanting information about their relatives and friends, ... Full story

Joc Summons Opposition Parties

ORGANISERS of Friday’s planned anti-government protests yesterday claimed they were summoned by securocrats for a briefing, amid reports government feared the demonstration could turn into ... Full story

Mliswa Urges Protesting Mugabe Opponents To Refocus Energies

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 30, 2016 – ASPIRING Norton MP and former Zanu PF Mashonaland West chair, Temba Mliswa has urged opposition political parties to ... Full story

ZEC Official In Court For Vote Canvassing

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, August 30, 2016 - A Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) official was arraigned before the courts for allegedly canvassing for votes for an ... Full story

NERA Takes Anti-Govt Demo To Bulawayo

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 30, 2016 - OPPOSITION parties under the banner of National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) on Tuesday vowed they were going to hold ... Full story

Masvingo Human Rights Defenders Freed

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, August 30, 2016 – A local court has freed a seven member group of human rights activists who were arrested on Monday during the ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Dehorn 700 Rhinos To Shut Out Poachers

Zimbabwe plans to dehorn its 700-strong rhino population to discourage poaching after 50 animals were illegally killed last year, a wildlife conservation group said on ... Full story

Mine Guards In Court For Killing, Injuring Gold Panners

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, August 30, 2016 - REDWING Mine’s three security guards who allegedly shot a gold panner dead and critically injured another, appeared in ... Full story

Mugabe Will Be Gone By December: #Tajamuka

HARARE – Ageing Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will leave office by December this year as citizens plan a serious of demonstrations to force him out, the ... Full story

Who Is Who In Zimbabwe's Anti-Govt Struggle?

Harare - Who's heading Zimbabwe's struggle on the ground now that #ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire has had to leave the country? As combined opposition parties brace ... Full story

MDC-T Rejects Terrorist Accusations

HARARE – The opposition MDC-T in Zimbabwe has rubbished claims that it is training terror squads to destabilise the country, saying it was a lawful ... Full story

Hungry Villagers Compete For Wild Fruit With Baboons

By Zwelethu Zikhali Binga, August 29, 2016 - THE ravaging El Nino induced drought seems to have pushed Binga villagers back to the hunter-gatherers’ era as ... Full story

Water Crisis In Chivi As Dams, Boreholes Dry Up

By Johannes Chin’ombe Chivi, August 29, 2016 - THE devastating effects of the El Nino-induced drought are taking a toll in Chivi district with communities now faced with ... Full story

Kasukuwere Henchman Fined For Bashing Resident

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, August 29, 2016 - GWERU City Council commissioner, Mark Choga was on Monday convicted by a local magistrate’s court for assaulting a resident during ... Full story

Zanu-PF Keen On Declaring State Of Emergency, MDC Claims

Harare – Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly expressed concern that President Robert Mugabe could soon declare state of emergency in a bid to stop increasing violent ... Full story

Zapu Followers Express Mixed Feelings Over Dabengwa Re-Election

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 29, 2016 - ORDINARY Zapu followers have expressed mixed feelings over their leader Dumiso Dabengwa’s retaining of his party’s presidency. Dabengwa retained his ... Full story

Can Zimbabwe’s Social Media Activism Oust Robert Mugabe?

Protests against the rule of Zimbabwe’s ageing president, Robert Mugabe, have become commonplace in recent months. In one of the latest incidents on August 24, ... Full story

Zim Police Violated Peoples' Rights, Says Rights Commission

Harare - The state-funded Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission has said that police violated the rights of Zimbabweans during recent protests in an unprecedented slap on ... Full story

MDC-T Plots Zanu PF Fat Cats’ Firms Boycott

THE opposition MDC-T has joined hands with civic groups and churches in a fresh campaign to boycott all businesses owned or run by Zanu PF ... Full story

Soldiers, Police Reportedly Join Anti-Govt Protests

Zimbabwe seems on the verge of a revolt by uniformed forces amid reports that some unpaid rank and file members have joined mass protests demanding ... Full story

VPs Mphoko, Mnangagwa Condemn Violent Protests

Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have condemned violence and looting that occurred in Harare last week and called on protesters to ... Full story

Nigeria's Buhari Claims Boko Haram Leader Wounded By Troops

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is "wounded", in his first comments on military claims that the ... Full story

Mutasa Damascene Moment Continues After 'Worst Day' In His Zim Life

By Dylan Murambgi  Harare, August 28, 2016 – FORMER state security minister Didymus Mutasa continues on his Damascene moment, this time making astonishing claims that Friday’s violent ... Full story

African Leaders Call For Global Support In The Fight Against Terrorism

Although African leaders are meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nairobi for trade, investment, and development talks in the sixth Tokyo International Conference on ... Full story

Trump Vows To Begin Deportations Immediately If Sworn In

WASHINGTON, United States - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is ... Full story

Bongo Aims To Extend 50-Year Family Rule In Gabon Election

  Gabon voted on Saturday amid discontent over its failure to raise living standards despite oil wealth, in a poll posing the biggest challenge yet to ... Full story

Oscar Pistorius: Bid To Challenge Six-Year Jail Term Fails

South African state prosecutors have failed in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder handed down to Oscar Pistorius. Prosecutors described the Paralympic athlete's ... Full story

'Abducted' Zim Activist Now In Police Custody - Lawyer

Harare - A Zimbabwe activist who was reported abducted during protests in Harare on Friday has been found in police custody, a human rights lawyer ... Full story

World Rights Group Expresses Solidarity With Zim Protestors

The 39th International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Congress, meeting in Johannesburg, has expressed its solidarity and its support with human rights defenders in Zimbabwe.  In ... Full story

No 'Arab Spring' In Zimbabwe, Mugabe Warns Protesters

President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst ... Full story

Residents Forced To Share Drinking Water With Wild Animals

By Zwelethu Zikhali Kamativi, August 27, 2016 - A health hazard is looming in Kamativi in Matabeleland North Province as residents of the now defunct tin ... Full story

Dube Disowns Mandi Chimene War Vets Group

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 25, 2016 - WAR Veterans, War Collaborators, Detainees and Restrictees minister Tshinga Dube has disowned the war veterans splinter group led ... Full story

Foiled Opposition March Reset For Next Friday

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 25, 2016 - MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai and fellow organisers of Friday’s foiled mega march have vowed not to relent on their ... Full story

Western Govts Rap Mugabe’s Govt Over Rights Violations

By Professor Mutodzi Harare, 26 August 2016 - WESTERN governments on Friday teamed up to criticise President Robert Mugabe’s administration over its poor human rights record which worsened this ... Full story

Zvorwadza, Mkhwananzi Arrested

National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe Chairperson, Sten Zvorwadza has been arrested on allegations of inciting public violence. Zvorwadza was arrested at Harare Central Police station where ... Full story

Tribal Storm Over Police Weapon Ban

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Bulawayo, August 26, 2016 – CONSERVATIVE Ndebeles based in the country’s second largest city have slammed a recent police ban on traditional weapons, ... Full story

PDP Commends Elders' Call For NTA Formation In Zim

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 26, 2016 - THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed sentiments by a group of world renowned individuals known ... Full story

Opposition Awaits Court Decision On Protest March Ban

Zimbabwe's High Court will this Friday morning decide whether President Robert Mugabe's opponents can proceed with a planned march calling for electoral reform after police ... Full story

Govt Bans Opposition March, Cites Security Reasons

Harare - HOME Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo says the government won’t tolerate any attempt to undermine peace in an apparent threat against a huge march ... Full story

Mawarire Urges Zimbabweans To Join Anti-Government March

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 25, 2016 – EXILED Zimbabwean pastor and activist Evan Mawarire has urged Zimbabweans to throng the planned anti-government protest march organised ... Full story

Tensions Rise As Zim Anti-Riot Police Deploy Ahead Of National Protest

Harare - Residents of the Zimbabwean town of Masvingo have been left dismayed by the deployment of anti-riot police ahead of a planned national protest on Friday, ... Full story

Anti-Mugabe Campaigns Spread To Rural Masvingo

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, August 25, 2016 – THE anti-Mugabe sentiment currently sweeping across the country’s cities has reached Gutu and Zaka districts in Masvingo with protests being ... Full story

You Can't March Tomorrow: Police Tell Political Parties

Zimbabwe police have told political parties that they cannot go ahead with their march tomorrow.  The political parties intend to hold a march to demand reforms ... Full story

Outrage As Top Bank's ATMs Churn Out Rands

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 25, 2016 – DEPOSITORS in the country’s second largest city were shocked this Thursday when they woke up to find Automated Tellor ... Full story

Go Beer Workers Wallow In Poverty After Company Shutdown

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, August 26, 2016 – MORE than 20 workers at the now defunct Gweru City Council beer brewery, Go Beer say they are living ... Full story

Nigerian Man Charged For Naming Dog After President

A Nigerian man is being charged for provoking people and "breach of peace" by naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painting the name ... Full story

Bulawayo Vendors Group In Attempts To Capacitate Members

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 25, 2016 – DUE to the country’s protracted economic crisis, the city of Bulawayo has, in recent years, lost its industrial hub ... Full story

Overpopulated Chiredzi Failing To Cope With Sewer Bursts

By Johannes Chin’ombe Chiredzi, August 25, 2016 – THE sugarcane farming town of Chiredzi is feeling the effects of an ever ballooning population which has led to ... Full story

Save Wild Animal Menace: Minister Urges Security Fencing

By Kenneth Matimaire Chipinge, August 25, 2016 – THE Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has appealed to conservancies around the Save Valley Conservancy to erect ... Full story

Bank Workers Petition Parly Over Labour Act

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 25, 2016 – DISGRUNTLED bank workers have petitioned the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to take ... Full story

Court Orders Reinstatement Of Placard Waving MSU Student

By Professor Mutodzi Gweru, August 25, 2016 – A High Court judge has ordered the reinstatement of a Midlands State University (MSU) student who had been ... Full story

Italy Quake Kills 159 As Rescuers Race To Find Survivors

Accumoli - Rescuers worked into the early hours of Thursday in a desperate search for survivors after a powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at ... Full story

'Sanctions Have Crippled Zimbabwe's Economy'

Zimbabwe's ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Isaac Moyo says Zimbabwe has been going through a difficult time in the last 15 years.The economic challenges ... Full story

Police Use Teargas, Water Cannons To Disperse Protesters

HARARE – Zimbabwean police used teargas, water cannon and batons on Wednesday to disperse opposition youths who were demonstrating in the capital against alleged brutality ... Full story

Loosing Zambian Presidential Candidate Puts Pressure On Lungu To Step Down

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has increased pressure on newly-elected President Edgar Lungu to step down, claiming that he was using state machinery ... Full story

Renamo Leader Dhlakama Rejects VP Position

Maputo – Leader of the opposition Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) Alfonso Dhlakama has rebuffed a proposal to offer him the position of a deputy president. If ... Full story

Under Resourced Shurugwi Clinic Exposing Expectant Mothers To Maternal Deaths

By Sydney Gokomere Shurugwi, August 24, 2016 – EXPECTANT mothers who access health care at Banga Clinic in Ward 5 in Shurugwi district face the challenge ... Full story

VP Mphoko's Supermarket Looted As Angry Protests Rock Harare

By Sij Ncube  Harare, August 24, 2016 - PROTESTERS Wednesday raided Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko supermarket in Harare along Nelson Mandela Avenues, looting thousands of dollars worth of groceries as demonstrations again hit ... Full story

Mutsvangwa Springs To Mujuru’s Defence

WAR veterans have reacted angrily to what they called Zanu PF’s belittling of female combatants of the country’s liberation war following State media “exposés” of ... Full story

Ghana President Pardons 'Mugabe' Who Threatened To Kill Judges

Accra - Ghana's President John Mahama has pardoned a radio presenter and two panellists jailed after threatening to kill judges who had ordered the removal ... Full story

Zim's War History Turns Battle Ground For Feuding Zanu PF Politicians

By Sij Ncube Harare, August 23, 2016 - FEUDING Zanu PF politicians have conspired to bastardise Zimbabwe’s liberation war history in a fierce mudslinging fiasco with the ... Full story

Teachers Group Abandons 200KM Protest March After State Intimidation

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 23, 2016 – A GROUP of teachers belonging to the Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (RTUZ) have been forced to abandon ... Full story

Residents 'Rename' Robert Mugabe Way To Devolution Way

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 23, 2016 - SOME cheeky Bulawayo residents, frustrated with the current government’s continued failure to roll out the country’s devolution programme ... Full story

Gweru Commissioner Bashes City Resident, Court Told

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, August 23, 2016 - A Gweru City Council commissioner has appeared before the courts on allegations of assaulting a resident following a ... Full story

Besieged Robert Mugabe Facing Strikes, Drought, Disunity

Zimbabwe’s economy is running out of cash. Its worst drought in decades is aggravating financial collapse. The ruling party is rived by infighting. And a ... Full story

Zambia Suspends 3 Broadcasters For Posing Security Risk During Elections

Zambia's broadcasting regulator on Monday suspended the licenses of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month's ... Full story

ZINASU Plans Demos Over Worsening Students Plight

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 23, 2016 – THE Zimbabwe National Student Union (Zinasu) says it has planned countrywide protests to press government to address the increasingly ... Full story

Zanu PF Midlands Claims Victory Over Factionalism

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, August 23, 2016 – ZANU PF Midlands says it has finally managed to deal with the factionalism that has rocked the party's ... Full story

Bimha Chides Media For 'Manufacturing' SI 64 Confusion

By Kenneth Matimaire Nyanga, August 23, 2016 - INDUSTRY and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha has castigated the local media for allegedly manufacturing the current confusion which ... Full story

Nigeria Won't Be Able To Bring Back All Kidnapped Chibok Girls - ISS

Cape Town – A continental think tank, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), has said that the issue of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Parched Forests Fall Prey To New Pests

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Eucalyptus trees, popularly known as gum trees, stand tall amid Zimbabwe's forests. But those dotting the ... Full story

SA, Zimbabwe Goods Smuggling Incidents On The Rise

The ban on some foreign import goods in Zimbabwe has resulted in the increase of incidents of smuggling by informal traders and private people along ... Full story

Kerry In Kenya To Discuss Regional Security And Terrorism

Nairobi – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Sunday in Kenya to hold talks with leaders of the East African nation that are ... Full story

Kondozi Ghost Haunts Zanu PF As Former Co-Owner Bares Soul On Seizure

By Sij Ncube Harare, August 22, 2016 - ZANU PF opportunists, driven by greed and self-entitlement, conspired to annihilate Kondozi Estate in order to settle one of their ... Full story

Magaya Followers Vow Continued Loyalty To Rape Accused Cleric

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 22, 2016 — EMBATTLED Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance (PHD) ministries founder, Walter Magaya’s followers say they will continue supporting the popular preacher ... Full story

Musakwa Loses Bid To Replace Kereke

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, August 22, 2016 – GOSPEL musician and Zanu PF politician, Elias Musakwa’s ambition to become an MP has failed again after losing party ... Full story

Magaya Claims Politicians After Him

PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader, Walter Magaya, told his followers during a Friday church service, shortly before his arrest, that some top politicians ... Full story

Mawarire Followers Fume After Protest Pastor Leaves For US

Harare - From a symbol of resistance and hope, a pastor who galvanised thousands of Zimbabweans into anti-government action has become a subject of derision, ... Full story

Thomas Mapfumo, Pastor Mawarire Join Forces

Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire have joined forces in putting pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s government to relinquish power.    The ... Full story

Ncube Follower Says MDC Leader Best Suited For Coalition Leadership

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 21, 2016 - AN official with Professor Welshman Ncube’s MDC says the former Industry Minister was politically untainted and was ... Full story

Magaya Opens Up On Sex Scandals

Two days before his dramatic arrest on rape charges on Friday, Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) founder Walter Magaya (WM) spoke to us about the ... Full story

Prophet Magaya Arrested On Rape Charge

Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya was last Friday arrested in Harare for allegedly raping a congregant.  Sources told The Sunday Mail he ... Full story

Gutu Sex Workers Wash Privates In Village Well

GUTU - Villagers in the Magwidi area near Mpandawana are appalled by the behavior of some sex workers in the area whom they say are posing ... Full story

Village Head In Sex For Food Storm

GUTU - Residents of Mukadziwasha village near Mpandawana town are asking for the immediate removal of Mukadziwasha village head, Willy Mukadziwasha, alleging that his aides demand sexual ... Full story

Zanu PF In Mini Poll To Find Mutsvangwa Replacement

The revolutionary party Zanu PF has set its sights on retaining the Norton parliamentary seat in the pending by-election after holding successful and peaceful primary ... Full story

Mawarire Plots Massive UN Demo

WHILE President Robert Mugabe might have heaved a sigh of relief following reports that #ThisFlag founder, Evan Mawarire had left the country, the Zanu PF ... Full story

Angolan President Dos Santos Re-elected Leader Of Ruling MPLA Party

Angola's ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) on Friday confirmed the election of Jose Eduardo dos Santos for another term as leader ... Full story

HIV Survivors Stage Protest Against Municipal Health User Fee Hike

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, August 19, 2016 – PEOPLE Living With HIV (PLWH) on Friday held a peaceful march to protest against the unilateral hike of health user fees ... Full story

Church Group Condemns Police Brutality On Protesters

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 19, 2016 - THE Zimbabwe Christian Alliance (ZCA) has condemned continued police brutality against peaceful demonstrators saying this was gross violation of ... Full story

Opposition Plots Bigger Coalition Against Mugabe

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 19, 2016 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party can now brace for a broader coalition of opponents ... Full story

Drunk British Woman Cuts Snake Heads With Scissors, Swallows Them Raw

Shropshire – A woman from Market Drayton, England, who drunkenly decapitated her two pet snakes with a pair of scissors and swallowed their heads, has ... Full story

Chipinge Residents Living In Fear Of Renamo Attacks

Mutare – Renewed fighting between Mozambican military forces and Renamo rebels have caused widespread fears among Zimbabweans living in eastern Manicaland province, according to a report on ... Full story

Opposition Parties Blast Police For Brutalising Protesters

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 19, 2016 - OPPOSITION political parties in Zimbabwe under the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) have blasted continued cases of police ... Full story

Tajamuka Activists Confront UNICEF Over Child Abuse Claims

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 19, 2016 - ACTIVISTS from the anti-government ‪#‎Tajamuka‬group on Thursday confronted UNICEF officials at their Harare office demanding clarity on where they ... Full story

Zanu PF Masvingo Province Readies For Party Conference

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, 19 August 2016 - The Zanu PF Provincial Executive for Masvingo has announced that preparations for the upcoming party conference to be ... Full story

NGO Donates Bicycles To Nkayi School Pupils Enduring Long Distances

By Dumisani Nyoni Nkayi, August 19, 2016 - PRIMARY school children in remote Nkayi district, Matabeleland North province, have been relieved from travelling long distances to ... Full story

88-Year-Old Starves To Death In Gutu As Food Is Politicised

GUTU – Ndakaziva Mhizha, an 88-year-old woman from Nyazvidzi East in Gutu who has not been able to access food handouts from the Social Welfare ... Full story

New Cancer Hospital Opens, Invites Tsvangirai For Treatment

A CANCER treatment centre, which opened its doors to the public in Harare this week, has invited Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai to ... Full story

Mujuru's Party Blasts Chiwenga For Meddling In Politics

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 17, 2016 – THE Joice Mujuru led Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party has hit back at Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander, Constantino ... Full story

Govt's Draft Cyber Law Slammed

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 17, 2016 – GOVERNMENT plans to enact strict legislation to regulate the use of social media have been roundly condemned for ... Full story

Residents' Group Hails Plans To Unmask Rate Defaulting VIPs

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 17, 2016 – THE Chitungwiza Residents Trust (CHITREST) has welcomed plans by the Urban Councils’ Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) to name ... Full story

Prophet Magaya Unveils 5 000 Housing Units In Bulawayo

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 17, 2016 - PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) ministries founder, Walter Magaya on Wednesday launched a housing project in Bulawayo which aims to ... Full story

Zim Man Gets Visa After Tweeting SA Home Affairs Minister

Durban – The thought of kissing his wife and two children goodbye as the expiry date of his temporary spousal visa drew nearer had been ... Full story

Police Brutalise Peaceful Protesters

Several people were left injured when Zimbabwe police crushed a peaceful demonstration by #Tajamuka activists in Harare on Wednesday morning.    The protesters had gathered near Town ... Full story

100 Million Needed To Save Drought-Hit Farmers In Southern Africa

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) said at least US$100 million would be required to help farmers in 10 Southern African countries produce ... Full story

Villagers Turn Up The Heat On Chinese Employers

By Nhau Mangirazi Hurungwe, August 17, 2018 - VILLAGERS hired two years ago by a local community mine are up in arms with their Chinese employers ... Full story

Govt Bid To Pacify Labour Over SEZ Hits Snag

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 17, 2016 – GOVERNMENT’S efforts to pacify labour appeared to hit a snag Tuesday after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions ... Full story

Male Domestic Violence Victims Now Seeking Counselling Services

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, August 17, 2016 - AN increased number of male victims of domestic violence and other forms of emotional abuse are beginning to ... Full story

PDP Dismisses Govt's Command Agriculture Programme

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 17, 2016 - THE opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed government’s newly introduced command agriculture which seeks ease the country’s ... Full story

Mushohwe Threatens Social Media Abusers

INFORMATION minister Christopher Mushohwe has threatened to deal with social media users angling for regime change in the country, saying the government cannot continue to ... Full story

'I Just Want To Go Home', Says First Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued From Boko Haram

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first of more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls to be rescued from Boko Haram after two years in captivity ... Full story

150 Arrested In Zambia Over Poll Protest

Lusaka - Zambian police said on Tuesday they had arrested 150 opposition demonstrators over protests that erupted after President Edgar Lungu was declared the winner ... Full story

Jealous Man Kills Lover, Her Boyfriend And Hangs Self

By Dumisani Nyoni Nkayi, August 16, 2016 – A suspected love triangle in this Matabeleland North community turned deadly last Saturday when a jealous man ran amok, stabbing ... Full story

Zambia's Parly Speaker To Act As President If Opposition Challenges Poll Outcome

GABORONE - The Speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, is likely to become interim president if the main opposition United Party for National ... Full story

Byo CSOs Want Devolution To Stop Job Descrimination

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 16, 2016 – CIVIC groups in Bulawayo have demanded the introduction of devolution in the country, which they said will help stop ... Full story

Blitz Against Food Vendors In Gweru

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, August 16, 2016 - GWERU City Council on Monday started the blitz on illegal food vendors with authorities saying the move was meant to ... Full story

Residents Waking Up To Dry Taps Daily After Stalled Water Project

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, August 16, 2016 – RESIDENTS in the city’s Dangamvura high density suburb now bear the brunt of a bungled water supply project as ... Full story

UNICEF Says Stands By Dzamara Statement

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 16, 2016 - THE United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday it stood by its statement over the weekend ... Full story

Parents Of Nigeria's Missing Chibok Girls 'Wounded' After Watching Boko Haram Video

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram more than two years ago said on Monday they felt wounded after ... Full story

Mugabe Is Ungrateful: Mujuru

FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru has said her late husband and former army commander, General Solomon Mujuru, was “turning in his grave” in reaction to the ... Full story

Kasukuwere, Mayor Fidze Bicker Over Masvingo Council Land

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, 15 August, 2016 – DAGGERS are drawn between Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere and Masvingo mayor Hubert Fidze over the former’s decision to grab ... Full story

Villagers Giving Borehole Water To Livestock As Dams Dry

By Dumisani Nyoni Nkayi, August 15, 2016 — VILLAGERS in drought prone Nkayi have now resorted to fetching water from boreholes to give to their livestock which ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Will Never Rule Zimbabwe - Biti

Harare, August 16, 2016 - CURRENT social and economic challenges in the country where the Zanu PF government has failed to pay civil servants are ... Full story

Zambia's Lungu Wins Presidential Election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu narrowly won re-election on Monday, in a vote his main rival Hakainde Hichilema rejected on claims of alleged rigging by the ... Full story

Zambia's Lungu Leads In Election, Main Opponent Alleges Irregularities

President Edgar Lungu was leading in Zambia's presidential election on Monday, with 85 percent of the constituencies counted, but his main rival demanded a recount ... Full story

War Vets Back Mliswa

DISGRUNTLED members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) in Norton have thrown their weight behind independent candidate, Temba Mliswa ahead of the ... Full story

94 Year Old South African Granny Raped

FRANKFORT – Police in Mafube have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly robbing and raping a 94-year-old woman in Namahadi, Frankfort, Free State police said on ... Full story

Zambians Anxiously Await Election Results Amid Delays

Zambian voters have expressed frustration at the electoral commission’s delays in announcing results. Votes continue to trickle in and with less than half the votes counted. Incumbent ... Full story

Dzamara Fumes After UNICEF Censure Over Kids' Use In Demo

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, August 15, 2016 – PATSON Dzamara, brother to missing pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, was at the weekend left fuming after the United ... Full story

Zimbabweans Divided Over Pastor Mawarire's Failure To Return

Harare – Confused and somewhat betrayed: That's how one Zimbabwean feels about #ThisFlag protest leader Evan Mawarire's failure to return to Zimbabwe more than a month after ... Full story

Opposition Coalition Without Reforms Futile - Analysts

By Sij Ncube  Harare, August 14, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’S mainstream opposition political parties have initiated moves to forge a broader coalition against Zanu PF ahead of ... Full story

Mphoko Says Productive White Farmers To Get Offer Letters

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko says the government is considering highly productive farms run by white commercial farmers to be issued with offer letters. Speaking ... Full story

Boko Haram Video Claims To Show Abducted Nigerian School Girls

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has published a video apparently showing recent footage of dozens of school girls kidnapped two years ago, and saying some ... Full story

Tsvangirai, Joice Mujuru Join Hands

Former vice-president Joice Mujuru yesterday joined hands with MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai in a demonstration against President Robert Mugabe’s alleged misrule, which was attended by ... Full story

Gweru Expectant Mothers Travelling Longer Distances To to Deliver

By Sydney Gokomere  Gweru, August 14, 2016 - EXPECTANT mothers registered at Mtapa clinic in Gweru are reportedly delivering on their way to Mkoba Polyclinic, which ... Full story

Child Abuse Claims In Itai Dzamara Demo Utter Rubbish: Patson

By Dr. Patson Dzamara And so, the Herald carried a nonsensical article about our recent Itai Dzamara commemoration. A commemoration I am singularly responsible for organising and ... Full story

Masvingo Mayor Says Has No Land For Zanu PF Youths

MASVINGO - Masvingo city mayor Hubert Fidze said council has no land to spare for the Zanu PF youths to develop residential stands urging them to ... Full story

Zambia's Lungu Ahead In Early Vote Count, Opposition Cries Foul

President Edgar Lungu was ahead of his main rival on Saturday in early counting from Zambia's presidential election, but the main opposition said its count ... Full story

Residents Fret Over Impending Town Clerk Departure

By Judith Sibanda Victoria Falls, August 13, 2016 - RESIDENTS in the resort town want out-going town clerk, Christopher Dube to delay his departure insisting the Bulawayo ... Full story

Homeless Chiadzwa Villagers Grab Miner's Homes

By Kenneth Matimaire  Mutare, August 13, 2016 - A total of 53 homeless families relocated from Chiadzwa to Arda Transau Resettlement Area on Thursday took matters ... Full story

Pope In Surprise Visit To Ex-Prostitutes

Vatican City - Pope Francis surprised 20 former prostitutes on Friday by knocking on their door in Rome and popping in for a chat. The Argentine, ... Full story

Zambian President Lungu's Main Challenger Claims Vote Fraud

LUSAKA - Zambian presidential challenger Hakainde Hichilema alleged election fraud on Friday, accusing poll officials and the ruling party of colluding over delayed results in ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Social Media Revolt Yet To Take Root In Rural Areas

Deep in Zimbabwe's drought-stricken rural district of Chiredzi, news of the biggest protests against President Robert Mugabe in a decade reached Peter Mufaro only after ... Full story

Jailed King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s Wife Dies

The fifth wife of the jailed Aba Thembu King, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Nolitha has died after a short illness in her native home in Cofimvaba in ... Full story

Marange Diamond Panning Fueling Early Child Marriages

By Kenneth Matimaire  Chimanimani, August 12, 2016 – TRADITIONAL leaders and villagers in Marange and Hot Springs areas are peeved by the sharp increase in ... Full story

SI 64 To Remain In Force For Up To Three Years

INDUSTRY and Commerce Minister, Mike Bimha, says the protection of local industries through Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 will last between two to three years.   He ... Full story

Mawarire Charged For Twitter Remarks Against Moyo

OPPOSITION Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire, was yesterday charged with contravening the Posts and Telecommunications Act over a tweet insinuating that Higher Education ... Full story

Mphoko Gets Away With Police Bullying

ZIMBABWE National Roads Administration (Zinara), acting chief executive officer Engineer Moses Juma and non-executive director Davison Norupiri, who were unprocedurally released from police custody three ... Full story

Zambia Awaits Presidential, Parliamentary Vote Results

Zambia on Friday awaited the first election results from what is expected to have been a close contest between President Edgar Lungu and his main ... Full story

Popularity Of Cambridge Qualifications Continues To Grow

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 11, 2016 - Cambridge qualifications are more popular than ever before, following a rise in examination entries this year in South Africa and ... Full story

Cop Caught Pants Down With Junior's Wife

GUTU – There was drama at a house in Hwiru in Mpandawana last week when a police Sergeant was allegedly caught stark naked with a junior's ... Full story

Mat South MPs Sleeping On Duty

Following a number of issues raised to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development in Matabeleland South Province, indications are that ... Full story

Economy Dominates Zambia's Election

Lusaka - As 6.7 million registered voters in Zambia go to the polls today, the tough choice that lies before them is in identifying a ... Full story

Karoi Residents Mourn NGO's Relocation

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, August 11, 2016 – KAROI residents who have been benefitting from the activities of Goal Zimbabwe have lamented the recent relocation of ... Full story

Mugabe Ouster Plot Thickens

THE plot to push President Robert Mugabe out of office has thickened, amid reports the opposition MDC-T has rekindled its impeachment motion in Parliament and ... Full story

More Zimbabweans Face Starvation As La Niña Looms

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, August 11, 2016 – ZIMBABWE’S food crisis is set to worsen early next year with the number of food insecure citizens set to ... Full story

Teachers Group Plans 200km Walk For Improved Working Conditions

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, August 11, 2016 – THE Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (RTUZ) plans to embark on a 200km walk over 10 days starting next ... Full story

Zambia Voting For President Amid Unprecedented Violence

Lusaka - Zambia, often praised for its democracy and healthy economy, now faces a presidential election with high tensions on both fronts. The country votes on ... Full story

Hwange Jumbo Tramples White Zimbabwean Man To Death

By Judith Sibanda Hwange, August 10, 2016 - A 25-year-old Bulawayo man was trampled to death by a female elephant in Hwange National Park after ... Full story

Ethiopian Government Blocks Internet As Protests Continue

After more than 48 hours of total blackout following fierce, massive anti-government protests in multiple places in Ethiopia demanding regime change, the government partially restored ... Full story

Chamisa, Mudzuri Appointments Irk Mthwakazi

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 10, 2016 - THE recent appointment of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri by MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to join Thokozani Khuphe ... Full story

Mugabe Dodges Pay Crisis, Army Meddling In Politics

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has once again failed to address the current Zanu PF unrest that has sucked in the country’s military, prompting their issuing of ... Full story

Ex-Mayor Says Mutare Still Able To Trim Giant Wage Bill

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, August 09, 2016 – FORMER Mutare mayor, Brian James says the troubled local authority was still capable of trimming its giant wage bill ... Full story

Lungu Battles To Hold Power In Zambia Election

Lusaka - Zambia goes to the polls on Thursday following a fractious and sporadically violent campaign, with President Edgar Lungu fighting to stay in power ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Seeks To Retain Defense Forces' Support After Pay Delays

Zimbabwe is trying to improve accommodation for the military, President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday, in a bid to retain its support despite recent pay ... Full story

Rtd Colonel Mbudzi Blasts Govt For Abusing Security Forces

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, August 09, 2016 - RETIRED army Colonel Kudzai Mbudzi has slammed the Zanu PF led government for allegedly abusing the country’s security ... Full story

Zambian Court Orders Ministers To Step Down Ahead Of Election

LUSAKA - Zambia's Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that all cabinet and provincial ministers should vacate their posts ahead og August 11 elections as remaining ... Full story

No UK Bailout For Mugabe - Envoy

By Sij Ncube Harare, August 09, 2016 - THE United Kingdom has ruled out a $1,1 billion bailout for President Robert Mugabe's government and instead warned recent ... Full story

War Veterans Leaders Boycott Heroes Day Celebrations

WAR veterans leaders on Monday boycotted the National War Heroes Commemorations.This protest was against the country's president Robert Mugabe's leadership.It is the first time that ... Full story

'Zipra War Veterans Still Being Discriminated'

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 08, 2016 – ON Monday, the nation celebrated the national Heroes Day, but the mood among ZIPRA war vets in Zimbabwe's second largest ... Full story

Heroes Day Has Lost Significance Under Mugabe: Tsvangirai

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, August 08, 2016 – As Zimbabweans across the country on Monday gathered for the Heroes Day celebrations, MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai recently ... Full story

Kariba Residents Lament Oppression Under The Country's Liberators

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, August 08, 2016 – AS Zimbabweans from different parts of the country took time to celebrate the annual National Heroes Day on Monday, ... Full story

Manicaland, Transit Point For Liberators Breaks Ties With Zanu PF

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, August 08, 2016 – Historically, Manicaland is known as the transit point for liberation war fighters who crossed into Mozambique to receive training ... Full story

Mugabe Says Seeking Steps To Speed Up Public Employees' Pay

Zimbabwe's government is working on measures to avoid delays in salary payments to soldiers, police officers and other public employees, President Robert Mugabe said on ... Full story

True Liberation Heroes Turning In Their Graves As Country Burns

By Sij Ncube Harare, August 08, 2016 – AS Zimbabwe marks National Heroes Day this Monday, genuine liberation war heroes and heroines who lie buried at the national shrine and ... Full story

Major Power Outage In Zim After Units Fail

HARARE - Zimbabwe experienced a major power outage after most energy units went down on Sunday. Power went down at around 3pm before it was restored ... Full story

Chombo Says Beitbridge Shutdown Won't Happen

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe will be "out in full force" to stop an attempted shutdown of the country's main border with South Africa on ... Full story

Kansiime Collapses Back Stage

UGANDA’S queen of comedy, Anne Kansiime, temporarily lost consciousness back stage and sent her management team into panic soon after her excellent performance on Saturday ... Full story

Triangle Man Plunges Car Into Canal To Commit Suicide

CHIREDZI – A man from Triangle has committed suicide by driving his car into a big canal following a dispute with his wife over a child ... Full story

South African Correctional Services Deny Pistorius Suicide Attempt Reports

The Department of Correctional Services has dismissed allegations that jailed paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has attempted to commit suicide.  However, the department has confirmed that Pistorius was ... Full story

Jailed Oscar Pistorius Rushed To Hospital

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius was rushed to Pretoria’s Kalafong Hospital yesterday after sustaining injuries to his wrists in jail. While correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said ... Full story

Army General Chiwenga Wades Into Zanu PF Politics, Warns G40

Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga has warned opposition elements bent on fomenting turmoil, and Zanu-PF infiltrators seeking to destroy the party ... Full story

Mugabe A Pseudo War Veteran - Margaret Dongo

By Kenneth Matimaire  Mutare, August 06, 2016 – FORMER ally turned fierce Robert Mugabe critic, Margaret Dongo has questioned the Zimbabwean leader’s liberation war credentials, insisting he was ... Full story

I Will Never Flee Mugabe, I Have Experienced The Worst Already: Patson Dzamara

Dr. Patson Dzamara  Fellow Zimbabweans, I have received several inquiries regarding my safety. I am safe and well. Thank you.  I have also received unconfirmed information insinuating that ... Full story

Zimbabweans Take Protest To Cricket Test

BULAWAYO - Hundreds of protesters waved the Zimbabwean flag and sang the national anthem during a cricket match against New Zealand on Saturday.  Circumventing laws that ... Full story

WOZA Activists, Youths Arrested For Plotting Protest During Cricket Match

By Professor Matodzi Bulawayo, August 06, 2016 – POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested nine members of social and economic rights lobby, Woman Of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) ... Full story

Mugabe Petitioned Over Brutal Attacks On Journos

Harare - Media organisations in Zimbabwe have petitioned President Robert Mugabe over the continued police brutality against journalists. Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ), a body representing ... Full story

Uganda Police Storm Gay Fashion Show, Arrest 20

Kampala - Ugandan police broke up a gay pride event in the capital and arrested about 20 people, a gay rights leader said on Friday. This ... Full story

Karoi Residents Protest Delay In Terminus Renovation

By Nhau Mangirazi Karoi, August 05, 2016 – KAROI residents are up in arms with the town council over continued delays by the authority to renovate ... Full story

Zanu PF MP Calls School Children For March Against Own Parents

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, August 05, 2016 – ZANU PF legislator for Luveve-Gwabalanda, Ntando Mlilo has invited primary school children in his constituency to come for a ... Full story

Judicial Managers Cash In On Distressed Firms

More than 60 local firms are under judicial management  exposing the failure by judicial managers tasked with reviving the distressed  companies to come up with ... Full story

Cop Bashes Female Motorist At A Road Block

HARARE- Three strong punches in the face have left a Borrowdale woman with a dislocated jaw and in severe pain thanks to a ZRP Constable. It ... Full story

Govt Fears Army, Police Hostilities

FEARS of explosive hostilities between the army and police, fuelled by Zanu PF’s succession-driven factionalism and infighting cutting across the security sector and other critical ... Full story

Julius Malema's Party Growing - Vote Stats

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) looks set to double the number of votes it achieved in the 2014 general election.The party has claimed 2 million ... Full story

Fresh Cabinet Reshuffle Looms

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is mulling a fresh cabinet reshuffle, which government and party insiders say will be informed by the need to respond to growing ... Full story

Mugabe Is Outdated, Self-Centred, Power-Hungry Ruler: Ex Youth Leader

HARARE - A former Zanu PF youth leader has laid into 92-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe whom he described as an “outdated, self-centred and power-hungry ... Full story

Mahofa Urges Army Take-Over As Country Burns

By Johannes Chin’ombe Mwenezi, August 05, 2016 – CONTROVESIAL Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister, Shuvai Mahofa has told Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander, General Constantine Chiwenga to lead the ... Full story

South African Opposition Reject ANC In Three Major Cities

Urban South Africans dealt the ANC its biggest political blow since the end of apartheid on Thursday, knocking the ruling party off its perch in ... Full story