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Charamba Bid To Distance Mnangagwa From Gukurahundi

By Sij Ncube Harare, January 31, 2017 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba is working overtime in a desperate bid to assist Vice President Emmerson ... Full story

Chihuri Accuses Police Officers Of Negligent Driving

POLICE Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri yesterday accused his officers of negligent driving and wrecking the force’s vehicle fleet, causing some stations to fail to attend to ... Full story

Fears Of Xenophobic Violence In Pretoria

  Pretoria - A pamphlet circulating in Mamelodi calling for a march against foreign nationals has triggered fears of a new outbreak of xenophobic violence. The ... Full story

Trump's 'America First' Pledge Has Echoes Of Rhodesia's Racist White Nationalists

By Brooks Marmon, University of Edinburgh Donald Trump’s bleak inauguration speech has attracted attention for, among other things, employing the phrase “America first”. The term was popularised ... Full story

Manicaland MPs Slam Shoddy Road Rehab

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, January 31, 2017 – LAWMAKERS in Manicaland have slammed shoddy road constructions by the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) before ordering the ... Full story

Tsvangirai Gets Coalition Nod

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly been given the greenlight by his supporters in Matabeleland region to form a grand coalition with his Zimbabwe People ... Full story

Married Woman Follows Rapist For More Sex

CHIVHU – In a stranger than fiction case, a 22-year-old Featherstone woman recently asked Chivhu Magistrates Court to withdraw two counts of rape against a ... Full story

Trump Executive Order: White House Stands Firm Over Travel Ban

The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it. In a statement, President ... Full story

Trump Travel Ban Sparks Dollar Weakness

New York - The dollar headed lower and Asian stocks declined as traders digested the tensions sparked by Donald Trump’s order halting some immigration, a ... Full story

Zim Student Dies After Being Swept Out To Sea

Port Elizabeth - A 22-year-old Zimbabwean man studying in Port Elizabeth was swept out to sea in rip currents on Sunday afternoon, NSRI spokesperson Chris Lambinon ... Full story

Globe-Trotting Mugabe Off For Another Summit

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, January 29, 2017 – WITH only 24 hours of his return from a long holiday in Asia, President Robert Mugabe has ... Full story

New Gweru Town Clerk Spends 160L Fuel Driving From Home

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, January 29, 2017 – NEWLY appointed Gweru town clerk, Elizabeth Gwatipedza burns approximately 160 litres of fuel per month while driving to ... Full story

ERC Demands Tighter Laws To Reign In Offending Parties

By Moses Chibaya  Harare, January 29, 2017 - POLL watchdog, the Election Resource Centre (ERC), has called for the crafting of legislation that enforces strict adherence ... Full story

54 Marathon Race Set For May

By Don Makanyanga  Harare, January 29, 2017 - INVESTMENT banker and South African Businessman Joseph Busha, the brains behind JM Busha 54 Marathon races, has revealed he will be ... Full story

Zuma Ouster Plotters Face The Boot

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is considering firing ministers who backed calls for him to step down last year and defied his instructions, according to ... Full story

Rush To Fix Road As Mugabe Returns From Holiday

Harare - Say goodbye to Singapore, President Mugabe. And Beijing and wherever else you've been on your LONG Christmas holiday. Harare's potholed streets await your shiny ... Full story

Battle For Survival As Farmers, Miners Tussle For Land

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, January 28, 2017 – FIFTY-SIX year old Memory Mkwindidza is a tormented soul. Mkwindidza, a Tsvingwe resident, cannot believe the sight of her maize ... Full story

White South African Workers Still Earn More Than Blacks - Report

PRETORIA – Black South Africans earned on average only about one-fifth as much as their white counterparts in 2015, according to data published by Statistics ... Full story

Gambia's New President Adama Barrow To Return Home

Gambia's new President, Adama Barrow, says he will return to the country on Thursday to assume power - days after his predecessor left. Mr Barrow, who ... Full story

Zimbabwe Stands Still As President Vacations Off The Grid

By JEFFREY MOYO and NORIMITSU ONISHI, New York Times HARARE, Zimbabwe — It was an urgent matter for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe: His approval was needed so that a ... Full story

Govt-Workers In Bonus Deadlock

A CRUNCH meeting to discuss payment of 2016 bonuses for civil servants ended in a stalemate on Wednesday after the workers rejected three non-cash offers ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma Speaks Out Against Donald Trump's Admin

Addis Ababa - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has warned that a Donald Trump's administration threatened global progress on climate change and women's rights. Africa ... Full story

Detain Woeful Warriors, Says Zanu PF MP

By Leopold Munhende Harare, January 26, 2017 – MEMBER of Parliament for Harare East, Terence Mukupe has called for the arrest of the 23 member Zimbabwe ... Full story

Defiant Mutare Residents Vow War Over Council Evictions

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, January 25, 2016 – DANGAMVURA’s Homeless People Federation residents who settled themselves in Devonshire Extension after they were duped off their stands ... Full story

Equatorial Guinea Confirms Hosting Jammeh

MALABO – Equatorial Guinea conformed on Tuesday it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled his country after West African troops threatened to remove ... Full story

Vendors Run Riot, Resist Evictions

RIOTS broke out in central Harare on Tuesday, briefly bringing business to a standstill, as vendors fought running battles with police, who were trying to ... Full story

Mujuru Should Disband 'Doomed Project' - Kasukuwere

By Sij Ncube Harare, January 24, 2017 – ZANU PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has taken a jibe at Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader Joice ... Full story

High Court Judge Blasts Deadly Alcohol Worshippers

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, January 24, 2017 - Many people in the country particularly the young generation have taken to "worshipping alcohol" and further ... Full story

Grace Worse Than Philippine Spendthrift Imelda Marcos - PDP

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, January 24, 2017 – FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s party says the first lady Grace Mugabe’s penchant for lavish lifestyle as the ... Full story

Mujuru Credibility Under Scrutiny After Bikita Poll Loss

By Don Makanyanga Harare, January 24, 2016 – FORMER Vice President and Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru’s chances of leading an envisaged grand coalition of ... Full story

Gambia's Barrow Vows To Go After Jammeh Plunder

Banjul - Gambian President Adama Barrow’s team announced on Monday his vice-president would be a woman who has vowed to prosecute former leader Yahya Jammeh and ... Full story

Police Officer Arrested For Insulting Mugabe

A JUNIOR officer based at Silobela Police Station in Midlands province recently landed himself in trouble after he allegedly defaced portrait pictures of President Robert ... Full story

Harare Hosts Four Team Rugby Fiesta

By Don Makanyanga Harare, January 23, 2017 – ZIMBABWE Rugby fanatics will be up for a treat this weekend as the country plays host to Super ... Full story

Violent Bikita West Poll Bad Rehearsal For 2018 - CiZC

By Staff Reporter Harare, January 23, 2017 – CRISIS in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has warned the 2018 elections could be rigged and even more violent if ... Full story

Jammeh 'Stole' Millions In Final Weeks In Power, Shipped Out Luxury Cars

Banjul - Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury ... Full story

Zanu PF Wins Bikita West By-Election

By Staff Reporter Harare, January 22, 2017 – FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru’s ZimPF candidate, Kudakwashe Gopo lost the Saturday Bikita by-election by a wide margin, ... Full story

Disgraced Gambian Dictator Finally Leaves For Exile

Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. He boarded a plane ... Full story

Gambians Await Jammeh's Exit After Pledge To Go

BANJUL – Gambians on Saturday anxiously awaited the departure of strongman Yahya Jammeh after he agreed to stand down following 11th-hour talks with west African leaders ... Full story

Zimbabweans Look To The Gambia With Envy

Harare - "We need an Ecowas in southern Africa!" That was the tweeted wail from prominent Zimbabwe lawyer Fadzayi Mahere this week as she and many ... Full story

Mujuru In Surprise Visit To Filthy Masvingo Vending Market

By Johannes Chin’ombe Masvingo, January 21, 2017 – ZimPF President, Joice Mujuru on Wednesday braved wet weather to make a surprise visit to a Masvingo vendors market ... Full story

Byo Motorists Piqued By Widening City Potholes

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, January 21, 2017 - MOTORISTS in Bulawayo are up in arms with the city council over deteriorating city road conditions which have ... Full story

Trump Inauguration: President Vows To End 'American Carnage'

President Donald Trump has painted a bleak picture of a broken country after being sworn in as US president. He spoke of abandoned factories, rampant crime ... Full story

Gambia's Defeated Leader Agrees To Cede Power: Official

Banjul - Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to cede power to the country's newly inaugurated leader, a Senegalese government official confirmed late Friday. Final ... Full story

More Jail Time For Mugabe ‘Death Prophesy’ Cleric

By Staff Reporter Harare, January 20, 2017 – FIREBRAND preacher, Patrick Mugadza was Thursday denied bail by a Harare magistrate who found the Remnant Pentecostal Church ... Full story

Gambia Crisis: Jammeh Given Last Chance To Resign As Troops Close In

West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered The Gambia. Mr Jammeh has been given until noon ... Full story

Civic Groups Slam Bikita West Violence

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, January 19, 2017 – ZIMBABWE’S civic groups have roundly condemned the resurgence of politically motivated violence ahead of this weekend’s Bikita West by-election. This ... Full story

Mnangagwa Allies Snub Mphoko Rally

By Johannes Chin’ombe MASVINGO, 19 January 2017 – AS factional politics continue to rock the Zanu PF campaign ahead of this weekend’s Bikita West by-election, perceived allies ... Full story

Thieving Hre Municipal Bosses To Face The Music: Kasukuwere

By Sij Ncube Harare, January 19, 2017 - LOCAL government minister Saviour Kasukuwere says Harare city executives could face prosecution for defying a ministerial directive to reduce their ... Full story

Mliswa Dismisses Opposition Coalition

By Don Makanyanga Harare, January 19, 2016 – INDEPENDENT MP for Norton, Temba Mliswa has poured scorn at current opposition attempts to forge a united front ... Full story

Egyptian Football Star Placed On 'Terror' List

CAIRO - Former African football star Mohamed Aboutrika has been added to the Egyptian court authorities' terror list, based on suspicions he financed the banned ... Full story

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh's Term Extended By Parliament

The Gambia's parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh's term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days.  It also ... Full story

Reflective Donkey Collars To Curb Road Carnage

Beitbridge - It's a grim sight along roads leading to the Beitbridge border post in Zimbabwe: donkeys, killed or maimed by drivers travelling at night. So ... Full story

Court For ‘Mugabe Death Prophecy’ Cleric

By Staff Reporter Harare, January 18, 2017 – FIREBRAND anti-Mugabe cleric Pastor Patrick Mugadza Tuesday spent his second night in police custody and was expected to ... Full story

Error Anti-Boko Haram Air Strike Kills 100 Refugees

Maiduguri - A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than ... Full story

Bikita West: 'Police Turn Zanu PF Commissars'

By Dylan Murambgi Harare, January 18, 2016 – A top pro-democracy group has accused Zimbabwean police of abandoning their constitutional duties and turning themselves into Zanu ... Full story

Gambia Crisis: Jammeh's Admin Suffers Resignations

Cape Town – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's administration has been hit by resignations after three government ministers called it quits, a report said on Tuesday. ... Full story

Mliswa Absolves Mnangagwa From Gukurahundi Atrocities

By Don Makanyanga Harare, January 17, 2017 – OUTSPOKEN Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has distanced Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the 1980s Gukurahundi atrocities which killed an ... Full story

Biti Aide Eyes Chirumanzu Seat

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, January 17, 2017 - THE Tendai Biti-led opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) South Africa province youth chairperson, Lovemore Chukucha has said he ... Full story

DRC Beats Morocco In AFCON Opener

DR Congo put their difficult Africa Cup of Nations build-up behind them to beat Morocco in their Group C opening fixture, despite finishing with 10 ... Full story

Kidnapped SA Journalist: Turkish Governor Asked To Intervene

Members of Non-Government Organisation, Gift of Givers have met with a Turkish governor to request help with the search for and rescue of kidnapped South ... Full story

Anti-Mugabe Cleric Detained Over Mugabe 'Death Prophesy'

POLICE on Monday arrested and charged Remnant Pentecostal Church leader Pastor Phillip Patrick Mugadza for insulting President Robert Mugabe after he allegedly prophesied that the ... Full story