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Kenya Election Official Flees Country, Cites Death Threats

A senior Kenyan electoral official has resigned and fled the country, in a new blow to the country’s presidential vote due to be held in ... Full story

Kwaito Star Jailed 15 Years For Rape

SOUTH AFRICAN Kwaito star Sipho Ndlovu (pictured), popularly known as Brickz, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty ... Full story

What Sickness, Tsvangirai Is Our Man: Ngarivhume

TRANSFORM Zimbabwe President Jacob Ngarivhume (pictured) has vowed his unwavering support for MDC Alliance presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai whose persistent ailment continues to ... Full story

Hungry Zims stampede for hangman’s job

At least 50 people want to become Zimbabwe’s hangman, a job that fell vacant over a decade ago, officials said Tuesday, stressing that ... Full story

Biti Worse Than Hutu Militia: Ex-Aide Moyo

PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) secretary general Gorden Moyo (pictured) has fired a broadside at party leader Tendai Biti for alleged tribalistic tendencies, likening the ex-finance ... Full story

Castration, death best for male sex maniacs: MPs

FEMALE Senators in the country’s upper house have urged government to consider castration or death on abusive husbands who force their partners into anal sex ... Full story

New twist to Mugabe death ‘prophecy’

PROTEST preacher and fierce anti-Mugabe campaigner Pastor Patrick Mugadza (pictured) says God has postponed the 93-year-old leader’s death day he once predicted was going to ... Full story

Zanu PF Splurges Millions On Conference Tents

ZANU PF has revealed spending a million dollars every year while hiring tents for its annual conferences critics often dismiss as mere talk shops. President Robert ... Full story

Tribal Emotions Over Wrong Ndebele In Grade 1 Book

MDC-T Senator, Joyce Ndlovu Thursday confronted Primary and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora (pictured) demanding answers on why his ministry allegedly allowed Shona speaking authors ... Full story

Tsvangirai Finally Returns Home

UNWELL MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai finally returned home Friday afternoon after spending nearly a month while receiving treatment for a colon cancer related ... Full story

Rights Group, Opposition Slam Crackdown On Harare Traders

Harare - A leading Zimbabwean rights group and the main opposition MDC party on Thursday slammed a police operation to evict street traders from central ... Full story

Africa University Sets Up Innovation Hub

By Kenneth Matimaire  Mutare, October 13, 2017 – AFRICA University (AU) in Mutare has set up an innovation platform - i5 Hub - at its campus ... Full story

Raila Odinga Poll Snub A Strategical Master stroke

By Nanjala Nyabola In a surprising turn of events, Raila Odinga announced on October 10 that he was withdrawing from the scheduled October 26 rerun of ... Full story

ERC Deploys Lawyers To BVR Centres

By Moses Chibaya Harare, October 13, 2017 - THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), have started to mobilise ... Full story

Amnesty International Leads Mugabe Petition To Scrap Death Penalty

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 11, 2017 – AMNESTY International has joined forces with the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum to petition President Robert Mugabe to ... Full story

Kenya's Raila Odinga Quits Election Re-Run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run. Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms ... Full story

50% of Zim Companies Plan To Pay Bonuses - Survey

Harare - Only one out of every five - or 22% - of businesses in Zimbabwe will not be paying annual bonuses in 2017, a ... Full story

Armed Robbers Pounce On Paramedics Helping Patient In Jo'burg

Johannesburg - Two paramedics were robbed at gunpoint in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday morning, the City of Johannesburg EMS said.  Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the ... Full story

Mugabe Roasted Over Anti-Vendors Rant

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s demand for the removal of poor citizens eking a living out of street vending in most of the country’s major cities has ... Full story

Mugabe Fires Chinamasa, Weakens Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has fired his finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle that weakened the influence of his vice-president, who is vying to succeed him ... Full story

Zanu PF MP In Used Underwear Donation Storm

ZAKA - Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona recently donated bales of clothes that included used socks and underwear to people of his constituency. Importation of second ... Full story

Church Leader Urges Congregants To Vote Mugabe

The leader of the St Luke Apostolic EJWEL Jekenisheni Church, Archbishop Philip Pferedzai Matarika has urged church members to take advantage of the ongoing biometric ... Full story

Three Journalists Arrested Over Venezuela Prison Report

Caracas - An Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist have been arrested as they prepared a report on a prison in northern Venezuela, say ... Full story

AfriForum Not Giving Up On Grace Assault Case

PRETORIA - AfriForum says it will continue to seek justice in the Grace Mugabe immunity matter. On Friday, the North Gauteng High Court ordered ... Full story

President Mugabe To Reshuffle Cabinet

Harare – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe says he may reshuffle his Cabinet next week as criticism intensifies around a deputy long viewed as his successor. President Robert ... Full story

Church, Faith And Politics In Zimbabwe: Recalling The Secular

By Takura Zhangazha* Religion has always been a key aspect of Zimbabwe’s national consciousness. And its points of entry into this national consciousness are many. From ... Full story

SA Jazz Icon Hugh Masekela Battles Cancer, Cancels Shows

JOHANNESBURG - Jazz musician and South African icon Hugh Masekela has cancelled all future performances as he deals with a medical issue. Masekela has been receiving ... Full story

Exiled Jammeh's Private Firm Owes $35m To Gambian Pension Fund

The finance head of Gambia’s social security corporation has told a commission of inquiry on Wednesday that the private company of exiled former president Yahya ... Full story

Mnangagwa Blasted For Private Media Snub

MEDIA organisations Friday expressed concern at the barring of the private media from covering Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Press conference on Thursday, where he was responding ... Full story

Hilton Plans 100 More Hotels In Africa In Half Decade

MCLEAN, USA- Hilton (http://Newsroom.Hilton.com) (NYSE: HLT) has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to ... Full story

Zim NGOs Open Call Centre For BVR Process

By Moses Chibaya Harare, October 06, 2017 - REGIONAL poll watchdog, Election Resource Centre (ERC) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), have ... Full story

Malawi Villagers Kill 6 'Vampires'

Blantyre - Vigilantes in Malawi have killed six people suspected of trying to obtain and drink human blood as part of magic rituals since mid-September, ... Full story

Chinese Man Caught With $50k Bond Notes In Box

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe have arrested three Chinese men and at least 16 locals for illegal currency deals. The arrests come a week after President ... Full story

Man Gets 14 Years For Inserting Finger Into Daughter's Privates

A 41-YEAR-OLD Kuwadzana motor mechanic was on Wednesday sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment after being convicted of indecently assaulting his eight-year-old daughter by inserting his ... Full story

Grace 'Used Panties' Donation Scribe Freed

MUTARE Magistrate Sekai Chiundura on Wednesday set free NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani after granting him $200 bail. This follows his arrest two days before over a ... Full story

Amnesty International Blasts State Over Journo Arrests

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 04, 2017 – NEWSDAY journalist Kenneth Nyangani was Tuesday charged for "criminal nuisance" after he wrote a story linking the First ... Full story

Beit Bridge Border Post In Focus DuringZim-SA Commission

Pretoria – The Beit Bridge border post, which connects South Africa and Zimbabwe, was a key topic during the annual Bi-National Commission where plans to ... Full story

Mugabe In SA, Leaves Grace Behind

Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe , 93, has arrived in South Africa on an official visit. Mugabe left Harare for Pretoria on Monday ... Full story

Mujuru Makes U-Turn On Joining MDC Alliance

THE Joice Mujuru-led National People’s Party (NPP) on Monday made a political somersault, saying it was still open for coalition talks with the MDC Alliance ... Full story

Spectre Of 2008 Hyperinflation Triggers Panic-Buying

Harare - Driving to work last week, Dennis Zhemi found his usually busy neighbourhood garage in the Zimbabwean capital Harare deserted and a forecourt attendant ... Full story